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Why Seadrill?


Setting the standard in drilling is as much about what we do for our people as what they do for us. So at Seadrill you’ll discover the career opportunities, just like our technology and commitment to safety, are truly in a class of their own.

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Our People


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Peter Lewis

Peter Lewis

“I had friends at Seadrill who told me it was a good company. But I didn’t realise just how good the opportunities to grow and progress would be.”

Role: Rig Leader

Nationality: Australian

Current Location: St John’s Newfoundland
Canada

I had a heavy mining/fishing/farming background and that got me a start with R&B Falcon as a Roustabout. I graduated through the drilling department to get where I am now.

What I enjoy most about working for Seadrill is the challenge!

Seadrill has an advanced fleet and can adapt to demands and changes within the industry more effectively than most. That means there are excellent career opportunities and room to develop.

I have developed a lot, with plenty of on-the-job learning.

I have worked my way up from day one, but opportunities to progress have been better than ever since moving to Canada.

The culture here is always evolving. New people join and have an influence.

Since joining I have seen a developing sense of identity, moving us further towards being a leading offshore drilling company.
Operating offshore Newfoundland presents very specific challenges. Freezing fog, icebergs, 100ft waves, and temperatures nearing -20c are just a few. As a new contractor here, we have had to get up to speed quickly in dealing with these challenges effectively. 

This could not be done without a strongly motivated team both offshore and onshore.  The people really stand out here.

But my favourite moment so far at Seadrill happened when I was driller in Asia. We needed to get off the rig to do Chinese entry visas in Hong Kong. This took longer than expected so our whole crew got put on a 2010 Gulfstream to get us back to the rig quicker. 

Going back to work has never been so much fun!

By contrast, life onshore involves lots of meetings, conference calls and emails!I report to the Rig Manager and take on anything to do with drilling and operations.

I deal with the client a lot regarding operations, technology, our equipment, capabilities and the specs of the rig. I help them come up with ideas about how they can achieve their goals.

Onshore we have formal events for the rig crew, like seminars focussing on things like safety. We also try to catch up with them informally on crew changes or if they are in town on training. We pop over, say hello and take them for dinner.