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Derrickman Job at Transocean Nigeria
« on: Dec 18, 2012, 08:30 PM »
Job Title: Derrickman

Job Number: 4401366

Company: Transocean Nigeria

BASIC FUNCTION: – Handle tubular goods while working on the derrick – Assist in operating and maintaining drilling fluid pumping and mixing systems – Apply Transocean core values



•   Handle tubular goods on the derrick during tripping operations (i.e. pulling out of hole and running in hole)

•   Assist the Driller and Assistant Driller with rig floor operations; work with the Floorhands on the rig floor when applicable

•   Participate in pre-tour meeting with the drilling crew for all drilling operations

•   Inspect and perform routine maintenance work on the derrick and connected equipment

•   Assist in running and cementing casing, mainly working at the casing stabbing board

•   Monitor the mud pumps and mud pits during operations. Report any unexplained pit level increase/decrease to the Driller.

•   Check and record drilling fluid weight and viscosity at regular intervals and report any deviation from operational requirements to the Driller

•   Maintain daily logs of drilling fluid properties as well as chemicals and mud materials. Assist in completing the mud record section of the IADC report on a daily basis.

•   Operate all drilling fluid handling and treatment equipment in the pump/pit room in accordance with operational requirements. Mix and treat drilling fluid as per instructions.

•   Maintain and repair mud pumps and associated equipment; ensure that permit to work and isolation procedure is followed.

•   Operate, maintain and repair gate valves associated with the mud system, butterfly valves in mud pits, agitators, shale shakers, etc.

•   Operate, maintain and repair mud conditioning and solids control equipment as required.

•   Assist in the running and retrieval of Blow Out Preventer (BOP) and ancillary operations

•   Assist with deck operations when required


•   Incorporate the THINK planning into all tasks, whether working alone or as part of a team

•   Participate in the START process

•   Ensure that DROPS inspections are conducted as per the rig’s DROPS inspection program

•   Call a Time Out for Safety (TOFS) whenever an unplanned hazard or a change in the expected results is observed

•   Inspect all safety equipment before going up to and in the derrick prior to usage

•   Maintain the pump/pit room in a clean, tidy and hazard-free condition

•   Ensure that all Company policies and procedures are adhered to while carrying out assigned duties

•   Report any incidents, potential hazards or abnormal situations to the Driller or Assistant Driller

•   Actively participate in weekly safety meetings and pre-tour meetings as required, FOCUS Improvement Process, and all other Company safety management systems

•   Actively participate in drilling operations safety drills as and when required


•   Meet the training requirements according to the applicable training matrix

•   Mentor, develop and train crew members to ensure that they are competent to work at their next job level

•   Maintain discipline onboard and ensure compliance with Company disciplinary procedures

•   Assist with the supervision and training of Floorhand and Pumphand

•   Participate fully in the annual performance appraisal process


•   University degree or equivalent. Work experience and demonstrated ability of oral and written communications may be substituted in lieu of formal education.

•   Valid medical examination and vaccination certificates

•   Valid well control certificate

•   Basic computer skills

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Derrickman Job at Transocean Nigeria
« on: Dec 18, 2012, 08:30 PM »