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Your career. Your choice. Your future.

GRADUATE
CAREER
ADTI is a division of
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WHO WE ARE

ADTI specialises in well engineering, working


in partnership with Oil and Gas companies to
maximise their asset potential through our
drilling and completions management expertise.

APPLIED DRILLING TECHNOLOGY INTERNATIONAL


ADTI is part of Transocean, the world’s largest drilling Turnkey is a proven business model of drilling wells
contractor. We have offices in Aberdeen and Houston, whereby ADTI accept the risks of getting the well
and through our parent company we can access drilled to the target depth and charges a fixed price to
operations worldwide, providing engineers with the operator for taking those risks. Some of the risks
varied international development opportunities. taken during turnkey operations are rig downtime,
mechanical failures, geological hole problems and
ADTI has more than 30 years of experience with logistics. Thorough planning, outstanding execution
turnkey well drilling and project management and years of experience are the key attributes of a
operations. We’ve drilled over 1,600 wells, totalling successful turnkey contractor.
more than 16 million feet of hole worldwide for a wide
range of operators, from small independents to super
majors. ADTI has faced all types of challenges, drilling
wells to depths in excess of 20,000 feet and designing
and completing the world’s first 15,000 psi subsea well.

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WHAT WE DO

OUR ENGINEERS PURSUE TECHNICAL AND


PROFESSIONAL EXCELLENCE, COMBINED WITH
BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SKILLS.

Well Engineering Services and Project Management Completion Production Technology and Well Testing

ADTI provides well engineering services ranging Completion production technology and well testing
from specific engineering studies to the design and services, provided by ADTI, encompasses the design,
management of major drilling and completion projects. procurement, planning and supervision of completion
Multi-discipline teams work both onshore and offshore and well testing projects through our production
in well design and operational supervision. Our technology, completion and well test engineering
engineers have expertise in specialist drilling methods disciplines. ADTI addresses issues ranging from
such as extended reach drilling, underbalanced drilling, architectural design, material specification,
high pressure high temperature drilling. equipment procurement and preparation through to
detailed installation and operating procedures, risk
Our engineering group also provides subsea assessments and supervision of operations.
engineering, completion and well testing, production
technology, subsea well decommissioning, materials Decommissioning
and logistical support services.
ADTI provides engineering and project management
Subsea Engineering services for clients to decommission subsea wells. The
Subsea engineering team work closely with all other
ADTI’s team provide a wide range of subsea disciplines to find and execute cost effective solutions.
engineering services, from wellhead design to
installation supervision. We also can address Materials and Logistics Support
subsea architecture design, well startup and
operating procedures. The materials and logistics team is responsible
for ensuring all equipment is in-spec and onsite
when required.

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ADTI CAREERS

WITH WORLDWIDE ENERGY DEMAND INCREASING,


THE LONG TERM CAREER OPTIONS HAVE NEVER
BEEN STRONGER.

There is no shortage of energy supply worldwide. The We want your career to flourish with us, and we want
challenge that faces our industry is in recovering these to help you maximise your potential. Our structured
precious resources whilst valuing and sustaining our and accredited Graduate Development Programme will
environment. These are the technical and commercial give you the skills you will need to be a leader in this
challenges that ADTI engineers need to meet - and industry. In our development programme you will be
safely. We’re committed to providing a safe working given the tools you need to really make an impact on
environment. The oil and gas industry has fewer your career:
accidents than most other industries, including
- Opportunities to influence your own career path
construction. In addition, we’re committed to our
environment and adhere to the highest standards to - Early responsibility
protect the communities where we live and work. - Structured training and development opportunities
- Highly market competitive salary and
benefits package
Prior knowledge of the Oil & Gas industry - Opportunities for international assignment
is not required, but applicants should have, - Mentor support
or be currently studying for, one of the
- Access to industry leading engineering software
following degrees or related disciplines:
Mechanical Engineering, Offshore
Engineering, Petroleum Engineering,
Mining, Aeronautical Engineering,
Chemical Engineering.

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WHY US?

THE FLEXIBLE, ACCREDITED FIVE YEAR


DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME.

The flexible, accredited five year Graduate Development Each Graduate upon joining the development programme
Programme (GDP) allows motivated graduates to become is assigned a Mentor, an ADTI senior engineer, to provide
a valued professional with ADTI. oversight and guidance. Upon completion of the five year
development programme, the Graduate Engineer should
The five year development programme takes new be in a position of responsibility to apply for Chartered
Graduates through three key career phases to becoming Engineer Status.
Senior Engineers responsible for multi-million dollar
operations. Practical ‘hands-on’ rig site experience is ADTI were amongst the first in the oil industry to gain
augmented by formal technical training. This parallel accreditation through the IMechE for our Graduate
training philosophy facilitates enhanced career Development Programme (GDP). We are currently
development limited only by your desire to succeed. accredited by both the IMechE and the Energy Institute
In addition to technical and practical operational (EI), which is an independent verification of our robust
competencies, all ADTI engineers develop the commercial and successful programme.
and contractual business skills that make ADTI’s Turnkey
operations leading edge.

