UK - Archer Platform Drilling
  • 23-Aug-2017 to 22-Oct-2017 (GMT)
  • Aberdeen, GBR
  • Full Time

Reporting Line
The Driller will report directly to the Senior Toolpusher.

The Driller is responsible to the Senior Toolpusher for the day to day operation on the installation and for the health and safety of their crew and any others working under their authority.

Drilling personnel and sub-contractor personnel

Job Description

Areas of Responsibility

  • Drill floor, derrick, mud cleaning, BOP's and sub base, pit and pump room.
  • Supervision and performance of personnel working in the above areas.
  • Physical condition of areas and equipment, planned inspections and relevant documentation. 

Key Responsibilities
This role will be required to:-

  • Supervise all operations taking place on the drill floor and in areas under their control, ensuring that such operations are carried out efficiently and in compliance with authorised Operating Procedures and Company Safety Policy.
  • Maintain daily drilling records including accurate and effective handovers.
  • Observe and monitor well conditions through drilling parameters. In the event of downhole problems, take appropriate action.
  • Provide advice and guidance to personnel under their authority on all operational matters as required and to supervise specific employees until sufficiently experienced.
  • Direct the personnel under their authority in the practical steps to ensure that all working places are maintained in a clean, tidy and safe condition and all working practices employed are safe.
  • Ensure that health and safety at work and accident prevention are continuously brought to the attention of employees under their authority by means of job supervision, instruction and training.
  • Ensure all equipment and resources are available to progress operations in the most efficient manner. Plan towards operations such that they can be carried out in a safe and efficient manner and contingency equipment and plans are accounted for.
  • Ensure records are kept of all dimensions of equipment run in the hole. Maintain a useable and correct pipe tally.
  • During tripping, control the speed at which the pipe is being lowered or withdrawn and the breaking out and making up of each section of pipe.
  • Prior to running casing in, make check trips with bit and ream out any tight spots. If the casing subsequently becomes stuck in the drill hole, has to connect a circulating head to clear the obstruction.
  • Supply information for drilling report i.e. mud figures and chemicals used.
  • Pressure test well control equipment at appropriate stages during drilling to Client/Platform standards. Record and store test results.
  • When nippling up or nippling down the B.O.P. stack and/or riser, ensure the safe working practices of their crew.
  • Maintain accurate records of tubulars run in the hole including pipe tally, full BHA/completion components and critical fishing dimensions e.g. ID/OD and connections.
  • Evaluate all work to be carried out to the requirements of the Permit-to-Work system, initiate Permits-to-Work as necessary and ensure that all safety precautions are taken and work is only carried out as stated in the Permit-to-Work.
  • Responsible for the supervision of personnel engaged in activities in their area of responsibility or for which they have been allocated responsibility by their supervisor.
  • Responsible for the performance management of the personnel under their authority to ensure standards of behaviour and performance expected by the Company.
  • Monitor, supervise and coach any Service company or Vendor company representatives that may be involved in the operations on the rig.
  • Make pre-kick calculations and ensure that all equipment and procedures for well control are in place at all times.
  • Stand-in for alternative work discipline as required.
  • Complete any other reasonable tasks as delegated by Line Supervisor.
  • Attend onshore or offshore meetings and additional training, as required.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Familiarise themselves with the Company Safety Policy and to take all reasonable care to ensure the health and safety of themselves and persons likely to be affected by their acts or omissions, as required under the Health & Safety at Work Act 1974.
  • Ensure that the Company Safety Policy is fully implemented and adhered to by all persons under their authority.
  • Ensure that all tasks supervised are adequately planned in advance and Risk Assessed, making use of client, pre-shift, TBT/TRIC, and is communicated to those involved.
  • Comply with Waste Management Legislation, LOLER, Manual Handling Regulations, COSHH, Risk Assessments and other relevant legislation by ensuring SEADRILL procedures are implemented.
  • Ensure that planned safety inspections and audits on the installation are carried out in accordance with Company Safety Policy by themselves and those under their authority.
  • Take immediate action to contain, eliminate or guard against actual and potential hazards to safety, health, plant and equipment that come to their attention in the course of their work.
  • Provide adequate supervision for all employees (directly supervised).
  • Ensure that all personnel under their control meet their assigned periodic health, safety tasks, targets and objectives.
  • Ensure that all personnel under their authority properly use and care for their personal protective equipment and to verify from time to time that such equipment is in serviceable condition.
  • Ensure that all equipment under their control is maintained at all times in a safe condition or is otherwise completely withdrawn from service.
  • Ensure that all working places for personnel on the installation are always, so far as reasonably practical, safe within the meaning of the above Act. Ensure that rig safety meetings, emergency and life saving drills are attended by themselves and those under their authority in accordance with the Company Safety Policy. Chair meetings as required.
  • Bring to the immediate notice of their supervisor actual and potential hazards to safety, health, plant and equipment that come to their attention in the course of their work, to warn crew of the hazard and take such action as to minimise the risk.
  • Ensure that all accidents, unsafe practices or conditions observed by the persons under their authority are reported promptly to the Senior Toolpusher.
  • In the event of an incident/accident, ensure all steps are taken to make the area secure for investigation and inform the Senior SEADRILL Representative immediately.
  • Carry out unsafe act auditing and plant inspection at least once during each offshore trip (delegate as appropriate) and assist Toolpusher in plant inspection.
  • Monitor personnel under their supervision in their approach towards safety and provide proactive coaching when ever necessary.
  • Review each task and identify what level of risk assessment is required.
  • Ensure that all tasks undertaken within their area of responsibility are assessed to identify any hazard that may cause harm or damage.
  • Ensure that control measures are implemented to reduce likelihood of a risk occurring to as low as reasonably practicable (ALARP).
  • Reject or redefine the task if residual risk is not ALARP.
  • Ensure that any potential improvements highlighted during the assessment process are reviewed and actioned/ implemented as appropriate.
  • Communicate details of the risk assessment to the work team, allocating individual responsibilities for tasks and control measures.
  • Ensure that all members of the team have the opportunity to identify further hazards and controls.
  • Ensure that before work commences all members of the team are in agreement with the risk assessment and the proposed control measures.
  • Ensure that any lessons learnt are captured to improve the task or risk assessment procedure.

