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Workover Well Site Leader

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  • Sector:

    Oil & Gas

  • Contact:

    Steve Al-Bazy

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  • Published:

    over 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


mselect is looking to hire a Workover Well Site Leader for an international oil and gas operator in Basrah. Candidates must have at least 3-5 years of experience in workover with an international oil and gas operator. English and Arabic fluency is a must.
Role Synopsis
  • This role covers Workover Rig operations as operational requirements dictate
  • The WSL reports to Workover Team Leader, who in turn reports to the Workover Superintendent
  • The WSL is responsible for the implementation of the workover programme
  • The role of the WSL is to ensure that HSE goals, Operational Integrity, Standards and Well Objectives are not compromised during well operations
  • Mentoring staff is a key role
  • Active HSE Leadership
  • Active monitoring and directing of operations including but not limited to HSE; well control; planning and preparation of upcoming operations; issuing of clear instructions to the rig contractor based on the requirements laid down in the company Standards, the workover programme, discussions with the office and indications from the well; communication with various contractors on and off-site; observing, interpreting, understanding and reacting to changes in downhole trends; adequate reporting; good oilfield practices
  • The WSL will provide mentoring and support to the development of Iraqi staff
  • Monitor service providers through formal audits and inspections to promote good HSE & oil field practice
  • The workover operations will be predominantly tubing change out, ESP operations and well integrity repairs
  • Must possess a valid well control certificate (IWCF or IADC surface stack supervisor)
  • Must have good English verbal, written, and listening skills
  • Must be able to work effectively as part of a team
  • Must be able to work on own initiative; use a proactive approach to problem-solving and avoidance
  • ESP experience would be an asset
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in Workover with an Industry recognised operator
  • Proficient in safe working practices and good oil field practices
  • Proven ability to lead workover operations through a theoretical and practical approach
  • Ability to understand and work with different cultures
  • Valid Well Control certification (Level 4 Surface)
  • Proven Leadership (HSE and Operational) and Mentoring qualities
  • Must Workover wells in a safe, efficient, and effective manner
  • Must be able to take responsibility and manage tasks through to completion
  • Must adhere to a rigid code of conduct and respect diverse cultural backgrounds and religious beliefs
  • Must mentor/coach or contractor staff to follow API and oilfield best practices
  • Must review / audit at least one JSA and PTW on a daily basis and ensure that TBTs are actually taking place and, more importantly, are participated in/understood.
  • Must get engaged in incident investigations
  • Must ensure rigs follow the approved standard operating procedures (SOP) for their operations
  • Must review SOPs for suitability/ completeness and identify gaps and work with various entities to improve Workover contractor operations
  • Must conduct well-control (and other) audits
  • Must review and close out write-ups on the Corrective-Action Registers (CARs) on the rig while implementing a continuous-improvement program
  • Must participate in pre-tour and critical pre-job safety meetings
  • Must review and follow/implement the agreed-upon workover program, verifying that approved operational steps are adhered to and promulgated in appropriate plans forward
  • Must ensure an MoC is accomplished if operations need to deviate from the agreed-upon workover program or SOP
  • Must directly oversee operations that deviate from normal activities, such as running casing tieback/ all cementing operations / all fishing operations / all Acid Stimulation operations / all E-line operations
  • Must convey the HSE lessons learned (review incident reports) with assigned rig crews and personnel
  • Must participate in ALL drills and offer post-drill constructive criticism, if necessary
  • Must verify / witness BOP tests and ensure the BOP testing schedule is adhered to or dispensation is approved
  • Must witness all operations involving the equipment, such as wellhead installation and setting and recovering test plugs
  • Must verify/ensure all appropriate equipment, personnel, OCTG, and supplies are ordered/called off in order to execute the workover program in a timely, competent, coherent fashion
  • Must monitor and report ANY well-control event and be prepared to assume on-site senior representative responsibilities
  • Must ensure morning reports are well written and accurate and that appropriate well data is input into Landmark OpenWells platform
  • Must conduct morning, noon, and night walks around the rig and location looking for safety, environmental, and operational hazards; must intervene, if required
  • Must participate in rig STOP card program or equivalent
  • Must participate in Self-Verification program and encourage his team to fully participate
  • Must conduct periodic job observations and discuss with the rig managers how to correct errant behaviours
  • Must ensure rig leadership meetings are occurring on a daily basis and that valid issues/ concerns are actioned or addressed
  • Must perform operator field authorizations and approvals for all contracted work, as required
  • Must possess a valid well control certificate (IWCF or IADC surface stack supervisor)
  • Must be able to work effectively as part of a team
  • Must be able to work on own initiative; use a proactive approach to problem-solving and avoidance
  • Must use initiative to ensure issues are overcome
  • Must have a patient and calm personality
14 days on/ 14 days off

*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process.