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Completion Supervisor; Job Description And Salary

Who is a Completion Supervisor?            

A member of the drilling and completions department in charge of supervising drilling and completion operations.  They ensure that all operations are corresponding to plans and are efficiently and safely executed. They also verify that all personnel and materials needed for a successful operation are available at the rig site.


What does a Completion Supervisor do?  

In addition to monitoring the completion of drilling operations, a completion supervisor carries out a myriad of other functions.

Other critical responsibilities assigned to a completion supervisor include the following:

  • Contacting the contractors and other personnel needed and ensuring they are on-site at an appropriate time to avoid delay.
  • Preparing a daily report of operation and submitting it to the senior drilling completion rig supervisor.
  • Responsible for all factory acceptance testing to ensure that equipment is fit for usage before being shipped to the site.
  • Discover and promote new technologies for performance enhancement.
  • Managing personnel and equipment at the rig site.
  • Detecting and resolving any difficulty that threatens early execution.
  • Ensure efficient and secure drilling in adherence to the drilling specifications and company procedures.
  • Monitors the complete optimization of a well using optimum practices.
  • Ensures that all drilling and completion operations are done in accordance with Health, Safety, Environment and Quality (HSEQ) procedures.
  • Monitor the usage rate of materials at the rig site and report any need for restocking.
  • Report any significant problem, change or accident to the senior drilling completion supervisor.


  • Collaborate directly with suppliers to determine when equipment is ready for transportation to the site.
  • Participation in emergency drills especially in abandoned locations and all onshore planning for completion operation.
  • Participates in all work-related training and also trains junior members.
  • Ensures that all operations are properly understood before being commenced.


Completion Supervisor’s Qualification and Experience

  • 5+ years experience in the oil and gas industry.
  • 5+ years of solid experience in drilling and completion operations.
  • Experience with well testing.
  • Knowledge in high-profile drilling.
  • Training in drilling activities, i.e, drilling operation experience.
  • Knowledge in advanced drilling.


Other Completion Supervisor Job and Skill Requirements

  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Keen Interpersonal and analytical skills.
  • Effective time management and multitasking skills.
  • Knowledge of safety guidelines and procedures.
  • Ability to pay close attention to details.
  • Great organisational skills.
  • Self-motivated and result oriented.
  • Fire fighting skill.


Completion Supervisor Salary

The average salary of a completion supervisor is $91, 255 per annum. This can be more or less depending on the company and your level of experience.



What Certifications must I have to become a Completion Supervisor?

To qualify as a completion supervisor, you must possess at least one of these two certifications.

  • International Well Control Forum (IWCF) well control certificate
  • International Association of Drilling Contractors (IADC) certificate.


Who does a Completion Supervisor report to?

A completion supervisor reports directly to the drilling superintendent or the senior drilling rig completion supervisor.


How do I become a completion supervisor?

If you are interested in a career in the oil and gas industry as a completion supervisor, then you must follow the next steps.

  • Possess at least a diploma in a science or a technical discipline.
  • A degree in an engineering discipline will give you an upper hand.
  • Take either IWCF OR IADC certification.
  • Acquire an offshore survival course in case of offshore operations.
  • Enrol for training in drilling activities and operations.
  • Volunteer in the oil and gas industry to build experience.


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