2. Financial

  • Optimise operational performance, particularly the timely completion of incentive operations.

3. Systems and Processes

  • Maintain the Permit to Work system fully in use for any associated work in their area.
  • Carry out/supervise and record maintenance, repair or replacement tasks in accordance with Company's Planned Preventative Maintenance system.
  • Comply with SEADRILL Safety Management System.

4. People

  • Become competent in their particular discipline and ensure their crew personnel work towards competency for their own positions to support career development.
  • Work in conjucnction with Assessor to complete and identify any development activities.
  • Participate in the Archer Competence System and identify opportunities for assessment and supply evidence as per requirements to complement the Assessor's decision on competence for the various elements.
  • Demonstrate the ability to meet the required Archer standards of competence in a timelay manner.
  • Utilise, as and when appropriate, the Performance Appraisal Procedure as well as the Disciplinary Procedure for detailing performance issues including; high standards of work, career development and / or sub-standard performance.
  • Participate in the performance evaluation of all agency personnel under their authority as required.
  • Ensure that all employees under their authority have sufficient information and knowledge to carry out their job without endangering any persons, plant or equipment and are adequately trained and experienced for a particular task before they are instructed to carry it out.

5. Quality

  • Ensure compliance to all relevant Company management systems and where applicable client procedures.

Limits of Authority
Full responsibility for all operational activities within the philosophies and constraints laid out in the job description.

The company reserves the right to amend or change the activities listed, taking into account the job holder's qualifications and experience to enable the business needs to be met.


Must have OGUK Medial, BOSIET, MIST, CA-EBS, Passenger Shoulder Measurement and IWCF Well Control Driller Level 3

Archer UK Ltd
Archer House
Main Road
AB21 0BP

UK - Archer Platform Drilling
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