Answers to some common questions.
What is it that we do? Why does the position require 24 hour call? Why do I need a Class 1 or class 3 License? Will there be training?
We drive our equipment out to the rig’s otherwise known as “location”. If you don’t have a Class 1 or 3 driver’s license you will require one in order to support the roles of all our field positions. Once on location the role of our team and our company is to professionally support the cementing needs of our Customer. Drilling rigs work 24-7 and we need to be available to provide service to them no matter the weather or time of day. This industry works 365 days of the year, slowing down in the spring for “break up”. Break up is in the early spring when the roads and locations do not tolerate the movement of heavy equipment. Counties will assign road bands that indicate the weight allowance for equipment on the road. We also offer seasional (Fall to Spring) opportunities at Magnum.
Our standard schedule is a 15 day on call and 6 day off rotation. You will need to be ready and available for work 24 hours a day while on call.
Primary and Remedial Cementing:
What is Remedial cementing?
Remedial Cementing is cement work that is performed on a well after the primary cementing work is complete. Reasons for remedial cementing may include repairing problems that may have incurred during the primary cement job, or cementing off zones and well abandonments to list a few.
What is primary cementing?
Primary Cementing is cement work performed during the drilling phase of the well to provide zonal isolation, casing support and protection of the pipe from corrosive fluids. This is performed by circulating a cement slurry through the inside of the casing and out into the annulus through the casing shoe at the bottom of the casing string. In order to precisely place the cement slurry at a required interval on the outside of the casing, a rubber or wooden plug is pumped with a displacement fluid behind the cement slurry column, which "bumps" in the casing shoe and prevents further flow of fluid through the shoe. This bump can be seen at surface as a pressure spike at the cement pump. To prevent the cement from flowing back into the inside of the casing, a float collar above the casing shoe acts as a check valve and prevents fluid from flowing up through the shoe from the annulus.
Ok that was a more technical definition that would likely require someone who knows about our type of business to understand it. Basically what we do is once we are on location we hook our Pump Truck up to the casing ( pipe) on the rig floor and we mix a blend of cement (designed for the needs of the well), we then high pressure pump the cement down the inside of the casing. The cement will then return up the outside of the casing to create a secure foundation for the hole. There are many uses and types of cement jobs; however, this would be an example of the type of work we do.
We offer safety courses, training – theory and hands on. We value organic growth within our company, and we will support and encourage your career advancement.
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