Transocean Nigeria: Dynamic Positioning Operator

Transocean, the world’s largest offshore drilling contractor, provides the most versatile fleet of mobile offshore drilling units to help clients find and develop oil and natural gas reserves. Building on more than 50 years of experience with the highest specification rigs, our approximately 18,000 employees are focused on safety and premier offshore drilling performance.

Job Title: Dynamic Positioning Operator

Job Description

Operate dynamic positioning equipment under the direction of the Senior DPO
Operate and understand the ballast control system, Power Management System and fire and gas systems
Maintain the rig in a stable condition and at the correct draft and trim
Assist in the setup of the DP system operational parameters
Ensure that all DP system data are recorded
Advise the Driller and Chief Mate of potential position loss
Assist in performing Preventive Maintenance on DP equipment
Assist with running and maintaining records for hydrophones and subsea beacons
Make regular use of the onboard simulator, where available
Ensure that there is adequate power and reserves of power for the maintenance of position and operations; give immediate attention to any problems
Ensure that all defects and anomalies are reported to the Chief Mate or Senior DPO and relevant department heads. Maintain records of these and ensure that they are corrected adequately
Understudy the Senior DPO
Stand navigation watch as authorized by the individual’s license
Manage the deck crews, working outside with them as required
Sound ballast and bulk tanks. Assist with loading and sampling of bulk products as required
Assist Chief Mate and Master with deck operations as required.
Operate vessel’s radios as required / Operate vessel’s radars as required
Perform emergency duties and responsibilities as stated on the Station Bill, DP Emergency Response Plan and vessel specific Emergency Response Manual
Complete ISM familiarization material
Monitor all DP room alarms including DP system, VMS, Fire & Gas; Prioritize alarm response as necessary to maintain
Desired Skills & Experience

University degree or equivalent
STCW 95 unlimited OOW, 2 yrs experience as 2nd mate, DP license
2 years DPO experience
Valid medical examination and vaccination certificates
Knowledge of basic technical calculations required for the safe operation of the marine aspect of the rig
Basic computer skills
Meet all requirements as listed on the WWTM and the WW Licensing Matrix including but not limited to the following: Unlimited Nautical Institute DP Certificate, GMDSS license, Lifeboatman certificate, Radar observers certification with ARPA endorsement, ECDIS training required on vessels with ECDIS equipment installed.

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