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  • Job reference: RMS0113161

Head of Drilling Operations ( Expat )

  • Sector: Engineering
  • Location: Kazakhstan
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 11/10/2012
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The Role:
Head of Drilling Operations

Start date: ASAP
Reporting to: Drilling Manager
Term of employment: residential

Responsibilities of the Head of Drilling Operations
It is the responsibility of the Head of Drilling operations to ensure that the Drilling Department delivers a safe and high quality drilling performance. It is important that ---------------ьaintains a high technical level and therefore capturing lessons learned and best practices for sharing with other members of the drilling team as well as other --------Drilling Departments on a worldwide basis is part of the work scope.
Lead and support a team of Drilling superintendents and advise the Drilling manager on HSE, technical and operational issues related to the drilling operations.
Review all well proposals, drilling and completions programs. Monitor ongoing drilling operations and ensure that all operations are executed in accordance with procedures. Constantly optimize and improve the execution of drilling operations.
Conduct regular visits to the well site to ensure that contractors are executing the work in a safe and efficient manner following ------, local, and international operating standards/practices. Arrange regular safety and operational meeting with contractors.
Have ownership and further develop --- procedures, operational and safety manuals. Review incident reports and monitor incident follow up.
Background:
• Graduate engineer, with minimum of 15 – 20 years relevant experience within Drilling;
• Proven track record as a skilled and competent drilling professional;
• Proven knowledge of the principles of well design, well control, mud engineering, cementing, workovers/completions;
• Good understanding of petroleum engineering aspect and project management;
• People management, leadership skills and good communication skills with a high level of cultural awareness;
• Contract management experience and negotiating skills;
• Personal skills include ability to interact with other disciplines, motivate people and being a good team player.
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