Aramco Saudi Expat



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The Driller is responsible for the deployment and guidance of the Sanad rig crew and the use of the rig equipment, in accordance with Sanad Rig Management System (RMS) so as to safely and efficiently conduct the Operator’s drilling program.


To demonstrate and promote safety leadership and to ensure that the crew works in the safest possible manner

To lead and direct the crew in fulfilling their designated duties

To plan and conduct Sanad rig-floor and related activities so as to meet the highest applicable standard of international oilfield practice

To monitor and adjust the drilling parameters and take those necessary actions so as to optimize the drilling process and safeguard the integrity of the well

To work constructively with the Operator’s representative and with third party service companies so as to contribute to collaborative working relationships at the rig site

To take immediate remedial action in the event of an incipient or actual emergency or incident

To advise the Rig Manager and Operator’s representative of any issues as appropriate



Personally responsible for own safety and conducting ones self to the standards of Sanad Policies and Procedures

Promote and promulgate Sanad safety program

Apply Sanad safety policies and practices in rig operations and act as a role model to other crew members in all safety matters

Conduct and record Tool Box Talks for the rig crew and achieve the participation and contribution of crew members

Play a full part in rig safety meetings

Conduct safety inspections of rig equipment and hold training drills as directed by Rig Manager

Contribute to New Employee Safety Inductions

Ensure that all activities, including those of third party contractors, are conducted using safe working practices and using the designated Personal Protection Equipment (PPE


Plan the tourly operations and conduct pre-job briefings or J.S.A.’s for the crew on activities

Operate the rig equipment within its designed parameters in a manner to optimize the drilling process and associated activities

Conduct visual, and where possible functional, inspections of equipment both prior to use and at periodic intervals

Supervise the Assistant Driller and Derrickman in control and recording of mud properties

Recording & Reporting

The Driller is responsible for keeping accurate and complete records as required and detailed in the RMS. These include:

Keep accurate BHA Worksheet records of the drill string including details of equipment run in-hole

Accurately complete the IADC tour sheet

Keep records of Tool Box Safety Talks

Ensure that the rig crew conduct and record their assigned tasks in the rig Planned Maintenance System (PMS)

Complete records of any Incident, Injury, Illness or Near Miss involving rig crew members

Keep records and charts of BOP pressure tests and of function tests

Provide recommendations to the Rig Manager for improved procedures

Report any unforeseen or unusual events to the Rig Manager or Operator’s representative as appropriate

Ensure understanding of, and compliance with, Sanad permit to work system


9 years of experience in drilling and workover operation

2 years in present position

Valid Well control supervisor Level Certificate

Primary Location: International-Saudi Arabia-All-NDIL - Aaramco Saudi Expat

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