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8222 Description of Supervisors, Oil and Gas Drilling and Service
Supervisors in this unit group supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers engaged in drilling for oil or gas, operating service rigs, or providing oil and gas well services. They are employed by drilling and well service contractors and by petroleum producing companies.  

Here is a list of Example Titles of this occupation. 

  • assistant offshore drilling rig superintendent
  • assistant platform superintendent
  • assistant superintendent, offshore drilling rig
  • assistant toolpusher – offshore drilling rig
  • field supervisor, oil well servicing
  • foreman/woman, oil and gas well drilling
  • foreman/woman, oil and natural gas well servicing
  • fracturing supervisor
  • fracturing supervisor – oil field services
  • multi-service operator
  • multi-service operator – oil field services
  • offshore drilling rig superintendent
  • oil and gas drilling foreman/woman
  • oil and natural gas well servicing foreman/woman
  • oil well services field supervisor
  • platform superintendent – oil and gas drilling
  • rig manager
  • rig manager – oil and gas drilling
  • supervisor, well services crew – oil field services
  • toolpusher
  • toolpusher – offshore drilling rig
  • toolpusher – oil and gas well
  • well services crew supervisor
  • well services crew supervisor – oil and gas drilling
  • well services crew supervisor – oil field services
  • wireline field supervisor – oil field services

Main duties

Supervisors in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties: 
  • Supervise, co-ordinate and schedule the activities of workers who drill for oil and gas, operate service rigs or provide oil and gas well services
  • Establish methods to meet work schedules and co-ordinate work activities with other departments
  • Requisition materials and supplies
  • Resolve work problems and recommend measures to improve productivity
  • Train workers in job duties, safety procedures and company policies
  • Recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
  • Prepare production and other reports
  • May set up machines and equipment.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • Completion of college or Petroleum Industry Training Service (PITS) courses is required.
  • Extensive experience of up to eight years in the occupations supervised is required.
  • A two-year college diploma in petroleum engineering technology may be required.
  • Certificates in first aid, hydrogen sulphide awareness, blowout prevention, well control, workplace hazardous materials information system (WHMIS), transportation of dangerous goods (TDG) or other safety and technical subjects are required and are obtained by completing short courses.

Additionally, applicants with experience in the following occupations may also be considered under this NOC depending on the specifics of the main duties performed:

  • Oil and Gas Well Drillers, Servicers, Testers and Related Workers (8232)
  • Oil and Gas Well Drilling Workers and Services Operators (8412)
  • Primary Production Managers (Except Agriculture) (0811)










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