Drilling Manager - Kurdistan

  • Location


  • Sector:

    Oil, Gas, & Petrochemical

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  • Salary:

    £1500 - £1750 per day

  • Contact:

    Colin McNeil

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8975

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  • Published:

    18 days ago

  • Duration:

    12 months

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Our client is currently looking to recruit a experienced Drilling Manager for a project starting in October in Kurdistan, Iraq. 

Key Responsibilities
  • Start up in-country drilling operations and assist with MNR and other meetings as required, etc.
  • Assist the in-country drilling personnel with managing the existing inactive wells. Develop a plan for what is required to ensure well safety and monitor the inactive wells.
  • Visit in-country the drilling rig contractors and service companies to assess their capability and equipment condition.
  • Provide third party engineering QaQC for well engineering planning conducted in regional offices.
  • Daily monitor and review the JV partner drilling activities (DDRs, etc) and ensure their best practices and learnings are captured and implemented into company drilling planning and operations.
  • Work with the Head of Drilling to develop a world class performance drilling team with goals for annual performance improvement.
  • Assist Subsurface, HSE, Civil works, and other Departments with start-up activities.
  • Numerous other projects as directed.
  • Manage the Drilling Superintendents and oversee the day-to-day drilling, workover, well test, and completion operations.

  • Education: B.S. Engineering Degree
  • Significant industry training courses
  • Current Well Control Certificate
  • Prior experience of working in Kurdistan are preferred 

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