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  • Job reference: RMS0128665

Senior Deepwater Drilling Supervisor

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Luanda
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 03/10/2013
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The Company:
Our Client is an international oil and gas company with operated production of about 650,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day in various offshore and onshore locations. They have ongoing exploration and production activities worldwide, and have over 50 years of experience turning marginal and challenging fields into commercial successes.

The Role:

• Monitor well-site activities (normally multiple well-sites), providing support to Company Drilling Supervisors from the office and at the well-sites as necessary
• Act as a focal point for communications to and from the well-site(s).
• Liaise with the Senior Drilling and Completions Engineers on well design, programme preparation, performance analysis and trouble shooting
• Investigate and follow up on accidents and incidents arising from well-site operations
• Authorise designs and programmes for Company operated wells
• Responsible for Change Management for revisions of approved programmes
• Establishing, monitoring and fine tuning all well operations objectives with the Senior Drilling and Senior Completion Engineers
• Ensure adequate resources are available to meet objectives
• Thorough examination of drilling designs and programmes prior to implementation, especially during handover from design and planning personnel
• Liaison with service company personnel and drilling contractor
• Ensuring competence of offshore personnel
• Performance monitoring and improvement
• Modifications and upgrade to Company owned and contracted facilities and equipment to facilitate ongoing operations and ‘special projects’
• Ensure the sub-surface teams are satisfied with the down-hole data delivered
• Ensure the drilling contractor prepares for and convenes regular safety meetings where all safety issues are discussed and minuted
• Ensure that all regulatory approvals are in place and operations are performed in compliance with relevant legislation


• Ensure safe and efficient drilling, well services and completions operations
• Ensure approved Company programmes are adhered to, complying with Company statutory policies and procedures
• Ensure that equipment, materials, supplies and services are delivered and managed efficiently in coordination with the materials / logistics function
• Be conversant with the local Emergency Response Plan and Oil Spill Contingency Plan
• Protection of the Environment, Health and Safety in accordance with Company policies and procedures
• The delivery of new wells according to agreed construction schedules and budgets and data gathering needs
• The management of existing well services programmes to meet production requirements
• Ensure well designs, programmes and amendments are in compliance with Company policies, standards and locally approved procedures
• Ensure that good and open communications are encouraged, promoting a culture of involvement and participation by all parties concerned

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Minimum of ten years deep water offshore experience.
• Minimum of 3 years as a Deep-water Supervisor.
• Good technical and operational understanding of drilling, completions and Testing operations on floating rigs with Subsea BOP systems.
• Excellent English written and verbal communication skills to effectively collaborate with the various Company and External stake holders that are located though out the world.
• Practical contractor experience is a plus for Drilling Supervisors.
• Ability to work independently with a small measure of supervision.
• Strong safety management, people, analytical and technical skills.
• Must be a team player.
• High quality standards and a sense of urgency will be extremely beneficial.
• As we strive to have fun at work, a good sense of humour is considered an additional benefit.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Current valid Well Control Certificate (IWCF Supervisor and Subsea)
• Current valid BOSIET & HUET
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