Repsol Services Company

Drilling Manager

US-TX-The Woodlands
2 months ago(11/7/2017 11:19 PM)
# of Openings
Exploration Geosciences


Repsol, one of the world’s leading integrated oil and gas companies, spans the entire energy value chain including exploration, production, refining, marketing and new energy R&D.


Repsol’s corporate headquarters are located  in Madrid, Spain. Its U.S. headquarters are in Houston, Texas. Repsol operates in more than 30 countries with 25,000 employees worldwide.


In the U.S., Repsol has exploration and production operations in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico, the North Slope of Alaska, Kansas and Oklahoma. In Canada, our E&P assets are located offshore Newfoundland and Labrador. North America is a strategic growth area for Repsol. Over the past few years, Repsol has expanded exponentially with strong projections for continued growth.


  • Show strong HSE leadership during the well construction planning and execution phases.
  • Be responsible for the planning and execution of drilling operations.
  • Lead office and field based drilling teams.
  • Follow up on daily basis the drilling and testing operations and plan ahead in order to ensure seamless and efficient operations with minimal downtime.
  • Follow up of the performance of the well with respect to established KPIs and making recommendations for operational improvement.
  • Tracking service company performances and reviewing reports of non-conformance events.
  • Be proactive in knowledge management by capturing lessons learnt and implementing actions for continuously improving the well design and operations including recommending and implementing new technologies.
  • Manage and control costs for drilling and creation of well AFEs.
  • Approve and implement Drilling Programs in accordance with company policies, industry standard and local regulation.
  • Manage the development of Scope of Works for contracting drilling services as well as conducting the technical evaluations and recommending the companies for proceeding to the commercial evaluation.
  • Ensuring equipment and personnel involved in the operations are with current certification requirements, equipment inspected and fit for purpose.
  • Support Peer, Assists and Technical reviews
  • Preparation of pre-spud activities, including Risk Assessments, HAZIDS, HAZOPS and major hazard management procedures.
  • QA/QC of essential data capture and accuracy on company´s reporting systems.
  • Ensure proper training and career development for all team members.


  • Legal authorization to work in the US without sponsorship
  • Bachelor or advance degree in engineering
  • Minimum of 10 years industry experience in the role as a Drilling Manager
  • Drilling Manager in Offshore and Onshore environments
  • Managing startup single string exploration in remote environments
  • Holder of current applicable well control certification
  • Demonstrable experience in delivering projects with high safety and environment management standards
  • Drilling Performance Management Aptitude to innovate and be open to new ideas
  • Very good oral, presentation and written communication skills in English. (Spanish is nice to have) Must be able to communicate efficiently with various operational units and with a variety of nationalities and educational levels
  • Knowledge of Landmark applications for stress analyses (Openwells,Stress Check, WellCat.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate at all levels
  • Demonstrated experience working with multi-disciplinary teams and different cultural environments.
  • Proven track record as a strong team player


Repsol is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran


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