8113-Well drillers and borers and related workers

Job Title: 

Well drillers and borers and related workers

Job Description: 

Well drillers and borers and related workers position, assemble and operate drilling machinery and related equipment to sink wells, extract ore, liquids and gases or for a variety of other purposes.


Tasks include

  • dismantling, moving and assembling drilling rigs and auxiliary equipment
  • assembling and dismantling pipes, casings and drill heads, and replacing dysfunctional equipment
  • operating controls to lower and raise drill pipes and casings in and out of wells, regulate pressure in the well and control the speed of tools
  • preparing drilling fluid and checking the operation of pumps to ensure adequate circulation of fluid in drill pipe and well
  • monitoring gauges and other indicators and listening to equipment to detect malfunctions and unusual well conditions, and determining the need to change drilling or equipment
  • maintaining, adjusting, repairing and cleaning drilling rigs, hoisting and other machinery
  • maintaining records of drilling and servicing operations
  • operating machines and tools to extract dust, cuttings and lost and broken drilling equipment from holes and wells
  • closing and sealing wells no longer in use
  • may supervise and train crew members.
Specific Occupations: 

Driller/borer, well (except oil and gas)

Operator, drilling equipment (rotary)/fishing tool/mud plant/derrick (oil and gas wells)

Pumper, oil well/ Tester, pipe (petrol driller)

Foreman, petroleum production/ Foreman, field (petroleum production)

Cleaner, well (petrol and gas)

Operator, pulling equipment (oil and gas wells)

Puller, casing/well (oil and gas wells) / Pulling gang man

Caser/driller,cable (oil and gas wells)/ Derrickman//Digger, well/Driller, developmental/Driller, directional/Operator, earth-boring machinery: construction/ Operator, power-tong Operator, pulling equipment: oil and gas wells/Sampler, core/Sinker, bore/Sinker, well/Toolpusher/Tourpusher

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Source Of Info: 

Source: Pakistan Bureau of Statistics, PSCO-2377