· Supervise drilling personnel such as the derrickman and other
· Operate drill equipment.
· Monitor and control temperature and pressure of the drill.
· Record data for driller.
needs to have previous experience in the field and have gained technical as
well as mechanical knowledge on board oil rigs.
Opportunity for advancement
exists on board rigs within the drilling department. Having gained sufficient
experience and the necessary skills working under the driller, an assistant
driller can advance to the position of driller. Completing additional courses
and certificates relevant to the skills required on the job will enhance advancement
opportunities. These may include additional safety and Hazmat courses amongst others.
Associated job opportunities:
Experience in the offshore drilling department will also allow you to work onshore in a similar capacity and may offer entry opportunities into a number of more technically-inclined and more highly skilled positions given the appropriate additional training and education.