The modern drilling rig is a mobile small business providing 135 direct and indirect jobs wherever it may be operating.
The Canadian oil and gas industry is one of the safest and most environmentally responsible in the world. Our rig technicians and our modern equipment are second-to-none, and sought after around the world.
Over the years, drilling and service rigs have succeeded in implementing dramatic efficiencies. These rigs are capable of drilling and servicing wells in days as opposed to weeks, and new technology has dramatically reduced the amount of fuel and other products needed for operation.
When we say 135 direct and indirect jobs for each operational rig, each of these organizations have women and men working. Check out the industry’s “who’s who in the zoo”.
Modern rigs are capable of some amazing things! These rigs can walk back and forth to reach underground pay zones that in the past, would have required several different locations and a lot more work!
Working on a drilling rig requires a lot of skill and aptitude. In Canada, these men and women are highly trained professionals who operate multi-million dollar machines.
Efficiency is good for everyone. Being efficient helps reduce emissions, but it also helps improve a company’s bottom line. Win/win situations are ideal because we all can reap the rewards.