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AKITA Drilling Ltd. Field Positions

Lease Hand

Description:

The Lease Hand is the entry level position to the drilling industry.  The Lease Hand works closely with the Rig Manager and the Driller to ensure the efficient operation of the rig site.  The position requires a H2S Alive certificate and a valid driver’s license with a good driving record.

Duties:

  • General housekeeping activities associated with daily operations,
  • May be required to drive the crew vehicle to and from camp locations,
  • Handle cords, hoses and light fixtures,
  • Assist trucks move equipment on/off site,
  • Shovel duties/pound ground rods,
  • Carry planks/grating,
  • Operate pressure washer – washing the rig,
  • Assist crew members in various activities,
  • Shadow mentor and asking questions,
  • Learn the company policies and procedures and,
  • Learn and adhere to all Company, Customer and Government Safety Policy, Procedures and Practices and Regulations.

Floor Hand

Description:

The Floor Hand works the drill floor operating manual tongs and pulling slips when tripping drill pipe in and out of the hole.  The Floor Hand reports to the Motor Man and the Driller.  The Floor Hand assists in various jobs around the drilling rig (e.g. pressure washing, hauling mud products, etc.).  The position requires a H2S Alive certificate and workers are required to be fit and able to lift heavy loads.

Duties:

  • Assist the Derrick Hand and Driller on the drill floor while making trips,
  • Ensure the drill floor is kept clean,
  • Conduct preventative maintenance on equipment,
  • Assist the Derrick Hand in mixing mud and chemicals,
  • Assist in cleaning and painting as required by the Driller,
  • Assist in moving the rig, rigging up and rigging out,
  • Perform the duties of an all-around worker on the drilling rig and,
  • Learn and adhere to all Company, Customer and Government Safety Policy, Procedures and Practices and Regulations.

Motor Hand

Description:

The Motor Hand ensures that all equipment is operating and functioning properly, performs repair work when capable and notifies the Rig Manager for major repair work.  This position also assists the Derrick Hand and Driller on the drill floor while making trips.  This position requires a H2S Alive certificate and mechanical aptitude.

Duties:

  • Perform preventative maintenance on all equipment,
  • Inspect and report on all equipment daily or as required,
  • Fill out all log sheets and maintenance cards correctly and ensure they are kept up to date,
  • Ensure all equipment is kept clean,
  • Ensure Floor Hands have performed preventative maintenance on appropriate equipment,
  • Learn and adhere to all Company Safety Policy, Procedures and Practices, and all governmental safety regulations and,
  • Assist the Driller in mentoring the Floor Hand and helping with on the job training.

Derrick Hand

Description:

The Derrick hand is responsible for maintaining circulation equipment while drilling.  During tripping operations the Derrick Hand works above the rig floor at the monkey board.  The Derrick Hand would have worked their way up through the drilling rig positions, have a good knowledge all positions and will relieve the Driller once deemed competent.

Duties:

  • Work on the catwalk or operate the hydraulic catwalks,
  • Work and maintain circulation on mud tanks,
  • Mix mud & organize mud products,
  • Work and maintain pumps,
  • Work at heights while tripping and conducting derrick inspections,
  • Assist the crew in nipple up procedures,
  • Supervise and assist during rig up/out operation,
  • Assist in running casing,
  • Ensure anyone climbing the derrick uses a full body harness and fall protection above 2 meters,
  • Clean and practice good housekeeping in work areas and,
  • Assist the Driller in the maintenance of the drilling rig and other equipment.
  • Learn and adhere to all Company, Customer and Government Safety Policy, Procedures and Practices and Regulations.

Loader Operator – Field

Description:

The Loader Operator is responsible for ensuring the loader has fuel and is greased daily.  The responsibilities of the loader operator include coordinating loading and unloading of freight, tubulars and equipment on a continuous basis.

Duties:

Conduct inspection and trouble shoot the loader if needed,

  • Fill out all log sheets and maintenance cards correctly and ensure they are kept up to date,
  • Move equipment, tubulars and freight around lease location,
  • Ensure that the spotters follow Company policies and procedures for spotting the loader,
  • Fuel and grease the loader daily and,
  • Keep the loader clean and in good operation.
  • Learn and adhere to all Company, Customer and Government Safety Policy, Procedures and Practices and Regulations.

Assistant Driller

Description:

The Assistant Driller will occasionally operate the main controls on the drilling rig; and assists in managing the crew on shift to ensure they follow Company Policy and Procedure.  The Assistant Driller reports to the Driller and Rig Manager and communicates with the 3rd party services contractors on the drill floor.

