How to Become a Drilling Consultant
Drilling consultants are highly knowledgeable and skilled professionals who provide onsite supervision of day-to-day drilling operations on a contract basis on behalf of a operating company. These individuals ensure the safety of all personnel on location while successfully executing the operator’s drilling plan and reaching target depth as quickly and cost effectively as possible. There are several paths to becoming a drilling consultant.
Many drilling consultants have 20 to 30 years of oilfield experience. However, it is not uncommon for individuals with 10 to 15 years’ experience to break into these roles. Most drilling consultants start at the most basic position working on a drilling rig, followed by advancement through the ranks.