Drilling and Workover Supervisor

Posted 9 months ago by mselect
Location Erbil Job Type
Salary Sector Oil & Gas

MSELECT is hiring a Drilling and Workover Supervisor for an international oil and gas operator in Kurdistan. Candidates must have a minimum 5 years of total well operations supervisory experience on drilling and workover rigs. Fluency in English is a must.

Position Objective
Supervise drilling, completion and workover operations at the well site. Ensure the safety, timing, cost and quality of drilling and workover operations.

Direct duties

  • Supervise drilling and completion operations carried out by all personnel at the rig site
  • Review the performance of Contractors and Services Companies
  • Support any relevant audit conduct by Corporate
  • Ensure that all the operations under the drilling & completion responsibility comply with the Company HSE Standards 
  • Ensure contractor personnel, services and materials are available at rig site when required avoiding any delay in operations
  • Coordinate drilling & completion activities in accordance with programs, Company procedures and best practices
  • Report the progress of the operations to the Drilling and Completion Superintendent on a regular basis, agree and implement any corrective action as necessary
  • Prepare detailed Daily Operations Reports. Quality check the well data reported in company reporting system in order to provide high quality data stored in data management systems
  • Prepare the operational daily costs and reconcile against planned costs
  • Monitor the consumption and stock of materials available at rig site, request personnel, materials and services in good time in order to avoid any delay in operations
  • Be familiar and comply with the Company established drilling operational and well control procedures
  • Participate to all Risk Assessments (HAZOP_HAZID) before each operation, and ensure that all the relevant actions captured in the assessment are closed before the start of operations
  • Represent the Company on all matters at the rig site
  • Follow and manage the HSE performance of the Rig Contractor and Service companies as per Company HSE standards in operations
  • Ensure full adherence to the Company's HSE policies, procedures and standards
  • Comply with company standards for well integrity
  • Work in the office with Drilling Engineering team. Actively participate in the Company Drilling Programs preparation if required.
  • Assist in the preparation of technical specifications and scopes of work for tendering equipment and services for drilling & completion operations if required

Joined Duties

  • Participate to investigations in case of serious incidents
  • Apply and ensure the correct application of prescribed safety standards and regulations
  • Following organizational measures for the successful implementation of the well construction program, including the achievement of the Project KPI.

Industry documents

  • Professional standards related to oil and gas
  • API.
  • ISO.
  • NACE.
  • NOSRSOK related to well control.
  • Other international Oil and Gas Operators standards, procedures and best practices for well design, operations planning and well control.

Corporate documents

  • HSE Corporate standards
  • Code of Business Ethics and Conduct.

Company Documents

  • Company Charter.
  • Orders and orders of the General Director of the Company, his deputies in areas of activity.
  • Company executive documents.
  • Job description stated herein.
  • Regulations, procedures and instructions for the Energy Management System of the Companies, developed in accordance with the requirements of ISO 50001.
  • Other internal documents, including local regulatory documents (LND) put into effect in the Company, local regulatory documents of the Company related to self-working responsibility area.


  • Minimum - Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Petroleum Engineering with specialization in drilling.


  • Drilling and Completion well Operations skills and competency.
  • Skilled in all technical disciplines pertaining to a drilling, completion and workover environment.
  • Excellent knowledge of well control best practices.
  • Excellent knowledge in Project’s QAQC.
  • Proficient in leading, delegating, motivating and mentoring Company field personnel.
  • Organization of drilling and completions operations for all stages of drilling project execution and supervision.
  • Knowledge of technical and technological process of drilling, completion and workover for exploration and production well including horizontal wells.
  • Excellent Drilling and Completion Operations supervisory skills.
  • Understanding and application of continuous improvement processes.
  • Valid Well Control Certificate – supervisory level (IWCF or IADC).
  • Knowledge of industry regulated acts and standards related to drilling, completion and workover.


  • English language: Fluent

Work experience.

  • 5 + years of total well operations supervisory experience on drilling and workover rigs.
  • At least 3 years in the same position in independent or major International Oil and Gas Operator Companies.
  • Experience in Iraq/Kurdistan is preferable.
  • Working under separate services contract conditions is preferable.
  • Experience of drilling with: severe mud losses including blind drilling procedure and technique, H2S saturated formations, drilling in fractured carbonate formations.
  • International experience in Oil and Gas Operator’s Companies is preferable.

Computer/Software literacy

  • Preferable competent user of Halliburton Landmark reporting software (OpenWell).
  • Proficiency in MS Office package (MS Word, Excel and etc.).

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.

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