Sandsli, Bergen, Norway

Drilling - Operation Manager Onshore

Responsible for Drilling Operation Island Innovator
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Island Drilling Company is a leading provider of offshore drilling and well services, delivering high-quality solutions to customers worldwide. With a commitment to

technology, safety, and environmental responsibility, the company strives to be at the forefront of the energy industry. We promise to be an efficient and

adaptable partner and with the power of our experience and efficient team, we at Island Drilling solve challenges every day. Our values are; Adaptable,

Competent, Team, and Innovative.

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The Role

We are seeking a Drilling Manager / Operations Manager onshore for our Semi-sub rig, responsible for leading the planning, execution, and optimization of drilling

operations. This crucial role ensures our operations' safety, efficiency, and cost-effectiveness, with a particular focus on the utilization of Cameron BOP Stacks and Cameron EVO systems.

Key Responsibilities

  • The responsibilities of the Drilling / Operation Manager encompass all aspects of rig management and operation, in combination with the demands and requirements characterizing the offshore industry.
  • Relieve the CEO of operational duties and routine work and look after daily optimization of various operations in Island Drilling.
  • Set goals for performance and growth together with CEO and Business Development Manager.
  • Direct the planning and execution of drilling operations on Island Innovator MODU drilling rig, emphasizing the use of Cameron BOP Stacks and Cameron EVO systems for optimal safety and performance.
  • Ensure adherence to safety, environmental policies, and regulatory standards.
  • Manage budgets, schedules, and performance metrics.
  • Support and quality assure our drilling operations in accordance with IDC regulations and customer requirements.
  • Support rig management offshore and rig Managers on site internationally.
  • Liaise with clients, and subcontractors to ensure cohesive operation.
  • Implement new technologies and best practices, particularly those related to Cameron equipment, to boost operational efficiency.
  • Conduct comprehensive risk assessments and develop mitigating strategies.
  • Lead, develop, and mentor the drilling team, promoting a culture of safety and excellence.


  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering, with a preference for Petroleum Engineering.
  • Over 10 years of experience in offshore drilling, including significant exposure to semi submersible operations and advanced drilling equipment like Cameron BOP Stacks and Cameron EVO systems.
  • Demonstrated leadership in a management role within offshore drilling operations.
  • In-depth knowledge of drilling engineering, well control practices, and operational safety.
  • Exceptional leadership, communication, and organizational abilities.
  • Collaborative mindset with a commitment to working with multidisciplinary teams and stakeholders.
  • Flexibility for travel as needed.

We Offer

  • A competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.
  • An environment that supports professional growth within a team of skilled experts.
  • Opportunities for advancement within the company.
  • Access to state-of-the-art technology and resources.

Island Drilling is dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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