Our Experience

Snubco is one of the most experienced rig assist snubbing contractors in the world. Our management and supervisory team offer more than 270 years combined experience in the field. In fact, even today all of Snubco’s management team still participates in the day-to-day field operations when needed – a level of service that is greatly valued by our customers.

Snubco Snubbing ExperienceSnubco currently employs a team of highly skilled equipment operators – considered the best in the industry – that have built SNUBCO’s reputation for quality service and safety. Our customers ask for our operators by name!

As an industry leader, Snubco has completed over 6000 snubbing jobs for over 275 oil companies Worldwide. Domestically, we have successfully tackled projects throughout Western Canada, Quebec, Yukon and the North West Territories. On the International front, Snubco’s team has worked in from the frozen tundra of the Arctic, to the burning sands of the Middle East to various countries in Asia and Europe.

Our skilled team has worked in dangerous situations involving pressures up to 13,000 Psi and H2S concentrations of up to 45% on projects ranging from simple completions to high-pressure workovers and under balanced drilling projects.

Snubco’s Training Program

Snubco’s reputation for excellence in training has allowed the company to create and retain an extremely experienced and versatile workforce. As an industry leader, Snubco’s management team recognizes the value of experience in the field. Therefore, we have a comprehensive training program that combines classroom training and field experience under strict supervision, to continually produce highly skilled professional operators.

The philosophy of Snubco is that our operators achieve a high level of competency and have proven field skills. That’s why it takes 2-3 years to train our operators. First they must complete an intensive 2-year training program with ongoing mentoring and supervision in the field on “real” rigs (90% percent of the training is in the field). In conjunction, formal accredited class training is supplied including (but not limited to):

  • Well Control
  • Well Servicing Blow-Out Prevention
  • H2S Training
  • Fall Arrest
  • Confined Space Entry
  • First Aid
  • Off Road Driving
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Crane Operation
  • WHMIS
  • PST
  • High Angle Rescue
  • Advance Employee Training – Core Procedures
  • Hand Signals
  • Fire Extinguisher Training
  • Off Road Driving, GODI, PDI
  • Fork Lift Training

Snubco’s believes in “life-long” training related to our industry and also provides specialized workshops on an ongoing basis on the latest topics related to the industry such as:

  • Hydraulics Trouble-shooting and Pneumatic Design
  • Packer Fundamentals
  • Wireline
  • Diesel Engine Basics