Odfjell Drilling is an international drilling and well service provider with more than 45 years’ experience. Today, our approximately 2700 valued employees are serving clients in several international countries.
Odfjell Drilling owns and operates mobile offshore drilling units both in Norway and worldwide and is a provider of platform drilling services in the North Sea. The Company offers Well Services, Engineering and Project Management. We are an organization with long experience from harsh environments in the North Sea.
We continuously look for talented people to share the exciting challenges in the global oil and gas industry. Although the company is known for experience and expertise, we know how to appreciate innovation and new thinking.
Join us for the future; visit www.odfjelldrilling.com for more information on our people, values, and business.


We are looking for Toolpushers for the platform drilling side of our business.  The successful candidates will work on the UKCS on a 3/3 rotation.


The Toolpusher supervises the work activity of all Odfjell Drilling personnel.  Essential functions include planning, scheduling, problem solving, conducting inspections and operational meetings, interacting with other rig department heads, and communicating directions to the Performance Toolpusher and/or Driller. The ultimate objective of this position is to complete successful offshore oil and/or gas wells to the satisfaction of the Client, Company management and within compliance of applicable regulations.


  • Manages      and directs the daily activities of the drilling department in accordance      with client goals and within Company guidelines/policy.
  • Be knowledgeable in the Company management      systems to ensure compliance with procedure.
  • Operates      the drilling unit in accordance with safe and acceptable practices within      company guidelines/policy.
  • To      be on location at critical points in the operation or to ensure adequate      supervision is available.
  • Ensure that rig equipment is maintained in      compliance with Company’s preventative programme within area of responsibility.
  • Ensure that all Drilling, Completions and      Service Provider personnel carry out work activities in accordance with      the Client and Odfjell Drilling procedures.
  • Conduct internal assessments (where      applicable) to company standards and procedures on activities within your      area of competence.
  • Act as an Area      Authority to ensure all work activities in the Drilling package and      associated areas are controlled under the permit to work system.
  • Liaise on behalf of Company with the Client’s      representative on site.
  • Carry out appraisals as per part of Company      procedure.
  • Continual improvement and transfer of      experience.
  • Conduct pre-tour meetings with drill crew to communicate daily objectives, special instructions, safety precautions and training activities as required.
  • Ensure that weekly crew safety meetings take place.
  • Review drilling programmes and issue daily reports
  • Report status and changes of status promptly to rig manager.
  • Manage and conduct self verification activities.
  • Attend appropriate well control schools.  Maintain appropriate well control certification and operate the drilling unit in accordance with safe well control practices and in compliance with local regulatory requirements.
  • Knowledgeable and able to perform procedures for circulating kick out in accordance with all well control scenarios.
  • Review all Operational/Technical Bulletins and implement all directives as required.
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with other department heads, supervisors, operator’s representatives, subcontractors and other personnel on the drilling unit.
  • Operate in such a manner which results in achieving the Operating Plan and objectives including but not limited to the following areas:

-       Downtime

-       Safety

-       Client drilling curve

-       Rig budget (cost control)

-       Manpower turnover

-       Rig appearance/housekeeping

  • Eliminate any waste, and establish a cost conscious planning effort within area of responsibility.
  • Ensure that adequate levels of inventory for the drilling system equipment area maintained, accurately inventoried and preserved.


The successful candidate must have the following:


  • The right to work in the UK.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience as a Toolpusher within platform drilling.
  • Hold the minimum certification required to work offshore.
  • Hold a valid well control experience?


Applications should be submitted via www.odfjelldrilling.com by 19th October 2018.


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