Jobin Varughese is part of our drilling services team in Abu Dhabi and his previous roles in managing inspection, repairs and maintenance of drilling equipment will ensure our growing team delivers a complete service to customers.
Tell us a bit about your role at Sparrows
I’m the Services Manager – Drilling Equipment & Well Services which I’ve been doing since I joined in September. The role means that I am responsible for developing the inspection, repair, recertification and maintenance procedures in Sparrows and support the company to become a ‘one-stop shop’ of complete turnkey service solutions for the drilling and well services industry.
What was your previous role?
My most recent role was Inspection Repairs and Maintenance (IRM) Services Manager with Canadian Energy Equipment Manufacturing FZE in the UAE. In this role I was responsible for the full cycle of IRM projects for major drilling equipment and well services - ensuring customer requirements, company procedures and API specifications were all met.
Prior to that I’ve worked in a variety of other positions in the oil and gas industry including QC inspector, operations lead, project engineer, commercial engineer and senior proposals lead.
How many years' experience do you have on this type of equipment?
I’ve been working in the industry for over 10 years now and must have worked on well over 100 different bits of equipment related to drilling rigs and well services sector.
What has been your impression of working at Sparrows so far?
I’ve been impressed with Sparrows vision and values in the global energy industry. We are uniquely aligned with customer requirements in providing a single source project management solution ‘one stop shop.’ The global locations ensure there’s local support for all onshore and offshore projects.
What's been your career highlight to date?
I enjoyed my last role, being able to deliver project execution and meet the company’s standards and customer requirements while delivering growth to the company is a great feeling. Building relationships with customers and having a strong network is important, that’s something I’m looking forward to carrying into this role.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I enjoy reading, particularly authors like George R. R. Martin and J. K. Rowling
Any final thoughts?
Looking forward to working with the team to expand and develop the drilling and well services sector.