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Drilling Supervisor

Job Title: Drilling Supervisor
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Sulaymaniyah, Iraq
REF: 980
Contact Name: David Bernard
Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

MSELECT is looking to hire a Drilling Supervisor for a major oil & gas company to be based in Sulaymaniyah, Iraq.

Job Summary and Scope of Responsibilities

Supervises drilling personnel and contractors in the execution of drilling programs, ensuring that all objectives are met in a safe and efficient manner and in keeping with all regulatory requirements.



  • Oversees the execution of all operational programs and takes complete responsibility on assigned rig covering - drilling, work over, well completion, and related activities.
  • Conducts detailed observation and inspection of activities on site and translates into operational activities on receiving detailed programs from Supervisor
  • Reviews programs considering work progress, proposes and implements minor amendments to approved programs in light of unforeseen operations requirements.
  • Supervises and controls the activities of personnel involved in the provision of technical services /operations.
  • Investigates required supplies, orders materials /equipment from stores.
  • Controls and ensures the economics consumption and safe utilization of supplied materials and equipment.
  • Ensures safe return of equipment and surplus materials to stores upon completion of related operations.
  • Prepares the daily progress report including the daily rig operating cost and supply/acid boats activities at rig site.
  • Handles all emergencies encountered during normal operations of rig moves as per Company established policy.
  • Reports and investigates incidents/accidents and makes necessary recommendations for improvement.
  • Ensures safety and environmental performance of all drilling related operations by implementing and maintaining HSE programs.
  • Ensures safety and environmental performance of all drilling related operations by implementing and maintaining HSE programs.
  • Ensures safety and environmental performance of all drilling related operations by implementing and maintaining HSE programs.
  • Conducts risk assessments and prepares special procedures for non-routine operations and activities.
  • Provides strategic leadership and planning capability to the drilling team by setting individual goals, managing performance, developing and motivating staff, provision of formal and informal feedback and appraisal to maximize subordinate and departmental performance.
  • Controls expenditure and ensures that the variances between approved budget and actual expenditure are properly justified.
  • Maintains and exhibits excellent working relationships with company staff.
  • Keeps abreast of new development in drilling techniques and ensures that subordinates are provided with such information to improve work effectiveness and efficiency.


  • Qualified and professional driver with vehicle fleet management experience
  • A minimum of 12 years actual drilling experience.
  • Bachelor degree in Petroleum or Mechanical Engineering
  • Industry training in drilling technology and Middle East experience.

Competencies, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent supervisory and monitoring skills
  • Excellent communication (written & verbal skills) in English
  • Commitment to continues learning
  • Tactful in resolving problems and disputes
  • Full commitment to core value principles (HSE, leadership, people values & ethics)
  • Ability to deal with individuals from various and ethnic backgrounds
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Teamwork
  • Ability to demonstrate honesty, integrity and confidentiality
  • Proactive approach
  • Flexibility
  • Alertness and attention to details
  • Making appropriate decisions with minimum supervision
  • Excellent experience in drilling operations (technology, equipment, materials)
  • Excellent exposure to drilling, work – over, testing and completion operations at rig site
  • Experience in HPHT wells
  • Extensive experience in executing well programs
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office Suite)

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