Driller Texas -Tyler


Nabors Drilling



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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

Primary Location: United States Of America-Texas-Tyler-(Nabors Drilling, USA) E. Texasn. Louisiana

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