Rowan Companies Plc, Assistant Driller- Deepwater Job – Gulf of Mexico

Rowan Companies plc is a global provider of international and domestic contract drilling services in the ultra-deepwater and shallow water jack-up market with a fleet of 34 offshore drilling units, including four ultra-deepwater drillships, two of which are currently under construction, and 30 jack-up rigs, 19 of which are rated high-specification. The Company’s fleet is located worldwide, including West Africa, the Middle East, the North Sea, Trinidad, Egypt, Southeast Asia and the Gulf of Mexico.

Rowan Companies Plc, Assistant Driller- Deepwater Job - Gulf of Mexico

Job Details:
Job title:  Assistant Driller- Deepwater 
Job ID:  US5499615248 
Location:   Gulf of Mexico 

Position Summary:
Assist’s the Driller in the planning and execution of all drilling operations for the main or auxiliary well centers.  The Assistant Driller is responsible for ensuring the drill crews are properly assigned to their tasks and they are kept fully in the loop as to any changes of plans. He oversees the drill crews verifying all relevant maintenance is performed on all drilling, hoisting and mud circulating equipment whilst following directions from the well program in accordance with Rowan policies and procedures in a safe and efficient manner.

Position Scope:
The Assistant Driller will be assigned to work in any area onboard where activities pertaining to drilling operations are being conducted.

Reporting Relationships:

  • Direct Manager/Supervisor ‐ Driller
  • Functional Manager/Supervisor – N/A.

Supervisory Relationships:
The Assistant Driller Supervises the Derrickmen, Pumpmen and Floorhands.

Qualifications and Experience: 
The Assistant Driller is required to have:

  • Three years offshore experience including time on a floating rig (preferably drillship).
  • Fluent English communication skills (oral and written)
  • Demonstrated leadership and organization skills
  • Completion of all training and certification requirements for the Assistant Driller position as described in the Rowan training matrix.
  • Knowledge of all technical calculations required for the safe operation of the drilling unit and control of the well.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Comply with Rowan’s Code of Conduct and supporting policies, standards and applicable process documentation.
  • Perform all work according to agreed expectations of both internal and external customers, focus on doing things right the first time, every time and contribute actively to continual improvement activities.
  • Act as a Safety Leader ensuring the ongoing identification of hazards and the implementation of controls to manage the associated risks with a special focus on Well Control, Permit to Work and Isolation procedures.
  • Actively participate in holding daily pre‐tour meeting and pre‐job meetings as often as required by the operations. When a deviation from the planned operations is necessary, stop the work, regroup and obtain approval prior to plan and implement the deviation.
  • Follow standard instructions and maintain good communication with the Driller, Toolpusher and inform of any concern, ensuring any deviation is properly communicated and documented.
  • Ensure that operations are planned, organized, supervised and executed in accordance with well programs, rig move plans, Rowan requirements and contractual obligations.
  • Perform the Drilling Department’s daily checks, i.e. manifold line‐ups, tubular tallies, QHSE checks (including DROPS surveys), etc.
  • Assist Service Partners / 3rd party with the preparation of equipment for upcoming drilling operations.
  • Organize and supervise the drilling crews for all operations.
  • Operate the pipe handling equipment for both main well and offline activities.
  • Assist and relieve the Driller during drilling operations.
  • Read and interpret various gauges and meters relating to the drilling operations and assist the driller in maintaining records and logs.
  • Maintain accurate record of tubular and tool dimensions in the hole (for instance but not limited to : internal and external diameter, fish neck, serial numbers)
  • Maintain accurate records of drilling line ton‐miles and assist the Driller ahead of time with the planning for Slip and Cut operations.
  • Maintain an organized drilling equipment store and records of tubular, subs and fishing tools inventory.
  • Ensure the solid control equipment and mud mixing operations are being monitored constantly and keep accurate records of fluid displacement when running tubular in or out of the hole.
  • Implement, follow and regularly review Rowan work instructions, ensure they are understood and observed by all drill crews.
  • Demonstrate leadership support for Rowan’s Competence Management Program and implement all program requirements to ensure direct reports have the necessary competencies, training and skills to perform their job.
  • Provide regular mentoring, appraisal and feedback to direct reports.
  • Maintain the hygiene and housekeeping onboard the rig floor and associated areas to Rowan drilling standards with a particular focus on clear escape routes and walkways.

Key Behavioral Attributes:

  • Enthusiastic, self‐driven and dynamic, pro‐active attitude
  • Always promote company interest in a positive manner
  • Demonstrate Commitment, Leadership and Accountability especially in Quality & HSE matters
  • Actively train, coach subordinates to ensure readiness for the next promotion/position by
  • monitoring their performance, and carrying out efficient appraisals as often as required.

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