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Senior Toolpusher Job at Transocean Nigeria
« on: Aug 27, 2013, 09:31 AM »
Job Title: Senior Toolpusher

Job ID: 2000229

Location: Lagos

Employer: Transocean / Deepwater

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

REPORTING: Reports to the Offshore Installation Manager (OIM)

SUPERVISION: Supervises the Toolpusher, Tourpusher and Driller

LOCATION: Offshore location


•   High school diploma or equivalent. Work experience and demonstrated ability of oral and written communication may be substituted in lieu of formal education.

•   Knowledge of all technical calculations required for the safe operation of the drilling equipment

•   Basic computer skills

•   Valid medical and vaccination certificate

•   Valid well control certificate


•   Supervise the drilling operations and associated activities and ensure they are in accordance with the well program

•   Ensure that drilling operations are carried out in a safe, efficient and productive manner Apply and promote Transocean’s Core Values



•   Ensure that the Driller is provided each tour with the Standing Instructions to Driller (SID) that is relevant to the planned operations – Authority I

•   Monitor the maintenance, repair and installation of all drilling equipment including repair, lubrication, maintenance records, and inventory levels – Authority I

•   Maintain records of inspections and certification of drilling equipment, tools and tubulars – Authority I

•   Ensure that the mud mixing systems and solid control equipment are being monitored constantly and properly maintained – Authority I

•   Relieve the Driller at the Driller’s console as operational requirement demands – Authority I

•   Participate in the daily operations meeting with the OIM and other rig department heads – Authority I

•   Monitor the application of the Company Rig Maintenance System (RMS) for drilling department maintenance tasks – Authority I

•   Review and approve all drilling related work permits (PTW) as the Responsible Person for the task – Authority II

•   Supervise equipment preparation for impending drilling operations – Authority II

•   Assist in planning the job activities of the drilling department and associated activities – Authority II

•   Ensure that well control requirements are in place according to operational requirements; assist in supervising well killing operations in an emergency situation. Attend pre-spud meetings and take note of all well-related hazards and ensure that they are managed appropriately – Authority II

•   Perform all well control calculations (i.e. mud weight increase, initial and final circulating pressures, number of strokes, etc.) – Authority II

•   Assist the OIM in coordinating the activities of third-party personnel responsible for various aspects of the well program; ensure that these personnel understand and follow Transocean policy and procedures related to the task and follow Transocean safety processes – Authority II

•   Review the daily drilling operations report (GMS) for accuracy and approve accordingly – Authority II

•   Prepare Requisition Purchase Orders for equipment or parts necessary to keep the drilling operation free of downtime. Assist in ensuring that sufficient stock of parts and materials are maintained – Authority II

•   Assist in the planning, organization and supervision of rig move operations – Authority II

•   Maintain proper communication with the OIM regarding the progress of drilling and associated operations – Authority II

•   Recommend adjustments to drilling parameters as necessary to improve the overall drilling operation’s performance – Authority III

•   Promote and maintain an effective working relationship with other departments, third-party personnel and Customer Representatives – Authority III


•   Ensure that subordinates understand and apply guidelines of the Company Quality & HSE Policy Statements and rig-specific procedures – Authority I

•   Inform the OIM of any incidents, potential hazards or abnormal situations – Authority I

•   Actively participate in safety meetings, FOCUS Improvement Process, and all other safety processes in the Safety Management System – Authority I

•   Incorporate the THINK process into all tasks, whether working alone or as part of a team – Authority I

•   Participate in the START process – Authority I

•   Ensure that subordinate personnel are properly trained in the START process – Authority I

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

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

•   Demonstrate commitment to Company safety policies through the consistent application of leadership and guidance – Authority I

•   Ensure that effective well control drills are carried out regularly and recorded – Authority I

•   Ensure that a high standard of hygiene and housekeeping is maintained onboard the rig – Authority I


•   Meet the training requirements according to the applicable training matrix – Authority I

•   Participate fully in the annual performance appraisal process – Authority I

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

•   Provide leadership and motivation to rig personnel – Authority I

•   Apply and promote appropriate accountability. Provide Positive recognition as well as recommend promotion or disciplinary action up to and including discharge – Authority I

•   Assist in training to ensure that all personnel are competent to perform their allocated jobs – Authority I

•   Make recommendations for promotions – Authority II


Authority I: To act

Authority II: To act but inform supervisor and/or other interested parties

Authority III: To obtain supervisor’s approval before acting

Note: The above is not a complete list of duties but a guide, as tasks and objectives can change depending on needs.

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