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How do i go about getting a job workin in the Oil Field? Which company's are good to work for and what position should i apply for also? I just want to get back to makin good money again. I use to work for S&J Diving Inc. For 4 years as a Diver, lead tender, deck manager, welder, and safety coordinator. Any help would be great thanks.

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How do i go about getting a job workin in the Oil Field? Which company's are good to work for and what position should i apply for also? I just want to get back to makin good money again. I use to work for S&J Diving Inc. For 4 years as a Diver, lead tender, deck manager, welder, and safety coordinator. Any help would be great thanks.
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The big boy service companies are Halliburton, Weatherford, and Schlumberger. Take a look on their websites and see whats out there. Some jobs are just working at a field camp where other jobs will entail erratic travel and traveling to job sites.

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Where do you live?
I just moved to Red Oak. About 5 months ago.

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The big boy service companies are Halliburton, Weatherford, and Schlumberger. Take a look on their websites and see whats out there. Some jobs are just working at a field camp where other jobs will entail erratic travel and traveling to job sites.
Ok I will check them out thanks.

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I just moved to Red Oak. About 5 months ago.
Where the hell is Red Oak?
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Next to DeSoto off of 35E. Why?

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Does anyone know of any smaller company's that are worth looking in to?

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closer to Dallas than Lewisville

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Awww ok, unfortunitly we are nowhere close to Dallas. We are hiring in Springtown, TX, Longview, TX and in Oklahoma...Sorry
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Awww ok, unfortunitly we are nowhere close to Dallas. We are hiring in Springtown, TX, Longview, TX and in Oklahoma...Sorry
I was really looking for some thing with a swing rotation. Where i could work two weeks on and one week off or work a month on and get two weeks off. What kind of schedule does the company you work for make it's guys work? Because I am willing to travel aslong as it's not everyday.

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I was really looking for some thing with a swing rotation. Where i could work two weeks on and one week off or work a month on and get two weeks off. What kind of schedule does the company you work for make it's guys work? Because I am willing to travel aslong as it's not everyday.
It depends on the position and the job. What kind of position are you interested in?
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It depends on the position and the job. What kind of position are you interested in?
I really don't know much about any of it. Other than what i saw offshore when i was diving. But anywhere i guess and long as its out in the field.

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I really don't know much about any of it. Other than what i saw offshore when i was diving. But anywhere i guess and long as its out in the field.
I did not realize you did not have experience. Sorry I cant help then.
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I really don't know much about any of it. Other than what i saw offshore when i was diving. But anywhere i guess and long as its out in the field.
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The company I work with was recently hiring roustabouts, (they have since closed that app process) which is probably the best fit for you seeing as you do not have any actual drilling experience. Take a look at all the Managers Transocean, Pride/Seahawk, Diamond offshore, Ensco drilling, Noble, Rowan, There are plenty of companies out there. The field is slowly rebounding from all the layoffs last year. Good luck
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I did not realize you did not have experience. Sorry I cant help then.
Thanks anyways I have spend 4 years on offshore drilling rigs but they do there thing and we do ours. So i never really learned what everyones job's where. The only people i ever had to deal with where company men, tool pushers and roustabouts.

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The company I work with was recently hiring roustabouts, (they have since closed that app process) which is probably the best fit for you seeing as you do not have any actual drilling experience. Take a look at all the Managers Transocean, Pride/Seahawk, Diamond offshore, Ensco drilling, Noble, Rowan, There are plenty of companies out there. The field is slowly rebounding from all the layoffs last year. Good luck
Thanks for the website and company names to search. The offshore diving ind. is still dead and it's not looking to good either from what i am hearing from everyone. That there is only a few select company's that are getting contracts and the smaller companys are getting pushed out.

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No problem. I'm trying to get my self on an international assignment. But, it looks like the GOM is making a turnaround. Have you tried looking at Cal Dive or Bisso I know Cal Dive was taking resumes awhile back my Aunt works for there parent company.
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No problem. I'm trying to get my self on an international assignment. But, it looks like the GOM is making a turnaround. Have you tried looking at Cal Dive or Bisso I know Cal Dive was taking resumes awhile back my Aunt works for there parent company.
I really don't like working for really big companys where they only know you by a number, And with diving i like knowing who i work with because there is a big trust factor that comes with doing a job and i don't like always workin with new people just because of that. Had a couple of really close calls that could have been avoided from workin with new guys.

