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Driller - Rigs

Kuwait City - Kuwait

We are looking for Experienced Drillers for our operations in Kuwait

Job Description:

The Driller is responsible for drill floor operations including draw works, mud circulating systems, rotary systems, BOP equipment, and supervision of the Drilling crew. Service quality, job preparation, planning, mentoring, and safety are key priorities in this role. The position reports to the Rig Manager.

Successful Drillers learn and adapt quickly to problems and new situations, they pursue everything with energy, drive and a need to finish, and use logic to solve problems with effective solutions. They are good listeners and can communicate effectively with managers, peers and clients. They work well independently and within a team and are committed to continuous improvement.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Complies fully with all QHSE requirements and policies, and communicates safe working practices on the drill floor at all times.
  • Plays an active part in QHSE meetings, toolbox meetings, the TQM program and all other company safety management systems Leads by visible example, minimizing delegation of authority when handling key operations.
  • Keeps drill floor, tools and equipment clean and in good working order, and reports any problems or deviations.
  • Operates the drilling and hoisting equipment. The duty station in both these operations is the Driller’s console (cyber chair).
  • Knows well control procedures, and blowout preventer equipment and procedures.
  • Recognizes basic warning signs of kick and acts to prevent any incidents.
  • Oversees and performs maintenance of the derrick and drilling fluid system equipment.
  • Maintains equipment files, drilling logs and records.
  • Directs, assists, and performs technical calculations to carry out drilling operations.
  • Performs additional drilling related operations such as drill deviated hole, work stuck pipe, coring, fish for lost drill string, assist in tests of the well, wireline logging and other special operations.
  • Interprets and responds to down hole conditions.
  • Reads and interprets gauges, meters and instruments. By watching the various gauges closely, the Driller must be able make adjustments as conditions require.
  • Plans work for the drill crew and provides leadership and motivation.
  • Advises supervisor of all current or changing conditions, and instructions from the operator.
  • Trains and evaluates the drilling crew and acts as a mentor.
  • Sets the crews’ yearly objectives and follows up progress via quarterly reviews.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum Secondary school leaving certificate or equivalent. Preferred an Engineering Degree/Diploma. 
  • Minimum Seven years’ experience of rig operations onshore or offshore, with two years’ experience in the present position, 2 years working in deep drilling.
  • Must be Fluent in English
  • Kuwaiti or GCC nationals preferred, current Kuwait Resident may apply.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, technical writing skills are preferred
  • Proficient computer skills in industry standard software.

Schlumberger is the world's leading provider of technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production, and processing to the oil and gas industry. We have more than 20 years of experience in delivering world-class service to our customers through integrated projects. These projects range from basic service coordination through to complete development and abandonment of fields. To meet the growing needs of our business we are encouraging applications from experienced professionals who share our passion for delivering excellence in all aspects of project delivery.

Schlumberger is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.


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