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Assistant Derrickman- GOM at Seadrill

Assistant Derrickman- GOM

Seadrill Houston, TX Full Time
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JOB TITLE:             Assistant Derrickman


REPORTING TO:     Derrickman/Driller

LOCATION:             Gulf of Mexico, Offshore

Broaden your horizons. Own the Opportunity.


Seadrill is one of the world’s most modern offshore deep-water drilling companies. Using ground-breaking technology we operate in 15 countries across five continents, employing some 5,000 people representing 65 nationalities.

Our vision is to Set the Standard in Drilling. It’s an ambitious goal. And every single one of us has a part to play. Help us to keep innovating, improving and maintaining the highest safety standards, and we’ll give you what you need to be your best too.


Assist the Derrickman with all mud pump room and drilling fluid related activities.



•       High School Diploma or Equivalent

•       6 months as Lead Roughneck

•       Valid Well Control Certificate (IWCF Level 2 – Introductory)

Mandatory Training/Certifications for personnel working in Canada only:

  • Basic Survival Training (BST)
  • Hydrogen Sulphide (H2S)
  • Regulatory Awareness
  • Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Fall Protection Training



Assist with:

•       Maintaining and operating mud pump room and all associated equipment and systems.

•       Maintaining drilling fluid properties and volumes as per instructions.

•       Promptly informing Driller of any unexplained changes in pit volumes.

•       Promptly informing Driller of any unexplained changes drilling fluid properties.

•       Participate in drilling fluid transfers to and from supply vessels.

•       All relevant governing documents are revised as and when required.

•       All drills and checks are conducted as required.

•       All applicable reports and logs as required by Driller, client and company are maintained.

•       Close co-operations with the Mud Engineer and Mud loggers.

•       Other duties are performed as and when required and/or directed by his/her direct supervisor.

•       Preparation for future drilling operations.

•       Thorough handovers are provided at each daily change of shift.

•       Training of subordinates in order to make them suitable for a higher position.

•       Well kill operations as per instructions from Seadrill supervisors.


Responsible for/ensure:

•       Compliance with the Seadrill Code of Conduct.

•       Compliance with applicable internal and external governing requirements.

•       Compliance with applicable laws.

•       That all emergency equipment is in good condition and configured as required.

•       Non-compliances are promptly acted on and reported to the direct supervisor.

•       All relevant governing documents are revised as and when required.

•       Compliance with the standard for tidiness and cleanness.

•       Assume the safety role as per station bill and emergency preparedness plan.

•       Contribute with OBS card reporting.

Assist with:

•       verifying client drilling program vs. Seadrill requirements

•       Seadrill training, certification and competence compliance management

Participate in:

•       Meeting activities in a proactive and constructive manner.

Training and competence assessments as assigned and/or required.


Assist with:

•       Maintaining including first line maintenance of the drilling fluid equipment and maintenance records.

•       Maintaining the inventory of mud pump and mud processing consumables

•       Ensuring operational preparedness of all safety and emergency equipment


•       Assist in maintaining daily logs of drilling fluid properties, chemicals and mud materials

•       Assist in operating all drilling fluid equipment in the pump / pit room in accordance with operational requirements. Mix and treat drilling fluid as per instruction.

•       Assist with deck or rig floor operations as required



Must pass Physical, Drug Screen and Background Check


Candidates must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship



Wherever you join us you’ll be part of a team that takes pride in maintaining their colleagues’ safety as well as their own, to ensure safe and successful operations. We employ the best in the industry, and we want to keep it that way. So if you want to keep developing your skills, we’ll give you every opportunity. We also offer a competitive reward package, with an attractive base salary and a range of benefits tailored to your location.


Join Seadrill. Own the Opportunity.

Seadrill is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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