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Well Site Leader

Well Site Leader

  • Location Azerbaijan - Offshore
  • Travel required Up to 100% travel should be expected with this role
  • Job category Wells Group
  • Relocation available This role is not eligible for relocation
  • Job type Professionals
  • Job code RQ067043
  • Experience level Intermediate
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Job summary


Production & Operations

Job Family Group:

Wells Group

Job Description:

Are you ready to help bp create a cohesive and robust operating culture focused on safe, reliable, and efficient well operations?

We are now looking for Drilling, Completions and Interventions Well Site Leaders to join our team in Baku, Azerbaijan!

This essential safety critical role involves supervising and leading offshore operations while reporting to the Well Superintendent. Your main responsibilities will include leading the flawless execution of well operations on- site, aiming to meet or exceed performance metrics in line with bp's practices, procedures, and programs. Demonstrating strong, transparent leadership that aligns with bp’s values is crucial.

Please note, this position is open to Azerbaijani nationals only.

This role is advertised to attract potential candidates for future Well Site Leader positions within bp Azerbaijan. We invite candidates to apply throughout the year to indicate their interest in upcoming opportunities. As business needs emerge, we will evaluate the talent pool using our standard selection criteria and assessment process.

Key Accountabilities:

Demonstrate leadership by exemplifying Safety Leadership Principles, promoting a “Stop the Job” and “Speak Up” culture.

Assist in preparing Rig Work Instructions and risk assessments, ensuring all parties fully understand these for safe wellsite operations.

Ensure wellsite operations are executed according to the approved programmes plan and manage deviations through the Management of Change (MoC) process.

Lead continuous performance improvement offshore by applying After-Action Reviews and capturing knowledge.

Manage Vendors and Contractors in terms of Safety and Operational performance, providing feedback for continuous improvement.

Align wellsite activities with the regional safety plan to support the delivery of safe and compliant operations.

Maintain the integrity of major risk barriers and components through conducting self-verification and oversight activities and ensure crews are proficient in well control detection and response.

Facilitate efficient movement of personnel, equipment, and materials.

Conduct daily discussions on cost performance and identify optimization opportunities.

Ensure the accuracy of data and information in the morning reports.

In this role, we have the following requirements:


  • A university degree in Engineering or a related technical field.

  • Well Control certification for Subsea and Surface at the Supervisory Level from an industry accreditation programmes, such as IADC or IWCF.

Skills and Experience:

  • At least four years of experience in drilling, completion, or intervention operations.

  • A minimum of two years of proven Well Site Leader experience on platforms, drill ships, or semi-submersible rigs.

  • The ability to travel and work offshore.

  • Proven proficiency in English for reading, writing, and speaking.

  • Demonstrated interpersonal and relationship-building skills, with the capability to work in a multi-cultural, multidisciplinary environment.

  • Skills in coaching and mentoring junior team members.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience in leading Coiled Tubing and Gravel Packing operations.

  • Knowledge of regulations and standards relevant to well operations.

  • Proven leadership in Operational Safety and Risk Management.

Why join our team

We support our people to learn and grow in a diverse and challenging environment. We believe that our team is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to crafting an inclusive environment in which everyone is respected and treated fairly.

There are many aspects of our employees’ lives that are meaningful, so we offer benefits to enable your work to fit with your life. These benefits can include flexible working options, collaboration spaces in a modern office environment, and many others benefits! We operate a hybrid model with 60% from the office and 40% from home with flexibility as agreed with line management.

Travel Requirement

Up to 100% travel should be expected with this role

Relocation Assistance:

This role is not eligible for relocation

Remote Type:

This position is not available for remote working


Casing and wellhead recovery, Casing and wellhead recovery, Casing Design, Cementing, Common process for wells activities, Cost-conscious decision-making, Cost Management, Crisis and emergency response management, Drilling data acquisition and well monitoring, Drilling Fluids, Drilling Operations, Drillstring component selection, Equipment integrity assurance, Managed Pressure Drilling, Management of change, Multi-lateral wells (Inactive), OMS and bp requirements, PPFG and geohazard principles for wells, Process Safety Management, Rig and vessel intake and start-up, Rig and vessel operations, Rig workovers, Risk Management, Side-track operations, Snubbing and hydraulic workover {+ 14 more}

Legal Disclaimer:

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity/neurocognitive functioning, veteran status or disability status. Individuals with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation related to bp’s recruiting process (e.g., accessing the job application, completing required assessments, participating in telephone screenings or interviews, etc.).  If you would like to request an accommodation related to the recruitment process, please contact us to request accommodations.

If you are selected for a position and depending upon your role, your employment may be contingent upon adherence to local policy.  This may include pre-placement drug screening, medical review of physical fitness for the role, and background checks.

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