Looking back on 2015: 5 big milestones at Trinidad

Everyone knows that 2015 was a challenging year in the oilpatch.

Yet at Trinidad Drilling, we took on those challenges and continued moving forward with exciting new rig technology, our joint ventures in new locations, and an important acquisition that made us bigger and stronger.

Most importantly, Trinidad also maintained its super-impressive safety record. No matter what, safety is always number one at Trinidad.

Take a peek at five of our most impressive milestones in 2015, and celebrate with us (click to enlarge infographic).

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A day in the life of a Floorhand: safety edition

This is the first post in our “Day of Rig Safety” series, where we’ll be looking at the various steps Trinidad employees take to make sure everyone goes home at the end of the day.

Name: Paul Oake

Location: Rig 58, north of Fort Nelson, B.C.

Years with Trinidad: 6

Trinidad Drilling Rig 58

Paul Oake begins every single day with safety on his mind.

Oake is a Floorhand on Rig 58, one of Trinidad’s newest triple rigs north of Fort Nelson, British Columbia. It’s way up north, near the 60th parallel.

An average workday for him involves tasks like drilling and manipulating sections of pipe or drill stem at the rig floor, removing and replacing strings of pipe or drill stem and assisting in setting up and taking down the drilling rig and equipment.

Safety precautions are also a huge part of his job.

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