Set up drilling rigs


Build up the drilling rig and prepare it for use after selecting an appropriate drilling location. Dismantle the drilling rig after the operations have finished.

Alternative labels

setting up of drilling rigs
drilling rig commissioning and decommissioning
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Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Set up drilling rigs is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Driller: Drillers set up and operate drilling rigs and related equipment designed to drill holes for mineral exploration, in shotfiring operations, and for construction purposes.
Oil rig motorhand: Oil rig motorhands assume responsibility for the engines powering the drilling equipment. They ensure that all other rig equipment operates correctly.

Optional skill

Set up drilling rigs is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this skill may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Rigging supervisor: Rigging supervisors oversee rigging operations. They manage and coordinate employees who operate lifting and rigging equipment. They organise the day-to-day working activities.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022