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JOB TITLE:                Driller


REPORTING TO:     Toolpusher/Tourpusher


LOCATION:           Offshore




Responsible for the safe and efficient execution of all well and drilling activities and actively supervise the drilling crew.




Responsible for/ensure:

  • Compliance with the Seadrill Code of Conduct.

  • Compliance with applicable internal and external governing requirements.

  • Compliance with applicable laws.

  • That all relevant personnel are adequately trained in handling emergencies.

  • That all emergency equipment is in good condition and configured as required.

  • Non-compliances are promptly acted on and reported to the direct supervisor.

  • All relevant governing documents are revised as and when required.

  • Compliance with the standard for tidiness and cleanness.

  • Assume the safety role as per station bill and emergency preparedness plan.

  • Contribute with OBS card reporting.


    Assist with:

  • verifying client drilling program vs. Seadrill requirements

  • Seadrill training, certification and competence compliance management


    Participate in:

  • Meeting activities in a proactive and constructive manner.

  • Training and competence assessments as assigned and/or required.




Responsible for/ensure:

  • And owner of the well integrity at all times.

  • Directing all activities related to drilling operations in accordance to the drilling program.

  • Monitoring the well bore condition, interpret and respond to down hole conditions.

  • Securing of the well during an emergency or well control situation.

  • Executing well kill operations as per instructions from Seadrill supervisors.

  • Conducting well and drilling activities as directed by the Tool pusher/Tour pusher.

  • The drill floor is never left unattended when connected to a well.

  • All relevant governing documents are adhered to by direct reports.

  • All relevant governing documents are revised as and when required.

  • That clear daily operational guidelines are provided to all direct reports.

  • Visible leadership by spending time in the field and monitoring daily operations.

  • All drills and checks are conducted as required.

  • All applicable reports and logs as required by supervisors, client and company.

  • Assist with preparation for future drilling operations.

  • Thorough handovers are provided at each daily change of shift.

  • Subordinates are trained in order to make them suitable for a higher position.

  • Other duties are performed as and when required and/or directed by his/her direct supervisor.




Responsible for/ensure:

  • Operational preparedness of all safety and emergency equipment.

  • That the first line maintenance of drilling equipment is performed and recorded.




  • Competently operate all equipment at the Driller’s console in a safe and professional manner

  • Perform well control calculations

  • Maintain accurate records of fluid management during all drilling operations

  • Supervises derrick inspections and ensures they are carried out in accordance with the drops programme

  • Maintain accurate equipment files, drilling logs and records

  • Participate in all pre-planning for drilling operations

  • Conduct performance appraisals for subordinates. Recommend promotion, development or disciplinary action




  • High School Diploma or Equivalent

  • Two years as an Assistant Driller in Cyber Chair for deepwater offshore drilling operations or one year as an Assistant Driller with demonstrated experience

  • Valid Well Control Certification (IWCF Level 3 – Driller; working towards IWCF Level 4 - Supervisor)

  • Fluent in the reading and writing of the English language.

  • Conversant in technical calculations required for drilling the well.

  • Able to operate rig floor equipment utilizing HIE (Human Interface Equipment)


    Mandatory Training/Certifications for personnel working in Canada only:

  • Basic Survival Training (BST)
  • Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S)
  • Regulatory Awareness
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Well Control (see above)




Must pass Physical, Drug Screen and Background Check


Candidates must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship


Seadrill is an equal opportunity employer