Employment type: Permanent Employee

Contact person: Laura Fraser


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Driller – MODU International

Published 22.02.2024

Are you interested in working Internationally?

Weare gauging interest for candidates who wish to work in the InternationalSector.

Positionsare based on a 28/28 rotation, and working worldwide.  Currently the unitsare working in Namibia, with Hercules scheduled for Canada in Q2 and Mira andBollsta remaining in the African Region.


  • Relevant education/certificate from technical mechanical school/education
  • Requires valid IWCF/IADC BOP Drilling Well Control Certificate (Subsea and surface) – Driller Level 3
  • Systematic familiarisation/competence assessment (s) for position
  • Documented practical experience as Assistant Driller for permanent/floating installations
  • Fluent written/oral English language


Driller’s duty is toensure that all well operations are carried out safely and efficiently inaccordance with the operational plan, procedures and good industry practices.Driller has overall responsibility for all rig floor operations. Ensuring establishedcommunication channels with the rig mud loggers and other well supportservices. The driller will immediately report any defective rig floorequipment. Ensure that all employees under their authority have sufficientinformation and knowledge to carry out their job without endangering anypersons, plant or equipment and are adequately trained and experienced for aparticular task before they are instructed to carry it out.

  • Responsible for the performance of drilling operations in accordance with procedures and guidelines.
  • Become familiar with the new well programme. Discuss any concerns with the programme.
  • Ensuring that the work they supervise takes into account the safety of the crew, and for proper and regulatory work performance.
  • Conduct internal assessments (where applicable) to company standards and procedures on activities within their area of competence.
  • Ensure that information/safety meetings with the crew take place daily, and shall provide guidance and information about ongoing and future work operations and procedures.
  • Planning next step in the operation to ensure a safe and efficient plan.
  • Ensure that procedures are understood and followed.
  • Organise all operational and QHSE activities in the Drilling Areas.
  • Ensure that all Drilling work areas are kept in a clean and safe condition to work in.
  • Operate drilling equipment.
  • Organise “on the job training” for Assistant Driller/Drill Crew.
  • Keep an accurate written log of the drilling activities on the shift and report this on the Odfjell Drilling Rig Manager system.
  • Have a detailed log of all drilling components in the hole at any time.
  • Ensure that nothing can enter or fall into the hole at any time.
  • Has a duty to keep informed about all details concerning well checks and well control issues.
  • Shall have full control of the well and be prepared to secure the well at any time during operations.
  • Ensure that containment of the wellbore is possible at all times and a kick sheet is updated daily, or in accordance to the well geometry.
  • Ensure that the governing well control procedures are adopted, practiced and understood.
  • Ensure that all well control equipment is maintained and kept in good working condition. (PVTs/Flow meters/Alarms etc.)
  • Run regular Kick/Well control drills with the crew in accordance with Odfjell and Client procedures/guidelines.
  • Operates the drilling equipment and supervises drill crew while making connections, tripping, testing, etc., until the well is completed to the satisfaction of the client and Company management.
  • During tripping, control the speed at which the pipe is being lowered or withdrawn and the breaking out and making up of each section of pipe.
  • Pressure test well control equipment according to standards. Record and store test results.
  • Ensure that all accidents, unsafe practices or conditions observed by the persons under their authority are reported promptly to Supervisor.
  • Monitor personnel under their supervision in their approach towards safety and provide proactive coaching whenever necessary.
  • Carry out competence assessment in respect of departmental staff, performance evaluations and identify long term career potential etc.