Drilling Supervisor - NAPHTATECH DMCC

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Drilling Supervisor



LANGUAGES: strong oral and written English communication skills, Arabic, Chinese and Russian of advantage 

  • Technical qualifications and possess a degree in Engineering will be an advantage.

  • Must have at least 15 years diversified petroleum industry experience gained trough long exposure to drilling, work-over, testing and/or completion operations at rig site with 5 years onshore drilling operation as Night Drilling Supervisor, included drilling and testing the HPHT wells. Must possess valid well control certificate (IWCF preferred).

  • Must have basic understanding of theories and principles involved in the following diversified technical areas:

- International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC)'s broad guidelines and practices
American Petroleum Institute (API)'s state-of-art broad references
Various land rigs design, safety specifications and selection
Well Planning
Wellheads and tubular designs
Drilling fluids program design
Drill bits selection and performance
Directional drilling planning / programming
Well-bore trajectory planning / optimization
Directional surveying method / equipment / accuracy / required results
Bottom-hole assemblies and Down-hole Measurement selection
Hydraulics Program
- Formation coring equipment / program
- Fishing tools
- Well Completion equipment
Computer Operating System and engineering software
Working knowledge in areas such as production testing, interpreting electric logs, mud logs and geology is also required.

Must be proficient in operating Microsoft Office software, Wellview, WELLPLAN, COMPASS software


  • Plan, organize, direct, co-ordinate and manage all Company as well as CUSTOMER's Personnel, which include drilling engineers, petroleum engineers and geologists on the drilling rig to implement drilling / work-over / testing/ completion operations activities in accordance with approved programs and acceptable procedures, practices and standards, with specific objective of achieving optimum operating cost while ensuring the safety of personnel, property and environment.

  • Assist SDS to perform detailed technical assessment to resolve technical problems that may occur during the drilling, work-over and completion activities.

Drilling Supervisor shall be responsible to carry on night duty operation and his duties shall include but are not limited to the following:

  • Accountable for the total implementation of approved programs and operations on the rig.

  • Supervise, manage, direct, inspect and control all Company as well as CUSTOMER's Personnel assigned to the rig to drill, work-over and complete the wells, in accordance with CUSTOMER's requirements.

  • Review and discuss with SDS all down-hole equipment to be used for drilling, testing and completion, quantities of cement and mud additives for formulating the cement slurries, drilling fluid and completion fluid in order to achieve the objectives of the well program.

  • Modify drilling parameters to suit geological conditions and advise Senior Drilling Supervisor and/or Drilling Superintendent accordingly.

  • Prepare all reports submitted to headquarters.

  • Inspect the worksite and equipment to ensure activities are carried out safely and efficiently.

  • Check and verify that all services rendered by third party CONTRACTORS are accurately recorded on job tickets and all charges are in accordance with the terms and conditions of the contract.

  • Responsible for the safety and discipline on the rig.

Propose to and seek SDS or Superintendent's approval / advice on any major deviation or problems which may occur during the drilling of a well.

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