Maintaining Trinidad's rig fleet in Saudi Arabia

Maintaining Trinidad’s rig fleet in Saudi Arabia

There’s a lot riding on the smooth operation of a drilling rig’s mechanical and electrical systems. That’s why we trust only the highest calibre tradespeople to keep our rig fleet in tip-top condition. In Saudi Arabia, Jordan McKinney, Brett Hrynuik, and their all-star team are Trinidad’s go-to maintenance squad.

Three weeks ago, McKinney explained his role as Maintenance Manager. This week, we’ll learn more about his team and what they’re doing to ensure our rigs perform come heat or high winds in the deserts of Saudi Arabia. Continue reading

Meet Jordan McKinney: Maintenance Manager and 13-year Trinidad veteran

Jordan McKinney Trinidad Drilling Maintenance Manager
Jordan McKinney, Maintenance Manager in Saudi Arabia

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

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