Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 8232

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.

Job Duties for Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers

  • 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 rig areas
  • Assist in setting up, taking down and transporting drilling and service rigs and service equipment
  • May drive trucks to transport materials and well service equipment.

Working Conditions for Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers

Work is usually performed in remote locations. Safety measures are rigorously followed to prevent injury from machinery, equipment, and petrochemical fumes.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Assistant Driller - Offshore Drilling Rig
  • Assistant Driller - Oil And Gas Well Drilling
  • Coring Operator - Oil Field Services
  • Directional Driller - Oil And Gas Drilling
  • Directional Drilling Operator
  • Directional Drilling Operator - Oil And Gas Drilling
  • Downhole Tool Operator
  • Downhole Tool Operator - Oil And Gas Drilling
  • Drill Stem Tester
  • Drill Stem Tester - Oil And Gas Drilling
  • Driller - Offshore Drilling Rig
  • Driller - Oil And Gas Drilling
  • Electric Line Operator
  • Electric Line Operator - Oil Field Services
  • E-line Operator - Oil Field Services
  • Fishing Tool Operator - Oil Field Services
  • Gas Tester - Oil Field Services
  • Gun Perforator - Oil Field Services
  • Hydrocarbon Mud Logger - Oil Field Services
  • Logging And Perforating Operator
  • Logging And Perforating Operator - Oil Field Services
  • Offshore Driller - Oil And Gas
  • Oil Well Perforator
  • Production Testing Operator - Oil And Gas Well Drilling
  • Rig Technician - Driller
  • Service Rig Operator
  • Service Rig Operator - Oil Field Services
  • Sidewall Core Sampler - Oil Field Services
  • Slickline Operator
  • Slickline Operator - Oil Field Services
  • Well Puller - Oil Field Services
  • Well Testing Operator
  • Well Testing Operator - Oil And Gas Drilling
  • Wireline Operator
  • Wireline Operator - Oil Field Services
  • Wireline Operator Trainee
  • Workover Rig Operator - Oil Field Services
  • 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

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