ADTI’s Graduate Development Programme (GDP) is run


in parallel with the IMechE’s Monitored Professional
Development Scheme (MPDS). The programme is
designed to develop the Graduate Engineer to
attain a high level of engineering professionalism
and responsibility.

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THE ADTI GDP

EACH GRADUATE IS ISSUED WITH AN ADTI WELL


ENGINEERS COMPETENCY TASK BOOK, WHICH IS A
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT RECORD BOOK.

The Well Engineers Competency Task Book covers the REWARDING YOUR DEVELOPMENT
core competencies that we expect our graduates to
develop over the course of a five year period of training To recognise and reward you for developing your
and initial career development. The task book is divided professional competencies, ADTI has a Performance
into three main areas of competence: Related Pay (PRP) uplift programme, enabling you
to get an uplift in salary each year of your five year
development programme. A PRP uplift is earned when
PERSONAL
you complete a minimum number of competency skills
within fixed intervals and undergo an appraisal by your
BUSINESS
line supervisor and mentor. Which tasks and the order
you choose to complete your competency taskbook is
TECHNICAL completely your choice.

Over 370 different competency tasks are defined, which PRP is independent of the company discretionary
each Engineer must complete during the first five years. merit awards, which can help boost your financial
The Engineer takes complete ownership for completing remuneration even further. At ADTI, our PRP
the tasks and getting them approved and signed off by programme moves you up the salary scale quickly,
their Mentor. enabling you to access many other package benefits,
serving as yet another reward for participating in this
This competency based programme ensures that you’ll first-class development programme.
learn the wide variety of skills necessary to becoming
a competent Well Engineer.

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ADTI CAREER PATHS

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POTENTIAL CAREER PATHS


ADTI WELL ADTI TECHNICAL TRANSOCEAN EMPLOYEE
COMPANY TRANSOCEAN RIG OPERATIONS ONSHORE
ENABLERS ENGINEERING SPECIALIST SUPPORT SERVICES ATTRIBUTES

CORPORATE MANAGEMENT

RIG OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT WELLS KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS


MANAGEMENT SENIOR EXPERIENCE
ENGINEERING/ SUPPORT
SPECIALIST SPECIALIST
ACCOUNTABILITIES & MANAGER MANAGER
RESPONSIBILITIES
WELLS PROJECT RELEVANT
MANAGEMENT TRAINING
RIG
MANAGER
COMPETENCIES SUPPORT
SENIOR SPECIALIST SAFETY
SENIOR WELL SPECIALIST LEADERSHIP
ENGINEER MANAGER
CAREER PLANNING
OIM
TOOLPUSHER DRILLING LEGAL FINANCE POSITIVE ATTITUDE
SUPERVISOR
COMMERCIAL
SUCCESSION
SPECIALIST: HR
PLANNING
RIG ENGINEER PROCUREMENT AMBITION
STABILITY MECHANIC/ DRILLER
TECH./BARGE ELECTRICIAN/ OPERATIONS SUBSEA HSE
APPRAISAL ENG. E.T. A.D. ENGINEER COMPLETIONS IT
WELL MARINE PROACTIVITY
INTERVENTIONS MAINTENANCE
BALLAST MOTORMAN DERRICKMAN WELLSITE
CONTROL OP. TRAINEE ENGINEER RESERVOIR
ASST. BCO ELECTRICIAN ROUGHNECK ENGINEERING LEARNING
CAPABILITY
ENTRY LEVEL : ENTRY LEVEL :
MARINE ROUSTABOUT OTHER
& TECHNICAL

ENTRY LEVEL : ENTRY LEVEL :


RIG CREW GRADUATE ENGINEER
OR EQUIVALENT

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PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

”IT IS A COMMON BELIEF AT ADTI


THAT THE WAY TO LEARN IS WITH
HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE.”

OUR DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME


CONSISTS OF THREE PHASES:
Phase I: ‘Training Period’: Offshore Training During this phase, you will learn to implement the
technical well programmes, which have been designed
This initial period of practical training, which each by the onshore Engineering team. You will gain
Graduate Engineer goes through lasts for a period of supervisory as well as technical skills, essential to your
nine to twelve months. You’ll start with five weeks of career ahead. In order to gain operational experience,
induction and intensive safety classes to facilitate your each Engineer will spend eighteen to twenty four
transition offshore. This offshore training phase, where months in this role, rotating through different projects to
you work your way through some of the different rig gain a full range of operational exposure.
crew positions, exposes you to the different offshore
operations, providing a solid grounding and core Phase III: Developmental Roles
knowledge of drilling operations and practices. A greater Advancing from WSDE into developmental roles,
understanding of rig capabilities will later allow you you are encouraged to try out different areas
to optimise well plans. As you gain more experience within Well Engineering, to try to determine the
and technical knowledge, this forms the basis for path that interests you and plays to your strengths
your continued development as a Well Engineer. Of as an ADTI member. There is a map of potential
even greater importance, you become a member of career paths on page 7. Typically, engineers move
the drilling crew, which builds credibility and better onshore into the Engineering team, designing the
understanding. At the end of this phase you will take six drilling programmes or you may choose to move
weeks of ‘core’ Well Engineering technical courses to into the Subsea or Well Completions teams.
build upon your practical knowledge.
Some engineers decide that the offshore rotational
Phase II: Wellsite Drilling Engineer lifestyle suits them and elect to remain offshore
becoming Drilling, Subsea or Completions Offshore
Equipped with the core technical training, you will be Operations Supervisors with the responsibility of leading
assigned to your first responsible professional role. the wellsite operations. Well Engineers may also be
A Wellsite Drilling Engineer (WSDE) is a member of offered international secondments within ADTI.
the offshore engineering supervisory team, reporting
directly to the Drilling Supervisor.

