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  • Job reference: RMS0190015

Rig Superintendent

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Namibia
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 29/01/2018
  • Duration: approx 8 months
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The Role:
This position would initially be based in the UK.

Job Purpose:

To manage and co-ordinate all aspects of the execution of the an exploration well in Africa.
To ensure all well objectives are met, including drilling the well within budget, with minimal environmental harm and with no injuries to personnel.
To organize and manage the operational planning phase prior to well execution, the well execution, and the well close out process.
To ensure the well operations are conducted in compliance with companies Well Engineering Management System.


To ensure that the rig acceptance process is efficiently and effectively conducted and that the punch list actions are closed out promptly.
To ensure that the well is executed safely and cost effectively with minimum adverse impacts on the environment and in compliance with company IMS policies and standards.
To ensure that the Drilling rig and the services upon it deliver top quartile performance whilst drilling the well.
To ensure that all bridging documents are prepared in a timely manner and to a high quality to ensure that the management systems of all the major contractors are effectively bridged to Management System (IMS) and standards.
Manage the preparation for operations so that the Operational Readiness Review is able to support the commencement of operations on time, by ensuring that all the requirements of Well Engineering Management System are fully complied with.
Ensure that contingency plans for well control, general emergency response and oil spills are in place prior to commencing operations.
Apply for dispensations from specific aspects of IMS when prudent and necessary to do so.
Ensure that all necessary primary, back up and contingency equipment is mobilized, installed, commissioned and demobilized effectively.
Ensure that QA/QC standards are applied and enforced on Rig contractor and all service providers.
To ensure that all daily expenditures and costs are effectively tracked.
To ensure that all invoices submitted by contractors are validated, corrected when and where required and approved in SAP in a timely manner.
Provide guidance to offshore drilling personnel, most importantly manage and provide advice to the SDSV and NDSV to minimize downtime and maximize performance metrics for the well.
Ensure that the Drilling Programme is followed by the offshore drilling staff and ensure that where it becomes necessary to vary the work programme from that contained in the Drilling Programme, ensure that documented amendments are produced and approved in a timely manner.
To ensure that the logistics operations that support the drilling of the well are conducted safely and efficiently at all times.
To ensure that all SSEA incidents are reported in EMEX in a timely manner and all incidents are investigated as required by IMS.
To ensure that the Well Engineering, well close out process is followed in an efficient and timely manner
To ensure that staff and contractors conduct themselves in a professional manner at all times.

The Company:
Our Client is one of the largest independent oil and gas exploration and production companies in Europe.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
Extensive Well Engineering industry experience
Site experience in Drilling Supervision.
Deep water drilling experience
Experience as a rig superintendent.
Extensive experience of international remote location, offshore exploration well operations.
High competence with advanced well control techniques (IWCF certificate mandatory).
Extensive knowledge and understanding of the engineering criteria associated with the well design and construction including operations planning, design and well control issues, bore hole stability, mud chemistry, deviated drilling, fishing and milling, testing and production.
Extensive Experience in managing EH&S risks inherent in well operations. Record of delivering excellent EHS leadership, results and behaviors.
Has undergone training in capping and containment of deepwater subsea wells.
Familiar with API & other recognized industry standards & recommended practices.
Understanding of Geological and Petroleum Engineering priorities and well as

About Fircroft:
Fircroft has been placing people in specialist technical industries for approaching half a century, focusing on mid to senior level engineers for contract and permanent roles worldwide. By applying for this job you give consent for Fircroft to contact you, via email & telephone, to discuss your application along with future positions and Fircroft's services.

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