Work in drilling teams


Ability to work confidently within a drilling team on a drilling rig or oil platform with each doing a part but all subordinating personal prominence to the efficiency of the whole.

Alternative labels

working in drilling teams
work as a team in drilling
teamworking in drilling
drilling team working

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential skill

Work in drilling teams is an essential skill of the following occupations:

Derrickhand: Derrickhands guide the positions and movements of drill pipes. They control the automated pipe-handling equipment. They are often responsible for the condition of drilling fluids, or “mud”.
Roustabout: Roustabouts maintain and repair oil field equipment and machinery using hand and power tools. They do general labor, such as cleaning, digging trenches, scraping and painting rig components.
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

Work in drilling teams 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.




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Last updated on September 20, 2022