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JOB TITLE:             Driller


REPORTING TO:     Toolpusher/Tourpusher


LOCATION:             Gulf of Mexico, Offshore


Broaden your horizons. Own the Opportunity.




Seadrill is one of the world’s most modern offshore deep-water drilling companies. Using ground-breaking technology we operate in 15 countries across five continents, employing some 5,000 people representing 65 nationalities.


Our vision is to Set the Standard in Drilling. It’s an ambitious goal. And every single one of us has a part to play. Help us to keep innovating, improving and maintaining the highest safety standards, and we’ll give you what you need to be your best too.





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




·       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)





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





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




Wherever you join us you’ll be part of a team that takes pride in maintaining their colleagues’ safety as well as their own, to ensure safe and successful operations. We employ the best in the industry, and we want to keep it that way. So if you want to keep developing your skills, we’ll give you every opportunity. We also offer a competitive reward package, with an attractive base salary and a range of benefits tailored to your location.


Join Seadrill. Own the Opportunity.



Seadrill is an Equal Opportunity Employer