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Job Title: Rig Operations Superintendent

Job Reference: WTRC02337

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Recruiter: WTS Energy Holding B.V. / WTS Energy

Sector: Energy, Oil and Gas

Job description:

• Responsible for ensuring the technical excellence and integrity of all drilling rigs and their associated equipment contracted to the compnay.

• Assist the Drilling Supervisor and Drilling Superintendent in ensuring that the rig contractor operates the rig to industry HSE and operating standards at all times.

• Work with the rig contractor to minimise rig equipment NPT and maximise equipment uptime and availability at all times.

• Provide expert advise during special or complex maintenance, trouble-shooting and repair activities involving rig equipment.

• Operations involve the following special challenges:

o Conducting pre- and post- rig inspections as necessary to ascertain status of rig and compliance with industry standards as well as statutory and contractual requirement at all times.

o Ensure rig is fully resourced with sufficiently experienced and certified personnel as per contract.

o Ensure development and implementation of and compliance with Preventative Maintenance Systems, and availability of spares to prevent avoidable downtime.

o Conduct SQM of rig operations in conjuntion with Drilling Superintendent.

o Ensure adequate Rig Process Safety in operations.

• Lagos based, 28 / 28 rotation.


• Minimum of 15 years relevant experience, of which at least 5 in an onshore managerial position involving line accountability for rig integrity management.

• Extensive experience involving semi’s, onshore and jack-up operations is required.

• Previous Nigerian / West African experience is advantageous.


• Technical / engineering qualification required.

Other Requirements:

• Strong HSE leadership.

• Drive for continuous performance improvement.

• Well-developed interpersonal and communication skills, capable of influencing effectively in a multi-cultural society.

• Mentoring and coaching capabilities.

• Excellent knowledge and understanding of modern rig asset management techniques and systems. Extensive experience with the development, implementation and management of fit-for-purpose Preventative Maintenance Management and Monitoring Systems.

• Able to work under sustained high workload and meet tight deadlines.

• Proficiency with spreadsheets, word processors and presentation software.

• Project management skills

• Excellent knowledge of rig operations, and international industry standards governing these operations.

• Rig contracts and rig contractor management.

Terms & Conditions:

Competitive day rate

Travel days paid.

Rotation: 28/28

Company Profile:International Owner Operator

Publication end date: 28-03-2013

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