Drilling Manager

Date:  24 Jun 2024

Sharjah, AE

Department:  Exploration & Production
Job Description: 


  • Responsible for delivery of exploration, appraisal and production wells, meeting or exceeding KPI’s for HSE, cost and performance.



HSE Accountability

  • Promotes HSE initiatives and ensures continuous compliance with all applicable HSE policies. Leads HSE efforts by example. Accountable for meeting HSE KPI’s for the entire well delivery team.


Drilling Engineering & Operations

  • Directs the Drilling Superintendents and ensures all programs are executed in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Directs the Engineering team and ensures compliance to the established Well Delivery Process.
  • Reviews and approves corporate standards related to E&P activities. Ensures routine updates of standards and processes.
  • Ensures compliance with established standards and processes. Keeps records of any dispensations.
  • Works closely with other department leaders to ensure alignment of goals.
  • Works closely with subordinates to ensure operational feasibility and efficiency of the programs.
  • Communicates effectively to ensure all objectives of the programs, policies and standards are understood by all concerned parties.
  • Reviews and updates drilling plans to ensure availability of resources, rigs and equipment.
  • Performs regular wellsite inspections to ensure safety programs are conducted and monitored by the drilling contractors in a manner consistent with HSE policies.
  • Reviews and technically approves evaluation of contracts for drilling rigs and other drilling services.


Minimum Educational, Technical Qualifications/Certifications Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum or Mechanical Engineering preferred. Valid well control certificate required.
  • Minimum of 20 years of Oil field experience. Minimum 15 years as Drilling Manager, Drilling Superintendent or Drilling Supervisor. Minimum 5 years in drilling and/or completions engineering roles.
  • Regional experience an advantage.  Whilst based in Sharjah, the incumbent will be expected to make regular working trips to Iraq.