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I lived in Minot for a few years working for a big oil company. Minot isn’t a bad place to live for a few years and stack up cash. Lots of restaurants and bars in town. Living in Minot is way different than living in a typical oil town like Tioga or Newtown.
12-04-2017 08:42 PM
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Is there programmiing jobs there?
12-08-2017 08:58 PM
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Anyone in oil work still active on here? I'm looking for info on crafting resumes for pumper or roughneck jobs there (entry-level), but I am having trouble finding good information.

I live in the northeast and have years of labor/mechanical/construction experience. I'm 24. looking to work hard, stack some cash and build a life for myself.

Any and all advice is appreciated.
01-30-2020 10:37 AM
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(01-30-2020 10:37 AM)chrisblackbeard Wrote:  Anyone in oil work still active on here? I'm looking for info on crafting resumes for pumper or roughneck jobs there (entry-level), but I am having trouble finding good information.

I live in the northeast and have years of labor/mechanical/construction experience. I'm 24. looking to work hard, stack some cash and build a life for myself.

Any and all advice is appreciated.

You have to show up in person to get a roughneck job. Sure you can, and should, call around, but for every 100 guys who call probably only 1 shows up. Look up "US rig count" rig count find out where they are. Drive up under 5 mph, park, and ask for "company man" (boss). Winter time is best time to get hired because lots take the winter off because its fucking freezing cold there.. Someone will most definitely give you a shot, but if you can't hang, you ain't going to last.

Housing is a big issue. Some shitty companies have equally shitty housing arrangements. Either way, don't expect to be staying at the Royce Carlton.

Halliburton and other major companies you'd probably have to get hired first. (not sure, they might hire you on the spot) Entry level jobs at Halliburton are often scoffed at for the low pay. If you work hard and take every available training they offer you, quickly make 80K+ after a couple years. Halliburton is known for having excellent equipment, second to none training and safety. Cant beat Halliburton for building a resume.

It's a lot warmer in Texas.

I'd go the Halliburton route if I was a young man looking to get established in oil and gas.

Rigzone is an interesting site cant verify if good or not but has job listings for major players.
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Thanks for the info.

I have talked to a few people who are "oil lease operators" or "pumpers", who told me their day is mostly driving site to site, running checks on equipment, and are started around 30/hr + 60$ a day for funning the truck. I have heard it is entry-level and they run 14 days on, 14 off with housing included.

Does anyone have any info on Pumper jobs?
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(01-30-2020 07:07 PM)chrisblackbeard Wrote:  Thanks for the info.

I have talked to a few people who are "oil lease operators" or "pumpers", who told me their day is mostly driving site to site, running checks on equipment, and are started around 30/hr + 60$ a day for funning the truck. I have heard it is entry-level and they run 14 days on, 14 off with housing included.

Does anyone have any info on Pumper jobs?

Everything you need to know. You're welcome.



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01-31-2020 11:09 PM
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(01-30-2020 10:37 AM)chrisblackbeard Wrote:  Anyone in oil work still active on here? I'm looking for info on crafting resumes for pumper or roughneck jobs there (entry-level), but I am having trouble finding good information.

I live in the northeast and have years of labor/mechanical/construction experience. I'm 24. looking to work hard, stack some cash and build a life for myself.

Any and all advice is appreciated.

No need to drive out all the way to ND if you live in the Northeast. They got oil fields in PA, WV, and Ohio.

The industry is in a downturn at the moment though. Better off trying to find pipeline work.

When the price of oil dips the upstream jobs are the first to go.

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02-01-2020 12:17 AM
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(02-01-2020 12:17 AM)renotime Wrote:  No need to drive out all the way to ND if you live in the Northeast. They got oil fields in PA, WV, and Ohio.

The industry is in a downturn at the moment though. Better off trying to find pipeline work.

When the price of oil dips the upstream jobs are the first to go.

I understand. The attraction to ND is the 'frontier' pay. From all I've heard, there and Alaska are the best pay.

I'm single, hardworking, sober and young, so I want to make the best of my rootlessness by earning the most I can in the place I need to be. As most reading this can tell, I don't know much about the industry, But I'm set on trying it
02-03-2020 11:43 AM
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(02-03-2020 11:43 AM)chrisblackbeard Wrote:  
(02-01-2020 12:17 AM)renotime Wrote:  No need to drive out all the way to ND if you live in the Northeast. They got oil fields in PA, WV, and Ohio.

The industry is in a downturn at the moment though. Better off trying to find pipeline work.

When the price of oil dips the upstream jobs are the first to go.

I understand. The attraction to ND is the 'frontier' pay. From all I've heard, there and Alaska are the best pay.

I'm single, hardworking, sober and young, so I want to make the best of my rootlessness by earning the most I can in the place I need to be. As most reading this can tell, I don't know much about the industry, But I'm set on trying it

A few weeks ago, guy told me NM as where its at. If you have any specific questions I'll do my best to answer. I was not a pumper and left oilfield after the boom went bust. Try the site linked below. It seems pretty active.

this site is pretty active

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02-03-2020 03:48 PM
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Man oh man! I sure wish I was a bit older during the boom years... I would be living the dream right now!
02-03-2020 07:53 PM
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(02-03-2020 07:53 PM)petaraki95 Wrote:  Man oh man! I sure wish I was a bit older during the boom years... I would be living the dream right now!

Living the dream was the mantra in the Bakken. It would force a grin from the gnarliest rig hand when it was -30F and you've already worked 20 hrs that day and 100+ hours that week.

The boom was a special time tard. Some claim we wont see another boom like it again. $100+ a barrel oil puts a blowtorch under peoples asses.

I made it back to Williston ND about a year after the bust. It was eerie how quiet it was.

It's picked up since then. There could be big money to be made in ND, I cant say. I know it was a lawless free for all for a while.

I was in Texas by the time the boom ended. Could have stayed in S Texas and worked a 40 hr week. Could have chased the overtime into West Texas, NM, or CO. There will always be work to be found in the oilfields.

Worked in PA/WV too. All three places were different but PA was very different. Sites were literally in peoples backyards. Rich neighborhoods where the locals were outright hostile. No fracking signs everywhere. We were required to stage up and wait to be escorted by security.

While I really didn't love ND, it was my first foray into the patch, and was a true oil town experience during a historical boom.

S Texas was my favorite, hands down. I was so out of my element it was ridiculous, but the work was plentiful and much better organized. Not to mention, cowgirls love oilfield workers, and cowgirls are awesome. I cant even hear the word Texas without my mind taking me back.
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