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Driller - Nigeria Nationals At Transocean Offshore Deepwater Inc

Date Posted: 01/May/2014
Deadline: 13/May/2014

Job description

Job Description



Reports to the Toolpusher, Tourpusher and/or Senior Toolpusher.


Supervises the Assistant Driller, Derrickhand, Assistant Derrickhand, Pumphand and Floorhands.


Offshore location.


  1. High school diploma or equivalent. Work experience and demonstrated ability of oral and written communications may be substituted in lieu of formal education.

Successful completion of the at least one D-CAP Assessment (Onshore or Offshore)

Valid medical examination and vaccination certificates

Valid well control certificate

Knowledge of all technical calculations required for the safe operation of the drilling unit and basic computer skills



Operate drilling equipment as instructed in the well program and Standing Instructions to Driller (SID) in a manner that complies with Company policies and procedures and the Driller’s Key Responsibilities

Apply Transocean core values




Operate all equipment at the Driller’s console in a safe manner; maintain a clean, tidy and hazard-free condition on the drill floor and associated area


Monitor the well condition at all times (i.e. depth, mud weight, weight on bit.) Recognize, interpret and respond to down hole conditions


Perform drilling-related operations such as directional drilling, working stuck pipe, running and cementing casing strings, coring, fishing, and assisting in wireline logging, well testing, and other special operations.


Supervise and direct operations in the picking up or laying down of tubular and all drilling-related equipment.

Maintain accurate record of tubular and tool dimensions (i.e. internal and external diameter, fish neck, and serial numbers)


Ensure that the solid control equipment and mud mixing operations are being monitored constantly


Inform Toolpusher/Senior Toolpusher and Client Representative if a deviation from planned operation occurs


Keep accurate records of fluid displacement when tubulars are run in/pulled out of well.


Complete the IADC daily drilling report (GMS) at the end of each tour


Hold pre-tour meeting with the drilling crew for all drilling operations.


Secure the well during an emergency or well control situation; assist in the well-killing operations.


Supervise the lubrication and maintenance of all drilling and associated equipment and ensure it is carried out in accordance with the Preventive Maintenance System (RMS).


Maintain equipment files, drilling logs and records; perform all technical calculations required to carry out drilling operations


Assist during the running and retrieving of marine risers and BOP stack


Assist in the planning, organization and supervision of rig move operations

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