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How do you get into the oil fields?

if you've got no experience? i hear about off shore jobs, etc.

how does one get into that line of work if you dont have family in it??

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go to rigzone.com, get some company names/addresses/etc.

walk in and tell them you want a job... online resumes and applications can get lost in the shuffle... especially with no experience. But you can make a good impression face-to-face
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if you've got no experience? i hear about off shore jobs, etc.

how does one get into that line of work if you dont have family in it??

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expanding options perhaps.

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expanding options perhaps.

Let me know what you find. I need something new, and more money.
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I know this is off point but for those guys out there looking to get into something "new" I worked overseas for KBR and came home to climb cell towers (Capital tower) and I just took a job working on wind turnbins (system one) both pay really well as long as you dont mind the travling.

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I know this is off point but for those guys out there looking to get into something "new" I worked overseas for KBR and came home to climb cell towers (Capital tower) and I just took a job working on wind turnbins (system one) both pay really well as long as you dont mind the travling.
Nice! By the way, the trades are getting a bump in pay (HVAC, Electrical and Plumbing). All confirmed licenses get $3750 base for Jouneymen and $5000 base for Masters.
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I know this is off point but for those guys out there looking to get into something "new" I worked overseas for KBR and came home to climb cell towers (Capital tower) and I just took a job working on wind turnbins (system one) both pay really well as long as you dont mind the travling.
By the way, how'd you get into that?
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I was in the IT dept.....How I got into the Climbing...I did a little when I was in Afghanistan for the canopy systems. I just called, past the drug test and was willing to climb up to 800ft....I have a network backround and a security license which I was told I would use but I did not use either one when I did the cell towers.

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I was in the IT dept.....How I got into the Climbing...I did a little when I was in Afghanistan for the canopy systems. I just called, past the drug test and was willing to climb up to 800ft....I have a network backround and a security license which I was told I would use but I did not use either one when I did the cell towers.
I'm looking into safety for onshore/offshore-type shit, but I'm wondering if that would be worth looking into.
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It really depends on how much your looking to make and if you need to send X amount of money home to the family. I made right at $800.00 a week the another $590.00 a week for per-diem. (room, food...beer). the cool part is if your smart you can live on your per-diem and save the payroll.

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It really depends on how much your looking to make and if you need to send X amount of money home to the family. I made right at $800.00 a week the another $590.00 a week for per-diem. (room, food...beer). the cool part is if your smart you can live on your per-diem and save the payroll.
THat's not a bad gig. Total(pay and per-diem), that's almost $300 a week more than I was making in Dallas.
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Its not bad and to be 400+ up in the air looking down is very, very peaceful.... unless the wind gets over about 30mph.....

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Its not bad and to be 400+ up in the air looking down is very, very peaceful.... unless the wind gets over about 30mph.....
Sounds refreshing. My old man used to do maintenance in downtown Dallas. Every now and then, I'd meet up with him for breaks or lunches. He used to stand at the edge of building roof tops, smokin' a cigarette, drinking a Diet Coke, feet half-way over the edge and commenting on there being too many people in downtown Dallas as he looked around.
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Look up Transocean,they are out of Houston. I worked on several different platforms/ships before I stopped working in that field. We worked 12on/12off 14days. We left out of the tip of louisana,usually about a 45-1hr trip on a helicopter to the Rig. One of the things I remember the most was the bad ass food they provided,and the great Fishing.

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I got hired on with Patterson UTI drilling by simply walking up to a rig and telling them I wanted to work on the rig and got hired on the spot. I was in a t-shirt, boots, and a pair of work jeans. Try it, it worked for my Bro's too.
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What kind of money can be made in the oil field? Can you make 65K+ a year without killing yourself in hours?

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What kind of money can be made in the oil field? Can you make 65K+ a year without killing yourself in hours?
I would hope so. I can do that in the States without the oil fields.
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I would hope so. I can do that in the States without the oil fields.
with no experience?
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You also need to look at the amount of money you spend when you come home every night. When I worked overseas I would hear guys all the time say "I can make this at home in the US" I call bullshit. Even the lower paid guys at $60K a year.....your food is paid for, no gas, no rent (for the single guys) and hell being TAX FREE (up to $86K) so I guess by the time its all said and done you end up with like $40ish.....I guess my poin tis in any job you travel for more than a few weeks at a time you will just end up keeping more of your money.

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You also need to look at the amount of money you spend when you come home every night. When I worked overseas I would hear guys all the time say "I can make this at home in the US" I call bullshit. Even the lower paid guys at $60K a year.....your food is paid for, no gas, no rent (for the single guys) and hell being TAX FREE (up to $86K) so I guess by the time its all said and done you end up with like $40ish.....I guess my poin tis in any job you travel for more than a few weeks at a time you will just end up keeping more of your money.
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FICA and SS start up for us this month
wow...That blows!! I didnt think that was going to start till next year.....if nothing else you can run out and buy a hell of a stang with the return.

