ENSCO DPS-1|Broome Indigenous Trainee & Cadet Partnership Program

Broome local Aboriginal Bardi man and member of the Djugaragyn Community, Trainee Integrated Rating Shannon Sibosado currently offshore on board ENSCO DPS-1

The DPS-1 is an ultra deepwater self-propelled semi-submersible drilling rig that runs on approximately 30,000kw of power, is capable of operating in water depths greater than 3,000m and drilling to a depth of more than 12,000m. ENSCO DPS-1 is currently working on the Greater Enfield Development for Woodside and located 50kms north-northwest of Exmouth, Western Australia.

Shannon’s duties on board the rig 

  • Assisting in maintaining lifesaving, firefighting, pollution prevention and other safety systems and transferring drilling products to/from supply vessels
  • Participating in weekly safety meetings, pre tour, pre task meetings and emergency drills, and assists Deck IR during weekly maintenance of Lifeboats
  • Actively participating in Ensco’s safety systems including Hand Safety, STOP Drops and client safety engagement observations
  • Working in the engine room and on deck during this swing completing many tasks from his Certificate III – Integrated Rating Tag book

“Shannon fits in very well. He has become part of our team very quickly. He is motivated and very keen on learning our operations with the other Integrated Ratings. I would gladly have Shannon back on board ENSCO DPS-1”, Captain James McNelis.