Dolan Hughson is the latest field employee to trade in his coveralls for a suit and tie at Trinidad. Much like Canadian Contracts Manager, Steve Bozko, Dolan wanted to learn more about the business off the rigs, and saw our Sales Manager opening in Colorado as a perfect opportunity to drill deeper.
“I know Trinidad’s rigs inside and out,” said Dolan, who started with us 14 years ago as a Rig Manager and worked his way up the ladder to General Manager in our U.S. division, prior to landing the Sales Manager role in Colorado.
“Working on the sales and marketing side is a great opportunity for me to learn more about what goes into contracts, contract negotiations and risk assessment.” Continue reading →
For the last year, Steve Bozko has been putting on a collared shirt to go to work instead of coveralls. After 11 years in the field, the new dress code was a change. The former roughneck, who came to Trinidad in 2006 so he could work on some new iron, is now sitting behind a desk in downtown Calgary.
“I was comfortable working long hours, outside exposed to all the elements, getting dirty and spending long periods of time away from home,” said Bozko. “I became very accustomed to being away and was very proud of the work I was doing in the field. I loved it.”
At Trinidad, we’re lucky to have a wide range of talented employees with an even wider range of skillsets. Some are expert drillers, some are experts in sales negotiations, some are all about technology – you get the picture.
Of course, with these different roles come different perspectives. Our crews’ needs sometimes look very different from the needs of the office. So where’s the common ground and how do we make sure the field perspective is being considered in corporate decision making?
We spoke with Rick Pingel, Director, Global Supply Chain, to find out how supply chain management supports our crews in the field. Rick and his team work with the operations group to control costs and improve Trinidad’s competitive advantage.
“You have to have some understanding bosses,” said McNeil, who retired from the CFL in 2007 and is now Trinidad’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “During the season, I would work part time. If I had a day off from football, I came into work. We would practice from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. every day, and then I would come into work in the afternoon.”
Michael Seinen is a Master Electrician and an Electrical Foreman with Trinidad. He joined our team in 2007 as a new Journeyman. Now, he helps to manage a team of Canadian Field Electricians who work both in the field and at our operations center in Nisku, Alta. Seinen answered a few questions for us about the role of Field Electricians on the rigs. Continue reading →
Drilling rigs are incredibly sophisticated machines. It takes a crew of well-trained rig hands to operate them, and a team of expert tradespeople to maintain them. Jordan McKinney is one of those expert tradespeople.
Much like many others at Trinidad Drilling, McKinney has grown as we’ve grown. Read on to learn more about the latest chapter in his 13-year career with us. Continue reading →
Rig Manager Wayne Adam’s career progression at Trinidad has been no different. Adam’s journey to his current gig on Rig 127 in Saudi Arabia began on Rig 106, when we expanded south of the 49th parallel in 2005. After ten plus years with us, Adam’s opinion of the company hasn’t changed one bit. Continue reading →
We always share pictures of our rigs in the most beautiful landscapes. Our favourite shots are often the ones submitted by our crews. Not only do roughnecks love the iron they work on, but they love where they do it – away from city lights with front row seats to the best sunrises and sunsets around.