DRILLER- West Texas


Odessa, TX

Company Overview

Nabors Industries owns and operates one of the world's largest land-based drilling rig fleet and is a provider of offshore drilling rigs in the United States and multiple international markets. Nabors also provides directional drilling services, performance tools, and innovative technologies for its own rig fleet and those of third parties. Leveraging our advanced drilling automation capabilities, Nabors’ highly skilled workforce continues to set new standards for operational excellence and transform our industry.


Nabors is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants and prohibiting discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, religion, age, color, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.  This applies to all terms and conditions of employment including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.  To learn more about our Fair Employment practices, please refer to the Nabors Code of Conduct


Title: Driller


Overview: The Driller is responsible for ensuring that the work in and around the drill floor and BOP as well as the rig up and rig down procedures and the drilling operations occurs in a safe and effective manner thereby meeting and / or exceeding Nabors Drilling Company’s and the contracting Company’s goals and objective for safety, production and budget. The Driller works under the direction and supervision of the Rig Manager.


Key Relevant Tasks:

• Anticipate potential problems, pre plan and implement corrective action in a

  timely manner thereby helping to ensure outcomes reach company goals for the

  drilling operations

•Work with the Rig Manager to assist with post analysis reviews of critical actions

  and implement ongoing best practice activities for future operations

• Ensuring the safety of the drill crew and all support personnel working in and

  about the drill floor

• Oversee proper rig up and rig down, continual preventive maintenance and repair

  of the equipment used in the drilling operations along with ensuring continual

  cleaning and housekeeping in and about the drill floor

• Ensure drilling operations follow established plan

• Substitute for a Floorhand in the absence of a trained Floorhand

• Together with the Rig manager, continually train and develop employees working

   on the drilling rig so as to meet the employee’s career goals while at the same

   time meeting the needs of the company

• Responsible for monitoring the progress of the drilling operation, determine when

  bits need to be changed while operating pumps, rotary table, draw-works and drill


• Ability to operate rig utilizing rig controls while monitoring operation of various

  equipment (pump pressures, weight indicator, drill string weight,)

• Knowledge of Drilling rig equipment capacity and functionality including but not

  limited to Canrig Top Drives, accumulator units, draw works

• Adjust mud pumps to maintain the proper circulation rate

• Ability to perform basic math functions


  • Attentionspan to stay alert and attentive for up to 12 hour tour
  • Able to works 7 or 14 days on and 7 or 14days off, including holidays, weekends and or days and nights
  • Ableto work well with others while working in a close environment for extendedperiods of time with minimal ability to leave the driller’s cabin
  • Makeimportant judgment decisions that affect the safety of the crew  
  • Giveverbal instructions clearly and concisely
  • Advancedknowledge of the emergency shut-in procedures and be able to respond to anyemergency efficiently and professionally
  • Ableto stand or stand and walk throughout the tour while wearing steel toed boots.Occasionally climb steep stairs and walking on steel decking as well as gravel,board roads and area that can be covered in drilling fluids, mud, snow and ice
  • Mustbe able to repetitively climb stairs and ladders, work in an unprotectedenvironment as well as be able to lift / carry and work with items weighingupwards of 35 lbs
  • Assistthe Rig Manager with trouble shooting and problem solving duties and decisivemanner
  • Otherduties as required by the Rig Manager


Minimum Qualifications:

• Ability to perform essential functions of this position with or without reasonable 


• Previous rig experience as a Floorhand, Motorhand and/or Derrickhand for

  Nabors Drilling USA or 1 year experience as a Driller for another drilling company

• Strong knowledge of the Floorhand, Motorhand and Derrickhand positions

• Ability to wear respiratory protective devices

• Must have reliable transportation to and from the rig


Preferred Qualifications:

• High school diploma, certificate or equivalent

• AC and/or SCR Rig experience

• Completion of Certified Supervisory Well Control course that is unexpired

• Experience using computer and multiple screens to monitor drilling activities