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Drilling Operations Director Salary
in Arizona, United States

$118,693 (USD)

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The average pay for a Drilling Operations Director is $118,693 a year and $57 an hour in Arizona, United States. The average salary range for a Drilling Operations Director is between $77,279 and $185,712. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Arizona, United States.

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Job Summary

  • Directs activities concerned with exploratory drilling, and drilling oil wells and producing oil and gas from wells within one or more oil fields: plans erection of drilling rigs, and installation and maintenance of equipment, such as pumping units and compressor stations.
  • Directs technical processes, such as treatment of oil and gas to reduce moisture and sediment content, mud analysis, well logging, and formation testing.
  • Determines procedures to resolve drilling problems, such as nonvertical bore holes and broken drilling tools.
  • Formulates methods to control production of wells in accordance with proration regulations.
  • Schedules dismantling and storing derricks and drilling equipment, cleaning wells, and servicing well equipment.
  • Analyzes production reports, initiates personnel actions, and revises drilling and production procedures to control operating costs and production efficiency of oil field.
  • Directs petroleum exploration parties engaged in drilling for samples (cores) of subsurface stratigraphy and in seismic prospecting.
  • May be designated according to specialty as superintendent, oil-field drilling; superintendent, production.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Drilling Operations Director Job Listings for Arizona, United States

CDL Driver - Construction
Jan 8
Tempe, AZ, USA
BPG Designs
... operations. * Assist as required in all manual labor aspects of the project as directed by the Crew ... Prior underground construction and directional drilling experience is a plus. * Ability to load and ...
CNC Machinist 2nd Shift
Dec 31
Scottsdale, AZ, USA
Corporate Job Bank
... drilling, reaming, tapping, milling, boring and other machine operations over a wide range of ... We are a full service personnel firm providing temporary, temp-to-hire, and direct hire services ...
Tailings & Water Engineer
Nov 8
Superior, AZ, USA
... direct geotechnical drilling and CPT operations for tailings facility and hydrology design inputs About you To be successfully considered for this role, you will have: Bachelors degree in ...
Data Mining Analyst
Nov 28
Scottsdale, us
Invenio Search Group
This includes "drilling down" into the data to generate reports for marketing and operations teams ... A solid understanding of the restaurant industry is a must with direct experience in this area ...