Saudi Aramco, a fully integrated, global petroleum and chemicals enterprise, is the state-owned oil company of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Through our 80-year history we have become a world leader in hydrocarbons exploration, production, refining, distribution, shipping and marketing, and the world’s top exporter of crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGLs). We manage proven conventional crude oil and condensate reserves of 260.2 billion barrels. Our average daily crude production in 2013 was 9.4 million barrels per day (bpd).
The Gas Drilling Department is seeking a Superintendent to manage a Division of approximately 5-7 contracted Gas Drilling rigs. The Division is one of six similar Gas Drilling Divisions within the Gas Drilling Department.
As the successful candidate you will report to the Manager of the Gas Drilling Department and will work with other colleagues in the Drilling & Workover Engineering (D&WO), and Operations Departments, as well as numerous Service Companies, to ensure the reliability and integrity of the Gas Drilling operations under the Superintendent's responsibility.
You will administer a diversified organization operating over a wide geographical area involving unusual problems of communication, transportation, working and living conditions.
As the successful candidate you will hold a Bachelor's degree in Engineering (preferably Petroleum, Chemical or Mechanical) from a recognized and approved program.
You will have a minimum of twelve years experience in oil and gas drilling operations, including five years' experience in a supervisory capacity.
Excellent command of written and oral English is required, and you will be a leader capable of supervising, advising and motivating others.
Duties & Responsibilities:
You will be required to perform the following:
Supervise and perform managerial duties at division level, including preparation of division budgets, planning and progress reports, forecasts for manpower, materials, and services that are required to operate assigned rigs working on assigned wells.
Review, discuss and approve well drilling programs. Receive technical advice from and cooperate with your colleagues from Drilling & Workover Engineering.
Initiate coordination and planning actions to ensure continuous operations so that tools, supplies and supporting services are ready for the rigs and wells.
Resolve difficult and unusual problems that could otherwise delay drilling progress. Make decisions regarding actions to be taken in solving problems and protecting crews, rigs, wells, and the environment.
Hold meetings to coordinate activities and make frequent on-site inspections to ensure operations conform to plans, and are being carried out safely, efficiently, and economically.
Evaluate efficiency of operations and propose and implement improvements when needed.