Posted 18 days ago

Drilling Department Manager

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We are urgently looking for a Drilling Department Manager in Algeria.

Drilling Manager shall perform his/her works at Hassi Bir Rekaiz Algeria Project in Hassi Messaoud Office in the El Oued/Ouargla region, or in Client’s Office in any other area in the Southern Part of Algeria as instructed by the Client to perform a provision of Drilling Manager Position in support of or in connection with the company’s oil and gas exploration and production operation.


Program Preparation:

  • Provide operational inputs to engineering study and drilling program preparation
  • Participate in preparing drilling specific program (operational procedure) for each well
  • Establish and maintain drilling guidelines, programs and procedures to be in line with International Standards, and company’s specification

Standard Drilling Instructions (SDI’s) and other drilling operations related procedures/ guidelines:

  • Develop and maintain Standard Drilling Instructions (SDI’s) and other drilling operations related safety procedures/ guidelines for specific rig operations in compliance with policies of Client
  • Utilize the data and procedures already gathered by Company during Exploration Phase and ongoing development Phase

Rig Operations Supervision:

  • Direct and supervise drilling superintendents and drilling engineers on drilling and associated operations on rigs according to drilling program and Client’s standards.
  • Review daily drilling reports / work progress. Lead discussions on technical and operational issues that require decision to be made.
  • Review progress and performance of drilling operations on a regular basis. Take appropriate initiatives and actions to optimize the operations and rig time, and when quick corrective operation is required.
  • Participate in the review of well-planning which is subject to continuous change depending on situations and technical requirements.
  • Provide advice / guidance to operational team for possible deviation from well program

Work Program and Budget (WPB), Contract Management and Logistics

  • Participate in preparing WPB and budget proposal. Approve expenditure for each well. Monitor and verify expenditure against WPB; justify deviation as necessary
  • Direct and supervise the drilling superintendents & drilling engineers in preparation and acquisition of rigs and related contracts and procurement. Supervise the work performance of the contractors to ensure compliance with drilling programs and operations’ requirements under the terms and conditions of the contracts and Client’s policy and practice
  • Coordinate for efficient planning, preparation, and mobilization of resources to rig site on schedule. Plan and ensure the material preparation, material stocking, material issuing and returning.
  • Liaise with other departments e.g., reservoir department to propose work program of the upcoming year. Recommend the annual budget according to the proposed work program and the selected drilling options in database

HSSE and Emergency

  • Ensure operations on rigs are conducted in accordance with Client’s standards. Conduct periodic HSSE visit or audit to ensure compliance of HSSE regulations
  • Lead the operational response team in case of emergency involving any drilling rigs
  • Represent drilling department in internal and external meetings related to operational aspects of drilling
  • Promote the implementation of Client’s policy and regulations in all works

Supervisory Roles

  • Recruit, develop, retain, and motivate assigned personnel of Drilling department in order to improve their skills to fulfill their job requirements and to ensure operational manpower sufficiency.
  • Monitor, appraise, and provide feedback to General Manager regarding staff performance and training and development requirements.

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