Read on as we take you through our first #OfftheRig blog post; a series dedicated to our crews and the things they enjoy most on and off the rigs.
Days off Dave
Aside from spending time with his family, when Dave’s not busy pulling dragons from the ground, you’ll find the 18-year industry veteran and avid outdoorsman pulling Northern Pike from Lake Winnipeg by Gimli, Manitoba.
Days on Dave
Describe a day in the life of Dave.
On the best days out here, I wake up at 5:00 am, do the morning report with a coffee then go up and have the handover meeting with graveyards and daylights. Have a walk around, see what needs to be done or what didn’t get done and go from there.
What’s your favorite part of working on the rigs?
My favorite part of being a Rig Manager is the work ethic I’ve acquired in this industry and being able to pass down my knowledge and teach the new hands everything I know. I like being able to answer their questions and help them be the best rig hands they can.
What’s your favorite part of working for Trinidad Drilling?
I am relatively new to Trinidad (having come from the CanElson Drilling acquisition), but they are a diverse company with a wealth of knowledge and resources that look after their employees. That’s hard to find in a company.