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"Frac" companies are semi easy to get on with if you have a CDL. Some of the "smaller" ones would be FracTech( I used to work for them), superior, Cudd, Cal-Frac.... It won't be easy getting on right now because the oil field took a big hit a year or two ago. Laying alot of workers off, so there are plenty of experienced hands taking the open positions right now.

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hey bro try this website www.patenergy.com its the website for Patterson-UTI and they will hire anyone as long as you pass a aptitude test it doesnt matter if you have experience or not I have been in the Oilfield for 9 years and they will hire anybody and train them to what they want its a week on week off from wednesday to wednesday

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honestly theres nothing in red oak that i know of. I work for schlumberger and its nothing what im use to, money and work. I left everything in tx and came to bossier city and now considering movig back.

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if one has no previous oil field experience and wanted to get in at an entry level position, how hard would that be? What kind of pay and schedule should I expect?
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I work up here in the Marcellus Shale, but I Coordinate Jobs and do purchasing. The Marcellus Shale is about 100 times larger than the Barnett (which is slowing waay down) and its ever growing. If you dont mind relocating to PA/VA/WV/upstate NY area, there are and are going to be a shit ton of jobs for service hands. My first stop would be contacting Halliburton.

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Like trip said, contact Schlumberber or haliburton. Starting out its gonna suck. I get paid hourly untill I rollover to schlumberger's payroll then I get my bonuses. My biggest check since Ive started here was $800ish, thats putting in close to 80 hours in one week. Im making $5.00 an hour less from last year and doing 3 times the work.

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Honestly untill the economy comes around alittle more than now, nothing is going to start off great. But thats my lil ol opinion.

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so when starting off, you make around $800 a week? Does that include the per-diam also? What is the schedule usually like? 12 hour days, 7 days a week? But for what, one week on, one off or what?
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so when starting off, you make around $800 a week? Does that include the per-diam also? What is the schedule usually like? 12 hour days, 7 days a week? But for what, one week on, one off or what?
When I was a service tech up in the north texas area we were on call 24/7, and rotated jobs between 12 techs. Prepare to be on call, work long hours, work in the worst conditions, and get little to no sleep. The oil field does not rest. Those things are pumping money and COSTING money every second of the clock. Whether its 105 degrees and sunny to raining and lightning, to snowing, YOU WILL WORK. It takes a toll on you, but the money is good. Im not sure on pay because it varies, but its pretty good and you are always busting into over time. I'd get anywhere from 60-75 hours a week. Meals were paid for, gas was paid for, etc. The perks are great, but the work is hard.

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Honestly untill the economy comes around alittle more than now, nothing is going to start off great. But thats my lil ol opinion.
I just talked to my old boss at weatherford and he said the outlook for them is real bleak.

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Its booming like crazy up here. Halliburton is saturated.

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yeah Im mean its nothing like it was 3-4 years ago when the barnett shale took off the way it did. Im going to try and stick it out with SLB here in La.

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Yeah I have freinds in seismic they have been booming since thanksgiving.

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Right now is the time to be getting into the oil field. Frac tech is hiring E.O. 's (Equipment Operators) 3 weeks on and a week off right now. We have crews in PA/WV/LA/and in Longview, TX all coming out of our Aledo yard, which is about 25 min west of ft worth.
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Right now is the time to be getting into the oil field. Frac tech is hiring E.O. 's (Equipment Operators) 3 weeks on and a week off right now. We have crews in PA/WV/LA/and in Longview, TX all coming out of our Aledo yard, which is about 25 min west of ft worth.
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Depending on where your are located, i would go to the Aledo yard.....address is 119 nu energy rd, Aledo tx 76008
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As far as pay is concerned it depends on exp. both driving and or fracing!!!! But i believewith no exp around 13 per hr or so, but dont hold me to it..thats not a sure rate.....
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