Posted 1 month ago

Drilling Superintendent

  • Location
    Algeria
  • Reference
    DSPT-ALG-001
  • Industries
  • Discipline
    Operations & Production

Department: Drilling

Manager: Co-Drilling Director

Location: Client’s office

Main Responsibilities

Drilling Superintendent plans, supervises, and controls drilling activities in operational aspects, ensuring quality, reliability as well as safety and efficiency of operations. The jobholder carries out drilling program; supervises the preparation of specific operation instructions and safety procedures, pursues continuous improvement in overall performance of drilling operations.

Responsible for:

  • Plan, direct, and control operational aspects of drilling activities, ensuring operations are properly planned and implemented according to work plan/budget fulfilling the Division objectives.
  • Supervise the preparation and execution of specific operation instructions (SOI’s) applied to each area of drilling activities (directional drilling, fluid & cement, rig operations)
  • Coordinate and supervise drilling contracts/ orders as well as stock/ material management, ensuring adequacy and availability of required services/ resources for drilling activities
  • Coordinate with Civil Works Engineer the planning of resources to deliver well sites on time.
  • Coordinate HSE activities at well site in collaboration with HSE Supervisor at Well site and Drilling Supervisor at well site
  • Coordinate Security activities at well site in collaboration with OLC at well site and Drilling Supervisor at Well site.
  • Participate in the tendering process in the following areas: drilling rigs and snubbing units, wellhead, downhole drilling tools and fishing tools.
  • Focal point of contact with the drilling supervisors. Review and discuss the operation issues with the supervisors at well site.
  • Auditing the operations at well site through visits to the well site at least once per hitch
  • Organizing with Supervisor at well site, the operational training of company trainees.
  • Evaluating the operational performance of the trainees at well site.
  • Assisting the EP Team in the operational areas common to both drilling & production operations i.e use of pumping units for well intervention.

Work Experience Requirements

  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in drilling operations with at least 3 years working in Algeria.
  • Self-starter with good skills in solving operational problems related to drilling.
  • References in Oil Companies (Operators) in Algeria, which can be verified
  • Has experience working on drilling rigs and / or working on snubbing units for at least 3 years as drilling or workover supervisor.
  • Experience managing and implementing HSE policies at well site
  • Prepare and coordinate of well engineering proposals including estimating manpower requirements and working schedules.
  • Working knowledge of international codes and standards and the application in the drilling and or workover activities.
  • Human management skill is necessary.

Education Requirements

  • Bachelor Degree (or higher) in engineering in technical or petroleum field.
  • Good command of written and spoken English
  • Good command of spoken French is preferred.
  • Good knowledge of computer standard applications: word processing & spreadsheets
  • Risk management, Valid Well control certificate, Safety supervisory course.

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