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Senior Well Site Leader

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Azerbaijan
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 28/08/2018
  • Duration: 12 months
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The Role:
Reporting to the Wells Superintendent, the Senior Well Site Leader (SWSL) is accountable for leading, supervising and implementing the flawless execution of safe, compliant and reliable well operations (including new wells and side-tracking of older wells) in accordance with GWO policies, standards and programs.

Although the work is primarily at the rig (Semi-Submersible, Jack-Up, Barge, Platform, Land Rig), some time may be required in the office undertaking operation planning, after action reviews, updating site procedures, practices or other as required work.

As the wells will be very complex and demanding, Senior Well Site Leaders will be utilized to fill both the day and night WSL positions on rotation basis. The individuals that are selected with be willing and able to fill either slot and willing to be interchangeable.

HSSE, Compliance & Well Integrity:

- Provide visible safety leadership & Encourage workers to "Stop The Job"
- Manage interface between Rig Contractor Safety Management System (SMS) & clients Operating Management System (OMS); adherence to companies Policies, Standards and Practices; and Monitor Safety Critical Equipment (SCE) Maintenance activities including deferrals.
- Ensure that all planned operations are risk assessed and adequate barriers and mitigations are in place.
- Ensure Well Control Bridging Document requirements are adhered to.
- Ensure all Environmental Rules & Regulations and Safety Management system are adhered to.

- Conduct audits and Leadership Inspections (Continuous Audit Process & Permit to Work) as required. Follow through with e-Wells drills and verification processes.


- Demonstrate strong operational leadership, in line with companies Values and Behaviours.
- Accountable for meeting AGT Region - Minimum Expectations for a WSL.
- Accountable for the execution of well site operations in accordance with the approved plan.
- Accountable for understanding, and effective communication of, all operational risk and associated mitigations.
- Ensure all deviations from the agreed plan are discussed with the rig management team and, if appropriate, office based wells team.
- Ensure efficient movement of all personnel, equipment and materials.
- Accountable for the preparation, understanding and issuing of Rig Work Instructions.
- Accountable for accurate recording at the Well-site, i.e. Daily Drilling Reports and ensuring distribution.
- Manage Service Companies as required.
- Accountable for conducting morning calls with onshore operations team.
- Responsible for investigation and close out of all Non-Productive Time (NPT) or failures relating to Wells operations.
- Accountable to complete companies Contractor Scorecards, Non-Conformance Reports (NCRs) and provide feedback as required.
- Accountable for conducting After Action Reviews to capture and embed lessons learned / opportunities for improvement.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
- University Degree OR Valid Well Control for Subsea and Surface Supervisory Level to Industry Accreditation for example: International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC), International Well Control Forum (IWCF) WellCap.
- Minimum Upper Immediate English Proficiency for Reading, Writing and Speaking.
- Minimum Twelve (12) years of experience in drilling operations.
- Minimum Seven (7) years of experience as Drilling WSL in offshore environment (drill ship or semi-submersible rig,)
- Minimum Two (2) years as Drilling SWSL
- Demonstrable leadership of Safety and Risk Management
- HTHP Exploration well experience of at least two years

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