Night Drilling Supervisor

Posted 14 May 2024
Salary Negotiable
Job type Contract
DisciplineOil and Gas Recruitment
Contact NameFinlay Asher

Job description

Night Drilling Supervisor

Job Purpose:
Execute and manage rig site operations to deliver the well objectives safely, with minimum environmental impact & with maximum efficiency.

Responsibilities / Key Objectives:


  • Ensures EHS is given the highest priority in all elements of programme delivery.
  • Demonstrates and publicises commitment to EHS.
  • Leads by example to promote a safety culture and excellent EHS performance.
  • Ensures all incidents and accidents are promptly reported and where appropriate thoroughly investigated and learnings are recorded and implemented.

Continuous Improvement

  • Ensures continuous improvement and ideas from rig after action reviews and lessons learned are incorporated into daily work instructions and implemented in all well operations.
  • Well Operations performance/efficiency improvement - Engage and encourage drilling contractor and third party service companies to offer suggestions for increasing operational performance.
  • Ensures upcoming operations are planned correctly and people + equipment + procedures are available ahead of time

Operational Support

  • Provide the day to day operational and technical expertise in execution of rig operations to deliver P&A plans and objectives.
  • Supports the SDSV as required
  • Manages daily operations and logistics to deliver well plans.
  • Plans for future operations and ensures required materials and services are available at rig site in an efficient timeframe.
  • Work with Service Providers to ensure service delivery meets or exceeds requirements.
  • Provide technical input and when required offers engineered solutions to well problems.
  • Provide concise and informative daily reports.
  • Drives the advanced planning process to ensure all work instructions and rig specific procedures are reviewed, updated and understood ahead of the operations being executed.

Risk Management

  • Provide written work instructions to all crews involved in operations with emphasis on key risks identified and with measures to avoid NPT.


  • Build effective relationships with internal stakeholders, service companies and drilling contractor representatives on the rig


  • A tertiary qualification in an engineering discipline, (preferably in mechanical or petroleum engineering is preferred but not essential).
  • Valid Well Control certification and relevant certification/ courses.
  • Valid medical certification fit to work in remote offshore African location.


  • Experience of Drilling/ workover/ completion/ P&A Operations. (Preferably in remote locations.)
  • Experience working offshore in shallow and deep water using 5th/ 6th/7th generation rig operations
  • Experience working on plug and abandonment operations including Perf and wash, cement plug drilling, cut and pull of casing and wellheads, packer retrieval/ millingFluent in English both written and spoken.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to establish good working relationships with team.
  • High proficiency with IT and industry software including MS Suite
  • Excellent planning skills

Business Behaviours:

  • Focused on delivering high levels of EHS performance
  • Excellent verbal, written and listening skills
  • Able to work effectively as part of a team
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Takes a proactive approach
  • Ability to take responsibility and manage tasks through to completion
  • React quickly & with flexibility to changing circumstances
  • Use initiative to ensure issues are overcome
  • Seek ways to find and apply best practice
  • Adopt a pragmatic, fit for purpose approach
  • Open, honest & reliable.

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.