Senior Drilling Superintendent (Kurdistan)

Senior Drilling Superintendent (Kurdistan)

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  • Sector:

    Oil, Gas, & Petrochemical

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  • Salary:

    £1250 - £1450 per day

  • Contact:

    Colin McNeil

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  • Contact phone:

    +44 (0)151 666 8975

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

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Our client is currently looking to recruit a number of Drilling Superintendents for projects starting in November, based in Kurdistan, Iraq.

Rotation: 8 weeks on (including quarnatine period) and 4 weeks off.  

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Start up in-country drilling planning operations and attend MNR 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 the Company offices.
  • Daily monitor and review the JV partner drilling activities (DDRs, etc) and ensure their best practices and learning 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 startup activities.
  • Numerous other projects as directed.
  • Manage day to day drilling, work over, well test, and completion operations.
  • Fill in for Drilling Manager as requested.
  • Show strong HSE leadership during the well engineering planning and execution phases.
  • Follow up of the performance of the well with respect to established KPIs and develop recommendations for operational improvement. Monitor service company performances and review reports of non-conformance events.
  • Support and organize peer assists, technical reviews, DWOPs, CWOPS, TWOP, Spud meetings, BARs, AARs, etc.
  • Review annual drilling and completion and testing plans and budgets. 
  • Review drilling engineering studies to ensure optimum well design.
  • Review the draft Basis of Design (BOD), Drilling and Completion Programs from Company and JV partners.
  • Review scoping costs and engineering inputs to feasibility studies.

  • Education: B.S. Engineering Degree preferred
  • Fifteen plus years of Drilling, Completion, Workover & Well Test experience.
  • Fluent in English.
  • Significant industry training courses
  • Current Well Control Certificate
  • Must have good/excellent writing skills.
  • IWCF or IADC Well Control. Drilling, Completion, Workover, Snubbing, etc preferred.
  • Significant land rig drilling experience would be a plus.
  • Experience with high levels of H2S and CO2 would be a plus.
  • Experience with MPD drilling a plus.
  • Significant experience with well testing and flaring sour gas a plus.
  • Major Operator experience preferred as would be experience in Kurdistan.

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