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Oil and gas well drillers and well servicers control the operation of drilling and hoisting equipment on drilling and service rigs, and direct the activities of the rig crew under supervision of the rig manager. Oil and gas well loggers, testers and related workers operate specialized mechanical or electronic equipment, tools or instruments to provide services in conjunction with well drilling, completion or servicing. Workers in this unit group are employed by drilling and well service contractors, petroleum producing companies and well logging or testing companies.
assistant driller – oil and gas well drilling, directional drilling operator, downhole tool operator, drill stem tester, driller – oil and gas drilling, electric line operator, logging and perforating operator, service rig operator, slickline operator, well testing operator, wireline operator.
- Direct rig crew in setting up rigs and drilling, completing or servicing oil and gas exploration and producing wells
- Operate controls of drill or service rig drilling and hoisting machinery
- Train or arrange for training of crew
- Maintain records of drilling and servicing operations.
- Drive well service or wireline truck to well site
- Assemble and attach equipment, tools or recorders to drill stem or wireline to conduct required procedures and tests
- Operate or direct the operation of wireline or unit controls to lower, position and retrieve equipment and instruments
- Operate recorders and computers in mobile testing or logging unit to collect data
- May perform limited data interpretation.
Outlook & Prospects for Oil and Gas Well Drillers, Servicers, Testers and Related Workers in Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay 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|
|Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay Region||2012-04-04|
Employment prospects for Oil and Gas Well Drillers, Servicers, Testers and Related Workers are expected to be limited in 2011-2012.
There are very few employment opportunities in this occupation in the local area and a limited number of employers. The majority of the small group of persons working in the field are only employed part-year. Considerable increases in employment are not anticipated in this occupation.
Employment opportunities in this occupation are considered to be below average or relatively weak in the local area. However, a limited outlook should not prevent anyone from pursuing a specific career in which they are interested.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Jan 21 – Jan 25, 2013
- The last of about 90 layoffs at the Beaver Brook antimony mine in central¿Newfoundland came into effect this week. Only about 10 workers have been kept on for maintenance and potential exploration work.
- Thundermin Resources of Toronto and partner Cornerstone Resources of Mt. Pearl will determine the viability of the copper mine near Springdale. Castillian Resources of Toronto will start an exploration program for the gold discovery near Port Aux Basques.
Week of Jan 14 – Jan 18, 2013
- An exploration program for potash will be carried out south of Stephenville in the Bay St. George area. Red Moon Potash, a division of Vulcan Minerals, plans to spend approximately $5M on this venture over the next couple of years.
Week of Nov 19 – Nov 23, 2012
- The Beaver Brook Antimony Mine near Glenwood has suspended operations indefinitely, and 90 workers have been given notices
Week of Oct 29 – Nov 02, 2012
- Point Leamington and Leading Tickles Recreation Committee have received $15,000 in provincial government funding to assist with the construction of a bandstand and to purchase playground equipment
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