Oil Rig Driller

Oil Field Driller

Borehole Operator

Minimum 10th standard

At least 1-2 years of relevant work experience

The tasks a Well Driller, Petroleum and Gas is expected to perform include:

Operating rotary type of drilling plant for sinking petroleum and gas wells

Manipulating levers and throttles to control speed of tools set in rotary table and to regulate pressure of tools at the bottom of borehole as indicated by gauge

Connecting and disconnecting sections of drill pipe as they run into or out of well

Selecting drill bits according to nature of strata encountered and changing them when blunt or when strata changes

Using special tools to retrieve broken or lost equipment from borehole

Inspecting cores or cuttings while drilling to determine nature of strata being encountered

Manipulating levers, pedals and brakes to control machinery which supplies power for lowering or raising drill pipe and casing

Ability to manipulate levers and throttles to control speed of tools set in rotary table

Skilled in operating drilling machines

Equipped to analyse the type of strata and select drill bits accordingly

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It is a field job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is not a part of this job

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours Mining companies usually work for 6 days a week and 8/10 hours every day. This may vary from company to company

Shift system maybe available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

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For freshers - INR 15,000 to INR 20,000 per month

For candidates with 1 - 2 years of experience or more - INR 20,000 to INR 25,000

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of the Indian Mining Sector

Indian mining sector is largely fragmented, comprising several small scale operational mines; it is still dominated by the mining industries both public and private, which accounted about 75% of the total mining production in India. Although the industry has large number of employees including contract manpower totalling to about 9.5 lakhs in different trades of mining, the woeful shortage of skilled personnel in various mining trades is widely felt.

The key factors affecting the human resources and skill requirement in the Indian Mining Industry are technology up-gradation, increase in productivity stringent environment and sustainable development framework, globalization and aging profile of workforce and long gestation period for skill acquisition. Given the estimated increase in the mining output as well as the expected changes in the productivity levels, the total employment in the mining industry is estimated to increase to 11 lakhs by the year 2017 and 12 lakhs by the year 2025.

Mining companies across India

Mining sites across India

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Oil India Limited

Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited

Rig Tech Oilfield Training Centre Pvt Ltd

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