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  • Job reference: RMS0115723

Well Site Leader / Drilling Supervisor

  • Sector: Oil & Gas
  • Location: Azerbaijan
  • Job type: Contract
  • Date posted: 13/09/2012
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The Company:
Our client is a global Operator whose activities include exploring for new oil and natural gas resources, developing access to such resources, and producing, transporting, storing and processing oil and natural gas.

The Role:
The Drilling Supervisor is responsible for supervising and implementing the flawless execution of drilling operations (including new wells and sidetracking of older wells). The successful candidate will be involved in state-of-the-art drilling operations, working on platforms and semi-submersible rigs. This position is rotational.

Responsibilities include:

Onshore Planning
• Collaborate with engineering staff in development, implementation and evaluation of drilling operation programs, providing planning support and operational clarity.
• Execute the drilling program.
• Maintain accurate equipment/materials inventories.
• Capture lessons learned during drilling operations and ensure procedures/programs are amended.
• Review/update drilling practices and operational procedures.

Offshore Execution
• Accurately complete daily reports by reporting system.
• Ensure all drilling BHAs are recorded. Report and schematic to include lengths, diameters and thread types.
• Ensure that drilling casing running tallies are prepared on time.
• Accurate and timely reporting of drilling operations, including detailed drawings, daily diary and non productive time analysis.
• Effective hand over with opposite shift supervisor (day/night).
• Effective management of equipment and personnel relating to drilling operations.
• Manage personnel on board and logistics.
• Lead all pre drilling meetings, post operations wash-up/continuous improvement sessions.

• Provide supervision, mentoring, training and development of junior staff.
• Review resumes of contractor support personnel.
• Work with drilling engineers to develop standard procedures.

• Review best practices that may benefit the current drilling operations.
• Ensure that any lessons learned are captured.

Financial, Procurement and Contracts
• Provide technical and operational support during review of service contract tender exercises.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Minimum of seven (7) years of experience in drilling operations.
• Minimum of four (4) years of experience in a Drilling supervisory / WSL capacity in an offshore environment (i.e. platform or drill ship or semi-submersible rig)
• Valid Well Control Certificate: IADC/Wellcap or IWCF; Surface and Subsea; Supervisory Level.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Demonstrable capabilities of leading, developing, training and coaching less experienced drilling personnel.
• Demonstrable leadership of safety programs for drilling operations and participate fully in developing HSE culture.
• A degree in engineering.
• Proven track record as strong team player.
• Flexible approach to work and clear time management skills.
• Aptitude to innovate and be open to new ideas, networking and global technical knowledge sharing.
• Offshore operational drilling experience on semisubmersible rigs, HTHP wells, rig based workover operations and coiled tubing drilling.
• ERD experience (offshore preferred).
• Computer literacy in Microsoft applications and morning reporting/database systems (i.e. OpenWells).
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