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Casing & Tubular Running Technician Job Description And Salary

By Tomiwa Oladipo Published January 2023

Who Is a Casing & Tubular Running Technician?

Casing and tubular running technicians are responsible for safely and professionally operating casing and tubular running equipment at various field/rig sites.


Casing and Tubular Running Technician Duties and Responsibilities

A casing and tubular running technician ensures proper connections between the casing and tubular, identifies broken connections and ensures that the whole rig is safe.

Their primary functions are as follows:

  • Operate different casing running tools and machinery, such as power tongs, elevators, control panels, power slips, and hydraulic power units.
  • Build, operate, and dismantle drilling rig equipment.
  • Be accountable for the safe operation of all equipment.
  • Uphold a secure working environment.
  • Report any operational issues which may occur before, during, or after a job to the lead or supervisor.
  • Report equipment issues.
  • Make suggestions on how to do the job safely, and report any unsafe acts, close calls, or accidents.
  • Maintain cordial and open lines of communication with staff at the rig.
  • Perform other tasks assigned by the lead or supervisor.


Casing and Tubular Running Technician's Experience and Skills Requirement

  • At least one year of experience in the oil and gas industry, preferably in a similar role or with mechanical, electronic, and hydraulic applications.
  • Able to use tubular handling tools and machinery like casing running tools, elevators, power tongs, control panels, power slides, and hydraulic power units.
  • Able to use hand tools and hydraulic machinery
  • Able to set up, operate, and take down various drilling rig parts.
  • Able to work safely around moving machinery
  • Experience driving vehicles/machinery.
  • Ability to move or lift heavy loads
  • Experience working with mechanical or power equipment.
  • Able to negotiate rough terrains like rocks and thick mud.
  • Able to carry tools up and down elevated surfaces
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, work under pressure, stay calm, think clearly, and make good decisions.
  • Able to work in elevated positions.
  • Able to work in small or confined spaces.
  • Ability to understand and follow written and spoken instructions and the company's policies, procedures, and standards
  • Ability to collaborate with others
  • Teachable spirit and the ability to pick up new skills quickly.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Able to work both independently and with others


Other Casing and Tubular Running Technician's Requirements

While you don’t need a college degree in petroleum engineering to work as a casing and tubular running technician, most companies will require the following:

  • At least a GED or high school diploma.  
  • Familiarity with the offshore technical operation
  • Class A commercial driver’s license preferred
  • Necessary Medical certificates
  • Minimum Industry Safety Training (MIST) certificates
  • Valid HUET/BOSIET Certificate


Casing and Tubular Running Technician's Annual Salary

A casing and tubular running technician in the United States make an average annual salary of $50,234. Pay depends on location, level of education, years of experience, employer, and skills.



How do I become a casing and tubular running technician?

You don't need a professional degree to become a casing and tubular running technician. You can get hired by most oil companies with just a high school diploma and some experience working on oil rigs in lower-level positions like floorhand or roughneck. For most jobs, a year or more of relevant experience would do.


Who does a casing and tubular running technician report to?

The casing and tubular running technician is accountable to the casing supervisor or lead. 


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