Position: Driller

Positions Available 1
Industry Oil & Gas
Location 611 Torbay Road, Suite 1
Hourly Rate N/A
Salary N/A
Start Date 25th Jun 18
Contract type Contract
Reference ID 13579
Contact Careers careers@puglisevich.com

Position details



REPORTS TO: Toolpusher


SUPERVISES: Assistant Driller/Derrickhand/Pumphand/Floorhand


LOCATION: Offshore Newfoundland

TYPE OF RIG: DP3 Self Propelled, Semi Submersible MODU, 6th Generation RAM Rig
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-Time, Temporary


JOB SUMMARY:  Operate drilling equipment as instructed in the well program and Standing Instructions to Drill (SID) in a manner that complies with Company policies and procedures and the Driller’s Key Responsibilities.  Apply Transocean core values


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent 
  • 2+ years Experience on 6th generation dual activity, cyber based semi submersible rig
  • 2 years as an Assistant Driller in Cyber Chair for deepwater offshore drilling operations
  • Work experience and demonstrated ability of oral and written communications may be substituted in lieu of formal education
  • 1+ years Experience as a Driller on a Ram Rig
  • Experience with MH Drillview or similar drilling control systems
  • Successful completion of at least one Driller Assessment (Offshore)
  • Valid medical examination and vaccination certificates
  • Valid Well Control Supervisor certificate
  • Knowledge of all technical calculations required for the safe operation of the drilling unit
  • Advanced computer skills


  • Operate all equipment at the Driller’s console in a safe manner; maintain a clean, tidy, and hazard free condition on the drill floor and associated areas
  • Monitor the well condition at all times (i.e. depth, mud weight, weight on bit).  Recognize, interpret and respond to down hole conditions
  • Perform drilling-related operations such as directional drilling, working stuck pipe, running and cementing casing strings, coring, fishing, and assisting in wireline logging, well testing, and other special operations
  • Supervise and direct operations in the picking up or laying down of tubular and all drilling-related equipment
  • Maintain accurate record of tubular and tool dimensions (i.e. internal and external diameter, fish neck, and serial numbers
  • Ensure that the solid control equipment and mud mixing operations are being monitored constantly
  • Inform Toolpusher/Senior Toolpusher and Client Representative if a deviation from planned operation occurs
  • Keep accurate records of fluid displacement when tubular are run in/pulled out of well
  • Complete the IADC daily drilling report (GMS) at the end of each tour
  • Hold pre-tour meeting with the drilling crew for all drilling operations
  • Secure the well during an emergency or well control situation; assist in the well-killing operations
  • Supervise the lubrication and maintenance o all drilling and associated equipment and ensure it is carried out in accordance with the Preventative Maintenance System (RMS)
  • Maintain equipment files, drilling logs and records; perform all technical calculations required to carry out drilling operations
  • Assist during the running and retrieving of marine risers and BOP stack
  • Assist in the planning, organization and supervision of rig move operations
  • Ensure that  subordinates understand and apply guidelines of the Company Quality & HSE Policy Statements and rig-specific procedures
  • Inform the Toolpusher/Senior Toolpusher of any incidents, potential hazards or abnormal situations
  • Actively participate in the weekly meetings, FOCUS Improvement Process, and all other Company safety management system
  • Incorporate the THINK process into all tasks, whether working alone or as part of a team
  • Participate in the START process
  • Ensure that subordinate personnel are properly trained in THINK and START
  • Ensure that DROPS inspections are conducted as per the rig’s DROPS inspection program
  • Call a Time Out for Safety (TOFS) whenever an unplanned hazard or a change in the expected results is observed
  • Demonstrate commitment to the Company’s safety policies through the consistent application of leadership and guidance
  • Ensure that drills and exercises involving the use of all types of lifesaving, fire fighting and other safety equipment are conducted regularly
  • Ensure that a high standard of hygiene and housekeeping is maintained onboard the rig
  • Promote and maintain a good working relationship with other departments, third-party personnel and Customer Representatives
  • Meet the training requirements according to the applicable training matrix
  • Participate fully in the annual performance appraisal process
  • Mentor, coach, develop and train crew members to ensure to ensure that they are competent to work at their next job level
  • Provide leadership and motivation to the drilling crews. Apply continuous improvement process
  • Mentor the Assistant Driller and deputize when operations, security of well, and personnel safety are not at risk
  • Assist in training to ensure that all personnel are competent to perform their allocated jobs
  • Apply appropriate accountability regarding recognition; recommend promotion or disciplinary action up to and including discharge


It is the objective of Transocean and 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 of the province of Newfoundland and Labrador 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 application to careers@puglisevich.com




Company Info

Company: Puglisevich