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AR 9/2018 RIG TECHNICIAN TRADE REGULATION

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ALBERTA REGULATION 9/2018

Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act

RIG TECHNICIAN TRADE REGULATION

Table of Contents

                1      Definitions

Part 1
General Matters Respecting the Trade

                2      Constitution of the trade

                3      Tasks, activities and functions

                4      Supervision, etc., of apprentices

Part 2
Rig Technician Branch of the Trade

Trade Matters Respecting the Branch

                5      Undertakings constituting the branch

                6      Tasks, activities and functions


Apprenticeship

                7      Term of apprenticeship program

Part 3
Derrickhand Branch of the Trade

Trade Matters Respecting the Branch

                8      Undertakings constituting the branch

                9      Tasks, activities and functions

Apprenticeship

              10      Term of apprenticeship program

Part 4
Motorhand Branch of the Trade

Trade Matters Respecting the Branch

              11      Undertakings constituting the branch

              12      Tasks, activities and functions

Apprenticeship

              13      Term of apprenticeship program

Part 5
Repeal and Coming into Force

              14      Repeal

              15      Coming into force

Definitions

1   In this Regulation,

                               (a)    “apprentice” means a person who is an apprentice in the trade;

                              (b)    “drawworks” means the powered spool containing drilling line, equipped with brakes, crown block and travelling block used to suspend, raise and lower the drill string assembly;

                               (c)    “drill string assembly” consists of drill pipe and bottom hole assembly and other tools used to hold, guide and turn the drill bit at the bottom of the well bore;

                              (d)    “drilling console” means the central control system for the drilling rig;

                               (e)    “drilling rig” means the surface equipment, including derrick, pipe, drawworks, drill string assembly and other mechanical and ancillary equipment and systems necessary to drill an oil or gas well;

                               (f)    “technical training” means technical training as defined in the Apprenticeship Program Regulation (AR 258/2000);

                               (g)    “trade” means the occupation of rig technician designated as a compulsory certification trade pursuant to the Apprenticeship and Industry Training Act.

Part 1
General Matters Respecting theTrade

Constitution of the trade

2(1)  The undertakings set out in sections 5, 8 and 11 constitute the trade.

(2)  The trade is made up of the following:

                               (a)    the rig technician branch of the trade;

                              (b)    the derrickhand branch of the trade;

                               (c)    the motorhand branch of the trade.

Tasks, activities and functions

3   When practising or otherwise carrying out work in the trade, the tasks, activities and functions set out in sections 6, 9 and 12 come within the trade.

Supervision, etc., of apprentices

4(1)  Where a person who holds a trade certificate in the motorhand branch of the trade or the derrickhand branch of the trade is to provide supervision to an apprentice, that person is eligible to supervise that apprentice only

                               (a)    in respect of the undertakings that constitute the branch of the trade at which that person is certified, and

                              (b)    in respect of tasks, activities and functions that come within the branch of the trade at which that person is certified.

(2)  An apprentice is eligible to carry out work in respect of the undertakings and the tasks, activities and functions that come within the branch of certification of the apprentice’s supervisor.

Part 2
Rig Technician Branch of the Trade

Trade Matters Respecting the Branch

Undertakings constituting the branch

5   The undertakings that constitute the rig technician branch of the trade are

                               (a)    the operation and maintenance of drilling rig equipment, systems, pumps and engines,

                              (b)    the operation of the drawworks, rotary equipment and pumps on the drilling rig,

                               (c)    the operation of the drilling console, and

                              (d)    the undertakings set out in sections 8 and 11.

Tasks, activities and functions

6   When practising or otherwise carrying out work in the rig technician branch of the trade, the following tasks, activities and functions come within that branch of the trade:

                               (a)    the tasks, activities and functions set out in sections 9 and 12;

                              (b)    assembling and disassembling the drill string assembly;

                               (c)    monitoring and maintaining a record of the progress of the drilling operation;

                              (d)    supervising drilling crew activities.

Apprenticeship

Term of apprenticeship program

7(1)  Subject to credit for previous training or experience being granted pursuant to an order of the Board, the term of an apprenticeship program for the rig technician branch of the trade is 3 periods of not less than 12 months each.

(2)  In the first period of the apprenticeship program the apprentice must acquire not less than 1680 hours of on‑the‑job training and successfully complete the technical training that is required or approved by the Board.

(3)  In the 2nd period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice must acquire not less than 1680 hours of on‑the‑job training and successfully complete the technical training that is required or approved by the Board.

(4)  In the 3rd period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice must acquire not less than 1680 hours of on‑the‑job training and successfully complete the technical training that is required or approved by the Board.

Part 3
Derrickhand Branch of the Trade

Trade Matters Respecting the Branch

Undertakings constituting the branch

8   The undertakings that constitute the derrickhand branch of the trade are

                               (a)    the handling of the drill string at the upper end of the drilling rig,

                              (b)    the maintenance of drilling fluid systems and pumps during drilling, and

                               (c)    the undertakings set out in section 11.

Tasks, activities and functions

9   When practising or otherwise carrying out work in the derrickhand branch of the trade, the following tasks, activities and functions come within that branch of the trade:

                               (a)    the tasks, activities and functions set out in section 12;

                              (b)    mixing fluid chemicals and additives for use in the drilling operation;

                               (c)    monitoring and recording volumes and properties of drilling mud flows during drilling;

                              (d)    handling pipe;

                               (e)    handling sections of the drill string assembly.

Apprenticeship

Term of apprenticeship program

10(1)  Subject to credit for previous training or experience being granted pursuant to an order of the Board, the term of an apprenticeship program for the derrickhand branch of the trade is 2 periods of not less than 12 months each.

(2)  In the first period of the apprenticeship program the apprentice must acquire not less than 1680 hours of on‑the‑job training and successfully complete the technical training that is required or approved by the Board.

(3)  In the 2nd period of the apprenticeship program an apprentice must acquire not less than 1680 hours of on‑the‑job training and successfully complete the technical training that is required or approved by the Board.

Part 4
Motorhand Branch of the Trade

Trade Matters Respecting the Branch

Undertakings constituting the branch

11   The undertakings that constitute the motorhand branch of the trade are the regular maintenance of drilling rig engines, transmissions, heating systems, hydraulic systems, pneumatic systems, generators, motors and other mechanical equipment.

Tasks, activities and functions

12   When practising or otherwise carrying out work in the motorhand branch of the trade, the following tasks, activities and functions come within that branch of the trade:

                               (a)    maintaining equipment logs and maintenance records;

                              (b)    monitoring inventories of fuels, lubricants and other service items;

                               (c)    participating in rig‑in and rig‑out;

                              (d)    contributing to the safety environment on the drilling rig.

Apprenticeship

Term of apprenticeship program

13(1)  Subject to credit for previous training or experience being granted pursuant to an order of the Board, the term of an apprenticeship program for the motorhand branch of the trade is one period of not less than 12 months.

(2)  In the period of the apprenticeship program the apprentice must acquire not less than 1680 hours of on‑the‑job training and successfully complete the technical training that is required or approved by the Board.

Part 5
Repeal and Coming into Force

Repeal

14   The Rig Technician Trade Regulation (AR 76/2005) is repealed.

Coming into force

15   This Regulation comes into force on September 1, 2018.