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Any jobs in Texas or North Dakota Oil Patch?
Vanity | January 30, 2013 | Mutt the Hoople

Posted on 01/30/2013 3:03:05 PM PST by MuttTheHoople

I just lost my job last Friday. I have a Petroleum Engineering degree and a Civil Engineering license. I have over 12 years experience in Geotechnical work. I'm proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and several Engineering programs. I also know how to work manual labor for 12 hour shifts or more.


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KEYWORDS: boom; jobs; oilfield
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I know that there are some people here who might have some connections with folks who can actually HIRE people in the oil patch. I'd like to do engineering work, but I'm willing to start as a Roustabout, throwing pipe around. I hear North Dakota and Texas are booming and I'd like to get in on it. Now I already know the websites (Rigzone.com, Monster, JobstoCareer, etc.)

What I'm talking about is folks here who actually have connections with people who are HIRING. Since this is a free-market conservative website with conservative business people, I would hope some of you could get me in touch with the actual folks who hire. My family and I desperately need me to get a job.

1 posted on 01/30/2013 3:03:12 PM PST by MuttTheHoople
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To: MuttTheHoople

Seems to be a bunch of work here in Fort Collins, CO.
A lot better weather than ND and prettier than TX


2 posted on 01/30/2013 3:04:31 PM PST by Zathras
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To: Zathras

Good. Anybody I can call, write, or e-mail?


3 posted on 01/30/2013 3:07:33 PM PST by MuttTheHoople (Pray for Joe Biden- Proverbs 29:9)
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To: MuttTheHoople

This will be interesting as I proposed a similar question that got removed....


4 posted on 01/30/2013 3:08:03 PM PST by Enigo54 (Hank Reardon was right)
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To: MuttTheHoople

How I wish I was in your position.

The important question is, does anyone know of available housing in the Bakken region? Rentals now cost almost as much as prime Chicago.

Good luck.


5 posted on 01/30/2013 3:08:42 PM PST by JerseyHighlander
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To: MuttTheHoople

We’re preparing for an even bigger boom in West TX; big clineshale discovery. I think Devon Energy may be hiring, but I don’t have any connections there. If I remember anymore I’ll mail you.


6 posted on 01/30/2013 3:11:39 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: MuttTheHoople; thackney

thackney might have a pointer...

What say you thackney, any ideas?

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7 posted on 01/30/2013 3:13:07 PM PST by TLI ( ITINERIS IMPENDEO VALHALLA)
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There are always a lot of oilfield jobs around here in NE Texas. We have a big job and services expo coming up in a little over a month you may want to check it out.

www.easttexasoilfieldexpo.com

You already have to be connected with the industry to get tickets but if you can get in it will be a killer event to network at.


8 posted on 01/30/2013 3:13:07 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Rusty0604

Yeah that’s what I’ve heard. The Cline Shale formation is bigger than Eagle Ford or the Baaken. It may be cheaper to drill too than eagle ford.


9 posted on 01/30/2013 3:14:25 PM PST by ckilmer
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To: MuttTheHoople

I know there is a lot going on here in San Antonio due to Eagle Ford play south of town here. I suggest getting in contact w/ the Society of Petroleum Engineers, specifically the San Antonio branch. They should have an inside track on this stuff. They are real short of CDL HAZ certified drivers here as well.


10 posted on 01/30/2013 3:16:13 PM PST by Afisra (It's easier to gun proof a child than child proof a gun!)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Marathon had tons of jobs in ND and Texas.

https://jobs-marathon.icims.com/jobs/search?pr=1&searchRadius=5


11 posted on 01/30/2013 3:18:53 PM PST by mnehring
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To: Pontiac

bump for later


12 posted on 01/30/2013 3:19:07 PM PST by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit.)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Do you have a preference as to heat exhaustion or freezing your ass off?


13 posted on 01/30/2013 3:19:21 PM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Weatherford also is on a hiring boom.
https://careers.weatherford.com/psc/EREC/EMPLOYEE/HRMS/c/HRS_HRS.HRS_APP_SCHJOB.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_SCHJOB&Action=U&TargetFrameName=None


14 posted on 01/30/2013 3:22:18 PM PST by mnehring
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To: MuttTheHoople

Change your Freeper location to Texas and ask on the state board, perhaps?

I wish you the very best.


15 posted on 01/30/2013 3:22:42 PM PST by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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lots of people are going to Victoria Texas to work the Eagle Ford shale. Rooms at Hampton Inn are $189 a night. a house in Victoria sells in an average of 32 hours.
We have a plant there and I just heard this from one of our people that was just there. Hope you have an RV or something to sleep in. good Luck


16 posted on 01/30/2013 3:24:15 PM PST by JG52blackman
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To: MuttTheHoople

I don’t have any contacts but I bet there are oil workers links everywhere. I’ve only been here for 1.5 years but I like it quite a bit.
Denver is not too exciting but Fort Collins/Loveland is very nice.


17 posted on 01/30/2013 3:24:44 PM PST by Zathras
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To: ckilmer

http://alikewebsites.com/map/map-cline-shale-oil-west-texas.html
this site lists some companies


18 posted on 01/30/2013 3:25:19 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: MuttTheHoople
Sorry to hear about your job. I realize you said you are familiar with the websites, but I thought this one, Work In Texas (state-run, by the Texas Workforce Commission) might not have caught your attention yet.

You have to register (free) for an account to be able to search for jobs, and I can't link to my search results, but my search for "Petroleum Engineers" returned 478 possibilities all over Texas. Good luck :-)

19 posted on 01/30/2013 3:26:06 PM PST by GizmosAndGadgets (How Free Are You In America Today?)
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To: ckilmer

http://alikewebsites.com/map/map-cline-shale-oil-west-texas.html
this site lists some companies


20 posted on 01/30/2013 3:26:48 PM PST by Rusty0604
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