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Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months!
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RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months!
(02-19-2014 08:39 PM)alphaspiraton Wrote:  
(02-19-2014 08:24 PM)Laurifer Wrote:  Hi guys,

Today after going to several drilling companies in Nisku, I walked into Trinidad Drilling and was hired on the spot. I take a piss test on Tuesday and I probably start my hell week initiation soon after that. Wish I hadn't wasted my time at the other places had I known Trinidad would take me right away.

I was wondering what essential items do you veteran drilling workers bring with you?

Also, what PPE will the company be providing for me and what do I need to provide on my own?

I'll probably find out Tuesday but it would be nice to know in advance.

Also, thanks to Scotian and everyone else. Wouldn't have found the motivation to do it without the wealth of information from this thread!

Congrats dude! For the items that you should bring with you, check out Atlantic's (irishman) thread that he started. He mentions in there somewhere on the items that he bought.

Also - did you find employment as a leasehand? I thought the oil drilling was closing down in March/April?

Check out this for equipment that they recommend you bring:
http://www.toughnecks.com/become_drilling.php#salary

Do you know how many hours you will be working? Thanks!

Yea as far as I know I'll be a leasehand, which works for me. The recruiter did say they were slowing down so I'm just assuming they'll work me until break up.

We didn't discuss hours and pay, but I'm guessing 2 on 1 off. I'll have to wait and find out more after my piss test on Tuesday.

Thanks for the link! I'll take a look at that and Atlantic's post.
(This post was last modified: 02-19-2014 08:52 PM by Laurifer.)
02-19-2014 08:51 PM
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Risks, opportunities, import/export - OSL - 03-16-2013, 06:58 AM
RE: Working in the Canadian oil sands: 6 figures in 6 months! - Laurifer - 02-19-2014 08:51 PM