Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers engaged in drilling for oil or gas, operating service rigs, or providing oil and gas well services. They are employed by drilling and well service contractors and by petroleum producing companies.
Supervisors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:
Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who drill for oil and gas, operate service rigs or provide oil and gas well services
Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
Requisition materials and supplies
Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity
Train workers in job duties, safety procedures and company policies
Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
Prepare production and other reports
May set up machines and equipment.
Completion of secondary school is required.
Completion of college or Petroleum Industry Training Service (PITS) courses is required.
Extensive experience of up to eight years in the occupations supervised is required.
A two-year college diploma in petroleum engineering technology may be required.
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.
There is little mobility for supervisors from well services to well drilling
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