Company: Transocean
Skills: Toolpusher
Education: High School/Secondary
Employment Type: Full Time Salaried Employee
Location: Angola

Offshore Drilling Group
Transocean is focused on being the employer of choice for the drilling industry.
We are challenging ourselves every day to push the performance of the company through technological advances and passion for our work.

Job Summary
- Supervise the drilling operations and associated activities and ensure that they are in accordance with the well program
- Ensure that drilling operations are carried out in a safe, efficient and productive manner
- Actively promote Transocean Shared Values
Job Description

REPORTING: Reports to the Senior Toolpusher or Offshore Installation Manager (OIM)

SUPERVISION: Supervises the Driller

PREREQUISITES / QUALIFICATIONS: - High school diploma or equivalent. Work experience and demonstrated ability of oral and written communications may be substituted in lieu of formal education. Knowledge of all technical calculations required for the safe operation of the drilling. Basic computer skills. Valid medical and vaccination certificate


  • Ensure that the Driller is provided each tour with the Standing Instructions to Driller (SID) that is relevant to the planned operations
  • Monitor the maintenance, repair and installation of all drilling equipment including repair, lubrication, maintenance records, and inventory levels
  • Maintain records of inspections and certification of drilling equipment, tools and tubular
  • Ensure the mud mixing systems and solid control equipment are being monitored constantly and properly maintained
  • Relieve the Driller at the Driller's console as operational requirement demands
  • Partake in the daily operations meeting with the OIM, Senior Toolpusher and other rig department heads
  • Monitor the application of the Company Rig Maintenance System (RMS) for drilling department maintenance tasks
  • Review and approve all drilling-related Permit to Work as the responsible person for the task
  • Supervise equipment preparation for impending drilling operations
  • Assist in planning the job activities of the drilling department and associated activities
  • Ensure that well control requirements are in place according to operational requirements; assist in supervising well-killing operations in an emergency situation
  • Perform all well control calculations (i.e. mud weight increase, initial and final circulating pressures, number of strokes, etc.)
  • Assist the Senior Toolpusher or OIM in coordinating the activities of third-party personnel responsible for various aspects of the well program and ensure that they understand Transocean policy and procedures related to the task and that they follow safety processes
  • Review the daily drilling operations report in the Global Management System (GMS) for accuracy and approve accordingly
  • Prepare Requisition Purchase Orders for equipment or parts necessary to keep the drilling operation free of downtime. Assist in ensuring that sufficient stock of parts and materials are maintained
  • Assist in the planning, organization and supervision of rig move operations
  • Maintain proper communication with the Senior Toolpusher and OIM regarding the progress of drilling and associated operations
  • Recommend adjustments to drilling parameters as necessary to improve the overall drilling operation's performance
  • Promote and maintain an effective working relationship with other departments, third-party personnel and Customer Representatives
  • Inform the Senior Toolpusher or the OIM of any incidents, potential hazards or abnormal situations
  • Actively participate in safety meetings, FOCUS Improvement Process, and all other safety processes in the Safety Management System
  • Incorporate the THINK process into all tasks, whether working alone or as part of a team
  • Participate in the START process
  • Ensure that subordinate personnel are properly trained to perform START observations and monitoring
  • Ensure that DROPS inspections are conducted as per the rig's DROPS inspection program
  • Call a Time Out for Safety (TOFS) whenever an unplanned hazard or a change in the expected results is observed
  • Demonstrate commitment to Company safety policies through the consistent application of leadership and guidance
  • Ensure that effective well control drills are carried out regularly and recorded
  • Ensure that a high standard of hygiene and housekeeping is maintained onboard the rig
  • Meet the training requirements according to the applicable training matrix
  • Participate fully in the annual performance appraisal process
  • Mentor, coach, develop and train crew members to ensure they are competent to work at their next job level
  • Provide leadership and motivation to rig personnel. Ensure that continuous improvement is applied routinely
  • Ensure that all subordinates receive an annual performance appraisal. Apply accountability for recognition as well as Recommend promotion or disciplinary action up to and including discharge
  • Assist in training to ensure that all personnel are competent to perform their allocated jobs
  • Make recommendations for promotions

If you want to push yourself to great achievement, let Transocean develop your career.

No matter where in the world Transocean people are working, we are all pioneers at heart. We don’t shrink from challenges. They inspire us. Which is why we’ve been a company of firsts since our inception. Although we come from different countries, cultures and backgrounds, we’re united by our shared pursuit of excellence. We value the different perspectives represented throughout our organization, recognizing that our people are our most valuable asset. 


In today’s competitive environment, when Transocean has asked our employees to embrace a performance culture that requires us to constantly seek improvement no matter how productive we are, our team has risen to the occasion. And in fact, they are changing the way we operate. If you are motivated by a work environment that consistently challenges you, one where you can have an impact that is felt on every rig and on the bottom lines of both Transocean and our customers, we encourage you to browse our available positions below and at


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