How much does a Top Drilling Operations Executive make in the United States? The average Top Drilling Operations Executive salary in the United States is $341,158 as of May 28, 2020, but the range typically falls between $287,750 and $408,776. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, Salary.com helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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Top Drilling Operations Executive is responsible for the overall drilling operations for an organization. Plans and directs all aspects of the policies, practices, and procedures that affect drilling operations. Being a Top Drilling Operations Executive develops objectives and standards for drilling processes in order to ensure optimization and compliance with established standards and regulations. Requires a bachelor's degree. Additionally, Top Drilling Operations Executive typically reports to top management. The Top Drilling Operations Executive manages a departmental function within a broader corporate function. Develops major goals to support broad functional objectives. Approves policies developed within various sub-functions and departments. Comprehensive knowledge of the overall departmental function. To be a Top Drilling Operations Executive typically requires 8+ years of managerial experience. (Copyright 2020 Salary.com)... View full job description

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Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc., an exploration and production company, focuses on the extraction of onshore oil and related liquids-rich natural gas in the United States. The company's primary oil and liquids-weighted assets are located in the Wattenberg Field in Colorado. As of December 31, 2018, it had proved reserves of... More
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