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  • Downhole Tool Specialist
  • NOC #8232

Downhole Tool Specialist

Job Overview

You work with cutting-edge technology. Your goal? To ensure other crew members on the well services team understand what’s happening at the end of a drill string on a drilling rig. When it comes to electronics, you “get” it.

Downhole tool specialists are responsible for ensuring that the necessary tools are included in the bottom hole assembly (BHA), equipment at the end of a drill string on a drilling rig. The types of tools selected are based on the reservoir formation. They are used during well drilling, evaluation, intervention, completion and production. Once the tools are in position, downhole tool specialists operate and monitor the tool to ensure the work is successfully completed.

Once the BHA is withdrawn from the wellbore, downhole tool specialists perform maintenance and/or repairs on the tools to ready them for future use.

Transferability information for this occupation is available on the Oil and gas well drillers, servicers, testers and related workers. 

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