Company: Coastline & X-Mas Tree Company
Skills: Drilling Consultant, Rig Manager, Workover or Completion
Other Skills: Drilling Supervisor, Company Man
Experience: 10 + Years
Education: Bachelors/3-5 yr Degree
Employment Type: Rotational Contractor
Location: Al Khobar, Eastern Province, Saudi Arabia

Rig Liaisonman:

Duties and responsibilities for Rig Liaisonman shall:

  • Adhere to all SAUDI ARAMCO, D&WO and international HSE standards, policies and administrative controls.
  • Serve as the primary liaison between SAUDI ARAMCO and SAUDI ARAMCO rig contractor and shall provide supervision of all operations performed on SAUDI ARAMCO wells.
  • Provide training and evaluation of SAUDI ARAMCO Liaisonmen/ Toolpusher trainees.
  • Make recommendations on alternative methods in resolving defects of equipment when unusual situations are encountered and coordinate timely deliveries of materials and equipment to the well, as required.
  • Ensure that SAUDI ARAMCO contractors meet all contract requirements and shall verify and approve all SAUDI ARAMCO contractor and service company operations by way of tour reports and field tickets.
  • Ensure to maintain the rig and equipment adequately to maximize efficiency and minimize down time, and that SAUDI ARAMCO materials and equipment are properly utilized, handled and stored and report to SAUDI ARAMCO for any misuse by contractors of these materials and equipment.
  • Ensure that all SAUDI ARAMCO safety rules and regulations are followed by all Parties, including any Third Party, and work with Drilling and Workover Engineers to see that good international oil and gas industry and all applicable laws and regulations are followed.
  • Work closely with SAUDI ARAMCO Representative as required to accomplish objectives and perform other miscellaneous duties as directed by the SAUDI ARAMCO Represenative.
  • Field mentorship of trainees in the field development program (FDP).
  • Coordinate with the focal point for trainee's requirement.
  • Train and instruct rig hands on job training (OJT) performance.
  • Mentor rig hands at rig site.
  • Assess competency for rig hands and identify gaps.
  • Transfer knowledge, skills and experience.
  • Prepare and conduct training courses.
  • Verify on-job training and assess performance to acceptable standard (competency level).
  • Coordinate the training courses, personnel and logistics.
  • Evaluate gap assessment.
  • Compile assessments to SAUDI ARAMCO requirements and follow trainee's progress.
  • Ensure trainee's acceptable job standard level (skills and knowledge) under on-job training plan.
  • Write and prepare stuck pipe/fishing technical courses.
  • Conduct classroom courses on stuck pipe and fishing.
  • Follow up Drilling & Workover (D&WO) Operations on stuck pipe incidents; accustom courses contents to D&WO Operations.
  • Diagnose stuck pipe and fishing problems and recommend solutions.
  • Adapt course-specific objectives to follow current operations on practical-assigned locations.
  • Consolidate course-topics for field assignment, explain, and review classroom teaching to provide guidance, support, and tutor trainee's field progress.
  • Identify trainee's gap-knowledge and report to Professional Technical Training & Well Control Unit group leader and recommend solutions.
  • Compile assessments according to SAUDI ARAMCO requirements and follow trainee's progress.


  • BS in Petroleum Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Electrical Engineering with five (5) years of experience in drilling engineering and operations or High School Degree or equivalent with ten (10) years' experience in Drilling Engineering and Operations.
  • Skill and expertise in deviated drilling including short radius horizontal wells.
  • Offshore jackup drilling experience with in depth knowledge of top drive units, Measurement While Drilling (MWD) technology and oil base muds.
  • Experience in drilling high pressure / high temperature wells as deep as 17,000 feet with heavy mud weights as high as 165 PCF in high H2S concentrations of 20%.
  • A valid certificate in Blowout Prevention (BOP) and well control.
  • Have a valid Saudi driving license or a Saudi Arab Government acceptable international license to drive SAUDI ARAMCO vehicles.
  • Intensive oil/gas upstream specialized training courses with diploma education will be considered.
  • Extensive Drilling & Workover experience internationally (Shell, Exxon and Chevron etc.) as Rig Supervisor with both offshore and onshore drilling operations.
  • Extensive experience in mentorship and ability to transfer knowledge and skills.
  • Must have excellent communications skills.
  • Saudi Aramco field experience highly preferable.
  • Training and career development certified in English language.
  • Must have completed the H2S, Offshore survival (HUET), Firefighting and First Aid courses.
  • Must have completed the IADC certification courses to required level.