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Job Title: Drilling Supervisor

Reference ID: 2087BR

Location: Port Harcourt, Nigeria  

Skill Group: Wells

Employer: Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC)

Company description: Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) is the pioneer and leader of the petroleum industry in Nigeria. We invest heavily in our employees, which is reflected in our industry-leading development programme and our commitment to see our employees’ ideas travel and come to fruition. Our commitment and your drive will meet and help unlock your own potential and push forward Shell’s continuous innovation. We look for ways to reduce the environmental impact of our operations: our global pool of experts and the fact that our employees can tap into that diverse pool of expertise will help our commitment to supply Nigeria and beyond with our oil products. The company’s operations are concentrated in the Niger Delta and adjoining shallow offshore areas where it operates in an oil mining lease area of around 30,000 square kilometres.


•   Maintain Health and Safety standards on the rig by enforcing the applicable HSE rules and procedures, intervening in case of breech, working the rig HSE case,ensuring timely reporting and investigation of incidents, reinforcing Hazard identification and prevention, building staff HSE awareness.

•   Maintain Well control at all times by ensuring personnel is conversant with kick detection techniques and Well closing in procedures and BOP equipment is certified maintained and tested.

•   Delivering Wells on time and to the required quality standards.

•   Track daily costs and take necessary action to deliver well within budget.

•   Translate drilling program into detailed instructions for contractors and service companies.

•   Coordinate intervention of various contractors and service companies intervening on the rig site.

•   Compiling daily drilling report and other required specific reports.

•   Identifying ideas to improve performance and communicating them to the SDE for inclusion in drilling program.

•   Timely ordering of services and equipment and QA/QC when delivered on sit.


•   A professional engineer with a university degree in a relevant engineering or science discipline.

•   A minimum of 7 years experience in well delivery function, commercial and contracting and technology activities

•   Valid IWCF certification

•   Good supervisory skills, with sound knowledge of drilling practices and well control principles and techniques enhanced by strong interpersonal skills

•   Good analytical, communication and writing skills, with PC fluency and familiarity with drilling engineering software.

•   Good interpersonal skills

•   Excellent proficiency in English language, both in speech and in writing

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