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Well Drilling Supervisor (NDSV)

Oil & Gas
Job Type:
Market related


Well Drilling Supervisor (NDSV)




Operations Support

Reports to:

Drilling Superintendent / Well Construction Manager


To Provide Engineering support for planning preparation, and reviewing drilling & completion and abandonment operations.

Ensure that all operations are safely planned and executed.

Ensure that, drilling & completion and abandonment are prepared and executed within the defined and authorised program and budget to meet the Company objective.

Supervise drilling & completion execution assuring that operations conform to plans and are being carried out safely, efficiently, managing offshore manpower, rig, material supplies and stock, resolving difficulties which could otherwise delay drilling progress.

Interface with the relevant teams ensuring that the Company’s standards and objectives are observed.

Key responsibilities:

  • Concur in preparing all drilling & completion planning

  • Review the performance of Contractors and Services Companies

  • Support any relevant audit conduct by the company/corporate

  • Ensure that all the operations under the drilling & completion responsibility comply with the Company Safety Management System.

  • Ensure contractor personnel, services and materials are available at rigsite when required avoiding any delay in operations.

  • Supervise drilling and completion operations carried out by all personnel at the rigsite.

  • Interface directly with the relevant company Departments and HQ support groups to define and deliver agreed improvement opportunities.

Main Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

Drilling Operations & completion and abandonment

  • To assist in the preparation of technical specifications and scopes of work for tendering equipment and services for drilling & completion operations.

  • Coordinate drilling & completion activities in accordance with programmes, Company procedures and best practices.

  • Report the progress of the operations to the Drilling/Completion Superintendent on a regular basis, agree and implement any corrective action as necessary.

  • Prepare the Business case and AFE for Managers operations cost approval.

  • Prepare the operational daily costs and reconcile against planned costs.

  • Monitor the consumption and stock of materials available at rigsite, request personnel, materials and services in good time in order to avoid any delay in operations.

  • Participate to all Risk Assessments (HAZOP_HAZID) before each operation, and ensure that all the relevant actions captured in the assessment are closed before the start of operations.

  • Represent the Company on all matters at the rigsite.

  • Ensure that drilling and completion operations are carried out safely, with good oilfield practice and in accordance with programme and all relevant company standards and HSEQ procedures.

Health, Safety and Environment

  • Ensure full adherence to the Company’s Health, Safety and Environment policies, procedures and standards.

  • Fully comply with company Code of Ethics and Compliance Model.

  • Comply with company standards for well integrity.

Main Interfaces (relationships):

INTERNAL (company, no reporting line):

•           Report to Drilling /Completion Superintendent

•           Liaison with Well Operations Team, London

EXTERNAL (external):

•           Liaison with contractors and consultants (specialist service companies)

Education & Professional Qualifications:

•           Engineering or Science Degree or Equivalent.

Required Experience and Technical Competencies (relevant experience and technical skills):

•           Previous experience in similar role

•           Good knowledge and understanding of Oil Industry and Upstream Activities.

•           Good management skill

•           Good understanding of operations and process facilities.

Behavioural Competencies:

  • Strong analytical mentality with logical approach

  • Self-starter, team player, possesses strong communication skills with excellent verbal, written, listening and influencing skills

  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise between competing projects

  • React quickly & flexibly to changing circumstances

  • Open, honest & reliable

  • Initiative and desire to learn and expand within role

Working Conditions (working conditions and additional information, e.g. working hours or mobility requirements):

  • Off shore (shift rotation )

At First Recruitment we understand just how important it is to secure the right people. That's why our NDSV consultants always take the time to understand requirements in detail and offer sound advice to both clients and candidates.

This is a superb opportunity for anyone looking to work for a reputable organisation.

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