As required in-country Drilling Manager, Superintendent, and/or Rig Supervisors.
Location: Service Companies in Kurdistan on a 28/28 Rotation. Covid may change rotation to 2 weeks quarantine in Erbil, 4 weeks on, 2 weeks off, or similar type schedule. Some travel to Erbil, Suli, base locations, other rig locations, and other locations.
Genel Energy Plc is an Anglo-Turkish exploration and production company with a focus on the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. We are one of the largest London listed independent oil producers, primarily through our interest in the Tawke Production Sharing Contract, which contains the world-class Tawke field and promising Peshkabir discovery. Our growth aspirations are supported by a robust balance sheet and strong cash flow generation, with the latter enhanced following a 2017 agreement with the KRG to settle historical receivables. The Genel Drilling Department is taking a long-term view toward developing a drilling team to optimize drilling efficiency and drive down trouble time and costs in very challenging drilling environments. The Senior Drilling QaQc Supervisor overseeing the vendor QaQc will play a key role in liaising with the drilling team to improve drilling operations and significantly reduce NPT. The key responsibilities are to visit the vendors and ensure they are fully complying with their own internal QaQc processes and Genel QaQc requirements. Also witness tool failures when vendor is disassembling the equipment to find the root cause for failure. Witness the make-up of tools and tangibles as required. AT times may provide QaQc support at the rig site as required.
Key Accountabilities (Bold indicate the key initial assignments).
Assist with the Start up in-country drilling and workover operations with QaQc of vendors equipment and services.
The position actively manages the service companies QaQc and requires extensive time spent reviewing the equipment status and condition for upcoming rig activities.
May involve a visit to in-country drilling rig contractors and service companies to assess their QaQc capability and equipment condition during the tendering activities, or after the contracts awarded.
Provide QaQC input for well planning conducted in the London and Ankara offices.
Work with the Head of Drilling to develop a world class performance drilling team with goals for annual performance improvement to minimize QaQc issues.
Supervise the daily QaQC drilling, workover, well test, and completion operations.
Daily review the QaQc activities and prioritize tasks with Drilling Manager, Superintendent, or Rig Supervisors.
Show strong HSE leadership during the planning and execution phases.
Comply with all Genel HSE and Covid operations procedures.
Follow up of the performance of the well with respect to established QaQc KPIs and develop recommendations for operational improvement. Monitor service company performances and review reports of non-conformance events.
Ensure Genel receives timely non-conformance, failure reports, root cause reports, etc from the service companies when issues are encountered.
Review and implement the QaQc terms in Contracts.
Support and attend peer assists, technical reviews, DWOPs, CWOPS, TWOP, Spud meetings, BARs, AARs, etc. Present QaQc issues to drilling team members.
Develop a complete QaQC Report at the end of well. The format will be agreed with the in-country Drilling Manager. This role is expected to develop this report on a weekly basis while the issues are fresh and be prepared to finalize the report soon after the well is finished.
Ensures all work within the area of responsibility is adequately documented and lessons learned are captured for the benefit of future operations worldwide.
Ensure well material and service providers comply with specified quality assurance requirements.
Ensures all drilling, workover, and completion activities comply with company QaQc standards and appropriate industry best practices and regulatory requirements.
Build effective relationships and interact professionally with internal / external stakeholders, rig contractors, and service companies.
Provide inputs during the drilling, completion, and well test job execution and perform or supervise the vendor QaQc. Conduct the post job analysis as needed.
Management of Change: ensure stakeholders clearly understand the proposed change and that the advice given is relevant and accurate.
Manage the Genel Drilling QaQc folders and files and development of a drilling learnings database.
Assist with the development of new company drilling and completion QaQc policies and procedures, guidelines, and regulations. Monitor compliance. Ensure MOC process complied with and monitor well delivery process for exploration and development wells including QA/QC and document control. Work close with all assets and departments to ensure commonality and continuous improvement process is in place.
Review and implement existing QaQc drilling and completion policies and procedures. Make recommendations for policy and procedure updates.
Assist with the development of quarterly QaQc statistics for senior management performance review meetings and QPRs with service companies.
Assist with special projects and studies, internal investigations, peer reviews, audits, insurance claims, NPT and invoice issues, etc.
Work close with HSE department to ensure all service company and rig contractor contractual HSE requirements are in compliance. Work with security personnel.
Utilize the tangibles inventory list and coordinate with appropriate departments involved with tangible assets, transport, offloading, and racking.
Provide 24 hours per day / 7 days per week oversight of QaQc for drilling, workover, and completion operations.
Other responsibilities as assigned. Note the responsibilities and objectives are subject to changes and modifications at any time.
Attend internal or external company, regulatory, or partner meetings as required.
All other duties as assigned.
B.S. Engineering Degree preferred but not required.
Significant industry training courses.
Location and Timing
Rig site at either Sarta of Qara Dagh wells. Ideally on a 28/28 Rotation. Covid may change
rotation to 2 weeks quarantine in Erbil, 4 weeks on, 2 weeks off, or similar type schedule.
Some travel to service companies, Erbil, other rig locations, and other locations. Paid travel
days are 2 per work hitch (one day at the start of hitch and one day at the end of a hitch). If
quarantine is required consultant will be paid for each day during quarantine.
Job Knowledge, Skills, and Work Experience
Engineering degree preferred but not required.
Fluent in English.
Must have very good writing skills and develop a high-quality complete QaQc interim reports when problems encountered, and a Final Report as required.
Ten plus years of Drilling, Completion, Workover QaQc experience.
Must be familiar with service company rental tools and services, and all tangibles.
A significant land rig drilling experience would be a plus.
Experience working around high levels of H2S and CO2 would be a plus.
Major Operator experience a plus.
Good leadership, writing, and communication skills both verbal and written.
Pragmatic proactive self-starter who can work independently and in a team environment with minimal supervision.
Drilling, completion, and workover QaQc experience in KRI and or the Middle East would be a plus.
Desire to maintain a drilling and completion QaQc database to optimize drilling capability would be a plus.
Sensitivity working with different cultures and diverse backgrounds.