Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 8615

Labourers in this unit group carry out a variety of general labouring duties and operate equipment to assist in the drilling and servicing of oil and gas wells. This unit group also includes labourers who assist in geophysical prospecting for oil and gas. They are employed by drilling and well servicing contractors and by petroleum producing companies.

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Job Duties for Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers

  • Manipulate sections of pipe or drill stem at the rig floor during drilling and during the removal and replacement of strings of pipe or drill stem and drill bit
  • Maintain drilling equipment on the drill floor
  • Handle, sort and move drill tools, pipe, cement and other materials
  • Clean up rig areas
  • Assist in setting up, taking down and transporting drilling and service rigs and service equipment
  • May drive trucks to transport materials and well service equipment.

Working Conditions for Oil and gas drilling, servicing and related labourers

Work is usually performed in remote locations. Safety measures are rigorously followed to prevent injury from machinery, equipment, and petrochemical fumes.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Floorhand - Offshore Drilling Rig
  • Floorhand - Oil And Gas Drilling
  • Floorhand - Service Rig
  • Floorman/woman - Offshore Drilling Rig
  • Floorman/woman - Oil And Gas Drilling
  • Gravity Prospecting Observer Helper
  • Leasehand
  • Leasehand - Oil And Gas Drilling
  • Observer Helper - Gravity Prospecting
  • Observer Helper - Seismic Prospecting
  • Oil Field Labourer
  • Oil Well Cementer Helper
  • Perforator Helper - Oil Field Services
  • Perforator Loader Helper - Oil Field Services
  • Reeled Tubing Helper - Oil Field Services
  • Roughneck
  • Roughneck - Offshore Drilling Rig
  • Roughneck - Oil And Gas Drilling
  • Roustabout
  • Roustabout - Offshore Drilling Rig
  • Roustabout - Oil And Gas Drilling
  • Seismic GPS Rover
  • Seismic Line Cutter
  • Seismic Prospecting Observer Helper
  • Seismic Survey Helper
  • Service Rig Helper
  • Service Rig Helper - Oil Field Services
  • Service Rig Operator Helper
  • Service Rig Roughneck - Oil Field Services
  • Shakerhand
  • Shakerhand - Oil And Gas Drilling
  • Shooter - Seismograph
  • Shooter Helper - Seismic Prospecting
  • Slasher - Oil And Gas
  • Slasher - Oil Field Services
  • Swamper - Oil And Gas
  • Swamper - Oil Field Services
  • Tubing Helper - Oil Field Services
  • Vibrator Operator - Seismic Prospecting
  • Well Puller Helper - Oil Field Services
  • Well Treatment Helper
  • Well Treatment Helper - Oil Field Services
  • Wireline Helper
  • Wireline Helper - Oil Field Services
  • General Labour
  • General Labor
  • General Labourer
  • General Laborer

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