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Directional Driller

Ensign Directional Services
Updated: Nov 11 2014
Desired Expertise: Directional Driller
Experience: 3+ years
Minimum Education: Tech/Vocational Cert.
Salary: Based on experience
Location: Western Canada, Canada
Job Status: Active / Open
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Responsible for directing a well bore along a predetermined trajectory to intersect a designated subsurface target. The Directional Driller managers the driller on the rig floor to guide the bit and bottom hole assembly to a designated target.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Monitor and operate directional drilling equipment at the field site
  • Provide advice for well planning
  • Provide advice for bit selection and bottom hole assembly composition
  • Liaise with customer representative to ensure smooth operations
  • Pre/Post job briefing and reporting as required
  • Manage affective use of downhole and surface equipment to fully optimize conditions in accordance with well proposal to enhance overall performance


  • High School Diploma
  • Petroleum technology diploma and/or a degree in a related engineering discipline
  • Drivers license, with a clean driving record


  • Drilling experience is essential
  • Experience with multiple software programs including well bore positioning software (Winserve, Pathtracker, XL, Word and Hydraulics programs)
  • Experience with basic drilling engineering calculations
  • Rotary Steerable experience willl be considered an asset.


  • Ability to lift an MWD tool (100lbs)
  • Ability to work at night (on call 24hours while on location)
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong core values (learning, integrity and teamwork)


Applicant Requirements:

In order to apply for this position, applicants MUST meet the following criteria. If your resume does not match these criteria, you will not be able to apply for this position.

Location: North America      

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