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WHAT DOES A WELL ENGINEER DO?

A WELL ENGINEERS ROLE IS A MULTIFACETED ONE.


AS A KEY PART OF THE TEAM, YOU WILL BE INVOLVED
IN MANY VARIED ACTIVITIES. THESE MAY INVOLVE:

- Planning entire drilling and Such a diversity of skills cannot be learnt overnight.
completion programmes This is why ADTI has developed its competency
- Designing oil and gas wells in order to based development programme to provide Graduate
maximise production Engineers with the necessary training and experience
they need to become highly competent and qualified
- Liaising with drilling teams during operations,
Well Engineers.
facilitating problem solving
- Continuing analysis of the entire project to ensure
that all problems encountered can be learned from
Offshore rotations are typically three weeks on the rig,
- Designing mature well workover or
three weeks onshore fieldbreak leave. Whilst on the rig,
abandonment programmes
you will work twelve hour shifts, typically six to six or
- Carry out feasibility studies for subsea well seven to seven, days or nights. Full accommodation and
decommissioning, extended reach drilling etc recreation facilities are provided offshore. Fieldbreak
- Preparing tender documents and commercial leave allows you to travel, catch up on studies or just
proposals with the contractual and take time to relax.
commercial groups
- Ensuring throughout that the highest safety,
environmental and financial performances
are attained

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YOUR PERSONAL QUALITIES

The core qualities


essential for success.

The Oil and Gas industry is a dynamic and challenging Being willing to ‘muck in’ and become part of a team
arena, where success is achieved through knowledge, is also important. You will be based in Aberdeen and
dedication, motivation and the will to succeed. As a must be able and willing to move between different
Well Engineer, you are part of a team which ensures assignments and work in locations both nationally
that client’s expectations are regularly exceeded. Your and internationally.
drive to deliver excellence in every aspect of your role
will benefit you in your career development. You must ADTI is passionate about you and your career. We
be able to draw on the knowledge and experience of have created an environment which promotes and
your colleagues, whilst developing your own skills set, supports the development of your knowledge, skills
in order to meet and resolve the many challenges which and expertise. Our Training and Development team
are presented on a day-to-day basis, both in the office and Mentors are on-hand to share their expertise,
and offshore. You will work in a performance culture experience and knowledge with you and to guide you
and will balance the academic demands of courses with through an exciting, rewarding and thought-provoking
practical offshore rotations. career with ADTI.

To become a successful Well Engineer, certain core


qualities are required. These qualities include proven
leadership capability and communication skills,
academic excellence, enthusiasm, keen problem solving
skills and practical common sense.

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REASONS TO APPLY

GREAT REASONS
TO APPLY...

As an ADTI development programme participant, you will:

- Learn about the latest drilling technology and - Work for a company that respects the environment
methodologies with those who know how to apply it and the communities in which it operates

- Earn a highly competitive salary while you’re learning - Be safe working for a company that emphasises
the fundamentals of a career with enormous financial safety and quality of life
and personal potential
- Achieve career milestones
- Join a company that’s one of the best at what it does,
- Access opportunities to work overseas
gaining instant professional recognition in the industry
- Gain significant amount of operational and financial
- Get a thorough and comprehensive drilling education
responsibility quickly
that goes beyond the classroom and gives you instant
credibility in your future dealings with offshore - Become certified as a Chartered Engineer (CEng) by
technical and operational matters following our accredited development programme,
academic qualifications permitting
- Choose between a variety of career paths, guided
by a network of experienced mentors who want And a final reason:
you to succeed
Performance based salary progression
- Gain commercial, contractual and business
management skills to complement your
technical expertise

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ARE YOU READY
TO UNLOCK YOUR
POTENTIAL AND
TAKE CONTROL OF
YOUR FUTURE?

If you haven’t already done so, apply online


at: www.graduateoilcareers.co.uk
or email a detailed CV with covering letter to
Gradrecruitment.ADTI@deepwater.com or send to:

ADTI Career Development Co-ordinator


Applied Drilling Technology International
Langlands House
Huntly Street
Aberdeen, AB10 1SH

For more information on ADTI visit:


www.applieddrillingtechnology.com

For more information on Transocean


visit: www.deepwater.com

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