• Location:

    Duhok, Iraq

  • Sector:

  • Contact:

    Ghusoon Nader

  • Job ref:


  • Published:

    27 days ago

  • Expiry date:


MSELECT is hiring an Toolpusher for an international oil and gas operator in Duhok. Candidates must have a minimum of 5 years of experience as a toolpusher and 12-13 years of experience within the oil industry and be fluent in English and Kurdish.

Job summary
  • Assist in ensuring that appropriate well control measures are taken including training of personnel in well control and ensuring all pertinent well data is maintained and reported.
  • Ensure that BOP drills are scheduled and carried out.
  • Ensure that appropriate well control equipment is available, tested and ready for use.
  • Assist in the direct application of preventive and planned maintenance programs.
  • Assist in keeping equipment and systems operational and ensure that repairs are carried out.
  • Assist in monitoring that rig equipment and systems are used as designated.
  • Assist in the supervision, testing and checking of equipment and per their respective test schedules and take corrective measures when required.
  • Secure the well in the emergency situation and ensure that the well is properly shut in.
  • Assist in directing kill operations and make recommendations to the Tool Pusher.
  • Direct crew in other emergencies. Assess situation and evaluate how to most effectively direct and control the situation.
  • Take initial steps to stabilize the situation and inform the Tool Pusher and standby for orders and assist when needed.
  • Provide leadership in Tool Pusher's absence by using good judgment, demonstrating maturity.
  • Protect crews, environment, rig and the Operator's interests.
  • Make recommendations for parts to be requested, equipment to be repaired and alternative procedures that may be helpful.
  • Maintain good communication of information to update the Tool Pusher and prepare handover notes.
  • Assist the Operator in efficient use of rig in conjunction of drilling program and knowledge of available equipment.
Key responsibilities
  • Maintain standards of safety and comply with Company’s Health, Safety & Environment Management System requirements.
  •  Take reasonable care of own health and safety and that of others in the workplace.
  • Follow and maintain Company standards of Quality in accordance with Company Quality System requirements.
  • Ensure that all orders and instructions received verbally or in writing are fully understood and adhered to;
  • Be safety conscious in all his/her work and use compulsory protective equipment;
  • Responsible for safe working conditions on the rig site at all times;
  • Ensure that his subordinates use compulsory protective equipment;
  • Be familiar with all relevant work and safety procedures issued by Company and Operator;
  • Apply and ensure the correct application of prescribed safety standards and regulations, and take part in emergency drills and safety meetings; Ensure safe working practice of the crew. Schedule and conduct Quality / Safety meetings.
  • Any other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
  • Other tasks as directed by the Managers.
  • Good ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience as a toolpusher and 12-13 years of experience within the oil industry
  • IADC or IWCF Well Control Certificate.
  • Speaks/ understands Kurdish & English
  • Ability to work calmly even in emergency situation, and priorities work requirements.
*Only applicants meeting the strict criteria outlined above will be contacted as part of the shortlisting process
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