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Ref No.: 18-00250
Location: Abu Dhabi AE
Position Type:Contract
Start Date: 30/06/2018

Our reputed client, a Government Oil and Gas Company is looking forward to recruit for the position of "Drilling Site Leader” in Abu Dhabi; UAE.

Location: Rigs
Reporting to Drilling Operations Team Leader

Job Functions:

Directs and controls all activities related to drilling and work over operations carried out by contractors/ service companies on assigned rig. Directs and supervises the implementation of various operational programmers including proposing and executing amendments to approved programmers in response to changing operational parameters. Implements the Company's Health, Safety & Environment Protection policies and safety management system as applicable to rig operation. Monitors all supply activities of Company materials and equipment to ensure economic and cost effective utilization.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Oversees the execution of all operational programmers and acts as company-man on assigned rig covering drilling, work over, well completion and related activities covered by contractors and/or service companies. Received detailed programmers from Drilling Operation and Engineering Section Leader, translates into operational activities and conducts detailed observation and inspection of contractor activities on site.
  • Reviews programmers in light of work progress, proposes and implements minor amendments to approved programmer in light of unforeseen operations requirements. Discusses proposed programmer changes with Supervisor to improve Drilling operations and implements changes incase of emergency or safety hazardous on own initiative.
  • Supervises and controls the activities of company's services personnel involved in the provision of technical services/ operations covering wire line logging, fishing, running and pulling completions, acidizing, cementing, directional, drilling, production testing, sampling, coring .. etc
  • Monitors execution of related programmers, reviews and reports on progress, arranges administrative support such as accommodation and transportation of personnel and equipment.
  • Investigates required supplies, orders materials/ equipment from Company Stores and occasionally requests manufacturing of other requirements such as crossovers…etc.
  • Controls and ensures the economics consumption and safe utilization of Company supplied materials and equipment. Ensures safe return of equipment and surplus materials to Company's stores upon completion of related operations.
  • Prepares the daily progress report including the daily rig operating cost and supply/ acid boats activities at rig site. Holds pre-job meetings with concerned contractor/ service company's personnel to highlight potential hazards and to advice on preventive measures.
  • Liaises with Field Production Supervisor for tower inspection and handover of activities at each tower. Handles all emergencies encountered during normal operations of rig moves as per Company established policy.
  • Implements and maintains HSE programmer. Report and investigates incidents/ accidents and makes necessary recommendation for improvement.
  • Ensures that safety equipment and systems are maintained in efficient operating conditions. Ensures that contractors are fully aware and adhere to all Company's procedures, standards and systems.
  • Carries out planned inspection and self- auditing to ensure rig and equipment are properly maintained. Conducts group safety meetings for contractor's key personnel on the rig.
  • Initiates emergency drills and exercises on weekly basis. Discusses near misses on daily basis and draw-up lessons learnt.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned by supervisor such as: Checking and approving job tickets, visiting new towers, reporting major operational problems to supervisor etc.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor Degree in Mechanical or Petroleum Engineering.
  • 7-8 years' experience in drilling operation, 3 years of which should be in offshore drilling.