Directional Driller Job Description

Directional Driller Job Description

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Directional driller provides resolution to a diverse scope and range of complex problems at the wellsite where analysis of data requires having a broad knowledge of the product line's tool(s)and/or service(s).

Directional Driller Duties & Responsibilities

To write an effective directional driller job description, begin by listing detailed duties, responsibilities and expectations. We have included directional driller job description templates that you can modify and use.

Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Operation of directional drilling rig, vacuum excavation equipment, drilling fluid mixing equipment and digi-trac drill steering equipment
Operating & transporting of equipment
Ability to take measurements, preparing sketches and operating two-way radios
Ability to perform work safely and bring safety hazards to the attention of management
Ability to maintain compliance with company policies and procedures
Ability to communicate with supervisor, co-workers and general public
Knowledge of basic mechanical and hydraulic principles and basic construction
Ability to use Maximo software
Follows the equip program and competency requirements (if applicable)
Operating Ditch Witch and Vermeer directional drills

Directional Driller Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Directional Driller

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: GED, OSHA, OGUK, CSTP, MSIC, BOSIET

Education for Directional Driller

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the directional driller job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Technical, Engineering, Applied Science, Science, Mechanical Engineering, Geology, Petroleum Engineering, Military, Earth Science

Skills for Directional Driller

Desired skills for directional driller include:

Product line tool
Basic algebraic applications
Construction practices
Hazards and applicable safety rules and precautions for heavy equipment operation
Ordinances
Rules involved in equipment operation
Traffic laws
Product line's tool
Service
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Desired experience for directional driller includes:

Applicants must be fluent in English and Hindi or a regional language
Operating picker trucks and water trucks
Maintaining and adjusts machinery in order to ensure proper performance
Maintaining proper mix of mud and run mud systems, performing basket changes
Maintaining driver logs and completing all other paperwork
Perform daily equipment inspections and operator preventive maintenance checks

Directional Driller Examples

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Directional Driller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of directional driller. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for directional driller
  • Run the Directional tool as assigned
  • To fulfill the required responsibilities in a safe manner and as described in work instructions, worksite analysis and training manuals
  • Carry out all business activities in accordance with HSE policies, legal compliance
  • Be involved during evaluation of the directional plans
  • Be involved in decision-making to change the background assemblies that allow the development of the directional plan
  • Determine the optimal drilling parameters needed to comply with directional plans
  • Report any anomalies detected during the development of the drilling that involves deciding to change the BHA or bottom engine (when one of these does not work according to the requirements or specifications)
  • Evaluate contingency plans jointly during drilling, when changes in the well's original trend are needed
  • Inspect and approve drill tools before use
  • Perform calibration of the tool (s) that will be part of the background assembly and generate the BHA to be supplied to the customer (Advantage)
Qualifications for directional driller
  • 2 or 3 years’ associate degree from technical college, or bachelor's degree in engineering or applied science
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in oil and gas field as a Directional Driller
  • Take control of the inventory of tools and spare parts in the well
  • 5 years working on horizontal well drilling Shale and Tight
  • Experience in background engines and rotary systems
  • Management of engineering package and planning of wells
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Directional Driller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a directional driller. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for directional driller
  • Load and unload Ditch With and Vermeer drilling equipment
  • Perform Pre / Post Trip inspections
  • Perform roadside repairs when needed
  • Mix drilling mud on site
  • Log driving information as required
  • Perform directional drilling operations at the well site
  • Acts as the D&M - client focal point for drilling operations at the rig site
  • Under broad direction provides direct instruction and supervision to junior
  • Field Engineers on day-to-day wellsite work and activities
  • Quality control to ensure high levels of work quality are delivered
Qualifications for directional driller
  • OSHA 10 certification (we can provide this training)
  • Safeland training is a plus
  • Ability to work 60-90 hrs/week 12 on 1 off
  • Valid and current CDL
  • 2-3 years of HDD experience
  • Two year Technical college degree and Bachelor degree is preferred
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Directional Driller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a directional driller. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for directional driller
  • Perform HDD Operator and locator/tracker functions
  • Record installed drilled meters
  • Perform HDD Operator and locator/tracker function
  • Under broad direction provides direct instruction and supervision to junior Field Engineers on day-to-day wellsite work and activities
  • Supervise technical support to clients and crewmembers at the wellsite
  • Preparation, planning, and job safety are key directives of this job
  • Field Supervisor DD's are responsible for training, coaching, and mentoring second and trainee DDs
  • Meets and maintains all minimum Safety Training requirements
  • Assists with pre-job planning and equipment preparation
  • Performs kick-offs under difficult situations (deep, high angle, and with anti-collision risks)
Qualifications for directional driller
  • Bachelor degree (Petroleum Engineering, Geology or equivalent.)
  • Must be well organized and have a strong attention to detail
  • Must be able to communicate clearly in verbal and written forms
  • Must have the ability to work outdoors in varying temperatures
  • Knowledge of As-Builts and Bore Logs
  • Knows and understands how to set up MOT per FDOT 600 series index
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Directional Driller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of directional driller. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for directional driller
  • Helps in the preparation of End of Well Reports and final client data delivery
  • Monitor and operate directional drilling equipment at the field site
  • Provide advice for well planning
  • Provide advice for bit selection and BHA composition
  • Liaise with customer representative to ensure smooth operation and understanding of requirements
  • Pre / Post job briefing and reporting as required
  • Monitor effective use of down hole and surface equipment to fully optimize the use of all equipment, in response to hole conditions and in accordance with well proposal to enhance overall job efficiency
  • Safely Operate various pieces of equipment
  • Proper knowledge and handling of various equipment
  • Maintaining and inspecting equipment prior to each use
Qualifications for directional driller
  • Knows how to safely change out smaller size drill heads and reamers using appropriate lock out tag out procedures
  • Understands how to locate drill heads (not drilling to the box)
  • Knows how to properly load and chain down a machine for transport, mini trac machine, bore rig, backhoe
  • Understands the application for smaller bore rig, and its limitations
  • Able to pull ¾” pipe up to 4” pipe successfully
  • Understands and demonstrates proper use of vac tanks and hoses including how to properly clean, flush and maintain them
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Directional Driller Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking for a directional driller. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for directional driller
  • Under minimal supervision provides direct instruction and supervison to junior Field Engineers on day-to-day wellsite work and activites
  • Local Operations Management and the external Customer to ensure objectives have been met evaluate work upon completion
  • Provide resolution to a diverse scope and range of complex problems at the wellsite where analysis of data requires having a broad knowledge of the Product line
  • Under general supervision, provides on-site supervision of the Directional Drilling (DD) process including projection of well path to predetermined target coordinates
  • Understands principles of Bottom Hole assembly (BHA) selection and aspects of DD performance and ensures that BHA's are assembled as planned including correct make-up torque, doping and handling
  • Proficient in the use of DD computer software and able to assist in provision of advice and analysis to the client representative at the well site
  • This shall include all survey calculations and well path projections
  • Proficient in updating well profile plots and providing client representative with accurate directional survey data
  • Aware of client's requirements with regards to surveying procedures
  • Familiar with the DD aspects of the client's approved drilling program
Qualifications for directional driller
  • To use and understand locating equipment , drill locator boxes, and utility locator
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Earth Science
  • Minimum 5+ years of experience in the oilfield industry as a Directional Driller
  • Ability to perform strenuous duties in various outdoor weather conditions as required
  • Must possess valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
  • Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States with no restrictions

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