Duties:

  • Operate rig floors controls,
  • Run or assist in running special tools into the hole,
  • Constant lookout for unsafe conditions or acts,
  • Document daily activities in the Tour Report,
  • Assist the Driller in providing on the job training to all crew personnel in all aspects of operations,
  • Help the Driller lead crew meetings on Safe Work Procedures,
  • Supervise crew on shift during various activities through progressing of well,
  • Follow company procedures for hiring, progressive discipline and termination,
  • Supervise crew during rig up/out operations. Assist trucking companies with equipment spotting,
  • Assist the Driller in getting the Rig Manager information on parts required and maintaining rig supplies and,
  • Report and investigate with the Rig Manager all accidents on his shift.
  • Learn and adhere to all Company, Customer and Government Safety Policy, Procedures and Practices and Regulations.

Driller

Description:

The Driller operates the main controls on the drilling rig; and manages the crew on shift to ensure they follow Company Policy and Procedure. The Driller reports to the Rig Manager and communicates with the 3rd party services contractors on the drill floor. The Driller is responsible for disciplinary action.

Duties:

  • Operate rig floors controls,
  • Run or assist in running special tools into the hole,
  • Constant lookout for unsafe conditions or acts,
  • Document daily activities in the Tour Report,
  • Lead crew meetings on Safe Work Procedures,
  • Supervise crew on shift during various activities through progressing of well,
  • Provide on the job training to all crew personnel in all aspects of operations,
  • Supervise crew during rig up/out operations. Assist trucking companies with equipment spotting,
  • Follow company procedures for hiring, progressive discipline and termination,
  • Provide Rig Manager with information on parts required, maintaining rig supplies and,
  • Report and investigate with the Rig Manager all accidents on his/her shift.
  • Learn and adhere to all Company, Customer and Government Safety Policy, Procedures and Practices and Regulations.

Well Site Safety Coordinator

Description:

The Well Site Safety Coordinator or Site Safety Advisor has a minimum of 2 years oil and gas well field experience and at least 1 year of experience as a Derrick Hand.  Training is essential in the following: First Line BOP, Standard First Aid, H2S and WHMIS and Loader Training (required within three months of assuming the Well Site Safety Coordinator position).

Duties:

  • Implement SOP program and assist in revising old ones.
  • Ensure compliance to policies and programs for all individuals reporting to and working on the drilling site.
  • Ensure all people entering the site are properly oriented, checking in and out, bringing any problems or irregularities to the attention of the Rig Manager and/or On Site Operators representative
  • Assist the Driller, Rig Manager and On Site Operators representative with safe work permits (hot work permits, confined space permits and safety standby), safety inspections and documentation as requested.
  • Maintain communications systems and all other equipment associated with the well site gate.
  • Manage, in conjunction with the Rig Manager and On Site Operators representative, all materials including rental equipment around the lease.
  • Participate in the training & coaching of all crew members.
  • Coordinate all loader operations, permitting, and ensure safe operations of mobile equipment.
  • Provide assistance to rig crew as directed by Rig Manager (primary role is safety).
  • Conduct audits and inspections as prescribed by the Company Safety Department and/or Operators.
  • Conduct all site training and orientations.
  • Monitor and coordinate S.T.O.P program.(Behavior Observation Program)
  • Prepare and conduct site safety meetings and drills.
  • Coordinate position specific training programs.
  • Coordinate competency based training programs.
  • Conduct site accident/near miss investigations and final reports.
  • Assist in facilitating any program development or focus with regards to safety from the Operator.
  • Learn and adhere to all Company, Customer and Government Safety Policy, Procedures and Practices and Regulations.

Rig Manager

Description:

This individual will have worked his way from the Floor Hand position up through the ranks becoming familiar with equipment and company procedures.  The Rig Manager will have a minimum of 1 year Relief Rig Manager (Driller/Relief) and two years of drilling experience.  He must have requisite computer skills and have all the necessary training for the position.  The Rig Manager possesses the ability to observe and train workers with different background and abilities.

Duties:

  • Respond to the requests of the Operations Manager and the Field Supervisor,
  • Manage all activities on location with the rig, crew and the equipment,
  • Communicate with the oil and gas company representative (clients),
  • Assess crew-member competencies and determine training needs,
  • Execute approved training and operational plans directing drilling crews as required,
  • Ensure compliance to policies and programs for all individuals reporting to the drilling site,
  • Prepare and conduct site safety meetings,
  • Organize the rig move and the moving/spotting of the rig and equipment on location,
  • Ensure maintenance of the rig equipment is completed as required by company policy,
  • Manage maintenance and equipment upgrades within Company’s’ financial expectations. Maintain all documentation on a daily and monthly basis,
  • Ensure good communication between the Nisku Engineering and Personnel departments in arranging off site training and recruiting, maintaining/upgrading rig and associated equipment,
  • Ensure compliance with all Company, Customer and Government Safety Policy, Procedures and Practices, and Regulations.
  • Monitor and correct activities and/or behavior to ensure compliance to environmental policy and procedures,
  • Ensure all required documentation is maintained, including certifications and daily tour reports and,
  • Prepare and submit daily reports to Operations.