How rigs work: The role of Field Electricians

Rigs are sophisticated and technically-advanced pieces of equipment. It takes a crew of well-trained and skilled rig hands to operate them, and it takes a team of knowledgeable specialists to build and maintain them. Tradespeople, such as Heavy-Duty Mechanics, Hydraulic Specialists and Electricians, all help ensure our field hands have well-maintained and safe equipment to operate.

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