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  • Job reference: RMS0110219

Night Drilling Supervisor

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Aberdeen
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 10/08/2012
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The Role:
The Night Drilling Supervisor (NDSV) is the assistant for the Drilling Supervisor on Site and as such has responsibility for all Well Engineering activities delegated to him on the rig site (semi submersible, jack up, or platform rig) under his/her supervision and control.
The NDSV position is a training/development position for Company staff, towards gaining DSV competence, by direct involvement in execution of drilling, completion and intervention type operations, not necessarily restricted to nights.
The NDSV is fully responsible for the health and safety of all people on site, impact on the environment, integrity of the asset (wells) and reputation, related to and as a result of all Well Engineering and Well Engineering related activities under his/her supervision and control.
Responsible for implementation & compliance of all company policies, procedures and guidelines on drilling operations, health & safety and environmental protection.
Responsible for embedding (rDTL) revitalized Deliver the Limit principles on the rig site to Deliver Top Quartile Performance.
Responsible for providing guidance and advice to Offshore Drilling Engineers and takes an active role in their training and development.
Responsible for assisting the DSV with all aspects of day-to-day on-site planning and execution of drilling, completion and work over activities, whilst maintaining well integrity, maximum HSE and operational efficiency, at maximum value in terms of cost versus benefits. Lives - and assists leading the team in - Accountability for Safety. Supervises and leads all personnel related to these activities and is responsible for first line response and problem solving of non-planned operations, in conjunction with the DSV and onshore well delivery team.
It is at the rig site where Well Engineering Department’s manner of conducting its business is most visible to its contractors. As our service contractors have a direct influence on our safety performance, integrity of the aforementioned items (people, environment, asset, reputation) and well delivery performance (operational efficiency), it is essential that the NDSV promotes an atmosphere of “team work” in order to encourage responses from our contractors to help improve performance at all fronts.

Principal Duties
In delivering functional support for completion equipment, the incumbent shall be:

Health, Safety & Environment
• Responsible for setting a clear leadership example and promotes a high degree of health, safety & environmental awareness and good HS&E practices to achieve “Goal Zero” among subordinates on the rig by unsafe act auditing, Promotes Golden Rules and compliance with LSR’s (Life Saving Rules). Will attend HSE meetings and tool box talks, identifying hazards, performing Physical Condition Monitoring (PCM) audits and follow-up on outstanding action items.
• Responsible for ensuring full well site compliance with HS&E policies and procedures, as detailed in the Safety Management System Manual, Installation Safety Cases and/or Combined Operations Notification and Mobile Drilling Unit Interfacing documents. (these are extracted and contained in the Safety Systems Activities and Accountability booklet). Ensures that all activities listed in the registers of these documents are carried out.
• Responsible for ensuring procedures are followed to enable Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH) regulations (UK) and to operate consistently within the spirit of the UK regulations, compliance with PON 15, EMS/ISO 14001 standards and Well examination process.
• Responsible for ensuring correct implementation of corporate and departmental HSE plans, Permit to Work systems etc. Ensuring all non-routine hazardous work is performed under the permit to work system, after having performed a detailed risk assessment.
• Ensures all near miss incidents and incidents resulting in injury or damage to assets, equipment or environment and breaches of Life Saving Rules are reported accurately in Fountain and that assigned incidents and near miss events are investigated, reported and recorded. Initiates and assists in follow up and close out of remedial actions, resulting from such investigations.
• Refer to the Safety Critical Activities, as listed in the Corporate Safety Management System Manual (3601-001), for detailed DSV accountabilities for offshore Well Engineering activities: see activities 20.30, 20.40, 20.50, 20.60, 60.12, 60.20, 60.50 and 60.82 as a minimum.
• Responsible for providing clear, concise, accurate and timely data to Onshore Well Delivery Team members.
• Responsible for ensuring daily operations and HSE statistics reporting via reporting database EDM, ensures quality and accuracy of data. Facilitates accurate reporting in related areas (e.g. contractual, geological, financial (i.e. recording and tracking of costs)).
• Responsible for ensuring lessons learned are captured and fed back to the onshore team and relevant service contractors for review and follow-up. Accountable for proposing items (incl. ‘good’ or ‘best’ practices) to be entered into the lessons learnt database and Wells Global Network (WGN).
• Responsible for reporting Non Productive Time (NPT) and Invisible Lost Time (ILT) events and following up of remedial action items.
• Responsible for producing operational 'section review' reports including recommendations for improvement.
• Responsible for promoting awareness to the offshore team members and crews of both current and future operations or projects that the offshore rig team may become involved in.

