Company: Atlas Professionals
Skills: Drilling Foreman / Drilling Supervisor
Experience: 15 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Guyana

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Authorized to work in: Guyana

  • SDSV will be responsible for supervising the entire  rig site operations team (Operations Drilling Supervisors, Night Drilling Supervisors, Well Site Drilling Engineer, Materials and Logistics Co-ordinator, HSE Supervisors/Technicians and Well Site Geologists).
  • The SDSV will be the ultimate  authority on board the drilling unit at all times..



Pre Location Arrival Phase:

  • Act as  representative (Lead/Senior Companyman) in day-shift during critical rig re-activation / mobilization phase, as applicable. Jointly responsible for ensuring that the drilling unit is fit-for-purpose and arrives at the well location "ready-to-drill".
  • Actively participate in independent 3rd party rig condition survey, inspections and audits.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the daily operations report pre-spud phase using OpenWells reporting system is prepared and issued in time.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the detailed plan of actions (work instructions) for the well for each phase are prepared prior to arrival at the location.
  • Responsible for coordinating the offshore pre-spud and mini-DWOP meetings to ensure rig crew (in each shift) have a complete understanding of the planned operations.
  • Perform review of the well Master Equipment List (MEL).
  • Perform review of the rig move preparations and related procedures, issued by the Rig Contractor.
  • Perform review of the well Drilling Programme.
  • Perform review of the well P&A Programme.
  • Perform review of the Well Control Bridging Document.
  • Perform review of the Well Containment Plan, Blow Out Contingency Plan and Relief Well Plan.
  • Utilize experience to ensure all relevant lessons learned from previous projects have been reviewed and any necessary action taken to prevent re-occurrence on the  operation.
  • Perform full review of all HSE and Logistics documentation to ensure a complete understanding (e.g. Emergency Response Plan, Oil Spill Response Plan, HSE Bridging Document, MEDEVAC Plan, Helicopter Boarding Procedure, Logistics Plan, HAZID, HAZOP, Bow Tie etc).
  • Perform review of the Well Risk Register and ensure that all the actions assigned to the onsite/offshore team are implemented.

Execution/Operations Phase:

