A Floorhand is an entry-level position responsible for assisting Derrickhands and Drillers on the rig floor, cleaning and painting, performing preventative maintenance on equipment and assisting in moving rig, rigging up and rigging out. Safety is the top priority for all service rig personnel.
Derrickhands are responsible for all work above the rig floor, watching and maintaining proper well control characteristics, and guiding the pipe off the racking platform in the derrick while tripping in and out of the hole. Safety is the top priority for all service rig personnel.
Operators lead a crew. Operators are responsible for operating the service rig hoisting equipment via the Operator’s console. Other duties may include ensuring proper training for their crew, becoming familiar with the BOP system, filling out paperwork, conducting safety drills, transporting crew to and from the rig and liaising between the Rig Manager and crew. Safety is the top priority for all service rig personnel.