To supervise and manage the execution of all drill operations and, ensuring that all objectives are met in a safe and efficient manner keeping in line with all regulatory requirements.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Co-ordinate and provide the necessary leadership to carry out all activities with respect to the various drilling programmers.
Co-ordinate the collection of all data to be sent back to the base office and/or client, and to ensure the correctness, content and quality of such data. To be the custodian and responsible person for the drilling reporting.
Monitor plans, programs and work progress and reports to management accordingly
Co-ordinate activities with third party supervisory personnel on the drilling crews.
Ensure equipment and materials meet quality control standards and regulatory requirements.
Ensure an adequate inventory of equipment and materials is maintained on the drilling units to carry out the work.
Ensure compliance with all regulations pertaining to the work and report any deviations.
Train, develop and motivate subordinates (also from other disciplines and contractors), and render technical support and guidance with the aim to promote team spirit.
See to all pre-project planning of client’s projections.
Ensure procedures employed meet acceptable technical standards as well as project policy and procedures.
Interpret drilling and testing results and provide technical advice and assistance to the exploration crew.
Perform independent calculations to ensure technical validity and correctness of contractors’ work should third party operators be used.
Conduct a performance assessment of work performed by the drilling crew.
Provide a complete report on all routine daily drilling and cost control parameters required by management and the regulatory bodies.
Evaluate and report on the performance of drilling crews to safeguard the technical and commercial interests of the company.
Manage HSE systems of the exploration project.
Observe all company health, safety and environmental instructions, act in a safe manner and avoid unnecessary risks to themselves and others.
Qualification, Experience & Requirements:
A University degree in mining or drilling
Minimum 3 – 5 years drilling experience with an operating company.
Formal qualification in drilling technology
Industry related training
Demonstrate leadership & communication skills
Ability to build and maintain excellent relationships with colleagues and peers
Analytical and have an attention to detail
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written