Oil & Gas Drillers & Riggers


The Canadian oil patch remains a key industry in this resource-rich country. Whether oil prices peak or dip, the industry's long-term viability is beyond dispute.
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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.

Various Oil & Gas Sector Roles:

Qualifications and Experience

  •     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
  •     Offshore work requires several years of experience in an equivalent position on land.
  •     A two-year college diploma in petroleum engineering technology may be required.
  •     Oil and gas well loggers, testers and related workers require three to six months of formal on-the-job training and several years of experience in subordinate logging and testing positions or on drilling and servicing rigs.
  •     Completion of a college program in electronics or engineering technology may be required for open hole well logging.
  •     A provincial blaster's licence, and seismic blaster and oil well blaster certification are required for well perforation services.
  •     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.


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