Company: Nabors
Skills: Driller
Experience: 5 + Years
Education: High School/Secondary
Location: Williston, North Dakota, United States
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Nabors owns and operates the world's largest land-based drilling rig fleet and has one of the largest completion services and workover and well servicing rig fleets in North America. Our company is a leading provider of offshore platform workover and drilling rigs in the U.S. and multiple international markets. Nabors provides innovative drilling technology and equipment, directional drilling and comprehensive oilfield services in most of the significant oil and gas markets in the world.


Title: Driller


Overview: The Driller is responsible for ensuring that the work in and around the drill floor and BOP as well as the rig up and rig down procedures and the drilling operations occurs in a safe and effective manner thereby meeting and / or exceeding Nabors Drilling Company's and the contracting Company's goals and objective for safety, production and budget. The Driller works under the direction and supervision of the Rig Manager.


Key Relevant Tasks:

Anticipate potential problems, pre plan and implement corrective action in a

timely manner thereby helping to ensure outcomes reach company goals for the

drilling operations

Work with the Rig Manager to assist with post analysis reviews of critical actions

and implement ongoing best practice activities for future operations

Ensuring the safety of the drill crew and all support personnel working in and

about the drill floor

Oversee proper rig up and rig down, continual preventive maintenance and repair

of the equipment used in the drilling operations along with ensuring continual

cleaning and housekeeping in and about the drill floor

Ensure drilling operations follow established plan

Substitute for a Floorhand in the absence of a trained Floorhand

Together with the Rig manager, continually train and develop employees working

on the drilling rig so as to meet the employee's career goals while at the same

time meeting the needs of the company

Responsible for monitoring the progress of the drilling operation, determine when

bits need to be changed while operating pumps, rotary table, draw-works and drill


Ability to operate rig utilizing rig controls while monitoring operation of various

equipment (pump pressures, weight indicator, drill string weight,)

Knowledge of Drilling rig equipment capacity and functionality including but not

limited to Canrig Top Drives, accumulator units, draw works

Adjust mud pumps to maintain the proper circulation rate

Ability to perform basic math functions




  • Attentionspan to stay alert and attentive for up to 12 hour tour
  • Able to works 7 or 14 days on and 7 or 14days off, including holidays, weekends and or days and nights
  • Ableto work well with others while working in a close environment for extendedperiods of time with minimal ability to leave the driller's cabin
  • Makeimportant judgment decisions that affect the safety of the crew
  • Giveverbal instructions clearly and concisely
  • Advancedknowledge of the emergency shut-in procedures and be able to respond to anyemergency efficiently and professionally
  • Ableto stand or stand and walk throughout the tour while wearing steel toed boots.Occasionally climb steep stairs and walking on steel decking as well as gravel,board roads and area that can be covered in drilling fluids, mud, snow and ice
  • Mustbe able to repetitively climb stairs and ladders, work in an unprotectedenvironment as well as be able to lift / carry and work with items weighingupwards of 35 lbs
  • Assistthe Rig Manager with trouble shooting and problem solving duties and decisivemanner
  • Otherduties as required by the Rig Manager



Minimum Qualifications:

Ability to perform essential functions of this position with or without reasonable


Previous rig experience as a Floorhand, Motorhand and/or Derrickhand for

Nabors Drilling USA or 1 year experience as a Driller for another drilling company

Strong knowledge of the Floorhand, Motorhand and Derrickhand positions

Ability to wear respiratory protective devices

Must have reliable transportation to and from the rig


Preferred Qualifications:

High school diploma, certificate or equivalent

AC and/or SCR Rig experience

Completion of Certified Supervisory Well Control course that is unexpired

Experience using computer and multiple screens to monitor drilling activities

Today, Nabors owns and operates the world’s largest land-based drilling rig fleet and is a leading provider of offshore platform workover and drilling rigs in the United States and numerous international markets. With operations in 28 countries, Nabors also provides directional drilling services, performance tools and innovative technologies throughout many of the most significant oil and gas markets. Leveraging our advanced drilling automation capabilities, Nabors’ highly skilled workforce continues to set new standards for operational excellence and transform our industry.

As of April 16, 2018, Nabors’ assets include:

  • 407 land drilling rigs
  • 31 offshore platform rigs




Nabors is ranked in the Global Top 30 in Rigzone's Ideal Employer Rankings - find out more here.