8222 – Contractors and supervisors, oil and gas drilling and services
Contractors and supervisors in oil and gas drilling and services supervise and co-ordinate the activities in drilling for oil or gas, operating service rigs, or providing oil and gas well services. They are employed by drilling and well service contracting companies and petroleum producing companies. Contractors may be self-employed.
Index of titles
Assistant offshore drilling rig superintendent
Assistant platform superintendent
Assistant toolpusher – offshore drilling rig
Consultant – gas well drilling
Consultant – oil drilling
Directional drilling consultant – oil and gas
Fracturing supervisor – oil field services
Multi-service operator – oil field services
Offshore drilling rig superintendent
Oil and gas contractor
Oil and gas drilling foreman/woman
Oil and natural gas well servicing foreman/woman
Oil field consultant
Oil field consultant – construction and reclamation
Oil field consultant – rig moving
Oil field consultant – well completions
Oil field consultant – well servicing
Oil field consultant – well testing
Oil field consultant supervisor
Oil field contractor
Oil well services field supervisor
Platform superintendent – oil and gas drilling
Rig manager – oil and gas drilling
Toolpusher – offshore drilling rig
Toolpusher – oil and gas well
Well services crew supervisor
Well services crew supervisor – oil and gas drilling
Well services crew supervisor – oil field services
Well site consultant – oil and gas
Wireline field supervisor – oil field services
This group performs some or all of the following duties:
Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who drill for oil and gas, operate service rigs or provide oil and gas well services
Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
Requisition and procure materials and supplies
Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity and safety
Train workers in job duties, safety procedures and company policies
Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
Prepare production and other reports
May set up machines and equipment.
Completion of secondary school is required.
Completion of college or petroleum industry approved training courses is required.
Extensive experience in the occupations supervised is required.
A two-year college diploma in petroleum engineering technology may be required.
Certificates in first aid, hydrogen sulphide awareness, blowout prevention, well control, workplace hazardous materials information system (WHMIS), transportation of dangerous goods (TDG) or other safety and technical subjects are required and are obtained by completing short courses.
There is little mobility for supervisors from well services to well drilling.
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