Planning and Organisation
• Accountable for promoting Revitalized Deliver the Limit (rDTL) principles on the rig site and ensuring application of the DTL Big Rules. Leads by example to achieve performance improvement through an enabling environment work ethos and delivery of top quartile performance. Utilises appropriate rDTL activities, challenges and optimises program steps. Plans WE activities on a day-to-day basis to limit or eliminate both invisible lost time (ILT) and non-productive time (NPT), in conjunction with the onshore team.
• Responsible for reviewing drilling/completion/work over programmes for future wells prior to the execution phase. Accountable for reviewing executed parts of the programme, shortly after the event, with the key players involved to ensure that valuable learning points are captured and fed back to the onshore team and relevant service contractors for review and follow-up. Attends onshore-based Drilling/Completing/Intervention the Well on Paper (D/C/I-WOP) and After Action Review (AAR) sessions as required, as part of the activity planning and review process. Accountable for ensuring that pre- and post phase meetings take place and are effective
• Responsible for monitoring and reporting of contractor service quality on site. Ensures that QA/QC documentation and related requirements of the supplied tools and equipment are fully up to date. Informs DSV and contract holders of all service provision deficiencies and contractor non-compliance. At times will be required to report on the performance of the contractors. Note: DSV signs for type and volume of work performed by contractors.
• Responsible for implementation of all relevant clauses of contracts and their variations. Is fully conversant with the drilling rig contract and service companies’ contracts. Responsible for ensuring adherence to all contractual obligations by drilling contractor and/or service company at the Well site.
• Responsible for HSE Management of Contracts.

• Responsible for supervising the execution of all Well Engineering drilling, completion or work over activities and (concurrent) wireline interventions, under his/her supervision and control, undertaken by Drilling Contractors and other contractors/service companies. The NDSV is supervising mainly night operations, with clear authority limits specified. However development of DSV competence for the NDSV is strongly encouraged, through involvement in suitable and or interesting operations (not necessarily restricted to night shift).
• Responsible for ensuring that all operations are carried out safely, in an environmentally acceptable manner and cost-effectively, in accordance with the objectives of the well/activity programme, whilst also ensuring that the well delivers maximum value (i.e. produces/injects/performs) as planned.
• Responsible for ensuring that well engineering activities are undertaken according to policies, Standards and Procedures, in line with all relevant legislation. Supervises and witnesses all safety/operational critical operations, to verify compliance with program objectives and standards.
• Responsible for day-to-day optimisation of activities and provision of first line action and problem solving in case of unexpected events. Responsible for adherence to Management of Change process. Operational problems shall be addressed with the benefit of all available well site knowledge and experience, in conjunction with support from office-based staff. The stated programme objectives shall not be compromised at any time, without prior consultation with the Senior Well Engineer. All deviations from the programme or its expected outcome shall be recorded in detail.
• Note: Whenever conditions are encountered, which seemingly require actions out with the aforementioned standards or the detailed activity programme, then the operations shall be halted, if it is safe to do so. The operations shall only proceed, once a proposed course of action, based on a detailed risk assessment, has been reviewed, discussed and approved by the (duty) Senior Well Engineer.
• The DSV is accountable for a detailed risk assessment, which shall be made on the rig site, in line with the Hazards and Effect Management Process (HEMP): Identify the hazards, Assess their effects, Control the effect(s) of the hazards, by trying to prevent its occurrence, Recover from the possible occurrence, using contingency measures, to limit the consequences of the hazard, in terms of harm or loss to People, Environment, Assets and Reputation, such that the risks associated with these effects and consequences thereof, are managed to an exposure level which is as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP).
• Responsible for onsite supervision of any immediate action and/or procedures to be implemented when dealing with well control emergencies (real or simulated). Note: The DSV shall be immediately notified in case of a real well control emergency.
• Responsible for assisting DSV with agreed short/medium term planning of operations (via an hourly breakdown) with the Contractor Supervisor and attends pre-job toolbox talks and hold pre-section meetings. Responsible for ensuring that all related service company representatives and staff attend pre-job toolbox talks and pre-session meetings.

