This position is primarily responsible for assisting the Derrickhand and Driller on the drill floor and conducting preventative maintenance on rig equipment. Floorhands also assist in the mixing of mud and chemicals, clean and paint as required, and assist in moving the rig, rigging up and rigging out. Safety is the top priority for all drilling rig personnel.
Motorhands are integral members of the rig team. Motorhands ensure all equipment is clean and operating properly, assist the Derrickhand and Driller on the drill floor and fill out log sheets and maintenance cards. Safety is the top priority for all drilling rig personnel.
Derrickhands are responsible for all work above the rig floor, monitoring and maintaining proper drilling characteristics and ensuring proper drilling fluid properties. Safety is the top priority for all drilling rig personnel.
Assistant Drillers are in training for the position of driller and is under direct supervision of the driller.
Drillers lead a crew. Drillers are responsible to ensure the proper training and safe working of their crew and the safe operation of all equipment on the drilling rig. Drillers also operate and monitor the essential systems of the drilling rig including: the hoisting, well control, mud and power systems found on all drilling rigs. Additional duties include: conducting safety drills, organizing the moving and setting up of the rig and camp and liaising between the Rig Manager and crew. Safety is the top priority for all drilling rig personnel.
Rig Managers are ultimately responsible for the safe, efficient and continual operation of the drilling rig and attaining Precision and clients goals and objectives for the drilling rig and the drilling project where it is working. Rig Managers are responsible for ensuring full compliance with all mandatory company, client, state and federal rules and regulations that relate to the location, relocation and operation of the drilling rig. Rig Managers must ensure the successful completion of all preventative maintenance activities and procedures as well as major repair and maintenance are completed in a safe, timely and efficient manner so as to maximize the drilling time and reduce the down time of the rig. Rig Managers are responsible for ensuring that all safety equipment is inspected and functional at all times and that regular inspections and safety drills and meetings occur. Rig Managers are responsible for working with the department head supervisors for all areas of the operation including; rig management, safety, relocation, rig up and rig down operations, drilling operations, personnel training, regulatory compliance and cost management. Safety is the top priority for all drilling rig personnel.