Company: Kintec Recruitment
Skills: Drilling Manager
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Full Time Contractor
Salary: £NEG
Location: United Arab Emirates




Plans, directs and coordinates the Drilling activities including reviewing, studying and approving drilling operational/engineering processes and reports. Supervises the planning and execution of CLIENT drilling operations and well completion. Manages and coordinates the preparation of the drilling budget, controls expenditure and justifies variances. Reports to the Executive Director, E&P.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
Managerial Role
" Plans, directs and provides general supervision over the activities of assigned personnel in the Drilling Department.
Performs supervisory functions and exercises financial authority at the Departmental level as established by E&P Director.
Budget Control
" Directs the preparation of and submits the Department's budget for management's approval and ensures that drilling activities are completed within budget and schedule.
" Controls expenditure and ensures that the variances between approved budget and actual expenditure are properly justified.
Drilling Operations/ Engineering Activities
" Plans and directs all drilling, well completion and workover operations and ensures that all operations have been thoroughly researched, engineered, programmed and implemented in a safe, efficient manner and in compliance with the prescribed requirements of the subsurface team.
" Directs the preparation of drilling, drilling fluid & cement programmes for drilling workover and exploration operations and the availability of the required materials.
" Keeps abreast of new development in drilling techniques and ensures that subordinates are provided with such information to improve work effectiveness and efficiency.
Technical Reports
" Reviews and approves operational and engineering reports prepared by subordinates such as drilling, well completion, workover, flow test, drill stem test and similar technical summary reports. Ensures accurate reporting of all drilling activities.
Advisory Role
" Provides the technical advice for drilling contractors and consultants and the technical assessment of responses to tenders for drilling services and materials, (ii) Provides advice and recommend solutions for drilling problems of serious nature (e.g. logging failure, work & cement failure ...etc.).
Third Party Services
" Provides overall supervision over the contracted services to ensure that all work is properly supervised and administered, includes ensuring that contacts with operating contractors and service companies are maintained at all levels and ensuring that contractors and service companies fully understand requirements and are capable of meeting them.
Technical Tenders
" Responsible for preparations of tenders and evaluation of bids.
HSE Awareness
" Ensures safety and environmental performance of all drilling related operations.
Subsidiary Activities
" Performs other related duties as assigned by the E&P Director such as: chairing the daily operations coordination meetings, ensuring the operations are at a minimum cost and consistent with safety and overall efficiency, recommending training, career development programmes for subordinates.
Reporting and Relationships Management
" Frequent contacts with Executive Director, E&P for consultation and coordination.
" Frequent contacts with contracting and petroleum service companies for negotiations and supervision of work
" Plans and coordinates the work guided by Company's broad policies and objectives. Makes independent decisions within broad limitations established by Upstream Director but refers major issues to Senior Management.
" Maintains and exhibits excellent working relationships with all CLIENT staff.
Continuous Improvement of Position
" Stays abreast of current technology in the drilling activities, Evaluates activities against pre-established goals, and makes recommendations based on evaluations.
Minimum Educational, Technical Qualifications/Certifications Required
" Bachelor degree in Petroleum or Mechanical Engineering
" Minimum Professional Experience Required
" A minimum 10 years drilling experience preferably within a Multinational Corporation
Special Requirements and Conditions
MENA region area knowledge. Industry training in drilling technology and HSE

Kintec was established in the UK in 2001 with the purpose of supplying both Contract and Permanent technical engineering personnel. Currently operating within the Oil and Gas, Chemical, Life Sciences, Power, Rail and Infrastructure industries, Kintec’s business reach is on a global scale. Over the years, we have succeeded in developing lasting relationships, with both clients and candidates, and delivered expertise and up to the minute industry knowledge with efficiency and professionalism. With business expansion and the creation of further offices in the UK, networks in the Middle East, Africa, and the US as well as movement further into Europe, Kintec’s market position has gained major strength over its 18 years in business and we have reinforced this further with sector diversification. Kintec prides itself on delivering unparalleled levels of mobilisation support, which includes the organisation of visas, travel, accommodation, local payroll, security and medical insurance. We take great care to ensure that our own employees are provided with all of the necessary in-house training to be able to deliver exceptional levels of customer service to our clients and candidates. Furthermore, we provide opportunities for further career development, as part of our organic growth model, and aim to provide a favourable working environment where our personnel are held in extremely high regard. We see our staff as paramount in terms of establishing a long lasting and successful business, facilitating the overall aim to replicate and build on our historic achievements