• Responsible for promoting an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect amongst all personnel onboard the work unit or at the drilling site. Advises, instructs and encourages staff reporting to him in the efficient performance of their duties. Deals with interpersonal relations on the Site.
• Responsible for maintaining an active interest in and familiarises himself with operations and procedures encountered at well site. Discusses technology, new to him, with specialist service personnel and office based Well Engineers in order to increase his knowledge. Actively uses WGN and other shared learning sites to find out information about opportunities to improve operational efficiency.
• Responsible for pursuing opportunities to develop his/her own management skills by participating in onshore-based projects, where required, for the Senior Well Engineer.
• Responsible for performing ad-hoc office task as and when required (e.g. equipment QA/QC, etc.).
• Responsible for his/her own development, in particular in preparation for the Well Engineering Round II exam. Personally responsible for requesting and receiving training as NDSV and development, covering areas such as technical (well engineering) skills and management skills of contract staff, in preparation for the position of DSV or Well Engineer
• Responsible for providing active support and coaching to Company Offshore Drilling Engineers in their development, in particular in preparation for the Well Engineering Round I and II exams. Personally accountable for the training performance of the ODE assigned to him. Responsible for training and coaching of new Company Offshore Drilling Engineers in their prime roles and responsibilities, in particular logistics management, filing and reporting. Assists with the development, covering areas such as technical (well engineering) skills and management skills of contract staff, in preparation for the position of Night Drilling Supervisor.
• Accountable for training, developing and motivating subordinates (also from other disciplines and contractors), rendering technical support and guidance, with the aim to promote team spirit.
• Responsible for participating in staff appraisal exercises.

Other Factors:
• The NDSV shall have good liaison and verbal/written communication skills, demonstrate the ability to lead a multidisciplinary team, with a high awareness of Project Management, Cost Engineering, Quality Management and HS&E principles and issues. Shall have good skills in and understanding of Logistics Management.
• The NDSV supervises a rig team comprising staff from: drilling contractor, service contractors, and wellhead/tree companies. Subordinates’ roles vary depending upon rig contract.
• During platform combined / simultaneous operations, the NDSV is responsible for liaising with the installation OIM on a daily basis, this includes activity forecasting and operational impact of concurrent operations.
• When applicable, responsible for effective co-ordination between platform departments (production, engineering, supply and scheduling) in order to ensure any conflicting prioritisation of resources gives the optimum benefit to the platform as a whole, and that platform resources are made available to well operations when justified. Ensures timely handover of wells to Production.
• Responsible for ensuring operations are carried out with due regard for integrity and safety of adjacent assets, including sub sea wells within clusters pipelines etc.
• Responsible for maintaining close liaison with the Asset Team, Shipping, flight logistics, and Marine departments to ensure timely delivery of equipment and that all logistical requirements are met, if appropriate.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• University graduates or HND/HTS in Engineering or Physical Science.
• Alternatively for consultants, minimum 4 years Well Engineering experience of which at least a period of 1 year served as Night Drilling Supervisor. Shall be able to demonstrate competency equivalent to Company Round I and Round II self study exercises. Shall be in the possession of a valid IWCF certificate at combined surface and sub-sea supervisor level.
• The NDSV shall compile evidence to demonstrate that he/she meets standards of competence in Supervising Safety (ref Competence Assurance Manual 3602-001). This competence shall be achieved within 6 months, from starting the job.
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