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Oil Guru Recruitment, Oil and Gas Jobs, assistant driller3 e1324551337926 Job descriptions, oil and gas workAssistant Driller - Runs the work crew and takes information from the driller and give it to their crew. While the assistant driller acts in a predominately supervisory role, they may also work alongside the roughnecks to run machinery. AD’s train roughnecks to recognize abnormal well conditions in order to prevent leaks and rig blowouts.

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Oil Guru Recruitment, Oil and Gas Jobs, driller e1324551555583 Job descriptions, oil and gas workDriller - A driller is the person in charge of the rig floor and of overseeing the drilling of an oil well. They directly control the rate of drilling and it is a skilled position that requires extensive knowledge of rock types and drilling procedures. Drillers must be highly knowledgeable and make real-time decisions in a calm and controlled manner.

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Oil Guru Recruitment, Oil and Gas Jobs, roustabout e1324551625938 Job descriptions, oil and gas workRoustabout - The job of roustabout is about the easiest entry level job to get. It involves a lot of hard manual labor and long work hours. Roustabouts typically are involved on the main deck with painting and sandblasting, unloading pipe and other kinds of physical work. During breaks they also fill in for the roughnecks on the rig floor.

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Oil Guru Recruitment, Oil and Gas Jobs, roughnecks e1324551707529 Job descriptions, oil and gas workRoughneck - Higher up  are the roughnecks also know as floor hands who do the jobs on the rig floor. The job of the roughnecks is to make connections in the drill pipe using pipe tongs or an automatic device known as an “iron roughneck”. Roughnecks “trip pipe”  joints of drill pipe into and out of the hole when drill bits, etc, need to be changed.

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Oil Guru Recruitment, Oil and Gas Jobs, derrickman e1324552063633 Job descriptions, oil and gas workDerrickman - Aligns and manipulates the sections of pipe or drill stem from a platform on the rig derrick during the removal and replacement of strings of pipe, or drill stem and drill bit. Assist in setting up, taking down and transporting drilling and service rigs. Supervises the roughnecks. This job entails working at height in the derrick usually at 170ft.

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Oil Guru Recruitment, Oil and Gas Jobs, offshore crane op2 e1324552152185 Job descriptions, oil and gas workCrane Operators - Responsible for all crane operations on the rig and to and from the supply boats. Cranes are used to load supplies, such as casing, pipes and rig equipment, onto the oil rig. Crane operators also assist in general labor around the rig. Crane operators supervise the roustabouts and the crane operator assistant. this is a senior deck crew position.

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Oil Guru Recruitment, Oil and Gas Jobs, toolpusher Job descriptions, oil and gas workTool Pusher - On a land drilling rig the tool pusher may be the rig manager and responsible for all operations, but on drill ships and offshore oil rigs, tool pushers are in charge of the drilling department and report to the Offshore Installation Manager (OIM).

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Oil Guru Recruitment, Oil and Gas Jobs,  Job descriptions, oil and gas workOIM (Offshore Installation Manager) - Is the senior manager of an offshore installation. If an emergency were to arise they control the situation and manager the response. He is responsible for all personnel and operations and reports to the Rig Manager who is onshore.

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Oil Guru Recruitment, Oil and Gas Jobs, James Williams Companyman 300x300 Job descriptions, oil and gas workCompany Man or DSV (Drilling Supervisor) – Every location is owned or leased by an Operator which hires the Drilling Contractor (The rig). The DSV is responsible for all QHSE, drilling, work over, testing and completions operations and issues daily work instructions to the drilling team. He is the main representative and senior figure on location of the company that  is running the operation .

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Oil Guru Recruitment, Oil and Gas Jobs, Rig Electrician Job descriptions, oil and gas workRig Electrician - They are responsible for ensuring that all electrical systems on the rig are functioning properly. Duties include repairing, maintaining, installing and operating all electrical equipment on the rig. They need to be competent in the use of electricity in hazardous areas and communicate with the rig crew.

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Oil Guru Recruitment, Oil and Gas Jobs, mudeng 150x150 Job descriptions, oil and gas workMotorman - The primary job function is oil rig equipment maintenance. The motorman checks the rig motors and other mechanical equipment on the rig for proper functioning and takes all necessary steps including lubrication and regular maintenance to render equipment in a working condition.

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Oil Guru Recruitment, Oil and Gas Jobs, motor man Job descriptions, oil and gas workBarge Engineer - A barge engineer is in charge of control room operations, including anchor handling, rig stablity and supply vessel operations. A barge engineer should have a good knowledge of Coast Guard operations and water safety. Most barge engineers have experience as a master merchant in the Navy.

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Oil Guru Recruitment, Oil and Gas Jobs, radioop Job descriptions, oil and gas workRadio Operator - Efficiently communicating vital information between land bases, rigs, boats and helicopters. Sets up, operates and maintains sensitive equipment to establish verbal, data and encoded interactions regarding emergency situations, weather conditions and important job directives.

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Oil Guru Recruitment, Oil and Gas Jobs, galley3 Job descriptions, oil and gas workCatering Staff - They are responsible for taking care of food preparations and kitchen operations. A chef and a night cook or baker are in charge of the galley. A camp boss oversees the entire kitchen and catering crew which is made up of stewards who maintain the living quarters.

 

Oil Guru Recruitment, Oil and Gas Jobs, Mud loggers lab Job descriptions, oil and gas workMud Logger – Mud logging technicians in an oil field drilling operation determine positions of hydrocarbons with respect to depth, identify downhole lithology, monitor natural gas entering the drilling mud stream, and draw well logs for use by oil company geologist. Rock cuttings circulated to the surface in drilling mud are sampled and analyzed. Mud loggers connect various sensors to the drilling apparatus and install specialized equipment to monitor or “log” drill activity. This can be physically and mentally challenging, especially when having to be done during drilling activity. Much of the equipment will require precise calibration or alignment by the mud logger to provide accurate readings.

Wireline Engineer – Runs a single strand wire, or a multi-strand wire, into the gas or oil well. This may be done to set flow control on various devices. It may also be performed for processes of clean out, or to place instruments that will gather readings of temperature, pressure or seismic surveys in order to establish an accurate monitoring of the situation within the well.

MWD, PWD, LWD Engineers- Measurement While Drilling, Pressure While Drilling, Logging While Drilling. Essentially, an MWD Operator measures the trajectory of the hole as it is drilled (for example, data updates arrive and are processed every few seconds or faster). This information is then used to drill in a pre-planned direction into the formation which contains the oil, gas, water or condensate. Additional measurements can also be taken of natural gamma ray emissions from the rock; this helps broadly to determine what type of rock formation is being drilled, which in turn helps confirm the real-time location of the wellbore in relation to the presence of different types of known formations (by comparison with existing seismic data).

Electronics Technician (ET) – Advises the Electrical Supervisor of installations, maintenance, repairs, testing, and verification of electronic equipment and automated systems on board the rig. The Electronic Technician is also responsible for the maintenance and repair of the Dynamic Positioning System, BOP MUX system and the Drilling systems, but is not restricted to working exclusively on this equipment. His/her responsibilities also include assisting the Electrician when required. On floating units, there are 3 ETs covering each their specified areas in which they are experts; Drilling ET, Subsea ET and DP ET.