Senior Drilling Supervisor

  • Job Sector: Onshore
  • Location: Iraq
  • Job Type: Contract
  • REF: VC86
  • Date Posted: 8 Jan 2019
Description of function

Our client is looking for a Senior Drilling Supervisor to join their team. 

Job responsibilities
  • Directs, supervises, and controls the activities of assigned personnel in allocating work and determining priorities.
  • Performs supervisory functions and exercises financial authority as established by Management.
  • Reviews and endorses invoices.
  • Ensures that the daily operations on the rig are reported accurately, confirming costs, and discuss completed operations with Supervisor.
  • Discusses the operations plan with concerned parties, verifies and approves the rig requirement for equipment, material, and manpower before raising request form.
  • Assigns and directs certain tasks to well engineer for further investigation and ensures receiving feedback.
  • Calls for meetings, as necessary, to discuss operations problems/improvements and communicates results to concerned personnel.
  • Reviews data sheets received and modifies work plan to acquire cost effective means.
  • Reviews and amends drilling, work over and re-entry detailed instructions in consultation with Supervisor.
  • Discusses proposals with subordinates and Supervisor modifies as necessary.
  • Arranges for the pre-spud meeting on the rig to discuss the Well instructions and highlights important issues.
  • Participates in the investigation and reporting of major accidents and high potential incidents and makes necessary recommendations for improvement.
  • Ensures strict adherence to Company’s safety standards and procedures.
  • Carries out frequent Group safety meetings self-inspection and self-auditing to ensure plant and equipment are properly maintained.
  • Implements and maintains HSE programme.
  • Conducts risk assessments and prepares special procedures for non-routine operations and activites.
  • Bachelor Degree in Petroleum or Mechanical Engineering. 
  • 15 years' experience in drilling operations of which at least 5 years should have been in a supervisory capacity in onshore exploratory drilling. 
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