Our people

Meet the team

From IT, HR, Finance, HSE and Supply Chain specialists to Rig Managers and technical leaders, Seadrill has all kinds of dedicated professionals working ‘behind the scenes’ onshore. Every one of them is committed to making sure everything we do runs smoothly for both colleagues and clients.

We are safety conscious, accountable, inspirational, loyal and proactive

These are the values that define our culture. They help to define who we are, how we operate and how we behave. They help us to make good decisions. These values help to define what we say, think and do. Our values are the fundamental features of our identity; they can never be forgotten nor compromised. Whatever their role, and wherever they’re based, every one of our people shares our values.


HR Advisor

Charlotte Hudson

Why did you join Seadrill?

I’d always wanted to get into HR and just before joining, I’d started my Masters in HR Management at Liverpool John Moores University. When Seadrill came to Liverpool, the fact that it’s a global company made it really stand out for me as being a great place to develop my HR career.

What’s the atmosphere like in the office?

It’s an open plan office and the Directors and Heads sit amongst their teams, so that helps with communication and openness. We organise a lot of social events to get everybody involved. When people have moved here from other regions and countries, they don’t necessarily have friends or family with them. So, it’s very much like a family network here as well. We do little things like, for example, when it’s someone’s birthday we get them cake and a card.

What’s the main challenge for the HR teams?

Having the Shared Service Centre here in Liverpool, in HR we need to make sure that everyone keeps communication levels up and that we liaise frequently with our regions, so that they know we’re here for them as much as they are for us. Ultimately, it’s about keeping those relationships and those networks close.

What would you say to someone thinking about a career with Seadrill?

If you’re looking to develop your career with a global company this is a great company to do that, aided by the continuous support of your managers and colleagues. Seadrill isn’t afraid to give you the responsibility and autonomy to be able to grow.

Lead Corporate Accountant

Richard Reid

I’m the sort of person who likes a challenge, and there’s always something different to look into here.

What was your background before you joined?

I used to work for a big professional services company, but I was looking to move into industry. So, when Seadrill came to Liverpool I thought the Oil and Gas industry sounded interesting, and when I came for the interview it all just had the right feel to it.

What does your role involve?

I’ve been looking after all of the Mexican legal entities. Before we set up the Shared Service Centre, all of the regions had different ways of working so I flew out and I found out how Mexico did things. Everyone spoke to each other about how different regions operated and brought it all together to come up with the best practice. That’s been really interesting.

What do you enjoy most about working here?

Every month I feel like I’ve learnt something new or encountered a new challenge. There’s just a lot going on. Also, it’s really good working with people from different parts of the world. The social scene is absolutely brilliant here, and that’s another one of the great things about the job.

What would you say to someone thinking about a career with Seadrill?

It’s a great step from wherever you’re coming from. They’re very keen to develop everyone, so they’re always looking at creating new opportunities. And you’ll be working with the best bunch of people. There’s definitely a culture of helping each other out if you’re unsure of anything. That’s another advantage. The senior management is very approachable and is always ready to help.

Lead Regional Accountant

Chris Graham

Seadrill invests in external training, but you pick up a lot on the job too. I’m learning every day.

Why do you enjoy working at Seadrill?

It’s quite amazing what the company actually does, with all the technology and equipment on the rigs. Obviously, as accountants, we’re not hands-on with the rigs, but it’s good to understand how they work. I didn’t have any experience of the Oil and Gas industry before I came in, so it’s been a big learning curve, but we do get formal training and development on the industry.

How does Seadrill support your development?

I’m being promoted to a new role, Senior Legal Entity Accountant role in the AMA region, and Seadrill has provided the opportunity to complete the CIMA Certificate in Global Business Services. Seadrill is quite flexible too, so as long as you get your work done, you can take a few hours in the working week to study. And if you want to get involved in a specific area of the business, Seadrill is happy for you to do that, to grow your experience. You can go on rig visits too.

What’s been your best moment so far?

I was looking after the Brazil region when I first joined, so I went out to Rio almost as soon as I started. I’ll probably be going out to Dubai at some point, to meet the team there too.

What would you say to someone thinking about a career with Seadrill?

It’s a market-leading global business, but it’s not like you’re walking into somewhere that’s stuck in their ways. They want to continually improve, and help you do the same, so they definitely listen to your ideas. I can’t think of a bigger or better business to be working for.

Marketing Analyst

Emmanuel Fordjour

There is always something to learn with Seadrill.

Can you describe the Seadrill culture?

‘Unified in diversity’ – that’s how I’d describe the culture in Seadrill. Here, different people from all over the world work together to set the standard in drilling. At Seadrill there’s always someone ready to assist, and someone with the technical know-how. The wealth of experience and expertise from colleagues is always at your disposal.

What kind of opportunities are there for progression?

Progression is always possible here. For example, my career journey has developed from Operations Engineer Trainee to Project Engineer, Rig Leader Trainee and then Technical Leader Trainee, and now I’m working as Marketing Analyst.

What other types of support do you get?

We support each other across our teams and departments to get the work done, and I have the support of my line managers to grow within the company.

What would you say to someone thinking about a career with Seadrill?

Seadrill offers the most professional environment to work in, with some of the most advanced technology onboard our units. With the ever challenging and changing phases of the market, Seadrill is setting the standard in drilling.

Contract Manager

Ashleigh Grape

If you’re looking to be challenged professionally, while becoming part of a great team, Seadrill is the perfect place for you.

How long have you been with Seadrill, and what keeps you here?

I enjoy the variety and the opportunity to interact with virtually every aspect of the business on a regular basis. I encounter different challenges every day.

What’s been your best moment so far?

I was selected to participate in the Seadrill Leadership Programme. This gave me the opportunity to advance my leadership skills, while travelling and forging relationships with colleagues from different regions and departments.

What kind of opportunities are there for progression?

With Seadrill’s global presence your opportunities for growth are not only linear, but lateral as well. Seadrill encourages its people to be creative and seek out new and improved methods of doing things. Also, the ability to gain knowledge from other departments and regions around the world provides significant room for progression if you’re willing to travel or broaden your scope of interests.

What would you say to someone thinking about a career with Seadrill?

At Seadrill, you’ll be surrounded by interesting, diverse and hard-working colleagues who’ve really banded together to achieve challenging goals. You’ll also have opportunities to represent Seadrill in the community and give back through volunteering efforts.

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