Drilling Superintendent Job description


  • Ensure the correct management of the drilling operations by optimizing the assets and equipment and supervising the execution of the activities of his/her subordinates;
  • Whenever instructed by his/her superiors liaise on behalf of Company with the Client’s representative regarding contract management and interpretation;
  • Verify the maintenance routines of the drilling equipment/assets are appropriate and they guarantee an efficient performance of the drilling activities;
  • Be familiar with the established well control procedures;
  • Be familiar with the established drilling operational procedures;
  • Ensure reporting routines are fulfilled;
  • Verify the stock level of spare parts and consumables for the drilling equipment on the rigs of his/her competence are kept at an appropriate level;
  • Cooperate with the rig site personnel in performing the rig moving activities by supervising the activity of his subordinates;
  • Ensure all classification society and authorities rules and regulations applicable to the activities are adhered to;
  • Be safety conscious in all his work and behavior;
  • Ensure Company’s and Client’s HSE and Q/A policies and standards are implemented on the rig sites;
  • Actively participate to HSE inspections/audit on the rig site;
  • Call for / Participate to investigations in case of serious incidents;
  • Apply and ensure the correct application of prescribed safety standards and regulations;
  • Verify proper housekeeping is maintained on the rig site;


  • Experience as a Drilling Superintendent for 10 or more years with an independent or major oil company.
  • Having work experience as a toolpusher or above for a drilling contractor a preferred plus.
  • Have extensive industry training and a valid well control certification.
  • Have detailed and demonstrated technical knowledge of drilling horizontal wells
  • Have detailed and hands on experience drilling directional wells along with a detailed understanding of directional drilling techniques and equipment.
  • Have detailed understanding of drill bits, drilling motors and the relation of the drilling rig circulating system to these tools.
  • Have detailed understanding and hands on experience with various weighted and non-weighted mud systems. Experience with oil based mud and water based mud.
  • Be familiar with cost reporting and cost verification as it pertains to approval of company expenditures.
  • Have demonstrated the ability to manage multiple drilling rigs at one time in a safe and cost effective manner.
  • Understand and demonstrate leadership in all aspects of managing a HSE compliant operation without sacrificing operational efficiency.




For nearly 10 years Undutchables works with full satisfaction together with Together Abroad.
We started with just posting our jobs on their job board, and throughout the years our cooperation has grown into a valuable partnership.

Since last year Together Abroad present their workshop “How to find a job in The Netherlands” also at the 4 Undutchables offices to our candidates. We are happy to be able to provide such great and reliable service to our candidates.
And we look forward to continue our fruitful cooperation in the future.

Kirsten Jansen - van den Broek Undutchables

We have worked with Together Abroad as advertisers since their inception in 2009.

During this time, we have found them to be very responsive to our needs and very pleasant people to work with.

I would certainly recommend them as reliable and responsive business partners with an eye to the market and having their fingers on the pulse of the Dutch employment sector.


Ray Paker - Madison Parker International

I have known Linda since the inception of Together Abroad and have always been impressed by her passion for the world of internationals and the energy and drive they have invested in their business.

She have built an important portal for the international community in the Netherlands providing information, trainings and job opportunities to this group.

The job board is an important resource to Adams and gives us greater exposure to the jobs we advertise and an additional source of candidates.


Maureen Adam - Adam's Multilingual Recruitment