Assistant Driller

March 29, 2022
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Job Description

Empregador: Valaris Limited

Localização: Angola

Categorias: Management, Manufacturing

Indústria: Oil & Energy

Descrição da Vaga: Job Summary

Job Description

The Assistant Driller assists in the planning and execution of all drilling operations for the main or auxiliary well centers. 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/she oversees the drill crews verifying all relevant maintenance is performed on all drilling, hoisting and mud circulating equipment while following directions from the well program in accordance with company policies and procedures in a safe and efficient manner.

Due to the local nationalization plan, this position is open to citizens and residents of Angola

Principal Duties And Responsibilities
Follows standard instructions and maintains good communication with the Driller and Toolpusher; provides notification of any concern, ensuring any deviation is properly communicated and documented.Ensures that operations are planned, organized, supervised and executed in accordance with well programs, rig move plans, the company’s requirements and contractual obligations.Performs the drilling department’s daily checks.Assists service partners/third parties with the preparation of equipment for upcoming drilling operations.Organizes and supervises the drilling crews for all operations.Operates the pipe handling equipment for both main well and offline activities.Assists and relieve the Driller during drilling operations.Reads and interpret various gauges and meters relating to the drilling operations and assist the driller in maintaining records and logs.Maintains accurate record of tubular and tool dimensions in the hole (for instance but not limited to internal and external diameter, fish neck, serial numbers).Maintains accurate records of drilling line ton‐miles and assist the Driller ahead of time with the planning for Slip and Cut operations.Maintains an organized drilling equipment store and records of tubulars, subs and fishing tools inventory.Ensures 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.Implements, follows and regularly reviews Valaris work instructions, ensures they are understood and observed by all drill crews.Demonstrates leadership support for Valaris’ Competence Management Program and implements all program requirements to ensure direct reports have the necessary competencies, training and skills to perform their job.Provides regular mentoring, appraisal and feedback to direct reports.Maintains the hygiene and housekeeping on the rig floor and associated areas to Valaris drilling standards with a particular focus on clear escape routes and walkways.

Qualifications / Experience
Three years offshore experience.Demonstrated leadership and organization skills.Completion of all training and certification requirements for the Assistant Driller position as described in the company’s offshore training matrix.Knowledge of all technical calculations required for the safe operation of the drilling unit and control of the well.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

Valaris is an equal opportunity employer in all aspects of employment to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other non-job related factors.

About Us

At Valaris, our core purpose is to provide responsible solutions that deliver energy to the world. Our purpose is the driving force that defines us as a leading organization in our industry. Our diverse fleet of ultra-deepwater drillships, versatile semisubmersibles and modern shallow-water jackups is capable of meeting a wide spectrum of customers’ well program requirements. Our rig fleet is among the most technologically advanced in the industry and our well-trained crews perform at the highest levels in the most challenging offshore environments. With an unwavering focus on safety and dedicated employees, we provide innovative solutions and aim to deliver excellence in everything that we do.