Best long term job in the oil patch

Discussion in 'Oilfield Trucking Forum' started by korky, Nov 5, 2013.

  1. korky

    korky Light Load Member

    Aug 14, 2013
    I know the oil patch is booming but it will have to slow down sometime. I'm trying to figure out what jobs will be here for the long run after the boom is gone so I can continue to make good money and support my family and not have to move on to something else. I'm mainly talking about TX or jobs in the south since I HATE winter! Thanks to all for any info.
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  3. Arky

    Arky Heavy Load Member

    Jun 7, 2013
    Anything on the production side of the equation. For trucking...that means hauling crude oil or water that is produced with the oil and has to be hauled away.

    There are also jobs such as flowback operators who basicly monitor the wells and tanks, pumpers who oversee the entire operation of getting the oil out of the ground and sold, pipeline jobs, etc, etc....anything that has to do with actually getting the oil from the well to the refinery....those jobs will be around a while.
  4. Ezrider_48501

    Ezrider_48501 Road Train Member

    Apr 2, 2011
    bismarck, nd
    i would say crude, pumper, work over rig, or hot oiler
  5. Eninety2

    Eninety2 Medium Load Member

    Nov 24, 2012
    What's a hot oiler?
  6. Ezrider_48501

    Ezrider_48501 Road Train Member

    Apr 2, 2011
    bismarck, nd
    they are trucks used for many things. pumping chemicals down hole to treat wells, kill wells, clear blocked flow lines ect. they typcaly are a bob tail truck with about a 80 bbl tank a couple smaller propane tanks a big burner used to heat the water or oil or whatever liquid they might need hot. they typicaly have a cyntrifical pump good for 100 or so psi and a small tripex pump for higher pressures when needed. they are used for a pretty wide varity of things to support the oil feild from washing out treaters or tanks. clearing pluged flow lines treating wells, preasure tests, killing wells ect.
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  7. Wymon

    Wymon Light Load Member

    Jan 13, 2013
    I agree-anything to do with well service-once you have a producing well it must be maintained throughout it's productive life. Some of the wells we are working on were drilled 40+ years ago-there are other fields that are much older.
  8. ShootThis

    ShootThis Medium Load Member

    A giant bomb you drive around the oilfields.:biggrin_2556:
  9. nd-newbie

    nd-newbie Light Load Member

    Sep 15, 2011
    Minot ND
    Safety Manager.

    Home every night (family house, not a man-camp), drive a new assigned pickup with a gas card, Satellite radio and Internet jet-pack, fill out paperwork, sit in your office when not driving around writing up new drivers or taking photos at an accident scene. Lecture new employees about OSHA10, H2S and getting enough rest. Attend meetings with company people who have no clue what real work is in the oil patch. $60 per diem and paid $1 for every minute on the clock. Company pays for all personal and family life/medical/dental/vision/STD/LTD insurance. Four weeks paid vacation. Take 2AM calls from drivers who fell asleep unloading and spilled oil. Manager's OK for my personal use of their truck and their fuel.

    I am a Safety Manager.
    I used to haul oil and water.
    I have paid my dues to work here, I assure you.

    Interested? Drive for a year while taking safety courses online. Take off work and attend the annual safety conferences here and in MT. Network. It works... unless you just want to stay in that truck the rest of your life.
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  10. GSOK

    GSOK Light Load Member

    Nov 26, 2013
    Vancouver WA
    What are the entry level positions that feed into these jobs, if any? Thank you.
  11. jte

    jte Bobtail Member

    Where did you find the online safety courses? Did you have a degree before you started taking online courses? I see some jobs require a BS degree.
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