Contractors and supervisors in oil and gas drilling services coordinate and supervise the activities of workers engaged in drilling for oil or gas, operating service rigs or providing oil and gas services.
Supervisors are required to have completed secondary school, as well as college or Enform courses. Other training and requirements may include: a two-year college diploma in petroleum engineering technology certificates in first aid, hydrogen sulphide awareness, blowout prevention and well control, waste hazardous materials information system, transportation of dangerous goods or other safety and technical subjects, which are mandatory considerable experience in all of the junior positions leading up to this position
BALANCE: Labour demand and labour supply are expected to be broadly in line for this occupation group over the 2019-2028 period at the national level.
Supervisors in this group work around heavy machinery and equipment. A number of potential hazards exist on site relating to large, moving machinery, potentially harmful chemicals and unstable terrain.Many rig sites are located in remote areas. As a result, supervisors may be required to travel and remain on site for extended periods of time. Since work sites are located outdoors, workers may also be exposed to many different types of weather conditions. Most supervisors in this field work full time.