Wellsite Lead

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The Well Site Leader (WSL) has a key role in managing safety, people, and performance, at the well site. The WSL will report to the Well Superintendent and will:

  • Understand risk and verify control measures are reviewed, discussed, and in place.
  • Verify that well monitoring and well control procedures are understood and implemented.
  • Assess the performance of the enduring risk barriers through Self-Verification (SV) and Oversight (OS).
  • Foster and maintain a safety culture that allows others to speak up, stop-the-job, identify hazards, and manage change.
  • Maintain OS of contractor Safety Management System (SMS).
  • Verify that the well operations are performed safely, in compliance with the applicable regulations, and conform to Requirements.
  • Promote timely reporting of Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) incidents.
  • Understand the capability of the team to execute the programme.
  • Provide support, coaching, direction, and build relationships through active participation and communication with the crew in the execution of work (i.e., the WSL is to have a visible presence outside).
  • Manage service contractors by providing service quality feedback.
  • Verify that a process is in place to brief new and returning crew members as they arrive on the installation and/or rig regarding their duties, expectations for HSE, and operational performance.
  • Demonstrate Values and behaviours by personal example that reinforces personal and process safety, continuous risk reduction, and performance improvement.
  • Daily supervision of operations programme execution and witness of critical activities.
  • Continuously monitor performance, collate lessons learned, and look for opportunities n.to enhance efficiency. Be prepared to take remedial actions.
  • Verify After Action Reviews (AARs) are held at the well site to capture any lessons learned.
  • Communicate clear performance expectations and ensure visibility of delivery versus the plan along with relevant Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) (e.g., Non-Productive Time [NPT]).
  • Accurately record daily time summary details in OpenWells reporting software, focus on the facts, and maintain oversight and control of cost (for contractors and third party).

Key Criteria:

  • Minimum 10-years Well Site Leader (drilling supervisor) experience including drilling and completion operations.
  • Ability to work offshore, North Sea UK inclusive of MIST, FOET, UK medical and CA EBS certification.
  • Current (IADC or IWCF) supervisor-level drilling well control certification for extent of employment contract.
  • The successful candidate will be required to undertake a Safety Critical Role competency assessment and agree a gap closure plan with their Well Superintendent.

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