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Job Title: Operations Manager – Nigerian Nationalization

Job ID: 2000915

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Employer: Transocean Offshore Deepwater Inc  (Transocean Offshore USA Inc)

REPORTS TO: Operations Director

DEPARTMENT: Operations


•   Responsible for the provision of rig based well services and contract execution with the customer within the Division and in accordance with Transocean’s core processes and performance standards. Responsible for the management of assets in accordance with Transocean policies and procedures.

•   OM must lead by example and show visible demonstration of the Transocean Vision by focusing on People, Customers and Execution.

•   When required, fully responsible for effectively and efficiently running of stand-alone offices supporting Transocean operations, as per above, outside the main division office.


•   High School Diploma or equivalent with rig based experience

•   Technical or Engineering degree (ex: Drilling, Petroleum, Mechanical or other), in lieu of above.


•   15 – 20 years of experience in the drilling industry.

•   5-10 years of experience as a Rig Manager including Performance / Asset Rig Manager and /or previous experience in a staff position (QHSE, Marketing, Engineering, HR, etc.).

•   Must have Well Control and Construction experience in one or more of these roles: Driller, Toolpusher, OIM, Operations Engineer, Drilling Engineer, Rig Manager, Rig Manager Performance or other similar support roles.

•   Formal business training including good understanding of Profit & Loss Statements and Company’s financial results.


•   Computer literacy to facilitate the use of company provided proprietary software (ex: APT, RMS, GMS).

•   Must possess very good communication skills; oral and written.

•   Ability to plan, strategize and direct operational issues as required.

•   Leadership skills to develop individuals within the rig and office teams.


•   Ability to motivate and manage an organization within a challenging operation environment.

•   Familiarity with a wide range of rig and well operations which supports safe and effective operation decision making.

•   Possesses a sound knowledge and understanding of Transocean operation standards, in particular Transocean Operations Manuals, Well Control Handbook, Marine Compliance Manual, Maintenance Standards and Asset Management Handbook and expectations.

•   Familiarity with codes, regulations, flag state, classification societies, equipment maintenance and industry standards required for the safe operation of the asset.

•   Ability to prioritize and manage daily situations related to operations, personnel, customer, reporting, and risk management.

•   Ability to collaborate and oversee other functions (ex: Human Resources, Supply Chain, Finance), establish and run stand-alone offices.


•   This position directly supervises Rig Managers (ideally 3 to 5) and other Operations Managers, when applicable. In situations when managing a stand-alone office, OM must be able to manage other function representatives.


•   Ability to oversee budget plans in line with the company strategic and long term objectives.

•    Clear understanding of the company’s financial deliverables.

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