Life #OfftheRig with Mohammed Shabeer, Driller in Saudi Arabia

Trinidad Drilling #OfftheRig

This is our latest edition in our #OfftheRig blog posts; a series dedicated to our crews and the things they enjoy most on and off the rigs.

This week, we chatted with Mohammed Shabeer, Driller on Rig 127, a 2000 HP triple drilling near Haradh, Saudi Arabia.

Days off Mohammed

When Mohammed is enjoying his 28 days off the rig, he’s busy soaking in all the time he can with his three kids. Appreciating the great outdoors in all its glory is important to Shabeer and camping in the Manali mountains near their home in India is one of his family’s favourite activities!

The humbling feeling you get in nature seems to be something often felt by our crews, no matter where they are in the world. Past #OfftheRig interviewees Dave Carriere and Mark Valentine in Canada, and Jon Harringa in Saudi Arabia, not only share a passion for the rigs, but they too share a passion for the landscape around them.

Days on Mohammed

Describe a day in the life of a Driller on Rig 127.

That’s a tough one! Aside from the fundamentals of being a Driller, every day is a new challenge. No two days are the same and it’s definitely been a great learning experience for me.

What’s your favourite part of working on the rigs?

Getting to learn about different cultures and behaviours of people from different places than where I am from has to be my favorite part. My crew mates are from all over the world; Saudi Arabia, USA, Mexico, Kenya, and Syria… just to name a few. The languages and work ethic are different among cultures and holidays are celebrated differently in every culture. But in the end, we are all here to do the same thing: deliver results for our customers and provide for our families.

What’s your favourite part of working for Trinidad?

Trinidad gave me the opportunity to become a Driller on one of their high performance rigs in Saudi. This is my first role as a Driller since starting my career ten years ago. It doesn’t get much better than that!


Keep an eye out for more #OfftheRig blog posts in the new year! In the meantime, let us know what your typical day #OfftheRig looks like on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag.

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