Workers in Lebanon

Senior Drilling and WO Supervisor

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  • Sector:

    Oil & Gas

  • Contact:

    Susan Rafat

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  • Published:

    11 months ago

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MSELECT is hiring a Senior Drilling and WO Supervisor for an international oil and gas operator in Kurdistan. Candidates must have a minimum 10 years of total well operations supervisory experience on drilling and workover rigs and be fluent in English.


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

  • Lead and Supervise well drilling and workover operations performed on Company wells on a 24-hour per day and a 28/28 work schedule
  • Ensure company daily drilling reports are complete, accurate and timely transmitted to company drilling offices
  • Ensure the work is performed in a safe and efficient manner
  • Provide direct liaison between Drilling Management and service companies at the wellsite during well operations
  • Ensure the Drilling Contractor and service companies implement the work in accordance with the approved drilling program and Company's Drilling and Operations Standards
  • Witness and supervise all critical well operations on the rig as outlined by the requirements of Drilling Program
  • Ensure the contractor meets all requirements while drilling and workover operations of his contract
  • Coordinate deliveries of materials to the well to ensure it is available when required
  • Participate in Safety, Pre-spud and Pre-phase meetings and report any existing and potential deviations to Company
  • Liaise with Well Operations and Well Engineering personnel on daily basis should there be any changes to the current drilling program
  • Manage the execution of the operations carried out by the rig contractor and service companies, following the defined drilling or work over programs and according to Company and Well Engineering standards
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Make recommendations on alternative methods or equipment when unusual situations are encountered
  • Report the progress of the operations to the Drilling and Completion Superintendent on a regular basis, agree and implement any corrective action as necessary
  • Coordinate deliveries of materials to the well to ensure it is available when required
  • Ensure the contractor meets all requirements while drilling and workover operations of his contract
  • Approve contractor’s daily reports
  • Be familiar and comply with the Company established drilling operational and well control procedures


Regulation of activities
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;
  • 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;
  • Must be very proficient in leading, delegating & motivating Company field personnel and contractors
  • Must be a team player;
  • Must be able to work under stress & with minimum supervision especially in emergencies;
  • 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


  1. experience
    Experience, which is actually needed for the required level of performance.
  • 10 + years of total well operations supervisory experience on drilling and workover rigs;
  • At least 5 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;
  • Strong 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 a must.


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.