Latest Job: Driller needed at Valaris Limited

Valaris was created by the combination of two leading offshore drillers with decades of experience and knowledge to create the most capable, effective and highest performing offshore drilling service company in the world. We provide drilling services across all water depths with unmatched scale, geographic presence and customer relationships.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Vacancy: Driller

Location: Lagos
Employment Type: Full Time

Job Descriptions of a Driller:

  • Responsible for the operation of drilling equipment and machinery, including the fluids-circulation system. Directs drilling crew in assuring optimum drilling process.


  • Manages the safety and operation of the drill floor equipment according to Ensco procedures and manufacturer’s specifications.
  • Conducts pre-tour, pre-task planning, safety orientations, and safety meetings.
  • Monitors safety training and safety meetings of crews.
  • Controls operation of well control equipment.
  • Assists specialized contractors during wireline, casing, and cementing operations.
  • Administers preventative maintenance program on all drilling equipment.
  • Maintains appropriate logs and records in accordance with company, regulatory, and certification agency requirements.
  • Operates drilling equipment and coordinates the operation of machinery and equipment necessary to prepare to drill and to drill.
  • Operates the draw works to lift casing, drill collars and drill pipes as required to connect joints of pipe together.
  • Operates drilling fluid circulating pumps to discharge the fluid from the pit into the drill string.
  • Controls power to the drill pipe tongs used to tighten or break loose pipe connection joints.
  • Interprets gauge readings showing status of weight indicator, rotary revolutions, circulation system flow and others for an optimum drilling process.
  • Monitors drilling fluid status and alarms to ensure within specified criteria.
  • Conducts pit drills for crew as required.
  • Conducts a flow check on every connection.
  • Controls operation of well control equipment.
  • Responsible for all equipment which is run into the well bore.
  • Monitors assigned jacking station during jacking operations.
  • Responsible for pipe and casing tallies.
  • Responsible for maintaining check and tracking documents as required including: Trip Sheets, Trend Monitoring, and HPHT Finger Printing.
  • Responsible for own personal safety and the safety of co-workers.
  • Demonstrates commitment to Ensco’s safety culture through personal behavior and ability to influence others.
  • Participates in rig safety meetings and other rig safety programs.
  • Conduct and monitor safety training and safety meetings of drilling crews.
  • Encourage all personnel to participate in the Ensco STOP program.
  • Follows correct lock-out, tag-out procedures.
  • Responsible for the safety of the drilling crew and the safe operation of the drill floor equipment according to Ensco safety procedures and policies and the operational procedures of the equipment manufacturers.
  • Responsible for training AD in proper Ensco policies and procedures.
  • Responsible to keep up with training requirements for position and submit training request in time to keep all certification current.

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Education and Training:

  • Completion of High School education minimum and the completion of all training and certification requirements. These will vary by unit location according to local requirements and regulations.
  • Specific unit requirements will be found in local job specification procedures and guidelines.
  • Current Well Control certificate required.


  • Seven years’ experience as a Driller on a drilling rig (not workover). Experience operating top-drive strongly preferred. Previous offshore experience on jack-ups preferred.

Other Requirements:

  • Good interpersonal skills, ability to communicate effectively, excellent team working and organizational skills.
  • Physically capable of being transported to an offshore rig by boat or helicopter.
  • Must be capable of working in a confined Marine environment.
  • Must have excellent conflict resolution skills and be able to diplomatically handle confrontation.
  • Must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws and all of the employer’s safety policies and rules and must be willing to report safety violations and potential safety violations to appropriate supervisory or management personnel.
  • Be able to maintain regular and acceptable attendance at such level as is determined in the employer’s sole discretion.
  • Be available and willing to travel to such locations and with such frequency as the employer determines is necessary or desirable to meet its business needs.
  • Physically capable of performing emergency procedures including evacuations, fire drills, and other Emergencies.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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Note: This position is open to citizens and residents of Nigeria and applicants must be legally authorized to work in the country. Disclaimer

  • The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this job. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.
  • Valaris is an equal opportunity employer in all aspects of employment to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any other non-job related factors.

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