Explore Careers - Job Market Report
Labourers in this unit group carry out a variety of general labouring duties and operate equipment to assist in the drilling and servicing of oil and gas wells. This unit group also includes labourers who assist in geophysical prospecting for oil and gas. They are employed by drilling and well servicing contractors and by petroleum producing companies.
floorman/woman – oil and gas drilling, helper, wireline, labourer, oil field, leasehand, roughneck, roustabout, service rig helper, shakerhand, swamper – oil and gas, well treatment helper.
- Manipulate sections of pipe or drill stem at the rig floor during drilling and during the removal and replacement of strings of pipe or drill stem and drill bit
- Maintain drilling equipment on the drill floor
- Handle, sort and move drill tools, pipe, cement and other materials
- Clean up the rig area
- Assist in setting up, taking down and transporting drilling and service rigs and service equipment
- May drive a truck to transport materials and well service equipment.
Outlook & Prospects for Oil and Gas Drilling, Servicing and Related Labourers in North Shore Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|North Shore Region||2011-06-21|
Currently the chances of Oil and Gas Drilling, Servicing and Related Labourers finding employment are limited because only a small number of people in this occupation are employed in the local area. This is a small occupation in the local area and workers may be drawn in from other parts of the province or country to work on projects as needed. EnCana's Deep Panuke natural gas project development will continue with production scheduled to begin in late 2010. Single Buoy Moorings has been awarded the contract to operate the production field centre lease, operations and services. ExxonMobil's Sable offshore natural gas project is in its tenth year of production and expected to continue for another six years. Both projects are based out of Goldboro, Guysborough County.
Although employment opportunities locally are limited, opportunities may exist in other areas of the province or in other regions of the country. People who are able to work elsewhere may want to research opportunities for this occupation in other labour markets within Nova Scotia and across the country. The future employment outlook for Oil and Gas Drilling, Servicing and Related Labourers in Nova Scotia is expected to be fair over the next 5 years. The outlook nationally is limited.
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Local Labour Market News
Week of Feb 18 – Feb 22, 2013
- Pieridae Energy Canada Ltd., who are proposing a LNG export facility for Guysborough County, have opened an office in Halifax
Week of Jan 14 – Jan 18, 2013
- The number of job losses at Windsor Salt in Pugwash will now exceed 50, according to the union. The fine salt operation will close, leaving only the mining of rock salt.
Week of Dec 10 – Dec 14, 2012
- Canada Salt will close its Pugwash fine salt mine at the end of January 2013, putting forty-two employees at the mine out of work
Week of Oct 22 – Oct 26, 2012
- $5B liquefied natural gas (LNG) facility announced for Goldboro in Guysborough County. The project forecasts 1500 workers at peak construction.
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