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Senior Supervisor, Drilling Operations

PTTEP Energy Development Company Limited

Job Purpose

Senior Supervisor, Drilling Operations is responsible for supervising drilling activities at well site, in coordination with Superintendent, Drilling Operations, to ensure a safe and efficient drilling operations progress according to the issued drilling program. The jobholder also ensures all the well site operations are conducted according to company’s Well Management System, SSHE Management System, Management of Contractors and Suppliers Standard and the local regulatory requirements

Key Accountabilities

  • Plan and manage onsite daily drilling operations issue drilling Instructions in accordance with the office issued drilling program and procedures. Prepare and discuss lookahead plan and/or project planning with all supervisors onsite.
  • Lead and supervise the execution of the drilling, completion, well testing and work-over program and ensure that all operations are conducted in a safe and efficient manner as well as compliance with companys’ standards
  • Drilling operations are conducted in accordance with company’s SSHE Management System, Well Management System (WMS), Management of Contractors and Suppliers Standard (MCS) and the local regulatory requirements
  • Organize, coordinate and supervise the drilling contractors and service companies to ensure a safe, smooth and efficient operations
  • Coordinate with related parties for the material, equipment and personnel movement to rig
  • Ensure drilling operations are conducted as per program, report to Drilling Superintendent if any deviation for troubleshooting or corrective action 
  • Follow up cost control, reporting and equipment inventory on rig
  • Perform immediate actions according to the emergency procedures in emergency situation and/or when lives and properties are endangered including medical evacuation, blow-out, emergency situation
  • Coach and contribute to competency development of Supervisor, Drilling Operations (Night) on job knowledge and supervision skills
  • Seek for performance improvement and cost reduction opportunity with safety/environmental standards and regulatory compliance

Key Accountabilities (Cont.)


  • Actively participate in all aspects of SSHE including the pre-job safety meetings (JSA’s), pre-tour meetings and in preparation of the risk assessments for jobs associated with significant risks to operations.
  • Participate in SSHE reviews, follow-up action items, support the SSHE supervisor on site, monitor and report on SSHE performance and contribute to a SSHE improvement plan.
  • Supervise the drilling team onsite comprising drilling supervisor, SSHE supervisor, marine supervisor and material coordinator to ensure SSHE, logistics and engineering plan are in line with daily activities and lookahead plan
  • Ensure adherence to SSHE Management System, Well Management System (WMS), Management of Contractors and Suppliers Standard (MCS) and the local regulatory requirements
  • Contribute in providing input to HAZIDs and HAZOPs for the risk management process and emergency response plans for the drilling operations.
  • Promote the implementation of company’s SSHE policy, regulations and industrial standards in all works under responsibility

Professional Knowledge & Experiences

  • Bachelor Degree in ngineering or equivalent.
  • Minimum 10-year experience offshore drilling operations with minimum 5-year experience in the role of a Senior Drilling Supervisor.
  • Have experience on drilling operations in Gulf of Thailand.
  • Have experience on Offline Activities in Gulf of Thailand.
  • Have experience on development, exploration and appraisal well operation.
  • Have experience on Tubing Stem Testing (TST).
  • Exposure to completion and workover.
  • Have certificates in well control.
  • Knowledge of well site operations to supervise drilling, completion and fluids/cement programs execution.
  • Good in written and spoken English skills

Additional Desirable Qualification

  • Interpersonal, coordination, communication, and supervisory skill