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Drilling Superintendent - FPU

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§  Responsible to the Drilling Manager / Project Drilling Manager for all Contractor HSE issues within their operational campaign.

§  Accountable for the implementation by Contractors, for whom he has single-point accountability, of the WWD HSE Management Standards / Policies / FRC throughout the Drilling Campaign.

§  Accountable for the direct contract management of all Engineering, Drilling, Completion and associated Third Party Service of the Drilling Campaign.

§  Plan, implement and close-out HSE Audits of Contractors and their equipment.


Responsible for the operational, technical, safety, environmental, financial and administrative aspects of drilling operations in multi-rig or single remote operation, and provides an overview of all operations to ensure compliance with BHP policies and statutory regulations.


§  Good technical and operational understanding of drilling business with several areas of expertise.

§  Sound understanding of related aspects of the business.

§  Good contract administration skills.

§  Good supervisory and leadership skills.

§  Advanced safety and risk management skills.

§  Extensive knowledge of WWD drilling, completions and operational policies, WWD000


§  Supervise well site operations personnel.

§  Manage well site operations.

§  Ensure all drilling campaigns are conducted in a safe and environmentally responsible manner.

§  Establish operations plans, contingency plans and emergency response plans for all operations.

§  Develop and implement campaign plan.

§  Co-ordinate the drilling tendering and contracting process.

§  Provide drilling operations support to the well program preparation.

§  Co-ordinate and monitor all well site activities and logistics support.

§  Identify, implement and monitor performance improvement initiatives.

§  Liaise with contractors, authorities and partners.

§  Maintain effective operations cost control and invoice processing.


§  Ensure all drilling campaigns are conducted in a safe and environmentally responsible manner and executed and performed in accordance with WWD 100, HSE Policies, BHPB Petroleum HSE Policies and Fatal Risk Controls and current legislation in the area of operations.

§  Ensure contractor's HSE management and systems are clearly understood and effectively implemented. Develop a simple, concise and clearly understood HSE Plan for each campaign.

§  Periodically attend well site HSE meetings.

§  Lead the risk management process for drilling campaigns including attending and contributing to all formal and informal reviews of campaign, well and operations hazard assessments and hazops.

§  Ensure that contractor's have in place and are implementing effective change control management systems, staff induction, staff training and health systems.

§  Manage the safety alert system by producing alerts stemming from BHPB incidents as well as distributing industry alerts throughout BHPB operations.

§  Manage the follow-up arising from campaign and operation risk assessments, accident and incident investigations, SMS audits, rig and other equipment inspections by agreeing corrective actions with the responsible parties, documenting the action items and driving the close-out of issues.

§  Knowledge of the WWD HSE Management System and provide suggestions for improvement based on using it.



§  Engineering or Science Degree.

§  GLP2 or equivalent management course.

§  Supervisory skills.

§  Negotiating skills.

§  Advanced well control.

§  Safety supervisors course.

§  Risk management course.



§  10 plus years drilling, completions and workovers.

§  Experience in several basins using several different rig types.

§  At least 5 years rig site experience.


With 38,000 employees working in more than 100 operations in approximately 25 countries, we represent the world's largest diversified resources company. We take our commitment to the communities in which we operate and do business in very seriously, and we are committed to operating safely and sustainably.

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