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Anyone know where to start looking for oil jobs?

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posted on May, 13 2014 @ 07:06 PM
Anyone know where a good place to start looking for roustabout and other entry level oil jobs can be found?

I know google but in hoping to get some info from someone who's done it or in the industry who really knows what the drill is. (Pun ha ha )

posted on May, 13 2014 @ 07:11 PM
a reply to: onequestion

Houston Texas. Schrievport Louisiana to name just 2.

Took a bus to Houston in the 80's for that. No luck....rigs work needed (at that time) at least some military background. (why...dont know)...but now I get why....just in case

posted on May, 13 2014 @ 07:17 PM
a reply to: onequestion

North Dakota is where the oil boom is right now.

posted on May, 13 2014 @ 07:23 PM
a reply to: onequestion

There are some big opportunities in western Canada, Alberta specifically.

The jobs are both on shore and off, lots of over seas contracts.

The big deal is getting an in, I'm sure it's like that in the U.S. As well.

My suggestion build a resume that show really good hard physical labor, an easy going personality, and teamwork or volunteer work.

Remember work hard, play hard.


posted on May, 13 2014 @ 07:23 PM
a reply to: alienjuggalo
Yeah I get that but short of living out of a tent and looking for a job door to door what other options are there?

posted on May, 13 2014 @ 07:33 PM
Off the top of my head, here are a list of companies you can go online and apply for entry level jobs.

Baker Hughes
BOS solutions
H&P drilling
Pioneer drilling

Now that's just a start. You should also try looking around Rigzone, all kinds of jobs to apply for on their website.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask.

posted on May, 13 2014 @ 07:36 PM
The hottest spot in the country right now for oils jobs is smack-dab in the Permian Basin of Texas (Midland / Odessa area). They're making a lot of money now and there's plenty of openings.

Please see:

posted on May, 13 2014 @ 07:39 PM

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When I worked in the oil patch; the best jobs were in support. Welders, truck driving, surveying, etc.

posted on May, 13 2014 @ 07:40 PM
Good new is, there are jobs there and they pay real well if you can get one.

originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: alienjuggalo
but short of living out of a tent and looking for a job door to door what other options are there?

Bad news is, that might be what it takes to get one.

I have a good friend that works in the oil fields in North Dakota. Most of them live in the work camps, so if you get a job you will have a place to live.

If I was a single guy who needed a job I would get myself there and start filling out applications.

posted on May, 13 2014 @ 07:48 PM
a reply to: onequestion

You can contact the local Workforce Network in the following towns:

Sweetwater, TX
Big Spring, TX
Midland, TX
Lamesa, TX
Odessa, TX
Seminole, TX

If you want to roustabout, trip pipe, troubleshoot, or pull wire....all of the above are likely hiring. If you have welding certifications, even better.

posted on May, 13 2014 @ 08:02 PM
a reply to: onequestion

Lea County NM Hobbs / Lovington area . The Hobbs News Sun ran an article a few days ago talking about oilfield jobs vs. other jobs around the city that are available and no one to fill either.

posted on May, 13 2014 @ 08:35 PM
Try any of the six shale areas in the US: the Eagle Ford in South Texas, the Permian in West Texas and New Mexico, the Bakken in North Dakota and Montana, the Haynesville in Louisiana and East Texas, the Marcellus in the Northeast, and the Niobrara largely in Colorado. They are all BOOMING. In fact the real estate in Williston ND is now the highest in the country, even exceeding Manhattan and Silicon Valley.

posted on May, 13 2014 @ 09:02 PM
Daauum! ATS employment service!

There is a website I like called Link Up. Just enter the zip code or city and state, then narrow your search results.
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posted on May, 13 2014 @ 09:08 PM
a reply to: onequestion

Make yourself available.

Make a list of the top ten Oilwell Drilling Contractors and phone each one asking what Industry Tickets and specialised courses would give you an advantage in the hiring process,they will not waste time misinforming you,get the names of the people you talk to,become a known quantity.

Most of the basic courses can be taken online and are not that expensive,some companies will pay for the courses post-hire.

A drivers license is an advantage on land based operations for entry level positions but not a requirement.

Put your body where it needs to be,it is like anything else in life,if you want it go and get it no one is stoppping you.

Yes,maybe you need to tent it for a month or two and work temp jobs for minimum wage or do whatever it takes to put yourself in the right position.

