The Tourpusher is responsible to ensure that drilling schedules are achieved in compliance with company guidelines, policies and procedures.
The position liaises with client representatives and rig site leadership to achieve operational objectives and milestones.
The position is responsible for all operations and departments involved with the drilling and completion of the well. Also, to ensure that all work is performed safety, efficiently and according to procedure.
This position is responsible for all operations, including but not limited to, hoisting, circulating, rotating, running casing, cementing or well control.
The Rig Manager takes total ownership of all operations, departments and personnel pertaining to the drilling and completion of the well.
Provide visible leadership with a Total Ownership attitude. Owns safety standards.
Supervise and ensure the safety of drilling crew as well as efficient operations.
Enforce, clarify, and follow Company policies, standards, and procedures.
Support and assist onsite HSE Advisor for implementing rig site surveys, safety evaluations and hazard identification (hazard hunts).
Collaborate with HSE Advisor to ensure personnel training matrix is updated and kept current.
Follow the client’s daily drilling plans.
Promote operational excellence through procedural discipline.
Ensure crews achieve Company and client competency standards.
Train and supervise crew members on standard operating procedures to include, but not limited to, proper care and maintenance of the rig and drill string, including lubrication of equipment and housekeeping.
Delegate work effectively with a clear definition of requirements and expectations.
Responsible for morale and order within crew.
Ensure Authorized To Operate (ATO) and Approved Competent Operator (ACO) are applied and followed.
Maintain records and certifications of all drill pipe, subs and tools.
Maintain records and certifications of all BOPE.
Ensure that Company preventive maintenance procedures are implemented and observed.
Ensure that sling / lifting gear register is current and certifications valid, preform periodic inspections to ensure lifting gear is in good condition
Responsible for periodic scheduled rig inspections and filing of all pertinent reports.
Collaborate with client drilling representative and coordinate with drill crew to accomplish optimum desired drilling conditions.
Monitors and reviews the tracking of rotating hours on tubular / BHA / Tools.
Collaborates with vendors and service personnel to ensure a smooth transition for scheduled operational changes.
Ensure performance of daily checks on Well control equipment; FOSV, Kelly cock valve, IBOP, Koomey, etc.
Ensure rig crews’ competencies are developed and sufficient to perform their duties and responsibilities.
Manage daily rig activities to include but not limited to drilling operations, HSE concerns, supply chain support, scheduling of maintenance and personnel issues.
Ensure all rig operations are carried out in compliance with policies and procedures while adhering to any state and / or federal regulations.
Ensure rig staffing levels are maintained appropriately to ensure project is completed safely and efficiently.
Attend and actively participate to contribute knowledge, guidance and recommendations at all safety, operational, or leadership meetings.
Monitor critical inventories and coordinate with supply chain personnel to ensure that equipment, parts and materials are received appropriately.
Ensure that scheduled preventative maintenance is completely proficiently in order to minimize operational downtime.
Responsible for periodic scheduled rig inspections and filing of all pertinent reports.
Comply with platform emergency response plan or station bills during emergencies and / or drills.
Provide guidance and support to drill crew and third party personnel when installing rig specific equipment, including but not limited to casing, cementing, wire line and completion equipment.
Ensures that rig crew personnel are proficient in responding to well control situations.
Maintain and disseminate information on rig equipment and drill string performance or failures.
Collaborate with warehouse / materialman to ensure parts, materials and rig equipment are delivered proficiently
Perform additional duties, responsibilities, and special projects as may be directed.
Necessary qualifications, skills and abilities
Able to identify and understand functionality of various rig equipment.
Able to identify and understand functionality of various tubular sizes and thread types.
Knowledgeable and proficient in basic rigger’s role to ensure safe lifting operations are performed.
Knowledgeable of mechanical systems and be skilled at working with hand and power tools.
Must have the capacity to work effectively under pressure in ambiguous and complex situations.
Can demonstrate knowledge and be able to function the following equipment : o Diverter, Well head, BOP and associated control equipment o Automated pipe handling equipment o Drilling control and safety systems o Anti-collision surface equipment systems
Can demonstrate knowledge and execution of the following operations : o Drilling and well operations o Well integrity and well control o Dropped objects prevention o Line of fire, zone of exclusion and safe zone operations o Pipe measurement, number, strapping and tallying of pipes o Tripping and back reaming o Running casing and completions o Troubleshooting downhole problems and equipment failures.
Should have good verbal communication skills and be able to effectively communicate in English with staff, management, customers and vendors.
Must possess sound reasoning skills, common sense and the ability to follow directions.
Must possess basic mathematical skills (equivalent to a high school education) and be proficient in rig math.
Education, experience, and certifications :
o High School diploma is required. o Must be able to obtain appropriate offshore or, onshore certifications o Should have at least 5 years of work experience pertaining to drilling.
o Should have at least 2 years of supervisory experience.
Initiating & Driving Change
Acts as a catalyst for and takes responsibility for leading, directing, and managing organizational change
Develops new insights into situations and applies innovative solutions
Creates work environment that encourages creative thinking and innovation
Drives step changes in how the company operates
Understands how to change and addresses not only systems and processes, but also cultural aspects of change
Is good at bringing the creative ideas of others to market
Develops a change strategy that includes milestones and timelines
Accurately assesses the potential barriers and resources necessary for change initiatives
Understands and supports the need for change
Envisions and articulates the intended result of the change process
Provides direction and focus during the change process
Helps to generate support of the changes throughout the organization
Identifies and enlists allies who support the change process
Provides resources, removes barriers, and acts as an advocate for those initiating change
Establishes clear, specific performance goals, expectations, and priorities
Can be counted on to exceed goals successfully
Is constantly and consistently one of the top performers
Very bottom-line oriented
Steadfastly pushes self and others for results
Navigates quickly and effectively to resolve problems and obstacles
Persists to complete tasks / responsibilities, even in the face of difficulties
Develops a sense of urgency in others to complete tasks
Operates with personal ownership and looks for ways to improve performance all the time
Challenges him- or herself and others to raise the bar on performance
Focuses people on critical activities that yield a high impact
Holds self and others accountable for delivering high-quality results on time and within budget (e.g., models high work standards and demands the same from others)
Blends people into teams when they are needed
Creates strong morale and spirit in his / her team
Shares wins and successes
Fosters open dialogue
Lets people finish and be responsible for their work
Seeks consensus among diverse viewpoints as a means of building group commitment
Defines success in terms of the whole team
Creates a feeling of belonging in the team
Values the contributions of all team members
Creates an environment that encourages open communication amongst team members
Creates an environment that encourages collective problem solving amongst team members
Is dedicated to meeting the expectations and requirements of internal and external customers
Gets first-hand customer information and uses it to understand customers' business issues and needs for improvements in products and services
Acts with customer in mind
Establishes and maintains effective relationships with customers and gains their trust and respect
Genuinely enjoys working with customers to build long-term partnerships
Creates a sense of customer focus throughout their team / department / business unit
Physical demands and work environment
Ability to walk on uneven ground (gravel, rocks, mounds, ice)
Wear personal protective equipment, including but not limited to hard hat, steel-toed safety shoes, hearing protection, respirators, safety glasses, goggles and full body harness.
Ability to multitask, work in a fast-paced environment, meet deadlines, reason logically, and make sound decisions.