Company: Nabors Drilling International Gulf FZE Skills: Rig Manager Other Skills: Must have experience in 3000 HP SCR, Break handle rig, Canrig TDS Experience: 12 + Years Education: High School/Secondary Employment Type: Rotational Salaried Employee Salary: Competitive Location: Kazakhstan Status: Active No location/work authorization restrictions found.

The Rig Manager is responsible for the safe, economic and efficient operation of the rig in accordance with Nabors Rig Management System (RMS) and in a manner that meets or exceeds the Operator’s expectations.



To demonstrate and promote safety leadership to the rig crews
To plan and manage the activities of the drilling crews such that drilling operations are conducted:
Safely, efficiently and effectively
In accordance with Nabors and Operator’s policies and to the highest standards of international good oilfield practice
In conformance with applicable legislation and standards.
To work with the Operator’s representatives and those of other contractors at site to optimize the use of resources, achieve cohesion of the inputs to drilling operations and to create a spirit of cross-company teamwork
To apply your experience directly in the event of non-routine activities on the rig and to assume control and manage the crews and resources in the event of an incipient or actual emergency or incident
To advise the Field Superintendent / Area Manager and Operator’s representative of all issues which could merit their attention
To maintain, and enhance as appropriate, the rig and associated equipment to retain its asset value and marketability, and to continuously develop improvements to rig site practices so as to enhance safety and performance


Personally responsible for own safety and conducting ones self to the standards of Nabors Policies and Procedures
Take personal responsibility for, and demonstrate leadership in, HSE. Play a leading role in safety meetings and the safety program
Provide leadership, guidance and coaching to direct reports, and manage their efforts so as to maximize their contribution to operational effectiveness and performance
Direct enactment of the Operator’s drilling programs and manage Nabors resources being applied to the drilling activities at site so as to achieve safe, efficient and effective operations. Conduct, together with the Operator’s representatives, timely reviews of the drilling or work-over program
Ensure that the rig is operated in accordance within the design parameters and in conformance with Nabors RMS. Be present at the rig floor or relevant area of the rig to direct all critical activities
Take responsibility for planned maintenance, certification, record-keeping and reporting
Maintain all required records and documentation at rig site and produce accurate and timely reports on all aspects of rig operations and personnel matters
Develop rig move plans and manage rig moves, taking personal responsibility for safely rigging-down & rigging-up of the drilling rig, camp and associated equipment
Establish a culture of continuous improvement in operations and demonstrate results in this regard. Work with the Operator’s site personnel and other site contractors to develop improved practices which will positively impact on drilling performance
Ensure that drilling operations are conducted in accordance with policies and practices of Nabors, the Operator and relevant national authorities
Liaise with Operator’s other contractors who are involved in operations so as to achieve cohesion in concurrent/simultaneous operations and cross-company teamwork & effectiveness
Take responsibility for all HR matters at rig site, including training and development of expatriate and national staff in the rig crews, particularly with regard to on the job training
Maintain the validity of personal certification and training together with that for the rig crews
Ensure that incident reports are filled out in detail and in a timely manner in the event of an incident, illness, near miss, equipment damage or environmental spill
Ensure understanding of, and compliance with, Nabors permit to work system

Today, Nabors owns and operates the world’s largest land-based drilling rig fleet and is a leading provider of offshore platform workover and drilling rigs in the United States and numerous international markets. With operations in 28 countries, Nabors also provides directional drilling services, performance tools and innovative technologies throughout many of the most significant oil and gas markets. Leveraging our advanced drilling automation capabilities, Nabors’ highly skilled workforce continues to set new standards for operational excellence and transform our industry.
As of April 16, 2018, Nabors’ assets include:

407 land drilling rigs
31 offshore platform rigs



Nabors is ranked in the Global Top 30 in Rigzone’s Ideal Employer Rankings – find out more here.

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