Drilling Supervisor (Rotational) Job




The Drilling Supervisor is primarily responsible for managing daily activities at the rig site, leading the effective implementation of the well program, and to ensure operations are conducted in a safe manner.  The role is to ensure integrity of service contractor activities while drilling and serving as Person-In-Charge (PIC) during simultaneous operations (SIMOPS) and in the event of an emergency response.



  • Provides visible EHS leadership and promotes safe operations
  • Promotes adherence to Safe Work Practices (DROPS, Working at Heights, Land Transportation, Lifting and Hoisting, and Energy Isolation) including Job Safety Analysis (JSA) preparation and review.
  • Actively participates in safety meetings (pre job and pre tower). Promote a healthy safety culture by encouraging the Drilling Contractor takes ownership of pre-tour meeting. Drillers to lead the pre-tours with the DSVs and Rig Managers as support roles. Encourage vendors to lead meeting once per week.
  • Participates in Risk Assessments.
  • Promotes Stop Work Authority and monitors contractor Safe Work Practices
  • Attends and actively participates in all emergency drills.
  • Reports all incidents, accidents and near misses; promotes a culture of incident reporting and participates in investigations.
  • Ensures comprehensive handover practices between day shift and night shift crews as well as during crew change.
  • Conducts daily worksite inspections to ensure compliance with corporate, local and federal regulations.
  • Monitors service contractors and all third party contractors to ensure compliance with corporate, local and federal regulations.
  • Supports Environment, Health, Safety and Social Responsibility Management System implementation.
  • Participates in meetings and audits with Regulatory agencies.
  • Responsible for Well Control preparations, including verification of BOP testing and documented barrier management.
  • Provides support for Hess and service contractor emergency response activities and assists in training and drills.
  • Participates in maintenance of the well site emergency response plan.
  • Ensures integrity of BOP re-certification.
  • Supervises drilling activities to ensure Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and well plans are followed including pit management, directional planning, etc.
  • Does not directly supervise rig contractors crews, but prepares daily work plan and makes available at pre-tours. Gives direct instruction to Rig Manager for implementation of well plan. May give direct instruction to driller in absence of RM on floor.
  • Regularly communicates with Drilling Superintendent.
  • Assists with preparation of daily Plan of Action (POAs).
  • Monitor well status and maintain dual barriers.
  • Communicate operations forecasts and performance feedback to the Drilling Superintendent.
  • Monitors and reports daily cost in Wellview to ensure cost effective operations.
  • Conducts operations in compliance with Hess Standards.
  • Preparation of the daily reports in Wellview.
  • Utilizes risk assessments and lessons learned to promote safety and efficiency, and to reduce non-productive time (NPT).
  • Reviews contractor Bridging Documents and ensures they continue to be current and valid.
  • Contributes to contactor evaluations.
  • Ensures third party contractors are onboarded effectively and integrated with ongoing operations.
  • Conducts update meetings with service providers and other contractors.
  • Reviews and signs service provider timesheets and field tickets.


  • Strong safety and operational performance focus
  • Able to build and supervise a functional team with good communication skills
  • Analytical thinker and results oriented, with the ability to apply appropriate solutions
  • Self starter with continuous improvement (Lean) mindset looking for cost and efficiency improvements



  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Well Control Supervisor certificate
  • Safe Land Certification or OSHA 10
  • English language proficiency
  • Minimum of 10 years onshore well operations experience


  • 4-year University degree
  • Cold weather operations experience



Hess provides a comprehensive range of compensation and benefit programs that help you to take care of your health, protect your income, and build savings for the future. Our compensation philosophy is simple – we pay for performance.  The better you and the company perform, the more you can earn.  Here are a few highlights:

Base Salary

  • Base salaries are competitive, and market based, with pay increases based on objective measures and upward moves.

Annual Incentive Plan

  • Every employee participates in our Annual Incentive Plan, which awards a bonus based on how well we fare as a company on our annual performance scorecard and the person’s level of contribution.

All Employee Share Plan

  • All employees are Hess stockholders, so they share in the success they help create for the company. Shares are granted to new employees who do not receive stock as part of their compensation package.


  • Hess cares about your well-being and wants to help you be your best self.  That’s why we offer a compelling benefits package that’s among the best in our industry. Highlights include: medical, dental, and vision coverage; a health savings account; 401 (K) and pension plan; a nationally recognized wellness program; and company paid basic life and disability insurance.

Learn more about our programs at https://hessbenefits.com/.

Learning & Development 

  • We believe in lifelong learning and provide a suite of on-demand and instructor-led learning opportunities, in addition to a tuition reimbursement program, designed to help you achieve your professional goals.  Learning encompasses on-the-job interaction with highly skilled colleagues, self-guided study, training, mentoring and participation in formal networks (e.g., technical and employee resource groups.)



    We aim to be the world’s most trusted energy partner. Modern life and continued human prosperity depends upon access to affordable and secure energy and all forms of energy are required for an orderly and just future. Hess is ideally positioned to provide low-cost oil and gas reliably to help meet the world’s growing energy needs in a way that protects the health and safety of our people, safeguards the environment, and makes a lasting positive impact in the communities where we do business. 


    Everything we do is guided by six core values – Integrity, People, Performance, Social Responsibility, Value Creation, and Independent Spirit, from how we treat our employees to how we interact with our neighbors, suppliers and business partners.  They are the basic building blocks of our culture and represent our company’s collective conscience. While our strategy changes over time based on business conditions, our values are enduring. 


    We are an industry leader in the Bakken shale play in North Dakota, one of the largest producers in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico and a critical natural gas producer and supplier to Malaysia and Thailand. Our exploration and appraisal activities are offshore Guyana, one of the industry’s largest oil discoveries in the past decade, as well as in the Gulf of Mexico and Suriname. 


    We are recognized around the world as an industry leader in environmental, social and governance performance and disclosure. 


    Hess provides challenging and rewarding opportunities for personal growth. We are always looking for talented professionals who share our values and are passionate about making a difference in the world and in their careers. Unlike much larger companies, we are agile and every member of the team, regardless of level or position, plays an important role. 


    We invite you to learn more about what makes us a special place to work.  Click here (www.hess.com) 


    Hess is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion.  We are an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Hess is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, click here or send an email to MyHR@Hess.com.

    Posting Notes: Catherine Denise Nichols | Employee | Drilling and Completions | United States| North Dakota | Minot | | No | 27174



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