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Oil and gas well drilling workers operate drilling and service rig machinery as intermediate members of the rig crew. Oil and gas well services operators drive trucks and operate specialized hydraulic pumping systems to place cement in wells or to treat wells with chemicals, sand mixtures or gases to stimulate production. Workers in this unit group are employed by drilling and well service contractors and by petroleum producing companies.
acid truck driver, blender operator – oil field services, cementer – oil field services, chemical services operator, coiled tubing operator, derrickman/woman, formation fracturing operator, motorman/woman – oil and gas drilling, nitrogen operator, pumper operator, pumpman/woman – oil field services.
- Align and manipulate sections of pipe or drill stem from platform on rig derrick during removal and replacement of strings of pipe, or drill stem and drill bit
- Operate and maintain drilling mud systems and pumps during drilling, and mix mud chemicals and additives
- Record mud flows and volumes and take samples
- Operate and maintain drilling rig diesel motors, transmissions and other mechanical equipment
- Assist in setting up, taking down and transporting drilling and service rigs
- Supervise floorhands and labourers.
- Drive well services truck to well site
- Assemble pumping equipment and attach pumps and hoses to wellhead
- Operate hydraulic pumping systems to pump chemicals, gases, sand, cement or other material into well
- Read gauges to monitor pressure, density, rate and concentration and adjust pumping procedure as required
- May mix chemicals and cements.
Outlook & Prospects for Oil and Gas Well Drilling Workers and Services Operators in Muskoka-Kawarthas Region
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Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within Ontario.
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Hamilton--Niagara Peninsula Region||N/A||N/A|
|Kingston - Pembroke Region||N/A||N/A|
|Stratford--Bruce Peninsula Region||N/A||N/A|
Additional Provincial Prospects
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Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- The Kearney Graphite Mine, located in the Parry Sound District, has received approval to reopen this year, creating 80 full-time jobs
- In a cost-cutting move, Cameco Corporation will lay off 53 employees in Port Hope at its conversion, manufacturing and research facilities
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
- Timmins to host Canada's largest mining expo on May 29 and 30th, with more than 40 companies accepting resumes
Week of Apr 15 – Apr 19, 2013
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