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DP Operator / DP Operatør
COSL Drilling Europe AS
Vestre Svanholmen 4
11. august 2024

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Join the fastest-growing rig company in the North Sea!

COSL Drilling Europe, a safe and efficient drilling contractor dedicated to delivering on the energy transition with its cutting-edge, low-emission drilling rigs, is currently seeking skilled and motivated DP Operators to join our team.

By 2025, our ambition is to provide climate-neutral drilling services and set a new market standard.

Our rig portfolio has a proven track record of having the most efficient and best performing rigs in the North Sea, with Energy Control Systems already delivering substantial CO2 and NOx reductions. The rigs are compact, with low PoB and operated by a highly competent and experienced team. We are certified with the ISO 14001 Environmental Management standard and the ISO 50001 Energy Management System standard and continuously invest in technology and competence that reduce emissions and bring long-term value creations for our customers and society.

The DP Operator`s tasks and responsibilities are, but not limited to, following:

  • Fully responsible for the DP Watch keeping and the communication with Driller and engineer on duty as well as other marine related aspects of operation including Standing orders.
  • Stay informed of what operations are in progress on drill floor.
  • Familiarize with the drilling operations.
  • Familiarize with the ballast- and emergency ballast system as well as the damage and leak detection system.
  • Demonstrate to Marine Section Leader that he/ she can properly handle and operate both the ballast and emergency ballast system, after he/ she has attended onboard training.
  • Monitor and keep continuous control of the stability of the drilling unit, its draft and position.
  • Ensure that ballast or load movements are correctly handled and logged as per instruction given by superior and in full compliance with Operations Manual.
  • Familiarize with the anchoring system and procedures and operate the anchor winches whenever requested by his/her superior. 
  • Stay informed of all supply vessels / anchor handlers / stand-by boats and helicopter movements and keep records of same.
  • Make entries in the Daily Logbook as required.
  • Keep records of ballast/cargo movements.
  • Keep continuous watch in Central Control Room/ Bridge.
  • Assist in the daily stability calculations.
  • Report to superior any significant change in stability and draft.
  • Act as duty mate (navigator) during transit of the drilling unit.
  • Responsible for daily maintenance and operation of the Central Control Room.
  • Responsible for all radio communication including helicopter operations.
  • Maintaining the Radio Logbook. 


Suitable applicants should ideally have:

  • Polytechnical College Maritime studies
  • Basic Safety Training - STCW Deck Officer Certificate class 4
  • DP Certificate unlimited GOC/GMDSS Offshore Medical Certificate
  • Offshore Medical Certificate for marine officers
  • Work Permit & Safe Job Analysis
  • CDE Induction
  • Singapore Endorsement on CoC/GoC
  • Chemical Handling - basic knowledge
  • DaWinci (Heli-booking)
  • GDPR Awareness
  • ISPS Designated Security Duties
  • Meteorological Observation (METAR) 
  • None electrical ignition sources
  • Radio Operator course (Heli-comm Avinor)


What We Offer:

  • State-of-the-Art Drilling Rigs: Our commitment to innovation means you'll be working with cutting-edge, modern drilling rigs equipped with the latest technology. Be part of a team that pushes boundaries and sets industry standards.
  • Exceptional Working Environment: We understand that your work environment significantly impacts your job satisfaction. That's why we ensure a safe, inclusive, and collaborative workplace where your contributions are valued, and your growth is supported.
  • Career Development Opportunities: We invest in our employees' growth and development. From specialized training programs to advancement opportunities.
  • Safety First: Your safety is our priority. We adhere to the highest safety standards, providing extensive training and resources to ensure you work in a secure environment.
  • Gourmet Food and Facilities Onboard: We believe that great food and well-maintained facilities are essential for a healthy work-life balance. Enjoy delicious meals prepared by our onboard chefs and access to top-notch facilities during your time on the rigs.


COSL Drilling Europe is an equal opportunity employer.

Only applications through the system will be considered. Candidates will be screened for interview immediately, so please register at the earliest opportunity.

Om arbeidsgiver

Always do better is our guiding principle leading us through the energy transition and towards our vision of becoming the preferred supplier of drilling services. We are known for having the most efficient drilling units and a strong safety performance and culture. COSL Drilling Europe was established in 2005, and has its head office located in Stavanger, Norway. Today we operate four modern drilling units. We have a solid owner with stable ratings in China Oilfield Services Limited, listed at the Shanghai Stock Exchange, with ambitions to strengthen its foothold in the North Sea. Our four semi-submersible drilling rigs were delivered from the yard respectively in November 2010 (COSLPioneer), November 2011 (COSLInnovator), May 2012 (COSLPromoter) and November 2014 (COSLProspector). The first drilling operations started in Norway in August 2011 and COSL Drilling Europe has since then been in continuous operation drilling and completing wells in Norway, UK, Faroe Islands and New Zealand. The drilling units are of a similar design and have all proven strong and consistent performance deliveries. Our rig portfolio has a proven track record of having the most efficient and best-performing rigs in the North Sea. COSL is setting a new standard in the North Sea with its energy efficiency. Our ambition is to deliver carbon neutral drilling operations within 2025.


Ole Grimstad

HR Manager
+4795433731 / +4751950966

Heidi Gabrielsen

Sr. Advisor