Posted 2 months ago

Offshore Floating Drilling Superintendent

Duration & Location

Starting DateApril-May 2024

Duration12 Months

LocationWest Africa

Status Rotational (4×4)

Project Dimension

The Lead Drilling Engineer/Superintendent will be involved in subsea activities with a drillship.

Therefore, floating experience is required.


  • Reports to the Drilling Manager
  • Sets up and manages with the drilling team
  • Manages the well operations to ensure it is executed as per the approved drilling programme
  • Drives operational performance
  • Promote the principles of continuous improvement
  • Ensures real time monitoring of the project and implements improvements on a timely basis event, and for the preparation and submission of end of well reports
  • Approves and instructs the Well Site Supervisor on changes to the programme
  • Provides operational support to the Well Site Supervisor
  • Provides technical and operational support and QA/QC for the Senior Drilling Engineer's work
  • Manages expenditure versus AFEs
  • Participates in risk and hazard assessments
  • Continually identifies technical, operational and HSE risks and puts in place sensible mitigation measures to reduce these risks
  • Maintains good two-way communication with team members at the rig and base
  • Ensures regulatory compliance is properly maintained
  • Provides guidance and support to personnel as required
  • Ensures compliance with HSSE Management System
  • Liaises with the client's representatives, in the execution of contract obligations
  • Ensures the maintenance program is properly implemented and maintained on the assigned rig
  • Guides rig personnel in pre-planning upcoming jobs with materials on hand to ensure that all planned and unplanned opportunities are maximized
  • Maintains competent and capable rig crews and provides leadership in fostering the safety-is-a-value culture
  • Ensures that standards of supervision and personnel performance are monitored and corrected where required
  • Ensures equipment repair and returns are monitored and expedited and certification requirements met
  • Part of the emergency response team


  • Industry experience level minimum 15 years
  • Valid IWCF Level 4
  • Valid BOSIET for offshore work
  • Valid Medical certificate for O&G Offshore
  • Proven career advancement and variety of job positions held
  • Minimum 10 years' experience as a Senior Drilling Engineer / Drilling Superintendent
  • Overall, 10 years' experience on land wells and recent experience on offshore well operations (floater rig)
  • Multiple country work experience - Offshore Africa preferable
  • Deep experience in performance driven culture and practices
  • Ability to get the best out of the work force
  • Mentors the client's work force
  • Determination to deliver and improve
  • Fluent in written and spoken English language.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills together with excellent computer literacy
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