Trainee Drilling Supervisor in Lagos, Nigeria

at ExxonMobil

Engineering / Technology
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

The successful candidate will provide day to day on-site supervision of drilling operations and make reports to the Drilling Operations Superintendent.

Other responsibilities include:

• Stewarding continuous compliance with Safety, Security, Health and Environment (SSH&E) policies and responsible for implementation of OIMS on the rig
• Making key decisions in an emergency situation to prevent injuries, well catastrophes as well as significant additional cost
• Serving as the primary contact with the rig and third party personnel at the rig site to ensure operations are performed in accordance with the drilling program in a safe and cost-effective manner
• Ensuring drilling procedures are followed as planned and conducted in an optimum manner
• Organizing and ordering the necessary services and equipment to conduct drilling and testing operations
• Ensuring that the rig and third party equipment is adequately and properly maintained
• Maintaining inventory of all equipment/materials/supplies to ensure smooth ongoing operations
• Ensuring compliance with all government and other statutory regulations; including education of all personnel on rigs on safety and related issues
• Maintaining accurate and adequate reports regarding operations, equipment and evaluation


The ideal candidate for the Trainee Drilling Supervisor position must meet the following criteria:
• Minimum of Bachelor’s degree (B.Sc./B. Tech./B. Eng.) with a minimum of second class upper division in any of the following disciplines - Mechanical, Chemical, Civil or Petroleum Engineering
• At least one year post-NYSC oilfield experience
• Strong leadership, verbal and written communication skills
• A team player with good interpersonal skill
Any prior experience as Driller, Tool-Pusher, or Drilling / Well site Supervisor, Completions / Down-hole Tools / Fishing hand or as a Drilling Quality specialist will be an added advantage

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