Senior Drilling & Completion Supervisors

Our client, a major Oil & Gas operator who explores for and produces oil through operations worldwide are currently seeking Senior Drilling & Completion Supervisors 3 vacancies altogether – long term contacts / Agency PAYE. Excellent opportunity to join the team at the early operational phase of HPHT appraisal well.

A very important position and focal point in the drilling operations scheme as far as Personnel Safety and Technical Responsibility are concerned.

The post holder is responsible for supervising the Company’s drilling, completion and rig construction / maintenance activities and ensures compliance with UK Oil & Gas Regulations and Company rules, guidelines and manuals. The post holder is responsible for liaising with other interfaces (production, construction ...) and conducting such activities in a challenging SIMOPS environment.

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Key Responsibilities

  • Execute and supervise jobs as per the daily instructions produced by the Senior Drilling Supervisor and immediately revert back to him in case of deviation from the work instructions or in case of any problem.
  • Plan, execute and report all activities in accordance with operating standards and statutory legislation.
  • Ensure rig personnel receive adequate instructions to carry out their task safely.
  • Take the necessary actions to correct hazardous situations or conditions.
  • Demonstrate commitment to safety and SIMOPS compliance rules
  • Review operations programs
  • Supervise the implementation of operation programs
  • Control the activity of contractors and supervisors
  • Personally supervise delicate or risky operations
  • Analyse the instantaneous data
  • Anticipate potential problems and propose alternative strategies to the approval of the Senior Drilling Supervisor
  • Compose and review operating procedures
  • Ensure the reliability of technical information
  • Ensure daily and final reporting of wells or of operations
  • Participate in the production of technical and operational syntheses
  • Closely follow-up daily costs
  • Assess the performance of service providers
  • Ensure the respect of safety rules, of the environment and of the frame of reference
  • Assist in anticipating needs and in organising/coordinating supplying
  • Ensure all high spec technologies are properly mastered and implemented by service providers
  • Contribute to the improvement of skills and the know-how



  • Produce daily operation reports (DDR, cost ...) to onshore support to ensure accuracy and comprehension
  • Assist Day Supervisor for personnel and equipment requirements and movements
  • Monitor well budget and operational costs. Ensure well files are updated promptly
  • Feed Drilling Engineer and actively assist in capturing, collating and recording lessons learnt / end of phases debriefing (DWIP)
  • Ensure well operations progress is in compliance with the program
  • Attend relevant Job Safety Meetings and TOFS

Monthly (or on regular basis: quarterly ...)

  • Actively participate to the Daily Safety Tour

When required

  • Whenever timely possible, attend offshore pre-spud meetings and Monthly Safety meetings
  • Attend whenever possible and relevant, meetings with other entities
  • Follow-up closely specific operations

Education, Qualifications & Experience

  • Initial formal education – diplomas: Mechanical Eng.
  • Demonstrated ability through experience and proven achievements in Drilling, completion and work-over operations with 5 year’s experience minimum offshore experience.
  • Organisational skills to prioritise and manage a heavy workload in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Basic knowledge of Geosciences and Geotechnical disciplines.
  • Good computer skills especially in Drilling Engineering softwares (Rig Toolbox, BHA Management, Wellview, T-Desk basic knowledge).
  • Jack-up, HPHT and MPD knowledge
  • Experience in narrow windows, heavy losses environments helpful.



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