Gulf Keystone Petroleum

Drilling Superintendent

Job Overview

Rotation – 4/4

Rate – $1900/day

Location – KRI

Job Purpose: To provide Erbil-based operations management for the Shaikan Development including Jurassic 55k and 75k drilling, completion, testing and workovers and for the Triassic programme


Objectives and Day to Day Activities:

  • Provide daily direction and support for the rig and Erbil well teams
  • Manage service companies to ensure timely delivery of service and to drive quality and improvement
  • Lead any ‘problem solving’ meetings and ensure that time is taken to stop activity and ‘re-group’ with key experts if required.
  • Ensure that continuous learning in achieved via After Action Reviews and Lessons Learned process
  • Drive HSE excellence through daily conversations and monthly HSE themed initiatives. Ensure all incidents are reported, investigated and actioned appropriately
  • Attention to detail within all operational programmes
  • Comply with GKPI Drilling Policies – Land Rigs
  • Ensure that the team Strictly follows GKPI procurement processes. No ‘off contract’ procurement to be permitted.

Educational Requirements: Engineering degree preferred.

IWCF – well control supervisor (level 4) for land rigs


Job Knowledge/Skills/Experience Required: minimum 15 years of operational experience in drilling, completions and well testing with respected operators

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