Assistant Driller

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Assistant Driller
Location: Lagos
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Pacific Drilling S.A. is a growing offshore drilling company that provides global ultra-deepwater drilling services to the oil and natural gas industry through the use of high-specification drillships. Our corporate offices are located in Houston, Texas, with offices in Brazil, Luxembourg, Nigeria, Singapore and South Korea.

Job Title
Assistant Driller


Job Field
Engineering, Technical

Job Description
The hiring entity for this position is Pacific Drilling’s Nigerian affiliate, Pacific International Drilling West Africa Limited.

Position Summary
Assist the Driller in the planning and execution of all drilling operations for the main or auxiliary well centers. He or she is responsible for operating all drilling, hoisting and mud circulating equipment, following directions from the well program in accordance with Pacific Drilling policies and procedures, in a safe and efficient manner.

Qualifications and Experience
Three years offshore experience including time on a floating rig preferably drillship
Knowledge of all technical calculations required for the safe operation of the drilling unit and control of the well.
NOV 6th generation cyber chair experience.
Senior School certificate SSCE, West Africa Examination Council WAEC, GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years with at least 120 credits, units
Nigerian In Country – resident
Fluent English communication skills both oral and written

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Act as a Safety Leader ensuring the ongoing identification of hazards and the implementation of controls to manage the associated risks with a special focus on Well Control, Permit to Work and Isolation procedures.
Actively participate in holding daily pre-tour meeting and pre-job meetings as often as required by the operations. When a deviation from the planned operations is necessary, stop the work, regroup and obtain approval prior to plan and implement the deviation.
Ensure that operations are planned, organized, supervised and executed in accordance with well programs, rig move plans, Pacific Drilling requirements and contractual obligations.
Perform the Drilling Department’s daily checks, i.e. manifold line-ups, tubular tallies, QHSE checks including DROPS surveys, etc.
Assist Service Partners.
Organise and Supervise the drilling crew
Provide mentoring, appraisal and feedback to direct reports.
Operate the pipe handling equipment for both main well and offline activities.
Assist and relieve the Driller during drilling operations.
Maintain records of tubular and tool dimensions in the hole.
Maintain records of drilling line ton miles and assist Driller with slip and Cut operations.
Maintain an organized drilling equipment store and records of tubular, subs and fishing tools inventory.
Ensure the solid control equipment and mud mixing operations are being monitored constantly and keep accurate records of fluid displacement when running tubular in or out of the hole.
Demonstrate leadership support for Pacific Drilling’s Competence Management Program and implement all program requirements to ensure direct reports have the necessary competencies, training and skills to perform their job.
Assist in the planning and conducting of well control drills and ensure Well Control emergency procedures and responses are fully implemented and crew competencies/tickets valid and current.


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