Field Specialist - Pipe Recovery (Estevan, SK)

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Job Family: Field operations
Updated At: 2019-05-21

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Weatherford is one of the largest multinational oilfield service companies providing innovative solutions, technology and services to the oil and gas industry. The Company operates in over 90 countries and has a network of approximately 1,000 locations, including manufacturing, service, research and development, and training facilities and employs approximately 29,500 people. For more information, visit and connect with Weatherford on LinkedIn, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

Weatherford delivers innovative technologies and services designed to meet the world’s current and future energy needs in a safe, ethical, and sustainable manner. Grounded by our core values and inspired by our world-class people, we are committed to being a trusted business partner to those we serve.



The Field Specialist – Pipe Recovery will be responsible for maintaining and operating a Pipe Recovery Wireline Unit and equipment valued in excess of $1,000,000.00. The successful candidate will provide Pipe Recovery Wireline field operations for customers and rig crews in a safe and error free manner to ensure that all job requirements are met from start to finish.  Lastly, this candidate will ensure that all field tickets have accurate costs for the services performed and all required stamps, approval signatures and any numbers required for billing.

Duties & Responsibilities include (not listed in any particular order):

  • Select job specific equipment for each job and confirm with your dispatcher or Nisku/Estevan operations.
  • To know and understand all the standard equipment and or source all the required technical information for the job on a per job basis (Pipe specs etc.).
  • To know all the standard tool strengths, limitations and or source that information.
  • Make certain that all equipment is functional, loaded & secured properly prior to departure.
  • To ensure that all equipment/explosives are logged in/out as necessary.
  • Discuss the timing and route with your crew to ensure a safe and timely error free journey to location.
  • To maintain visual or radio contact with your crew at all times to and from base.
  • If separation is necessary you will determine and instruct the crew to a safe predetermined meeting point.
  • Active participation and a personal commitment to all parts of the job.
  • To confirm the Wireline units rig up location.
  • To reconfirm with the customer what services are required upon arrival.
  • To get all the additional required technical information for the tasks e.g. depths ID OD etc.
  • To listen to the information the customer has to offer about the well.
  • To do a detailed documented pre-job hazard assessment on all jobs.
  • To follow and adhere to all Weatherford and customer requirements.
  • To hold and document a pre-job safety meeting, related to the specific tasks with all required personal and as conditions change.
  • To confirm with the rig & Wireline crew the placement of the sheaves and slings.
  • To inform the customer of any unsafe requests and or substandard practices and document where required.
  • To ensure that all participants are made aware of what the risks are during the process and what is required of them (Instruct/inform the required personal of your requirements).
  • To keep the customer informed of your progress and or setbacks at all times.
  • To get involved with the job and help the customer to make the right decisions for the tasks. Use your expertise.
  • To make sure that all the equipment, used or not is accounted for and returned to its proper location.
  • To ensure that all the documents, where required are recorded accurately. (Tickets, logs, resumes, line books, pre-job safety books magazine inventory books etc).
  • To ensure that all equipment being used is compatible for the task.
  • Inform your location of dispatch of your current daily job status every day.
  • To record, document and route all nonconformance’s immediately.
  • To ensure all the damaged equipment is repaired, replaced & charged out accordingly.
  • To make certain that the Wireline unit and or any other related equipment is returned to an acceptable condition.
  • Inform your dispatcher/supervisor of your work status.
  • Complete and forward all reports and paper work as required.
  • When you see errors follow the processes to help correct them.
  • Manage your individual, mandatory training requirements and inform your supervisor when training is required prior to expiration of your certificates.
  • Take full responsibility for your crew members in and out of the shop, providing direction and assistance with W/L trucks and equipment maintenance.
  • Ensure all tools and equipment used are serviced and repaired as required.
  • Co-ordinate timing at shop with your driver to meet and accomplish necessary work.
  • Mentor new employees to the standard operating procedures from beginning to the end of all parts of the job.


  • One year General Oilfield Experience.
  • General training requirements:
    • QHSSE Mandatory Training – Refer to Product Line or Department Training Plan.
    • QHSSE Employee Job Specific Training – Refer to Product Line or Department Training Plan.
    • H2S Alive (or equivalent)
    • First Aid Certificate
    • WHMIS, TDG Training (company provided specific to product line)
    • eneral diploma or equivalent
    • Blasters permits
  • Ability to understand the basics of down hole well configurations cased and open hole.
  • Ability to perform all aspects of Pipe Recovery operations and some basic cased hole operations, set plugs, dump cement and run a gamma ray.
  • Have a good understanding of all the fishing tools that are used in conjunction with Pipe Recovery operations
  • Strong leadership abilities, good organization skills, sound judgement and position decision making skills.
  • Consistent and concise communication skills – written and spoken – with internal and external customers alike.
  • Ability to work interactively or independently as required.
  • Mentor short service employees to standards and best practices.
  • Ability to travel anywhere as required.
  • Be able to work in remote areas as required.
  • Have a complete understanding of all overall Wireline operations.
  • Ability to follow all safety policies and emergency procedures with internal and external customers.
  • Ability to identify hazardous conditions and act accordingly.
  • Intermediate computer skills.
  • Trained in all aspects of Pipe Recovery Wireline operations specific as required.
  • Some technical and engineering abilities.


Weatherford offers competitive compensation and benefits upon hire; including paid vacation to start, matching RRSP program, comprehensive benefits program, and employee stock purchase program (ESPP) and opportunities for on-going training and career development.