Day Drilling Supervisor

  • Competitive
  • Scotland Scotland Aberdeen
  • Contract
  • Oil & Gas
Our client, an oil and gas operator, currently requires a Day Drilling Supervisor on a contract basis.

Reports To: Drilling Superintendent

Position Summary
To act as UK Ltd representative, supervising the safe and efficient execution of drilling, completion, P&A or workover programmes, in accordance with all local statutory requirements and the company corporate policies, standards and procedures. Drive excellence in Health, Safety and Environmental performance whilst fostering a performance culture based on openness, involvement and participation by all members of the offshore team.

Location – Ongoing Southern North Sea Assets

Main Duties & Responsibilities
•           Supervise and manage the safe and efficient implementation of UK Ltd well programmes and act as central liaison point between offshore and onshore wells team.
•           Champion HSE Leadership and actively promote the clients UK Ltd.’s Life Saving Rules
•           Interpret detailed operational programmes and prepare and issue written instructions for Drilling Superintendent’s approval after consultation with rig management and service specialists.
•           Recommend areas for improvement in programmes and plans.
•           Coordinate the risk assessment of all major operational tasks at the well site.
•           Report and investigate non-productive and lost time and issue Non-Conformance Reports (NCR) as appropriate
•           Ensure that HSEQ accidents and incidents are reported and investigated in compliance with UK Ltd procedures.
•           Actively manage rig-site cost control through optimisation of equipment, bulks and material usage
•           Provide guidance, support and leadership to all members of the offshore team whilst fostering a performance culture based on openness, challenge, involvement and participation by all.
•           Ensure that required maintenance, inspections and audits are undertaken, as directed by the Drilling Superintendent.
•           Verify offshore crew competency and communicate to Drilling Superintendent in case of any issues.
•           Prepare and distribute daily operational reports and planning look-ahead.
•           Prepare interim and end of section analysis and reports
•           Collect, communicate and archive any operational lessons learned and actively promote and champion all performance improvement initiatives.
•           Actively participate in DWOP/CWOP/TWOP activities as required and arrange and participate in wellsite pre-spud meetings
•           Ensure all operational calculations are checked independently.
•           Personal supervision and witnessing of key activities.
•           Witness well-site data acquisition programmes, interpret and communicate to Drilling Superintendent.
•           Ensure timely scheduling of materials and personnel required to meet programme objectives.
•           Provide timely notice of impending well activities to those on the rig charged with delivery of tasks.
•           Attend and support the drilling contractor's safety meetings, in addition to holding bi-weekly safety calls with Drilling Superintendent and onshore HSEQ representatives.
•           Provide an information link in an emergency between the rig and Emergency Response team
•           Contribute to management efforts to optimise the rig's performance.

•           Excellence in Health, Safety and Environmental performance.
•           Ensure Risk Assessment and Management of Change (MoC) processes are adopted for revisions to approved programmes/ scopes of work in accordance with corporate policies, standards and procedures.
•           Be fully conversant with the local Blowout Contingency Plan Emergency Response Plan and Oil Spill Contingency Plan.
•           Maintain an accurate inventory at the well-site and notify the office regularly as to the inventory.
•           Ensure all service personnel movements are approved and coordinated.
•           Ensure safe and environmentally sensitive management of offshore activities.
•           Ensure that rig operations are in compliance with local statutory requirements and corporate policies, standards and procedures.
•           All records are maintained and required certificates related to offshore operations are valid and in place.
•           Adherence to the drilling, completion or workover programmes.
•           Record and report accurate well data
•           Accurate and timely reporting of all programme activities.
•           Ensure that good and open communications are encouraged at the well-site, promoting a culture of involvement and participation.
•           Participate in and encourage the lessons learned system and continuous improvement process.

Internal and External Interfaces

•           Facilitate effective interfaces between all services provided to the offshore operation.
•           Liaises with; 
•           Onshore/ Offshore Drilling & Wells team, Subsurface Team (Offshore), HSEQ Representatives, Drilling Contractor, Offshore Service Providers.

Required Competences/ Qualifications / Experience / Profile

•           Demonstrated capacity of leadership and ability to manage and motivate the offshore team
•           Bachelor’s degree in Drilling Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Petroleum Engineering or similar (preferred) or vocational training with extensive experience in well engineering and site supervision, with proven track record.
•           Extensive experience in well engineering and site supervision. Must be a competent practitioner in accordance with CASMAX® competency profile
•           Experience drilling and completing CNS (Central North Sea) HPHT wells.
•           Experience of MPD drilling operations.
•           Experience of MPD cementing operations.
•           Experience of drilling subsea wells from a jack-up.
•           Appropriate experience in supervisory role with operational, safety, quality, planning, workforce and budgetary responsibilities
•           IWCF Well Control Certification
•           Offshore survival

To work and communicate effectively with colleagues, partners and all other stakeholders. Respecting the knowledge and experience of others, sharing information and building effective relationships.
To encourage & celebrate success, performance and diversity. Being approachable, assisting & developing others according to their needs.
Problem Solving
Ability to analyse multiple sources of data, make connections & create high quality solutions, prioritising the key issues & consequences.
To strive for excellence. Being energetic, passionate and resilient, taking personal accountability for performance and delivering results.

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