Our Experience

Home » About » Our Experience
Snubco is one of the world’s most experienced snubbing contractors and manufacturers. We have completed over 6000 snubbing jobs for over 275 oil companies worldwide. Domestically, we have successfully tackled projects throughout Western Canada, Quebec, the Yukon and the Northwest Territories. On the international front, we work everywhere from the frozen tundra of the Arctic, to the burning sands of the Middle East, to various countries throughout Asia and Europe. Our skilled operators are quite simply the best in the business. They have 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. And with every successfully completed project, they further Snubco’s exceptional track record of quality service and safety. Our team is supported by a management and supervisory team with its own extensive hands-on snubbing experience – more than 270 years of combined field experience. Even today our management team continues to participate in day-to-day field operations as needed – a level of knowledge and service that is greatly valued by our customers.

Snubco’s Training Program

Snubco’s reputation for excellence in training has allowed us to create and retain an extremely experienced and versatile workforce. Our comprehensive training program combines classroom training and field experience under strict supervision, to continually produce highly skilled professional operators. All of our operators must achieve a high level of competency and demonstrate proven field skills—a process that takes two-to-three years of training. First, they must complete an intensive two-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 with this, 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
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods
  • Crane Operation
  • PST
  • High Angle Rescue
  • Advance Employee Training – Core Procedures
  • Hand Signals
  • Fire Extinguisher Training
  • Off-Road Driving, GODI, PDI
  • Fork Lift Training
We also believe in “life-long” training related to our industry and provide specialized workshops on an ongoing basis on the latest topics related to the industry such as:
  • Hydraulics troubleshooting and pneumatic design
  • Packer fundamentals
  • Wireline
  • Diesel engine basics
  • Other programs and courses that inspire and grow our teams.