Drilling down: What’s it really like to be a Motorhand?

Drilling is in Mitchell Andersen’s blood. His grandfather drilled. His uncles drilled.

“It’s the family business,” said Andersen.

“I’m from Alberta, and in Alberta, we drill for oil.”

Andersen is a Motorhand on Trinidad Rig 92, a heavy double that operates near Rocky Mountain House, between Edmonton and Calgary.

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The location of Trinidad Rig 92. Click map for more details. (Map data from Google)

The seven year oilfield veteran shared his thoughts on working as a Motorhand and choosing a career in the patchContinue reading