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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. Dec 1, 2012 at 11:42 AM
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    Congrats Sammy!
     
  2. Dec 1, 2012 at 11:59 AM
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    That's awesome man.....how often are you going to be on the road?

    Decent starting pay in the oil industry? 6 figures?
     
  3. Dec 1, 2012 at 12:30 PM
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    Thanks guys!

    Its an ok base, but I get a bonus. $80k min. Most of the work is in CO, so just day trips. But I will be going to ND and WY for a night here and there. Full benefits, company truck ect...Im pretty happy. Just waiting to take a piss test and a green light from HR.

    The thing is, I only have this due to walking my dog one morning in my apt complex and a guy had a motorcycle in the bed of his truck, the bike fell and he had noone to help him get back in his lift. I helped him out and we were bsing and told him I was lookin to get into oil, he had been in for 25 yrs and told me to give him my resume and he would see what he could do. He gave me a call a month later and said he knew a guy lookin for help. That's how you network!
     
  4. Dec 1, 2012 at 12:41 PM
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    That sounds awesome. And you never had any experience in the oil biz?
     
  5. Dec 1, 2012 at 1:11 PM
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    nope. A few months ago a pipeline company hired me to be a pm on pipeline construction. It was a sweet gig, but the company kept pushing my start date back and eventually bailed on me. Never heard from them. But anyway, I had no experience which aparantly is critical. So this is my entry level job. But with the rate the US is producing oil and what is going on in the mid east, I think its a great industry to get into.
     
  6. Dec 1, 2012 at 3:02 PM
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    I agree 100% and there is obviously big money in it if they are paying $80k for entry level!
     
  7. Dec 1, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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    There's def money to be made, but it can be difficult to get into. Every position i found wants atleast a yr experience. Im really excited where this can take me. I was a poli sci major. I had a focus on international relations, everything comes back to oil.

    Gonna have to sell the Tacoma now. No need for 2 trucks.
     
  8. Dec 1, 2012 at 7:07 PM
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    Most folks I know who have a company truck still keep their personal truck. What are the company's rules on personal use? Can you take a couple hour trip to see friends or family with the company truck? Also, most companies I know of have a strict policy of no drinking and then driving a company truck, meaning not even a single beer.
     
  9. Dec 1, 2012 at 7:10 PM
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    Keep the taco what happens if they take the company truck back?
     
  10. Dec 1, 2012 at 7:11 PM
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    Doubt they will, but I dont need 3 vehicles, let alone 2 really at this point. Im gonna give it a few months probaly not til Feb or march. I could use the cash too, its paid off.
     
  11. Dec 2, 2012 at 12:53 PM
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    Yea that's the tough part, but looks like you lucked out. I hope it works out well for you and the family!
     
  12. Feb 24, 2013 at 4:40 PM
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    i would kill to get back in the oil and gas industry. i worked at baker hughes inc for 6 weeks then they layed off almost 3700 people. ive put in well over 100 apps since but still nothing other than baker hughes calling me for an interview in houston on my dime then not calling me back or answering my calls. too bad im recovering from acl surgery, if anyones knows if there will be jobs in the next few months i will relocate if i have to. pm me please
     
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    North Dakota and South Texas. That's where all the jobs are right now.
     
  14. Feb 24, 2013 at 5:31 PM
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    anyone got the hookup? im young and ready to just work work work and save save save.
     
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    Know any company names? With the sequester up in the air right now all the .mil contracts are looking kinda sketchy.
     
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    Just ran across this thread. I've been in the oil/gas industry since 2004 (started at 18). I'm currently directional drilling in North Dakota on a rig north of Watford City. It's an up and down industry, feast or famine, but it's for me.
     
  17. Jul 2, 2013 at 10:29 PM
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    Good old Watfird City. I grew up in Grassy Butte and my grandparents just sold their house in Watford to an oil company to use as housing. They moved to Bismarck. Parents are in Minot and have a brother in Stanley. My dad has been in the oilfield for 36 years so I understand when you say feast or famine. I was born in Williston and moved to Wyoming in 1990 and my parents moved back to ND in 2008. Following the work.
     
  18. Jul 2, 2013 at 10:39 PM
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    I lived in Wildrose last summer, what a place! Drove to grassy butte a number of times and spent a lot of time in Williston. Boy oh boy is it good to be home. Well I'm really from WY but hey I love NV too. I also lived in Pocatello when I was real little. Back when the FMC plant was still there.
     
  19. Jul 3, 2013 at 6:36 AM
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    Didn't know there were so many folks running around North Dakota on here... I go to a little engineering school in South Dakota and the oil industry is scooping up tons of our grads. Work the hell out of them for a couple years and they burn out and then they come back for the new guys again. I wouldn't mind doing it, can't complain when the throw a 6 figure offer at you fresh out of school. I tried to get up there this summer for an internship but didn't get any interviews with them from our career fair, so I'm in Iowa now. Maybe I'll see some of you next summer...
     
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    I've gotten hit up by recruiters for a LNG job in ND and they would pay for travel, lodging, and food. Then another in Pecos, TX operating a power plant making $70 an hr but would have to pay my own way and it's a renewable 1 year contract. Both are 14 on and 14 off. Kind of weighing my options right now, both would give me the opportunity to move back to Central Texas eventually. Just unsure that the boom may eventually turn in to a bust.
     
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