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Well, with no formal education
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wow...That blows!! I didnt think that was going to start till next year.....if nothing else you can run out and buy a hell of a stang with the return.
You ought to see the demobs! LMAO

It's just FICA and SS. Like 7%. People are crapping themselves about it. It was a little clause on the bill that was just passed to fund the war for $162billion.
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I did 3 years in Kabul, and flew out to ALL the sites and FOBs in Afg. My best friend is still there and is looking at returning home in the next few months (if all goes well) Where are you at over there Denny?

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I did 3 years in Kabul, and flew out to ALL the sites and FOBs in Afg. My best friend is still there and is looking at returning home in the next few months (if all goes well) Where are you at over there Denny?
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Well, like the soldiers over there, I think the contractors are at a high risk as well...Thanks for doing your part and be safe, I dont see it getting any better over there anytime soon.

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Well, like the soldiers over there, I think the contractors are at a high risk as well...Thanks for doing your part and be safe, I dont see it getting any better over there anytime soon.
Thanks, bro. I think it NEEDS to get worse before it gets good. I've only been to bunker three times under IDF since I got here in May. THat's a hell of an improvement from several times a day, back in 04-05.
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When I get that info I'll holla at you Denny. You get to see some crazy shit out in the field every day.
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Torque, I dont know how long it has been since you have been offshore but there is no more fishing out there. Since they started running fiber-optic cables to the rigs we aren't allowed to fish for their fear of losing communications. I agree rigzone is about your best option. You may even look under specaility services in there and check out mudlogging. It is a fairly easy job that pays well. I make over $1600.00 a week doing it... I think most companies start (doing that) at about $840.00 a week as a trainee.

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Torque, I dont know how long it has been since you have been offshore but there is no more fishing out there. Since they started running fiber-optic cables to the rigs we aren't allowed to fish for their fear of losing communications. I agree rigzone is about your best option. You may even look under specaility services in there and check out mudlogging. It is a fairly easy job that pays well. I make over $1600.00 a week doing it... I think most companies start (doing that) at about $840.00 a week as a trainee.
I don't know how long it's been since you have been offshore, but they fish all the fucking time out there... maybe they're not supposed to, but the last time I was offshore was about 4wks ago, and they were still fishing like crazy
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I don't know how long it's been since you have been offshore, but they fish all the fucking time out there... maybe they're not supposed to, but the last time I was offshore was about 4wks ago, and they were still fishing like crazy
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i've applied to several jobs through Halliburton's site and all the applications say "in process"

can't ever get a call back to even schedule an interview.

even applied for a Shop Assitant spot and didnt get a call back

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i've applied to several jobs through Halliburton's site and all the applications say "in process"

can't ever get a call back to even schedule an interview.

even applied for a Shop Assitant spot and didnt get a call back
how many applications do you think they get a day? if someone with experience hands in an application for the same job, they'll probably get called first.

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What kind of money would a person with no exp. make a year starting out? entry level job...
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lazy is not taking advice given 2wks ago... the same advice that has been posted a number of times on this board when someone asks "how do I get a job in the oil field?"
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What kind of money would a person with no exp. make a year starting out? entry level job...
just depends on what you're doing, how many hours you're getting, how much you come in at, etc.

anywhere from $40-70k?
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just depends on what you're doing, how many hours you're getting, how much you come in at, etc.

anywhere from $40-70k?
not bad...40k would be a pay cut. I might have to look further into this. I assume the benefits are good.
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i've applied to several jobs through Halliburton's site and all the applications say "in process"

can't ever get a call back to even schedule an interview.

even applied for a Shop Assitant spot and didnt get a call back
Your best bet is to come out here and talk to someone face to face. We have several people come in everyday to apply. I am sure those people are getting picked over the ones online just for the fact that they are already here and can be interviewed now. What have you applied for. You do not want the shop assistant job unless you like washing trucks all day and doing what ever bitch work no one else wants to do.

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how many applications do you think they get a day? if someone with experience hands in an application for the same job, they'll probably get called first.

WALK IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! put forth some fucking effort, and you will be rewarded for it

Damn you beat me to it, Maybe I should have read all the way to the bottom first

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go to rigzone.com, get some company names/addresses/etc.

walk in and tell them you want a job... online resumes and applications can get lost in the shuffle... especially with no experience. But you can make a good impression face-to-face

Hey Cooter, what type of position should I be looking for being someone with no experiance? I'm not affraid to bust my ass and I learn fast. You seem to know your stuff and any help or advice would be great.

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seriously... go walk in somewhere... they'll interview you and ask you about your skill level on various things... if you show them you're ready to put in some work, they'll hire you
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My hubby just went up there to Halliburton and the recruiter told him that it is better to do it online. Or you can go up to the location, and use their PC's to register on Halliburton and fill out their application online. Just an FYI....
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