Company: Schlumberger
Skills: Derrickman
Experience: 1 + Years
Education: Tech/Vocational Cert/Apprenticeship
Location: State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Job Summary:

The Derrickhand handles tubular goods while working in the derrick. Operates and maintains drilling fluids and pumping system and support the drilling operations under the supervision of the Driller.
Service quality, job preparation, planning and safety are key priorities.


The Derrickhand reports directly to the Driller.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:


· Participates in pre-tour and tool-box meetings with all members of the drilling crew.

· Is always fully compliant with the requirements of the QHSE policies, standards, and wears required personal protective equipment (PPE) at all times.

· Completes formal training sessions on QHSE and technical subjects as described by the Company Training matrixes.

· Obtains certifications as required for duties assigned.

· Is aware of environment aspects at all times.

· Maintains all equipment in good and safe working order according to standards and reports any problem or deviations.


· Prepare for and trip pipe

· Work in the derrick while tripping the drill string (i.e. pull out of hole, run in hole)

· When applicable, operate pipe-handling machine to lay-down, pick-up and stand back drill pipe.

· Monitor mud pumps.

· Maintain and repair mud pumps and related equipment.

· Operate, maintain and repair gate valves associated with the mud system.

· Operate and service transfer (butterfly) valves in mud pits.

· Operate and maintain chemical mixing pumps and equipment.

· Operate, maintain and repair mud conditioning and solids control equipment.

· Mix drilling fluids and chemicals.

· Inspect and perform routine maintenance of derrick and connected equipment.

· Watch for mud returns.

· Assist in running and cementing of casing, mainly working at casing stabbing board.

· Assist Driller on drill floor.

· Stand by in pump room / pump area in emergency situation.

· Supervise Floorhands as per Driller direction.

· Maintain daily log of drilling fluid properties.

· Calculate pit volumes.

· Test drilling fluids for basic properties.

· Advise supervisor of all current conditions and of any change's.

· Recognize warning signs of kick

Previous Experience and Competencies:

· Minimum 1 year experience in Rig operations Onshore and/or Offshore as Roustabout / Floorhand. He shall have an experience of Floorhand for at least 6 months.

· Has the Knowledge, Skills and Ability for the position of Floorhand.

· Has completed Training as per Company requirement for the position.

· Has attained a proficiency level for the position based on the Competency Catalog.


· Learns quickly and adapts to new problems and situations

· Is a relentless and versatile learner

· Pursues everything with energy, drive and a need to finish

· Uses logic to solve problems with effective solutions

· Is personally committed to continuous improvement

· Listens and is able to communicate effectively with supervisors and peers



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