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Drilling Superintendent - Plug & Abandonment

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 24/06/2020
  • Duration: 12 months renewable
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Job Title: Drilling Superintendent
Department: Operations Support
Reports to: Well construction Manager

Location: London

Onshore office supervision of offshore wellsite operations:

* To diligently plan, organise, implement and report well operations, achieving technical objectives in a safe, efficient and cost effective manner.

Key responsibilities cover the following areas:

* Well operations
* Drilling & Completion services and materials procurement
* Ensure well operations compliance to the Company's Safety Management System
* Review Drilling & Completion Contractor & Service Company Performance.

Main Accountabilities and Responsibilities:

* Ensure well operations progress follows the approved well programme and to provide technical advice to the rig site on a daily basis, as required.
* Ensure the correct scheduling of drilling & completion materials and services in a timely manner while optimising the cost of transport, materials and manpower within established programmes and budgets.
* Administer service contracts providing technical control of contractor performance, also ensuring the control of ongoing drilling & completion expenditure on each contract.
* Ensure that offshore well operations comply with current Government legislation and Company standards, policies and procedures.
* Prepare and evaluate scopes of work and technical specification for drilling rig tendering and prepare/review those for drilling & completion services and equipment.
* Provide well operations technical advice during pre-qualification and tender evaluation phases in order to ensure that choice of contractors and suppliers fully meet with technical specification and Company standards.
* Provide timely and accurate requisitions for all services and materials relevant to well operations.
* Liaise with HSE to ensure the correct interface of Drilling Contractor procedures .
* Ensure the Simultaneous Drilling and Production procedures are reviewed on a regular basis.
* Evaluate drilling & completion contractor and service companies' performance and make recommendations for improving future operations.
* Review well manpower.
* Emergency control room duties as defined in the Emergency Procedures Manual.
* Weekend Duty Rota as required.
* Deputise for the Well construction Manager in his absence during the operations.
* Ensure during well operations activities are in compliance with Environmental management system and with new regulations (UK) regarding Term Permit (Chemicals).
* To ensure full adherence to the Company's Health, Safety and Environment policies, procedures and standards.

Main Interfaces:

* Liaison with Senior Drilling Supervisors - Offshore, Senior Drilling Engineers - onshore.
* Liaison with all other Departments as appropriate to obtain the required information to meet DRL's objectives.
* Liaison with international Offices as appropriate.


* Liaison with well operations Contractors.
* Liaison with service company equipment and manufacturers representatives.
* Liaison with relevant Government and Environmental bodies.
* Represent company as required on industry work groups and Technical Committees.
* Liaison with other Operators.

Qualifications & Experience:

* Engineering/Science based qualifications with numerate skills.
* Drilling Engineering, training and experience. Specific knowledge of drilling related topics.
* General knowledge of associated disciplines in Geology, Petroleum Engineering and Reservoir.
* Extensive Operational wellsite experience.
* The candidate should have P&A and decommissioning experience.

Required Competencies:

* Management skills, judgement, initiative, problem solving, decision making, attention to detail, planning, organisation, time management, teamwork and good communication skills.
* Computer literate

Working Conditions:

* Ad-hoc offshore visits.

The Company:
Our Client is a major integrated energy company employing over 78,000 people across 90 countries. They are committed to growth in the activities of finding, producing, transporting, transforming and marketing oil and gas.

About Fircroft:
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