What does CAODC do?

The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors represents drilling and service rig contractors throughout Canada. Association membership accounts for nearly 100% of Canadian drilling rig contractors (land-based and offshore), and 95% of Canada's service rig contractors.

The CAODC is a meeting place for the drilling and service rig industries. The Association is directed by industry to coordinate various initiatives. These initiatives focus on equipment standards, safety practices and training options. One of the Association's recent undertakings has been to work with provincial apprenticeship divisions to develop the Rig Technician trade.

The Canadian drilling industry understands the skills and competencies an employee needs to work as a senior crewmember on a drilling rig.  The trade's success can be attributed to the industry knowledge shared through CAODC committee work.

The Rig Technician trade is one of Canada's 52 Red Seal trades.

Read about CAODC's current initiatives at www.caodc.ca.

Learn more about CAODC's role in the Rig Technician trade.

Rig and Crew Pictures on this Site

CAODC thanks the member companies who shared pictures for this site:

Akita Drilling Ltd.

Beaver Drilling Ltd.

CanElson Drilling Ltd.

Ensign Energy Services

Nabors Canada

Precision Drilling Corp.

Savanna Energy Services

Trinidad Drilling Ltd.