Drilling and Completion Superintendent - VR/29201

Status: Temp/Contract
Location: Westhill, Aberdeenshire
Rate: Available Upon Request

Currently recruiting for an experienced Drilling and Completion Superintendent on a contract basis for an E&P company based in Westhill, Aberdeenshire. The contract is anticipated to last for 6 months (as a minimum), and the company are looking to take on a candidate who is available at short notice. The company are only considering PAYE contractors for this particular role.


Reporting to the Well Operations Team Leader, the Drilling and Completion Superintendent will have the following main duties and responsibilities:


Main Activities:

  • Reviewing and inputting operations programs.
  • Supervising the implementation of operation programs.
  • Controlling the activity of contractors and supervisors.
  • Personally, supervising delicate or risky operations.
  • Optimising operations in relation with engineering, geology and reservoir entities but also with production or construction.
  • Optimising rig equipment in relation with contractors.
  • Analysing the instantaneous data.
  • Analysing failures or problems and recommend changes in program.
  • Anticipating potential problems and plan alternative strategies.
  • Composing and reviewing operating procedures.
  • Ensuring the reliability of technical information.
  • Ensuring, or controlling, daily and final reporting of wells (or of operations).
  • Participating in the production of technical and operational syntheses.
  • Conducting or checking costs follow-up.
  • Optimising the activities of service providers and assess their performance.
  • Organising and coordinating supply of equipment and personnel.
  • Evaluating and training job holders when required.



  • Reviewing the daily operation reports and ensure accuracy and comprehension.
  • Reviewing daily safety observations or events.
  • Attending morning conference calls with Offshore Team.
  • Daily meet with the Rig Contractor Manager.
  • Liaising with Logistics for supplies.
  • Liaising with service providers for personnel and equipment requirements and movements.
  • Liaising with Production on daily meeting for SIMOPS coordination.
  • Reviewing operational costs.
  • Assisting Onshore Drilling Engineer to capture, collate and record lessons learned.
  • Ensuring well operation progress is in compliance with the drilling / completion program.
  • Providing an updated operational look ahead.


Weekly / Monthly:

  • Ensuring a monthly HSE meeting offshore is organised and participate in the meeting.
  • Performing regular visits to the rig.
  • Reviewing and assisting in the preparation of SQM as per QAQC department planning.


When Required:

  • Preparing derogations or management of change.
  • Participating in operation reviews with HQ or rig.
  • Assisting in the review and updating of operational procedures.
  • Participating in Risk Assessments, CTA, HAZID and HAZOP’s when required.


Experience / Qualifications:

  • A degree qualification in a relevant Engineering discipline would be preferred.
  • Previous experience in a similar Drilling and Completion Superintendent type role, directly within the North Sea oil and gas industry, is essential.
  • Proven experience in drilling, completion and workover operations is essential.
  • Operational experience on offshore drilling rigs is essential.

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