UK - Archer Platform Drilling
  • 07-Dec-2018 to 21-Dec-2018 (GMT)
  • Aberdeen, GBR
  • Contract

The Roustabout will report directly to Senior Toolpusher.

  • Role

The Roustabout is responsible for carrying out general housekeeping and material handling operations for the drilling rig and where appropriate the platform.

  • Key responsibilities
  • Prepare drilling equipment prior to its use and maintain it whilst it is in storage.
  • Maintain the drilling and deck areas on the installation in a clean and tidy state.
  • Move drilling equipment and materials to and from the drill floor and around the installation in a safe and proper manner.
  • Ensure that all tubulars are racked securely and safely.
  • Perform "fire watching" duties for the welder where appropriate.
  • Carry out relief duties on Rig Floor when competent to do so.
  • Assist Platform Deck operations when instructed to do so.
  • Assist with the installation and removal of BOP, and wellhead equipment.
  • As directed, assist Electricians, Welders and Mechanics in the performance of their duties.
  • Assure that upon completion of assignment or at the end of a work period, all equipment and tools are properly stowed.
  • Carry out general housekeeping duties around rig, on pipedeck, in sackstore, pump room, silo room and storage areas; i.e. cleaning and tidying-up of deck areas and stores, washing down decks, module structure and equipment and plant, maintaining paintwork, rust-scraping, priming, high-gloss painting, care of all drilling tools (cleaning, greasing, protecting, proper storing).
  • Prepare tubulars for running-in (i.e. removing protectors, washing and greasing tubular threads, measuring and numbering of tubulars, assisting in running-in tubulars, etc.).
  • Offloading and backloading boats where appropriate.
  • Assist Derrickman and mud man in maintaining the mud system.
  • Assist cleaning of bulk silos; assist around cement unit during cementing operations and clean equipment after completion of job.
  • Prepare for rig skidding, assist in rig skidding, etc.
  • Assist in area inspections.
  • Stand-in for alternative work discipline as required.
  • Complete any other reasonable tasks as delegated by Line Supervisor.
  • The handover of tasks to back-to-back Roustabout

Systems and Processes

  • Ensure that all lifting equipment used is colour coded and fit for the intended job.
  • Comply with ARCHER Safety Management System.
  • Comply with Permit to Work System in operation.


  • Provide advice to the Roustabouts on all operational matters as required and to supervise specific employees until sufficiently experienced.
  • Work in conjunction 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 compliment the Assessor's decision on competence for the various elements.
  • Demonstrate the ability to meet the required Archer standards of competence in a timely 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.
  • Ensure that all employees have sufficient information and knowledge to carry out their job without endangering any persons, plant, equipment or environment and are adequately trained and experienced for a particular task.
  • Ensure that health and safety at work and accident prevention are continuously brought to the attention of employees under their authority, particularly by means of job supervision, instruction and training.


  • Ensure that all duties carried out in accordance with the Company Quality Management procedures.
  • Qualifications


For UK personnel mobilisation ALL personnel require as mandatory to have completed

  • MIST
  • OGUK Medical
  • CA-EBS (not part of survival as yet)
  • Passenger Shoulder Measurement
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