  • Ultimately, act as the Lead/Senior Drilling Supervisor for all operations at the well site, with work schedule mainly in day-shift and ensure all operations are executed in a safe and environmentally responsible manner while complying with the drilling programme, work instructions, company policy and local regulations. This should be achieved through active management of drilling contractor,  operational personnel and service provider personnel offshore.
  • Ensure site team members have a clear understanding about the objectives of the operations and their roles in delivering these objectives.
  • Ensure that a clear lines of communication are established on the rig, for the SDSV to be alerted immediately of any incident onboard the drilling unit (operational or HSE related) or major deviation from planned activities.
  • Demonstrate and consistently apply the highest level of leadership in HSE standards, practices and policies.
  • Ensure site safety and environmental management systems are implemented as designed and are consistent with internal policies and standards.
  • Actively participate in, and continually encourage, the use of safety systems and tools while also monitoring participation / usage (safety cards, TBT, JRA, TOF, weekly walk-around etc).
  • Review daily safety card information.
  • Ensure that the rig contractor is in compliance with the requirements per API S53 and its own well control manual and procedures for the proper maintenance and operations of all the well control and subsea equipment.
  • Ensure that the rig contractor is in compliance with the defined standards and procedures for the proper maintenance and operations of the safety critical and operationally critical equipment at all times.
  • Review and ensure delivery of Daily Drilling Report prepared in OpenWells reporting system. Ensure that all the information included in the DDR is detailed and accurate.
  • Ensure preparation of the daily operational performance report on the rig. Ensure identification of relevant improvement actions for the continuous performance improvement and to ensure that the operational consistency is achieved.
  • Ensure preparation and review of the daily ten day look-ahead.
  • Ensure the preparation of riser, casing and liner tallies.
  • Ensure that the calculations for all cement jobs are completed in order to cross-check with other members of the offshore team prior to agreement on final numbers.
  • Ensure other operational calculations are performed such as well control calculations and maximum overpull.
  • Ensure presence of  DSV on rig floor during critical tripping times - e.g. first 10 stands POOH, going through restrictions such as shoe / hangers / BOP / slip joint etc, last 5 stands to bottom.
  • Ensure  representative witness tool handling and preparation are such as dressing bit with required nozzles, installing SSR wiper plugs below hanger, installing darts into cement head etc.
  • Ensure  representative witness strapping of tubulars on deck as required (at least one representative must witness all pipe strapping with a separate deck tally to cross check against rig contractor tally).
  • Ensure the review of all trip sheets and well monitoring sheets to ensure accuracy. Periodic spot checks must be performed to ensure rig contractor is correctly tracking volumes.
  • Ensure  DSV's active participation in wireline logging operations, periodically visiting the unit to review wireline tension, hole conditions and any other issues etc.
  • Ensure the preparation and review of all other required operational documentation - e.g. bit and BHA
  • reports, cement reports, casing reports, LOT/FIT reports, lessons learned register and NPT tracker.
  • Lead all the  meetings and morning calls offshore. Ensure participation of  DSV in key meetings by Rig Contractor offshore.
  • Ensure all Non Productive Time is accurately captured in a high level of detail and any required supporting documentation is delivered in a timely manner. NPT tracker will be maintained throughout the operation.
  • Assist with the preparation of Non Conformance Reports related to NPT events.
  • Ensure all lessons learned are accurately captured in a high level of detail for implementation on subsequent projects. Lessons Learned register will be maintained throughout the operation.
  • Ensure review of the operations performed offshore after each operation phase as part of the After Action Review (AAR), and ensure that all the relevant modifications, recommendations and changes are included in the detailed plan of actions (work instructions) in the AARs. Ensure participation of relevant personnel in the AAR involved in the operations.
  • Ensure preparation of the End of Well Report (EoWR) detailed operations summary to ensure accurate and completed to a high level of detail, and also the relevant lessons learned are covered in the report.
  • Participate in incident investigations and assist with the preparation of incident reports. Report, investigate, follow-up and ensure close-out of all onsite incidents and near-misses relating to personnel, equipment and procedures promptly.
  • Review field tickets for the service company personnel and relevant Rig Contractor work.
  • Develop the onsite team and coach individuals to enhance their contribution to performance

Post Well / Project Close-out Phase:

  • No work required once the rig is off the well location. All post operation activities will be handled by the onshore drilling team.




  • Valid Well Control certification (IWCF Level 4 Combined Surface and Subsea BOP Stack or IADC WellSHARP Supervisor Level).
  • Valid Offshore Survival certification (e.g. BOSIET and HUET or equivalent).
  • Valid Medical certification.
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project).
  • Strong understanding of the Landmark OpenWells reporting system.
  • Excellent written and oral command of the English language.




  • Minimum 15 years of relative industry experience (i.e. Senior Rig Contractor position, Drilling Engineer, Drilling Supervisor or Drilling Superintendent).
  • Candidate must have at least 5 years of experience working as a Senior Drilling Supervisor (SDSV).
  • High level of experience working with Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODU's), particularly jack-up units.
  • Knowledge and experience of executing remote location projects is essential.



  • Highly focussed on HSE and Process Safety at all times.
  • Highly focussed on performance and constantly striving to achieve top quartile results.
  • Highly focussed on well costs throughout the planning and execution phases to ensure cost efficiency and reduce wastage.
  • Makes informed decisions based on thorough analysis and risk assessment.
  • Strong aptitude for mathematics and problem solving.
  • Ability to devise and execute complex plans.
  • Highly organised with good data management skills.
  • Team player who is approachable and actively promotes a high level of interaction across multiple disciplines.
  • Good communicator who can communicate with clarity and confidence.
  • Willingness to assist and mentor / coach others to ensure knowledge growth and professional development.
  • Must show a sense of ownership and accountability.
  • Must lead by example in terms of behaviours.
  • Must behave in a professional manner at all times in order to uphold the reputation of the company.
  • Willingness to consider and review new techniques ·and technologies which could lead to improved safety and/or operational performance.