Drilling Operations Manager
: Any Nationality
: null
: Other
: 29 - Jul - 2010
Job Description

 Basic Function and Scope:

1.     Direct and manage the activities of Drilling and Workover operations carried out by Company and contractors personnel of multi-discipline teams to ensure that divisional KPI are achieved. Set guidelines for operations performance to improve standards and efficiency.  Propose guidelines for setting the division budget, plansand objectives. Manage, review and monitor the drilling contractor and service company contracts and performance.  Ensure that the overall division guidelines & policies as set by the shareholders are implemented.  Keep abreast of technological changes & ensures that the latest applicable drilling technology advances are evaluated and adopted appropriately in the division.

2.     Select new rigs for COMPANY rig fleet and contract management and safe start-up.

3.     Act a the Deputy Drilling Manager.

   Task , Duties and Accountabilities:

The Drilling Operations Manager is responsible for the safe, efficient and cost effective performance of the following duties:

a.     Direct and manage the activities of personnel in the Drilling Operations Department for respective tasks under his authority. Perform supervisory functions and exercises financial authority at the level established for the position

b.     Develop and recommend the Division’s objectives covering whole range of activities and establishment of Company operating procedures and standards in line with corporate objectives. Participate with the Drilling Manager in the development of budgets and business plan for ongoing drilling and workover activities and for non-routine expenditure. Ensure proper implementation of effective cost control procedures for all drilling/workover activities is managed to COMPANY financial guidelines and KPI requirements.

c.    Verify and approve all rig operational programs and related services to ensure that operations are programmed in a safe, cost effective manner deploying the latest technology safely, maintaining the established industry standards and implementing work program requirements. Review and analyse work progress to ensure that company work programs are being followed and that objectives are being attained whilst abiding by Company standards and procedures


d.     Manage NDC / Operations teams to ensure that all critical safety related equipment and verification of work required is actioned during major maintenance period as identified by third party audit.

e.     Direct and manage the required upgrade/modification and new build  rig specifications to achieve the Business Plan challenges of clustering, extended reach and H2S operational well requirements.

f.    Manage the introduction of new rigs introduced with advanced technology into COMPANY operations. Ensure a safe start up.

g.   Manage and administer the rig contracts and coordinates with NDC the required HSE equipment, personnel, training and ad-hoc action items that continuously arise.  Assure that pending actions resulting from HSE observations are closed through proper means of coaching, training and allocation of best resources.

h.   Manage and administer the Directional Drilling Contract.

i.    Act as focal point for issues related to Drilling Operations for his assigned team with respect to other Divisions & Fields.

j.      Direct, coordinate and review technical and  feasibility studies covering drilling and workover related operations including comparison between current verses new procedures and proposed equipment for COMPANY operations. In addition initiate, follow up studies related to recurring drilling problems, to provide solutions and to recommend changes of practices.

k.     As Contract Administrator, manage the optimization of Drilling Services Provider contractors as end user from pre-qualification through to tender award and contract management with Commercial Support Division and Drilling Division Contract Co-ordinators. Negotiate variations to contract identified as necessary with Commercial Support Division.  Approve payment of work done by contractor.

 l.   Approve Contractor work allocation split as per contract award, making necessary adjustment requests to Shareholders based on performance, suspension or cost saving opportunities as they may present themselves through the Senior Operations Engineer (Contracts)..

m.  Development of specifications and practices for drilling / workover operations and associated services in the selection of contractors and consultants.  Provides direction and guidance to the work of contractors; to deliver a high level of efficiency and ensure work is conducted according to established standards to meet COMPANY Business Plan and Drilling Schedule.

n.   Review drilling/workover operations on a daily basis and recommends changes in priorities and programs, manage the best utilization of resources, assignment of personnel and budgets in the light of accomplishments and changing operating conditions.

o.   Drive teams to continually improve well-site safety procedures and ensures proper application of such procedures.

p.   Lead’ task team and keeps management abreast of activities during emergency situations, i.e. well blowouts, release of H2S gas, oil spill, etc. Assesses overall situation and implements emergency procedures.  Manage NDC and Service Provider interface during E.R. periods

Approve Site Specific Safety Plans for critical wells identified and ensure operational teams have all identified measures required in place.

q.   Approve work conducted by contractor is carried out in accordance with UAE regulations, required COMPANY standards and in compliance with contract clauses.

r.    Manages activities of (Studies, Contract Co-ordination and Drilling Services Co-ordination teams to support operational field Drilling teams).

s.    Direct and supervises the compilation and presentation of routine and extraordinary statistical data for divisional and company reports etc. on an as required basis.

t.    Mentor and participate in the ongoing training and development of assigned UAE national employees through the CAMS process, assess, employees training and development needs, directing the preparation of structured development/familiarization programs, monitoring and reporting on progress and counseling employees as required.

u.   Custodian of Drilling related manuals (e.g Policy & guidelines, blowout contingency plan, well positioning, rig move, etc) and supervises the necessary updates.

v.   The role of Well Delivery Champion is held by the Drilling Operations Manager position, which entails focusing COMPANY attention through Drilling interfaces, RDD, ND, Gas, fields as well service providers to reduce Capex spend on improving well delivery performance and quality.

w.   Fully familiar and enforce the Company health, safety and environment policy, procedures, regulations and objectives as they relate to HDO’s areas of responsibility ensures that they are effectively implemented in his domain.  Ensures, by appropriate monitoring and review, that work under his control is performed in a safe and environmentally sound manner.  Ensures effective accident investigation and follow up.

x.    Carry-out other similar or related duties such as ensuring effective introduction of new technology; preparing periodic and special reports, ensuring compliance with safety regulations; initiating personnel actions covering recruitment of new employees; conducting daily coordination meetings with other departments and deputizing for the Drilling Manager.

y.   Manage the progression of Staff Career’s through the Divisional Career Ladder process within Drilling. Ensures all necessary supporting evidence requirements to make sound judgment in assessing staff is collected and presented by Proposer for career ladder panel to decide upon.  The Career Ladder Committee is chaired by HDO role.

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