by Emmanuel Urua
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Job Description

Operate drilling and mud circulating equipment as instructed in the well program and in accordance to Company policies and procedures.


Operations/ Maintenance

  • Operate all equipment at the Driller’s console in a safe manner maintain a clean, tidy and hazard free condition on the drill floor and associated area.
  • Monitor the well condition at all times (i.e. depth, mud weight, weight on bit. Interpret and respond to downhole conditions.
  • Perform drilling related operations such as directional drilling, working stuck pipe, running and cementing casing strings, coring, fishing, assisting in wireline logging, well testing, and other special operations.
  • Supervise and directs operations in the picking up or laying down of tubular and all drilling related equipment.
  • Maintain accurate record of tubular and tool dimensions (i.e. internal and external diameter, fish neck, and serial numbers).
  • Ensure the solid control equipment and mud mixing operations are being monitored constantly


  • Ensure subordinates understand and apply guidelines of the Company QHSE manual and rig specific procedures.
  • Actively participate in the weekly meetings and all other Company safety management systems.
  • Ensure that drills and exercises involving the use of all types of lifesaving, fire fighting and other safety equipment are conducted regularly.
  • Prepare Job Safety Risk Assessment as required for hazardous situations and changes to normal drilling operations.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Work experience and demonstrated ability of oral and written communications may be substituted in lieu of formal education.
  • A minimum of five (5) years’ experience working with a multinational drilling contractor on a premium jack up rig.
  • Valid medical examination and vaccination certificates.
  • Knowledge of all technical calculations required for the safe operation of the drilling unit basic computer skills

Location: Lagos State, Nigeria.


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