Interpretation Guidelines Manual
|ESR Appendix 4 - Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing Occupations - Salary and Bonus Compensation System|
Text of Legislation
This Appendix defines the occupations within the oil and gas well drilling and servicing occupations that are entitled to special terms of employment when employed on a salary and bonus compensation system.
|Text of Legislation
[en. B.C. Reg. 355/97, s. 3.]
Oil and Gas Well Drilling and Servicing Occupations —
Salary and Bonus Compensation System
Truck drivers engaged in the transport of oilfield equipment including drilling rigs to and from lease sites.
Vacuum workers engaged in the vacuum removal of wet and dry waste from well sites and gas plants to recover fluids and other materials for removal of pollutants and recovery of by-products.
Mud logging workers engaged in the supplying and monitoring of drilling fluids used to control and lubricate the well drilling operations, sampling of drill cuttings and analysis of materials brought to the surface.
Hole drilling and service rig anchoring workers engaged in providing the initial hole at a drilling location prior to the location of the drilling rig, and locating anchoring devices in the ground that can be used to secure rigs and flare stacks.
Power swivel operators engaged in providing rotary power for the cutting of casing, drill pipe, and drilling out packers.
Down pumping and fracturing workers engaged in providing the service to pump fracture cement, chemicals and other materials required down the hole at a well site.
Wireline and perforating and completion workers providing downhole logging, perforating and completion of the well.
Power Tong operators and snubbers engaged in connecting casing and running tubulars into the hole.
Wellhead service workers engaged in the replacement of pipes and valves situated on a producing wellhead to control pressure and the flow of liquids.
Sump pit service workers engaged in chemically treating and controlling the disposal of waste fluids produced in operating and servicing oil and gas wells.
Well testing workers determining the flow rate and pressure of the hydrocarbons found in the formation.
Fire fighters when required to control or monitor the burning of hydrocarbons on a lease site.
Safety workers who provide emergency response, air trailers and first aid services required on drilling or production locations.
Tool handlers and directional drillers engaged in running downhole tools and supervising directional drilling operations.
Note: this regulation replaces B.C. Reg. 37/81
This Appendix identifies workers within certain occupations in the oil and gas well drilling and servicing industry who are paid on a salary and bonus compensation system and who fall under provincial jurisdiction and are, therefore, covered by the B.C. Employment Standards Act.
The following guidelines apply when determining the jurisdiction of employees working on oil and gas pipelines:
Provincial jurisdiction (B.C. Employment Standards Act and Regulation):
Construction and maintenance of intraprovincial oil or gas pipelines
Maintenance of interprovincial/international oil or gas pipelines
ESR Section 37.51- Oil and gas field first aid and camp cater workers
Related sections of the Act or Regulation