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.
Seems to be a bunch of work here in Fort Collins, CO.
A lot better weather than ND and prettier than TX
This will be interesting as I proposed a similar question that got removed....
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.
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.
thackney might have a pointer...
What say you thackney, any ideas?
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.
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.
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.
Marathon had tons of jobs in ND and Texas.
Do you have a preference as to heat exhaustion or freezing your ass off?
Weatherford also is on a hiring boom.
Change your Freeper location to Texas and ask on the state board, perhaps?
I wish you the very best.
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
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 :-)
Pinging Freeper thackney to your thread as he may have a suggestion or two. Good luck in the hunt.
Is your background in just geotechnical work?
Do you have any road design experience? or waterline experience?
I wouldn’t limit myself to just the ‘oilpatch’. The entire state is doing alot of DOT projects, since they are flush with money.
Also, the oil drilling crews are giving way to oil pumping crews. So instead of workers with a transient lifestyle, the more ‘settled’ group is coming in. This means housing developments, and commercial development. And, the schools are growing.
I know they must be short on engineers, because I sit 1,000 miles away from there; but, I am working on a 400 lot housing development on the fring of the oil patch.
If your expertise is purely geotech, you might look at the ND secretary of state website to find the names of the oil companies working up there, and use Google to get a phone number...and call their HR dept.
Have you thought of a job in Louisiana? Last October my son decided he wanted an oil drilling job in Louisiana, although he had never worked in the oil industry before. He found 7 companies that accepted walk-in applications. He drove down from Atlanta and spent a day looking for work. The 6th company he visited hired him. He was immediately sent for safety training and in a week he was working on an off shore oil rig as a roustabout.
A co-worker spent months calling this drilling company looking for work. He was finally hired also as a roustabout.
There’s a big turnover in roustabout jobs. It’s a difficult, back-breaking job, but pays well.
You’re well educated so you might have to convince the person interviewing you that you want a roustabout job.
Here’s the company my son works for:
They’re also hiring for their off shore oil rig located in Homer, Alaska.
There’s a real advantage to working off shore—no housing problems. My son is on a 14/14 schedule—14 days on the rig, 14 days off. When he’s off the rig he drives home to Atlanta for 2 weeks.
You live in Mississippi, so driving home wouldn’t be a problem.