Assistant Driller
Ensco Rowan
4d ago


Valaris is recruiting for the followingposition on behalf of ARO Drilling, a 50 / 50 joint venture between Valaris andSaudi Aramco that owns and operates jack-up drilling rigs in the Kingdom ofSaudi Arabia (KSA).

Job Summary Assist Driller with the operation of drilling equipment and machinery, including the fluids-circulation system.

Directs the Drill crew to assure optimum in the drilling process. Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for own safety as well as that of the Drill crew
  • Attend and participate in all pre-tour, post tour and weekly safety meetings
  • Conducts pre-tour, pre-task planning, safety orientations, and safety meetings
  • Controls operation of well control equipment under direction of OIM, Toolpusher, and Driller
  • Assists specialized contractors during wireline, casing, and cementing operations
  • Administers preventative maintenance program on all drilling equipment under direction of Driller
  • Maintains appropriate logs and records in accordance with company, regulatory, and certification agency requirements
  • Operates drilling equipment and coordinates the operation of machinery and equipment necessary to prepare to drill and to drill
  • Operates the draw works to lift casing, drill collars and drill pipes as required to connect joints of pipe together
  • Operates drilling fluid circulating pumps to discharge the fluid from the pit into the drill string
  • Controls power to the drill pipe tongs used to tighten or break loose pipe connection joints
  • Interprets gauge readings showing status of weight indicator, rotary speed, circulation system flow and others for an optimum drilling process
  • Monitors drilling fluid status and alarms to ensure within specified criteria along with Driller
  • Conducts pit drills for Drill crew training
  • Conducts a flow check on every connection when on the controls
  • Controls operation of well control equipment when on the controls
  • Monitors assigned jacking station during jacking operations
  • Responsible for pipe and casing tallies under direction of Driller
  • Responsible for maintaining check and tracking documents as required including : Trip Sheets, Trend Monitoring, and HPHT Finger Printing under direction of Driller
  • Adhere to and follows correct lock-out, tag-out procedures
  • Responsible for measuring and laying out a new bottom hole assemblies prior to time they are needed
  • Experience

  • Prior offshore experience as Assistant Driller and good working knowledge with top-drive on a jack-up rig
  • Education, Training, Licenses and / or Certifications

  • High School diploma or GED equivalent required
  • Must meet all the training and certification requirements which will vary by unit location according to local requirements and regulations.
  • Specific unit requirements will be found in local job specification procedures and guidelines.


    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job.

    It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

    All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

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