JOB TITLE Driller
REPORTS TO Senior Toolpusher or Toolpusher
SUPERVISES Assistant Driller, Derrickman, Assistant Derrickman, Roughneck
The Driller operates and monitors all drilling systems and equipment, supervises all drill crew work activities and manages appropriate drilling documentation for the process of drilling oil and gas wells from an offshore drilling unit to the satisfaction of the client, Company management and within compliance of applicable regulations.
MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Direct and manage drill crews in all aspects of drill floor operations.
Plan and liaise drilling programme with Toolpusher / Company representative.
The Driller must have a comprehensive understanding of the Company's Well Control Manual and Well Control Procedures ie detecting, control and recovery.
Monitor various drilling instruments to ascertain bottom hole conditions once the bit is on bottom, along with drill stem and well bore performance.
Responsible for documenting on an ongoing basis of all down hole equipment used in constructing the well bore ie pipe tallies / bottom hole assemblies, drilling programmes.
Coordinate the Company's Preventative Maintenance Programmes in area of responsibility.
Supervises nippling up of annular diverter preventer, BOPs and risers.
Supervises the running / handling of drill pipe, casing and down hole tool assemblies and prepares for the next phase of the drilling programme.
Supervises pressure testing of BOP stack and associated well control equipment.
Competently execute all emergency assignments in accordance with station bill as directed.
Know rig abandonment procedures, location and use of fire alarms, render assistance with personal qualifications in case of personal injury in an emergency.
Conduct disciplinary and grievance hearings as per Northern Offshore procedures.
Participate in Safety meetings, Tool Box Talks, safety drills and inspections.
Supervise / delegate / conduct regular performance evaluations of personnel.
Operate the hoisting equipment, rotary table and supervises drill crew while making connections, tripping, testing.
Perform any other duties as directed by supervisor(s).
Well Control Level 3 / 4