• Company:
    Ensign Energy
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
  • Posted:
    12 hours ago
  • Category:

Rig 970

Driller / Assistant Driller

Ensign Australia has a new and exciting drilling project based in Western Australia and we are seeking candidates for Drillers & Assistant Drillers.

To be considered, you must be a Western Australia local due to current travel restrictions around COVID-19, you will need to hold the required Drilling qualifications and tickets for the position you are interested in and ideally have ADR 1500 experience.

Due to the travel restrictions, and for the duration of the first well only (est 90 days), the roster will be a 2:1.

The Driller is an integral part of the drilling crew and leads the crew in every operation being carried out by them. During drilling and tripping operations he will run the rig and maintain a safe working environment.


+ Operate all equipment at the Driller’s console in a safe manner, maintain a clean and organized hazard free rig floor,

+ Monitor the well condition at all times (i.e. depth, flow show, gain / loss, torque, pump pressure, ECD, mud weight, weight on bit and all parameters. Recognize, interpret and respond to down hole conditions, secure the well during an emergency or well control situation; assist in the well-killing operations.

+ Perform drilling-related operations such as directional drilling, working stuck pipe, running and cementing casing strings and assisting in wireline logging, well testing, and other special operations.

+ Monitor and supervise circulating systems, ensure all solids control and mud mixing operations are as per procedure

+ Ensure all crew members perform their assigned duties while on tour.

+ Keep OCR and Rig Manager informed of any deviation from the Drilling Program.

+ Actively promote and support the HSE management systems to the rig crews and ensure all company policies and procedures are followed at all times during their work period.

+ Report any and all breaches of company policies to the Rig Manager regardless of whether they occurred on or off tour, whether on the rig or in the camp quarters or when travelling to or from the work site.

+ Supervise crew members during all rig operations and rig moves.


+ Minimum 2 – 5 years experience in Drilling Operations

+ ADR 1500 experience or similar cyber chair experience operating Triple Drilling Rigs

+ Certificate III in Drilling – Oil/Gas (Onshore) – essential

+ Current, Well Control Certificate – preferred

+ Industry Safety/ Induction Drilling Completions General Induction

+ Provide First Aid and CPR

+ 4×4 Operate Vehicles in the Field

+ Breathing Apparatus

+ Confined Space Training

+ Permit to Work Holder Rev 3

+ Working At Heights

All experienced Oil & Gas Assistant Drillers and Drillers who apply must hold the relevant Onshore Oil & Gas Drilling Qualification relevant to their position.

If this opportunity sounds exciting and you are looking for the next step in your career, please submit your application outlining which position you are applying for.

Ensign Australia Pty Ltd is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants must have working rights in Australia to be eligible to apply.

Website: www.ensignenergy.com

ID: 2020-1121

External Company Name: Ensign Energy Services Inc.

External Company URL: https://www.ensignenergy.com