The job includes the responsibility to ensure that all Directional Drilling services are executed according to well plans; supervising the assembly and maintenance of down-hole tools and bottom hole assemblies and liaising with drilling engineering. The DD specialist also must show a proficient understanding of wellbore survey process and accurate real-time data acquisition and communication. Attention to detail is required to provide accurate daily and final well reports on services performed and providing company with accurate data.


Coordinates with Project Manager to ensure any specific requirements for the job are met (non-standard equipment, software).


Collaboration is expected with the Project Manager and the onsite MWD Operators to ensure BHA specification and MWD drilling optimization parameters are realized. Clear, concise communication is also key with company representatives such as the company man, drilling engineer, and field supervisors.


Job Duties:


  • Leads and provides supervision for the directional drilling operation at the well site that ensures the desired directional path and drilling targets are achieved in a safe and economic manner.
  • Responsible for BHA being assembled as per well / engineering plan.
  • Responsible for the operation, inspection and maintenance of motors and down hole tools at rig site.
  • Responsible for the generation and content of daily and Final Well reports on services performed.
  • Responsible for maintaining well profile plots and providing customer with directional survey data.




  • Mechanically inclined and electrically competent including metering, basic computing skills with exposure to data entry & office platforms.
  • Ability to work in team environment
  • Excellent communication skills, organization & self-motivation
  • Preferred: Technical knowledge of Drilling Systems products and Services.
  • Minimum 5 years required in Directional drilling
  • High School/Secondary required, Associate or Technical School degrees preferred
  • Understanding of the dynamic down hole drilling environment
  • Must be able to execute detailed technical plans with minimum supervision
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Commitment to safety and the environment


Kinsey Blalock 


Pioneer Natural Resources