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Roughneck- GOM at Seadrill

Roughneck- GOM

Seadrill Houston, TX Full Time


JOB TITLE:             Roughneck


REPORTING TO:     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 with preparing downhole and drilling equipment for upcoming operations.



•       High School Diploma or Equivalent

•       One year experience as a Roustabout

•       Valid Well Control Certification (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


Assist with:

•       Conducting all drills and checks as required.

•       Preparation for upcoming drilling operations.

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

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

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


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:

•       Ensuring operational preparedness of all safety and emergency equipment.

•       Preparation of drilling equipment.

•       Operation of drilling equipment and systems as instructed by supervisor.

•       Maintaining all drilling related equipment as per instructions and procedures including first line maintenance.

•       Handling of tubulars and associated handling equipment as instructed by supervisor.

•       Preparing all tubulars, handling gear and other equipment required for the well operations.


•       Inspect all tools and equipment prior to use ensuring they are in safe operating condition

•       Actively participate in well control drills as required

•       Make certain all loads leaving the rig floor with the crane are slung / rigged correctly and clean

•       Assist in maintaining and running the mud processing solids control equipment

•       Perform regular steel preparation and painting to maintain rig floor equipment and structure

•       Assist in running and retrieving marine riser and BOP

•       Provide assistance with deck operations as and when required

•       Assist the Derrickman in mud mixing operations when required

•       Effectively use all safety and environmental tools employed by Seadrill (4-point check, OBS cards, PTW etc.)



Must pass Physical, Drug Screen and Background Check

Candidates must be eligible to work in the US without sponsorship

Seadrill is an equal opportunity employer


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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