5 - Day Introductory Drilling Operations Program For Land and Offshore Drilling Rigs
A comprehensive professional training program that is tailored specifically for the drilling industry. The 5 - day course will consist of drilling introductory and industry accreditation ,IADC WellSharp® Awareness Well Control Accreditation for Drilling Operations.
IADC WellSharp® Introductory Well Control Accreditation for Drilling Operations
IADC- WellSharp Introductory Level Well Control Drilling Operations for Land and Offshore Drilling Rigs Students will learn the topics of what’s involved in Well Control at an Introductory Level and upon completion have the ability to demonstrate the skill and knowledge pertaining to the following outline as delivered.
A Global Leader
Maritime Drilling Schools Limited is a global leader in training persons in the oil & gas drilling, service and supply industry. Students who have successfully completed this program can be found working all over the world on both land and offshore operations. Our programs have been delivered to thousands of students here in Canada and other locations around the world.
14 Day - Drilling Operations Program for Land and Offshore Drilling Rigs
Students learn the overall operations of what’s involved in drilling a well which includes introduction, people, drilling theory, rig equipment, rig components, roles and responsibilities, with hands on practical on our drilling rig and class room lectures.
(CAODC) July 01, 2015 Recommended Wage Rates:
Driller $44.80 or 46.80 /hr or $4659.20 or 4867.20 /wk Asst. Driller $40.00 or 41.50 /hr or $4160.00 or $4316.00/wk Derrickhand $38.00 or 39.50 /hr or $3952.00 or 4108.00/wk Motorhand $33.00 or 34.00 /hr or $3432.00 or 3536.00/wk Floorhand $30.70 /hr or $3192.80/wk Leasehand $28.00 /hr or $2912.00/wk


January 30, 2017
C & J Energy services contacted Maritime Drilling Schools Limited talking to Reg MacDonald President CEO looking to hire his students for their Canadian Division.  Gordon King stated they are now looking for experienced Rig Floorhands & Derrickhands.  Local work in Red Deer, Drayton Valley... Read More
January 17, 2017
Canada and the United States oilfield companies are ramping up their personnel efforts to equip drilling rigs to meet the upcoming demands of the industry. Once again after a long 2 ½ year slowdown and the industry seeing 100’s of thousands of their employees around the world being laid off with a large... Read More
June 9, 2016
There could be a growing shortage of skilled workers in the oil industry. That may seem counterintuitive in an industry that has been rapidly shedding workers, with more than 350,000 people laid off in the oil and gas industry worldwide. Texas is one place feeling the pain. Around 99,000 direct and indirect jobs in... Read More
April 9, 2016
Roughneck and Roustabout, in particular, they are the official name of semi-skilled role on an oil rig. Some consider the terms interchangeable. In oilfields, roughneck and roustabout are two of several roles in the hierarchy on an oil rig. Roughneck and roustabout are entry-level jobs on an oil rig. It may sound... Read More
January 18, 2016
Students from the United States are able to take advantage of currency exchange rates.  The cost of the 20 Day Pre Employment Program CDN $4200.00 Canadian currency and in American currency as of today is US $2885.00 with a savings of US $1315.00 to the student. Accommodations cost CDN 800.00 or US 550.... Read More
February 23, 2015
These are hard times for a lot of oilfield personnel as the price of oil has tumbled to an all-time low since 2008 and employers either have a labour freeze or are laying off personnel to maintain a cash flow as they ("weather the storm"). Employees who live pay cheque to pay cheque will suffer most as they... Read More

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Looking for Professional Training for the Oil & Gas industry?

Well look no further, get relevant professional training that is recognized as world class as we have the resources to get you started. Our training gives you instructor lead classroom training to meet your challenges along with providing you with the best industry accreditation process in the world!!! 


Our Drilling Instructors are fully certified to provide domestic and international certifications and have over 30 years experience in the drilling industry on land and offshore drilling operations.

Since our inception of May 2000 the training our students received has well paid off with no serious injuries or fatalities accounted for and students reaching their goals by working hard and safe and becoming great managers in the oil & gas business. We have students making well over $150,000 to $300,000 a year incomes. We at Maritime Drilling Schools are meeting our mandate as well as accomplishing our mission to be the best at what we do. Our goal is to see our students be the best in the industry by working safe and efficiently to protect themselves and others working along side them. As well, provide you with the knowledge and tools to advance forward in this industry with confidence and skill to achieve your own goals much faster.    "Our president strongly believes that if you want it bad enough you'll get it. You can start paying yourself sooner rather than later. Being prepared and equipped prior to entering this field is the best choice and don't wait to beat the rush!!!"

Our students are working with more than 100 drilling contractors around the world and creating a worldwide web of resources.

We provide the only industry accreditations east of Alberta and recognized world wide.  Students are registered in a data base in Houston, Texas for validation to employers.  Employers in the industry will be reassured our students have been trained through a accreditation process reviewed by a board of industry directors.







Accredited with


The International Association of Drilling Contractors

Endorsed and Accredited by


(IADC) WellSharp ® Well Control Accreditation Program

Member of

Internationally recognized Professional Safety Designations

Certified Health & Safety Consultants

Certified Health & Safety Consultants