Superintendent, Drilling Operations (UAE National)

ADNOC (Abu Dhabi National Oil Company)

Job Description

Job Purpose

Provide expert advice on rigs’ operations and maintenance requirements to ensure all prerequisites and services to the rig and which are essential for successfully completing the drilling programme is readily available to the rig at the required time.

Job Specific Accountabilities (Part 1)

•    Co-ordinate all drilling and work-over operations on assigned rigs in accordance with approved programs and budget constraints.  
•    Analyse well drilling data and recommends the most economical, efficient and safe measures to be taken to optimise drilling operations.  
•    Monitor the work is carried out in accordance with client’s requirements and terms & conditions of contract, through regular work inspection, observation and daily review of operations.
•    Coordinate with support functions (Procurement, Maintenance, Human Resources, Finance, etc.) relative to the provision of spares, equipment, technical assistance and correct calibre of personnel to secure continuity of efficient rig operations. 
•    Maintain close liaison with operating companies (clients) to ensure that services rendered by the company is consistent with client’s requirements, contract provisions and approved drilling and work-over programs. 
•    Co-ordinate activities in emergency condition situations. 
•    Monitor all rig moves to ensure the activities are undertaken in a safe and proper manner. Liaise with clients on rig moves between locations.  
•    Coordinate and follow up all rig upgrading, classification and certifications.  Liaise with certification authorities in respect of assigned rigs to ensure that they are in compliance with international standards.
•    Review contract specifications for drilling, work-over and associated services and ensure rig managers fully understand and implement the contract terms and conditions.
•    Assist rig managers on annual budget and five-year business operational plan for assigned rigs. Monitor expenditure regularly to identify variances from budgeted figure and recommends remedial action where possible.
•    Understand the requirements of organization working process for the Quality management system. Coordinate with the assigned rigs to establish, implement and maintain the processes needed.

Job Specific Accountabilities (Part 2)

Job Specific Accountabilities (Part 3)

Generic Accountabilities

•    Plan, supervise and coordinate all activities in the assigned area to meet functional objectives.
•    Train and develop the assigned staff on relevant skills to enable them to become proficient on the job and deliver the respective section objectives.
•    Provide input for preparation of the Department budgets and assist in the implementation of the approved Budget and work plans to deliver Section objectives 
•    Investigate and highlight any significant variances to support effective performance and cost control
Policies, Systems, Processes & Procedures
•    Implement approved Section / Department policies, processes, systems, standards and procedures in order to support execution of the Section’s / Department work programs in line with Company and International standards.
Performance Management
•    Contribute to the achievement of the approved Performance Objectives for the Section / Department in line with the Company Performance framework.
Innovation and Continuous Improvement
•    Design and implement new tools and techniques to improve the quality and efficiency of operational processes.
•    Identify improvements in internal processes against best practices in pursuit of greater efficiency in order to define intelligent solutions for issues confronting the function.
Health, Safety, Environment (HSE) and Sustainability
•    Comply with relevant HSE policies, procedures & controls and applicable legislation and sustainability guidelines in line with international standards, best practices and ADNOC Code of Practices
•    Provide inputs to prepare Section MIS and progress reports for Company Management.

Generic Accountabilities (continue)

Internal Communications & Working Relationships

Contact with line Manager/ peers and other employees within the company/Group as required

External Communications & Working Relationships

Contact with external parties including consultants, third party service providers, and government agencies as required 

Minimum Qualification

Bachelor degree in Petroleum or Mechanical Engineering or equivalent, complemented with specialized drilling courses.

Minimum Experience, Knowledge & Skills

8 or more years of experience, including at least

Revenues/ Budget: As per approved financial budget
Direct Reports: As per organization chart
Indirect Reports: As per organization chart

Professional Certifications

As applicable

Work Condition, Physical effort & Work Environment

Physical Effort
Work Environment
A/C environment, could be exposed to the prevailing weather conditions like heat, humidity & dust during occasional site visits.

Additional Details

Job Family / Sub Family: Operations/Drilling Operations

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