Experience: 2 + 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.
Overview: The Derrickhand is responsible for ensuring the smooth operation and support function of the mud module (sack area, mud pumps and mud pit / shakers). The Derrickhand works under the direction / supervision of the Driller, but reports directly to the Rig Manager.
Key Relevant Tasks:
Preventive maintenance and general repairs to the mud pumps and associated
equipment including changing out the mud pump liners, as requested by the
Driller or the Mud Engineer
Ensuring the chemicals and mud mixture (properties) is of sufficient type and
quantity to meet the needs of the drilling operations
Direct and supervise the Floorhand assigned to assist with the sack handling or
Perform the general housekeeping, maintenance and upkeep of the equipment
in the chemical / mud pits / mud pumps
Assisting the Driller with raising and lower drill pipe in and out the hole during
Must have good short and long term memory and the mental stamina to stay alert
and attentive for up to 12 hour tour
Able to works 7 or 14 days on and 7 or 14 days off, including holidays, weekends
and or days and nights
Must be able to respond to instructions from the Mud Engineer, Driller or Rig
Manager in an efficient manner
Regularly weigh the mud, analyze the viscosity and measure barrels gained or
loss every half hour
Must be able to repetitively climb stairs and ladders as well as be able to work
while suspended upwards of 90 feet above the rig floor in a riding belt. Must be
comfortable working 140+ feet above the rig floor
Must be able to stand and walk for a minimum of 4 hours at any one time,
including standing and walking on steel decking as well as gravel, board roads
and mud, snow and ice
Repetitively lift and carry items weighing upwards of 60 lbs up and down stairs.
Repetitively swing 20 lbs sledge hammers as well as torque on wrenches /
open /close valves requiring upwards of 160 lbs of torque
Able to bend, stoop, kneel, twist, and crawl throughout the tour work shift while
wearing Personal Protective Equipment at all time
Assist the Rig Manager with trouble shooting and problem solving duties and
Working above the drilling floor, on the monkey board, guiding the drill pipe
during the tripping-in/tripping-out process, ensuring to wear proper safety
Other duties as required by the Rig Manager
Ability to perform essential functions of this position with or without reasonable
Minimum of 3 years rig experience as a Floorhand or Motorhand for Nabors
Drilling USA or 1 year of experience as a Derrickhand for another drilling
Ability to wear respiratory protective devices
Ability to successfully complete Derrickhand training at the NDUSA training center
Ability to complete the essential functions of Floorhand and Motorhand duties
Must have reliable transportation to and from the rig
High school diploma, certificate or equivalent.
Possess a strong knowledge of all equipment on a drilling rig (Especially chemical and drilling fluids)
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.