Oil Industry Jobs
There are hundreds of jobs in the oil industry and some one new to the oil industry might wonder if there are places for entry-level trainees. The good news is that there are many positions available. If you are in for the long haul and you want to be a part of the action at the core of the industry, you might consider a job with the gas seismic crew. You will get valuable experience on the oils fields while learning how to acquire valuable data in the exploration of oil underground. This is a job that requires strength and hard work and if you are up for the challenge it might the best job for you.
As an entry-level employee you will work with the gas seismic crew. They are the people who drill holes in the earth called shot holes; they then throw dynamite into the holes to analysis the minerals and other substances that come up. By collecting the data and analyzing it, the drilling crew will know if there is oil beneath the ground and drilling then can commence. There are several ways the entry-level worker can help the gas seismic crew. If you want to get into the work you can dig the shot holes, or drop the sticks of dynamite into the shot holes. However equally important is the preparation of the land before the dynamiting can begin. The land must first be cleared, trees and brushes must be cut down and laying down telephone lines must be done. This is hard work and also is a part of the work required for the gas seismic crew. As an entry-level worker you will probably start with these types of jobs that will give you valuable experience in the crew. Or you may choose to analyze the data, which result from the explosions as they become available depending upon your training and education.
Many of these jobs are very strenuous and you must be up to it physically. For example, there is the Jug helper, Jug hustler or Jug hound who are the people who lay down the cables and geophones. This work involves clearing the land and digging. You must be prepared to work in all kinds of weather and you will be lifting 55-pound cables so you must be very strong. The Line slasher clears and cuts the trees along the seismic line. The Seismic helper will assist the seismic drilling crew by drilling the shot holes where the dynamite will be dropped into the ground. The seismic shooter will actually drop the dynamite. Finally, the seismic recording crew helper helps analyze the data from the explosions or seismic operators. Wages will start from 45 to 60 thousands dollars annually.
Oil Pipeline Jobs
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