Contract: Night Drilling Supervisor – Expats Direct – Aberdeen

Expats Direct

The client, a large oil and gas operator, requires a Night Drilling Supervisor to join them on a contract basis.

This will provide support to the Drilling Supervisor. Act as deputy to the Drilling Supervisor, working on the opposite shift, cost tracking, preparation of DDR, informing Drilling Supervisor of problems during the night.

Main Duties & Responsibilities


• Support the Drilling Supervisor in carrying out his roles and responsibilities.

• Champion HSE Leadership and actively promote the clients 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.

• Monitor and report operations performance against expectations.

• Report and investigate non-productive and lost time.

• Collation of daily well operations and other special reports for approval by the Drilling Supervisor.

• Check all service company well operations calculations and update engineering calculations as required, e.g. cement and spacer calculations, circulating volumes, hydraulics, torque and drag calculations, survey analyses, safe weight on bit (WOB), overpull margins, leak-off and integrity tests etc. All calculations to be carefully signed off and filed.

• Measure and witness events as instructed by the Drilling Supervisor.

• Monitor and report accurate field cost estimates when applicable.

• Checking all casing and tubing tallies.

• Provide sections of the end of well report to the Drilling Engineer.

• Input to lessons learned documentation.

• Contribute to Management efforts to optimise the rig’s performance.


• Excellence in Health, Safety and Environmental performance.

• Ensuring the Drilling Supervisor is informed of problems arising when the Drilling Supervisor is not present.

• Completing the Daily Drilling and End of Well Report sections as directed by the Drilling Supervisor.

• Encourage good, open communications at the well-site, promoting a culture of involvement and participation.

• Promote teamwork and communications at rig site and between rig and onshore personnel.

• Support the Drilling Supervisor by supplementing their skills where necessary.

Internal and External Interfaces

• Facilitate effective interfaces between all services provided to the offshore operation.

Context and Environment

Required Competences/ Qualifications / Experience / Profile

• Individual contributor. Enthusiastic self-development as a Night Drilling Supervisor.

• 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.

• Experienced in well engineering and site supervision. Must be a competent practitioner in accordance with CASMAX® competency profile

• IWCF Well Control Certification.

• Offshore survival.

We are looking for people with experience in the following areas:

• HPHT (High Pressure, High Temperature)

• MPD (Managed Pressure Drilling)

• Horizontal wells

• Subsea wells drilled from a jack up rig



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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