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anyone on here work on a drilling rig or work in the oilfeild?

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by Tacomatrd2010, Apr 26, 2011.

  1. Mar 28, 2012 at 8:28 PM
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    dcclark09

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    i work for the cementing department at halliburton in east tx and its slowed down alot here. all the rigs are going to west and south tx
     
  2. Mar 28, 2012 at 8:30 PM
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    The show "black gold" is ass backwards from real oil field. Crying shame.
     
  3. Mar 28, 2012 at 8:34 PM
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    I read somewhere that the average reality show leaves 99.98% of their footage on the cutting room floor. It can't be that hard to make you or your job look cool or interesting 0.02% of the time.

    Little things happen sometimes, like I've worked on rigs where a roughneck lost a finger. And bigger things, like last week I guess a rig around here somewhere had a roughneck basically beheaded by some equipment. One of the rigs I used to work on burned to the ground last fall, but it was after I had gone to another rig. Of course you don't want that stuff to happen.

    But that stuff is rare, thankfully. I don't ever want to hear the horn sound for a rig evacuation. Most of the time it's about as routine as any other job.
     
  4. May 8, 2012 at 7:04 PM
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    What part of ND are you in? I grew up in Grassy Butte, and have family from Dickinson to Minot, to Williston to Bismarck. LOL What a place, so big, yet so small.. or it was before all the people showed up..LOL
     
  5. May 8, 2012 at 8:33 PM
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    I live in Bismarck, but work has me just about everywhere else about half the time. Right now I'm on a rig by Killdeer. Last rig was only a few miles outside of Grassy Butte. And the one before that was in a godforsaken twilight zone of no phone service and nothing resembling civilization for 10 miles down dirt roads. So... obviously, that was near Mandaree. :D
     
  6. May 8, 2012 at 8:49 PM
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    Don't watch it, see above comments. ;)
     
  7. May 8, 2012 at 8:58 PM
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    skidooman

    skidooman I'm your huckleberry

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    I work for a gold exploration drilling outfit here. Were always hiring like crazy.
     
  8. May 8, 2012 at 8:58 PM
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  9. May 8, 2012 at 9:04 PM
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    bethes

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    My only knowledge of gold exploration is from that show on I think Discovery about Alaskan gold prospectors. LOL guessing it's about as "real" as Black Gold is about the oil fields.

    The only reason I'm on this rig is because one of our new guys couldn't hack it, he walked off the rig in the middle of his shift. Don't think for a second I didn't let him know a girl took his place :D

    Geologist is one of the easier jobs on a rig. Being a derrick hand looks like my personal version of hell. That's a long way down!!
     
  10. May 16, 2012 at 9:01 PM
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    pay pretty good?
     
  11. May 16, 2012 at 9:05 PM
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    Dude on here was saying he makes 250K a year running an oil rig.
     
  12. May 16, 2012 at 9:09 PM
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    iv watched black gold a few times and its pretty funny... they do exaggerate a bit on sum things but iv worked on sum rigs back in 05-08 where all kinds of crazy shit happend.. fingers gone, a guy got cruched rite next to me and died later on in the hospital.. and as far as the partying and drugs & being up all night all the time! but on black gold they only work 8 hour shifts(pussys) and drill with water... funny tho, i like watching tho rednecks get hurt for the camera man:)
     
  13. May 16, 2012 at 9:11 PM
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    if hes the company man then ya he probly dose. i know a few guys that make that being directional drillers but they in no means "run the rig"..
     
  14. May 16, 2012 at 9:17 PM
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    cool pic man, thats not an H&P rig is it? looks like nabors AC rig..?
     
  15. May 16, 2012 at 9:24 PM
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    ya up in northern co i know they are doing sum drilling niobrara formation
     
  16. May 16, 2012 at 9:28 PM
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    i want your job:)
     
  17. May 16, 2012 at 9:46 PM
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    Well since the thread is already here..
    Im also in search of/cant find a job in the oil and natural gas industry... Im only looking for a summer internship type of thing and i have applied all over WV and nobody seems to want to talk to me. I feel like if you dont know someone in the company that you wont get in. That part sucks. Im in my third year in the geology program at WVU and was hoping to be in the industry by now...
     
  18. May 16, 2012 at 9:48 PM
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    I don't remember what exactly he did I just assumed he ran the show.
     
  19. May 17, 2012 at 5:49 AM
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    It's a cool job. You start out 12 hour shifts working nights and if you're a little good and a little lucky your reward is a 12-hour day shift and being on call to help your night hand if something goes wrong or he's not confident he's right. If your night hand is good, you get decent sleep. If not, you work 20-hour days. It can be pretty stressful, if you're geosteering a well it's your responsibility to make sure we're drilling where we should. There's nothing like calling your customer, waking him up at 2:30 in the morning to deliver bad news! And it's inevitable, at some point you will deliver bad news like that.

    It's a lot of fun though, lots of good times on the rig, and lots of crazy stories. The geologists (at energy companies) who hire us are usually excellent to work with. It's the first job I've had where I really get treated professionally by pretty much everyone I work with. The only real problems I've had are with older directional drillers who don't like youngish women working with them. Otherwise you just learn to talk shit and don't ever act offended, even if you are.

    Oh. And you work hard for the geologist who hired you, because if they're cool with you they'll move mountains to help you out. One of them even straight up told me he'd rather fire a directional driller than find a new wellsite geologist. It's good to be high in the pecking order. :D
     
  20. Nov 27, 2012 at 9:09 PM
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    Hey yall sorry to bump this ooooold thread but im looking to get into the oil biz. Life in North Fort Worth TX. Happy to do anything if the pay is right. Id really like to do this for a couple years and stuff some money away for retirment, a home, and to finish out whatever college goals i may have. Ill be 21 in a month, no baggage, and am used to 12 hour shifts and little sleep. I just dont know where to start? Im used to applying the old way. "showing up to a office" but all the work is south and west. What websites should i visit or does anyone know anyone who could help me out?
     
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