Directional Driller

  • Regions Africa
  • Country Nigeria
  • City All

Job Description

For one of our Clients, we are looking for Directional Drillers for various projects in Africa.

The Directional Driller would be involved in the planning, execution and management of all phases of any directional drilling job to assist in delivering services that meet or exceed client expectations. Mobility for commuting is required for this position.

Besides providing technical support at the wellsite, the DD Specialist is also partially responsible for the training and development of any subordinate while at the wellsite.


         Manages personal development and stay informed on current technologies and strategies

         Responsible for training, coaching and mentoring less experienced DD’s following the fixed step training program

         Follows the fixed step training program and competency requirements (if applicable)

         Meets and maintains all minimum OFS Safety Training Coefficient (STC) requirements as well as job related STC

         Mentors less experienced personnel

         Responsible for pre-job planning (equipment and personnel) and mobilization (when necessary)

         Demonstrates knowledge of all DD techniques and all surveying methods used in the location

         Develops expertise on advanced well planning techniques using Drilling Office

         Documents all incident / accident events on the job and at the office in Quest

         Assist in providing solutions to drilling issues

         When necessary prepare or assist with the preparation of end of well reports / Client’s final product delivery

         Acts as the Client’s focal point for drilling operations at the rig site

         Effectively manages inventory and supplies required at the well site

         Participates actively in knowledge sharing

         Ensures all reporting requirements are fulfilled accurately and on a timely basis

         When necessary assist with follow up on failures with the maintenance team and ensures failure reports are closed with Clients

         Follows and complies with all SQ, HSE and IT standards ie: by wearing all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) as required

         When required, prepare projection of the well path to pre-determine target co-ordinates

         When necessary, advise on directional operations, good practice, job execution and overall performance

         Work closely with others (Engineers, specialist and Client representatives) to achieve the job requirements and to carry out job handovers.



         Pursues everything with energy, drive and a sense of urgency to complete

         Is a relentless and a versatile learner

         Uses logic to solve problems with effective solutions

         Is personally committed to continuous improvement

         Listens and communicates effectively, written and verbally with Managers, peers and Clients


-         In depth knowledge of rigs, Directional Drilling, wellborne mechanics

-         Designs BHA, provides advice on selection

-         QUEST – InTouch – OFS Quality & HSE Standards

-         Anticollision

-         Good computer skills (Excel, Word)


Note : Only candidates who meet the requirements stated above will be considered. If you have the experience and ready for your new challenge, apply now by sending us an updated copy of your CV.