If you are willing to put in the effort you will be rewarded.

You need good health,the work is physical,you do not need to be a huge physical specimen but you must be healthy and able to work long hard hours,stamina is important.

If you are clean,sane,presentable and you make the effort to show up prepared to go to work early in the morning at the right offices and you MAKE YOURSELF AVAILABLE you will be noticed.

Have a Duffle bag of work gear ready,have your Industry Tickets ready ,have your license ready.Be prepared,seize the moment when it comes.

If you are in the general area of working men early in the morning and you show them that you are able and willing to work like they do and you PRESENT yourself day in and day out,you will be noticed and you will be given an opportunnity.

If you want a Constuction job,take the same approach,if you show up on the curb for 2 weeks straight with tools and lunchbag in hand and present yourself,someone will move on or screw up and you will be IN THE MINDS OF THE MEN making the decisions.

It really boils down to who wants it more and that breaks down to who presents themselves in the right places at the right times.

If I wanted a job as a Kangaroo Hunter which I did at one point consider many years ago,I would need to research the job,prepare myself to the standards needed,then simply make myself available in the areas where they hunt kangaroos.

I used to work in the Patch and I helped many men get entry level jobs.I never helped one who wasnt willing to help himself first,and I did in fact help a few men who showed the moxy and fortitude to make an effort.The LAST thing I did was rely on the Personell office,god only knows what they might send you at any given time.

Many jobs are given to people from outside of the regular cyber-pool of applications.Being AVAILABLE so it doesnt cost the Company time and money is critical.You can give a half-effort and simple apply online,or you can give a 100% effort and follow my advice.If you must give up a job now and have a family think twice,because there are no guarantees,other than if you present yourself and are prepared and low maintenance you will eventually be noticed and hired.
Pre-employment or Post-employment Drug testing is common.

Good luck have fun and remember this is advice that applies to Land based Oilwell Drilling Contractors and Canadian Companies in Alberta,Canada,I am not sure how the system works in other countrys it is likely different in some ways.Make sure you learn the right ropes for the area you try to hire on in as there are differences.

There are differences between Service Rigs and drilling Rigs you need to research,the two are very very different types of jobs.Choose the one that fits you best,there are many core differences in pay, hours,types of work,and availability of jobs.

posted on May, 14 2014 @ 09:20 AM
a reply to: onequestion

I see you're in Palm Beach.

You could search for offshore companies. They will house you the 2 weeks you're out there. Land rigs will house you also but they're usually 7 on 7 off. Offshore is usually 14 on 14 off. You will have a better chance finding offshore work in your location.

Pick up the yellowpages and search for Offshore or Oil. There are lots of 3rd party companies as well. The responders offered a good many to get started on. I have a huge list as well if you need.

helmerich & payne (H&P)
Diamond (offshore)
Parker (offshore)
Energy (Offshore)
Ensco (Offshore)
Hercules (Offshore)
Noble (Offshore)

Just to name a few.

3rd party (service jobs):
NOV - M/D Totco (or just Totco)
Baker Oil Tools
Baker Hughs
Oilfield Instrumentation (OFI)

There are soooo many to choose from. Google oilfield jobs and I'm sure you'll find way more. I just listed a few from my list here at work.

If you're looking to relocate, some states are more open to those jobs than others. MS, LA and TX are pretty open for oilfield work. I also see that North Dekota is booming.

You can also look into getting on tugboats or workboats. Those companies will usually let you work as long as you want, as will many 3rd party companies that are on location. Look for "Mudlogging" companies. Even Solids Control.
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posted on May, 14 2014 @ 09:30 AM
a reply to: onequestion

North Dakota!

There are actually more job openings than people in the state!

posted on May, 14 2014 @ 10:24 AM
Here is a rather long listing of jobs in the Permian Basin:

posted on May, 14 2014 @ 10:43 AM
a reply to: beezzer

Reading everyone replies thanks for the info! Thinking about it beezer. Saving money for a truck then moving to an area just trying to stay ahead if the curve information wise.

posted on May, 14 2014 @ 11:40 AM
a reply to: onequestion

PM me if you decide to come up this way, I'll do what I can to help.

posted on May, 14 2014 @ 11:49 AM
a reply to: beezzer

Same here if you move to West Texas.

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