Chief Mate, Chief Mechanic, Crane Operator in a Grow­ing Offshore Drilling Com­pany


Vacancies: Chief Mate, Chief Mechanic, Crane Operator

Pacific Drilling S.A. is a Grow­ing Offshore Drilling Com­pany that provides global ultra-deepwater drilling ser­vices to the oil and natural gas industry through the use of high-specification drillships.

Our corporate offices are lo­cated in Houston, Texas, with offices in Brazil, Luxembourg, Nigeria, Singapore and South Korea.

We have one of the newest and most technologi­cally advanced fleets in the world. Our vessels are all state-of-the-art, high-specification units, which benefit from a proven design and highly developed construction techniques.

Minimal Qualifications:

  • Senior School certificate (SSCE)/ West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)/ GCE O/L, OND in Nigeria is equivalent of 2 years associate degree in U.S., while HND or BSc is for 4 years (with at least 120 credits/units)
  • Nigerian in Country – resident
  • Fluent English communication skills (both oral and written)

Position: Chief Mate


  • Valid Unlimited Chief Mate’s License accept­able by vessel flag state, GMDSS General Operator’s Certif­icate, Nautical Institute Dynamic Positioning Training cours­es, a Nautical Institute DP Certificate, and other regulatory and non-regulatory courses.
  • Knowledge of all technical cal­culations required for the safe operation of the marine as­pect of the vessel. All STCW 95 required training for Chief Mate for vessel class and flag requirements.
  • An endorse­ment issued by the flag authority for recognition of Foreign COC without restrictions. Valid Ship Security Officer’s Certif­icate.
  • Prior experience on a drillship is highly recommended but not mandatory for the position.

Position: Chief Mechanic


  • Five years of offshore drilling experience including three as rig mechanic with increasing supervisory responsibilities. NOV 6th generation cyber chair experience.

Position: Crane Operator


  • Minimum two years of experience as off­shore crane operator on a floating unit. NOV knuckle boom crane experience.

How to Apply:

To be considered for a position, please apply online at . No office walk-ins accepted.

To apply online:

(1)     Visit Pacific Drilling Careen page:

(2)     Select Featured Jobs (at top of page)

(3)     Select Careen in Nigeria

(4)     Apply to the desired position.

On or before 10th November, 2015