Mud System Operator in Lagos, Nigeria

at Pacific Drilling

Minimum Qualification
Required Experience
3 - 5 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female

Job Description

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities

  • Act as a Safety Leader ensuring the ongoing identification of hazards and the implementation of controls to manage the associated risks with a special focus on Well Control, Permit to Work and Isolation procedures.
  • Actively participate in daily pre-tour meeting and pre-job meetings as often as required by the operations. When a deviation from the planned operations is necessary, stop the work, regroup and obtain approval prior to plan and implement the deviation.
  • Follow standard instructions and maintain good communication with the Assistant Driller and inform of any concern, ensuring any deviation is properly communicated and documented.
  • Supervise the Pumphand, Floorhands and Roustabouts when they are involved in mixing operations.
  • Ensure that operations are planned, organized, supervised and executed in accordance with well programs, rig move plans, Pacific Drilling requirements and contractual obligations.
  • Perform the Mud System Operators daily checks i.e. QHSE checks, tank volumes, manifold line ups etc.
  • Ensure material safety data sheets are available for all chemicals used for the fluid systems in use and that folders are updated.
  • Ensure that appropriate Personal Protective Equipment is available and other safety equipment such as chemical showers and eye wash stations are well maintained in good working order.
  • Assist Service Partners with the planning for upcoming fluid management tasks.
  • Assist and relieve the Assistant Driller as required.
  • Monitor the mud tanks during operations and report any unexplained tank level, or mud property changes to the Driller.
  • Maintain an organized sack store and assist Service Partners maintaining an accurate inventory.
  • Ensure the solid control equipment and mud mixing operations are being monitored constantly and keep accurate records of fluid transfers, fluid treatments and fluid properties.
  • Implement, follow and regularly review Pacific Drilling work instructions.
  • Demonstrate leadership support for Pacific Drilling’s Competence Management Program and implement all program requirements to ensure direct reports have the necessary competencies, training and skills to perform their job.
  • Provide regular mentoring, appraisal and feedback to direct reports.
  • Perform preventive maintenance or maintenance repairs occurring on all fluid pumping and treatment equipment.
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