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Drilling Superintendent

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The Drilling expert / superintendent reports directly to Project Manager, also he represents the Company in all drilling related activities required to drill, evaluate and complete a well. And he/she is accountable, without being limited to the following:

  • Planning and executing all aspects of the drilling and workover programs, the health and the safety of all operational PERSONNEL, and protection of the environment.
  • He/she will assume responsibility for drilling / workover operations and ensure that these operations are delivered safely, in a timely manner and on budget.
  • In addition, the Drilling Manager / Superintendent is responsible for ensuring that any such operations are delivered in compliance with local legislation and industry best practices.
  • He/she receives technical advice from and cooperates and coordinates with all departments involved in operations.
  • Manage relationship with Senior Management and Department Managers to insure that drilling issues are addressed and communicated effectively.
  • Ensure that wells are drilled and completed in a manner that meets the objectives of the Reservoir, Production, and Geological departments.
  • Assists Contracts Department with preparing the tender documents and strategy documents for drilling and completion services. Evaluates bids and prepares recommendations for contract awards.
  • Audit Drilling services contractors during invitation to tender evaluation process.
  • Prepare notices and responses required by any oil and gas related regulatory agency or Ministry.
  • Encourage an atmosphere of teamwork among the drilling staff, rig site Personnel , service providers and other disciplines.
  • Ensure the safety and operational procedures are in place. Develop and support HSE training and implementation of new procedures and guidelines.
  • Perform wellsite inspections to ensure that safety programs are conducted and monitored by the drilling contractors in a manner consistent with HSE policies in conjunction with the Senior Dilling Supervisors’ site specific HSE plan.
  • Conduct morning calls and review daily reports with the Drilling Supervisor at the rig site and the Drilling Engineer.
  • Ensure the operations are conducted in the best interest of the Company.
  • Discusses future operations plans with the Drilling Supervisor and the Drilling Engineer in an effort to optimize and eliminate problems.
  • Communicate effectively with the Drilling Supervisor and Drilling Engineer to ensure that all technical specifications of the Drilling Program and Drilling Manual are met.
  • Conduct meetings through the term of the contracts, with service providers, to increase the efficiency of the service and help reduce or eliminate any potential problems.
  • Provide technical trouble shooting when problems occur on the drilling rig.
  • Monitor drilling expenditures on a daily basis with the goal of drilling the most cost effective well possible.
  • Review equipment planning with Drilling Engineer, Drilling Supervisors and the Material & Logistics Coordinator to ensure timely equipment arrivals and to eliminate equipment overstocking.
  • Coordinate with the Drilling Engineer, Material & Logistics Coordinator & Drilling supervisors the timely arrival of drilling equipment and services on wellsite.
  • Encourage and support HSE training and implementation of new procedures and guidelines.
  • Liaise with Construction PERSONNEL to ensure that well platforms are constructed to specifications, in a time and cost-effective manner.


  • Engineering diploma from a recognized school or equivalent degree (Master of science, Master of engineering, PhD…) preferably in Petroleum engineering.
  • Minimum 15 years’ experience in the Oil and gas drilling industry, and at least 10 years dealing with HPHT wells. Among them 5 years as drilling manager/superintendent
  • English fluency: spoken, read, and written.
  • Must be proficient drilling and completion software
  • Must be computer proficient in the Microsoft Office software suite.
  • Current certification of IWCF supervisor level
  • Strong background of HPHT drilling & well completion
  • Industry training in area of drilling technology, onshore / offshore operations, HSE.
  • Strong background in logistics management.
  • Well versed in well control, strong and sound drilling & workover operational decision maker and is responsible for any drilling problems on the rigs. Superintendent performs the managerial duties, resolving difficult and unusual problems which could otherwise delay operations progress.


  • Recent exposure to onshore / offshore TUNISIAN oil and gas operations.
  • French spoken and written is beneficial.
  • International experience in a multi-cultural environment would prove beneficial
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