Position: Driller

Positions Available 4
Industry Oil & Gas
Location 1959 Upper Water Street, Suite 1301
Hourly Rate N/A
Salary N/A
Start Date 15th Jan 18
Contract type Contract
Reference ID 12749
Contact Careers NS careersns@puglisevich.com

Position details




REPORTS TO: Toolpusher and DSL


SUPERVISES: Assistant Driller, and Lead Roughneck

LOCATION: Offshore Nova Scotia

TYPE OF RIG: Semisubmersible, West Aquarius



JOB SUMMARY: Supervises and directs the work of the drilling crew to ensure safe and efficient operations on the drill floor and drilling of the well bore. Operates drilling and mud circulation equipment as instructed in the well program and performs drilling, completion, and well testing operations in accordance with Company policies and procedures.



  • High school Diploma or Equivalent
  • 2 years as an Assistant Driller in Cyber Chair for deepwater offshore drilling operations or one year as an Assistant Driller with demonstrated experience
  • 1-2 years previous experience with AKER equipment
  • Valid Supervisor Well Control Certification (IWCF)
  • 3+ years previous experience in a role with 6th generation semi-sub drilling rig
  • Fluent in reading and writing of the English language. Able to operate rig floor equipment utilizing HIE (Human Interface Equipment)
  • Must pass Physical, Drug Screen and Background/Pre-Employment Screening Checks.
  • Complete competency requirements for current position and work towards gaining competency in the next position


  • Competently operate all equipment at the Driller’s console in a safe and professional manner
  • Constantly monitor the well bore condition, interpret and respond to downhole conditions
  • Direct all activities related to drilling operations in accordance with the well program
  • Secure the well during an emergency or well control situation. Perform well kill operations as per instructions
  •  Perform well control calculations
  •  Responsible for the execution of first-line maintenance on the drill floor
  • Maintain housekeeping in assigned areas
  •  Maintain accurate records of fluid management during all drilling operations
  •  Ensure that the drilling crew are conversant with relevant rig specific procedures, that they are understood, utilized, and recognized changes are documented
  •  Supervise derrick inspections and ensures they are carried out in accordance with the drops
  • Maintain accurate equipment files, drilling logs, and records
  • Participate in all pre-planning for drilling operations
  • Updates Supervisors on drilling activities as required. Informs Toolpusher and Client Representative if any deviation from planned operations occur
  •  Ensure that approved rig operating procedures are adhered to at all times. Report all unsafe activities, situations, and potential hazards to supervisor
  • Actively participate in the Safety Management Systems
  • Conduct performance appraisals for subordinates. Recommend promotion, development, or disciplinary action
  • Effectively use all safety and environmental tools employed by Seadrill (4-point check, OBS Cards, PTW, etc.)
  • Complete training requirements in a timely manner as per Seadrill training matrix
  • Perform all emergency duties as per designation on the station bill
  • Mentor, develop and train crew members to ensure they are competent to work in their current job positions and where appropriate coached and prepared for the next position

It is the objective of Puglisevich to ensure employment equity within the workplace.

We encourage applications from Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, and persons with disabilities having the capability, qualifications and experience to make application for this position. Qualified residents in Nova Scotia will be given first consideration in the staffing of these positions.

We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for interview will be contacted.

To apply, please send your resume to careersns@puglisevich.com


Company Info

Company: Puglisevich