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Sort of a hijack, but I have a family member that isn't interested in college (has around 30 hrs completed) and is pretty unsure of their life path.

What would be the entry type positions that they would be looking to apply for if I was to suggest something in O&G? Is it basically a roustabout and you then after you get some experience you go from there or would you realistically have the ability to start at some of the trainee level jobs that show up on rigzone?

I'd like to offer some advice but this is pretty far out of my background (Big 4 accounting) so I don't want to give them any misinformation.






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Teddy Ruxpin
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Tell him to figure out engineering, graduate, get O&G job, profit.


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I'm not the expert, but from word of mouth I think you pretty much need a degree to get into some of the entry-level training programs at the likes of Halliburton, Schlumberger, etc. Doesn't matter what the degree is in, or really even your grades sometimes.





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Haha believe me that would be the 1st choice.

Went one semester and quit. Spent several months doing odd jobs helping neighbors and other family members. Talked him into giving it another try at a different school. Went one semester and quit. Currently spending the past several months doing odd jobs.






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entry-level training programs


Sorry I was a bit confusing. Some of the trainee level jobs I was referencing would be something like a technician trainee that would fix certain equipment or some trainee that would help move equipment to the site and help set it up. They didn't seem like they were a skilled trade or anything.

It seemed like very low level entry type positions for someone with no degree or experience, I just didn't know if you basically had to start at the very very bottom as a roustabout or if you could potentially start at something like that.






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I'm not the expert, but from word of mouth I think you pretty much need a degree to get into some of the entry-level training programs at the likes of Halliburton, Schlumberger, etc. Doesn't matter what the degree is in, or really even your grades sometimes.


You have any links for these programs?






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Teddy Ruxpin
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I want to bump this as I'm looking into this and if some one could provide feedback that would be swell.

About myself:

BS in Marketing
JD
Currently make ~80k a year

I am thinking about moving jobs (for various reasons, ability to move up/job security being some) from what I currently do as an attorney, and would like to get into the O&G field in Houston or N.O. Preference being N.O. in the short term (2/3 years) with moving to Houston not being a problem after that. I don't want to work for a firm, and may leave the legal profession altogether because outside my current job, it doesn't seem to fit me.

I've been trying to learn through my connections some of the jobs I would be good for. There are some in house "legal" jobs of various degrees that I think could be interesting, but most require 5 to 10 or more years specific O&G experience where I have two years experience in non-related field, and those jobs are very hard to get.

I've also seen some "Contracts Analysis" job posting that take the JD as a plus that were mentioned by my friends.

I'm open to various routes of getting into the industry, from going back to school for engineering, to parlaying my legal degree to perhaps not in house counsel, but somewhere they would like it, or some other part of the industry that suits my abilities.

Lastly, I've had trouble really determining what the entry salaries I would be looking at and career growth potential. I wouldn't mind perhaps going down to making in the 50k-60k range to work myself back up and surpass what I'm doing now. What's the general ceiling though? Are my basement salary requirements just ridiculous? What can I do to make myself a good candidate BEFORE getting O&G experience if anything?

Thanks



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TJG210
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BS in Marketing


Same background I have and I'm in O&G procurement. Been here about 10yrs.

Depending on where you get in, I think you could easily get mid-50's. You may even get more if you get on with an actual production company. I would think your legal background would help getting your foot in the door.
My biggest piece of advice is to learn as much on the technical side as possible when getting into the industry, it will make your job a lot more interesting and also up your worth as a procurement person.






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Teddy Ruxpin
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Thanks for the response. This might be a personal question, but what does the salary picture look like in 5 to 10 years? Assuming I'm not a terrible employee.


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TJG210
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Again, it really depends on the company you land with. An E&P probably around $90-100K, Engineering company $70-85K, Fabricator/Service Company $40-60K.
Those are some rough guesses, but the wildcard is your legal background. An E&P company would probably appreciate that the most.






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quote:

Search button - try it.


Quit being the OT police you pussy. The guy was asking a legit question so either answer it or not, but quit being a dick.






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Teddy Ruxpin
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Again, it really depends on the company you land with. An E&P probably around $90-100K, Engineering company $70-85K, Fabricator/Service Company $40-60K.
Those are some rough guesses, but the wildcard is your legal background. An E&P company would probably appreciate that the most.


Appreciate it a lot






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Shoot me an email and I can be a little more candid with my answers.



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Bumping this to provide an update. I have obtained a TWIC card (bought a truck as well). I am interested in Safety Specialist'/Technicians' jobs. Does anyone know the types of certifications needed other than the STCW? What are some of other all-around good certifications to have?





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Sorry to bump an older thread, but I'm in almost the same boat as the OP.

I'm a fairly recent college grad and I'm looking to get into the Oil and Gas industry.

I have a degree in Business Management and I speak/write Spanish pretty well.

Any suggestions on a job field I could get into?

I currently work as a Sales Specialist at a major auto manufacturer and I'm pretty mobile.

Any help from the Money Board would be greatly appreciated.






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Roughneck





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Roughneck


Is that my only option?

I know others have suggested the FOP program from Halliburton.

Is that not a good route to take to get into this field?

What about ROV Tech?

Would that be a good job to try to get into?



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If he doesn't want to go to college for a four year degree, don't make him. Let him know about PTECH programs at his local community college, construction management at LSU (a degree he may find more fun), or ABC school to become a licensed tradesman.





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Seeking advice also....

Looking to make the transition from the field to something I can be home with my family more often. I have a business background, tons of technical training, etc etc.

Business degree
MBA
1+ years as auditor
5+ years field experience (4 with a major as a "company man"), on both land and offshore

Would love to stay in New Orleans / Northshore area, but willing to make the move to Houston.

Been in touch with numerous headhunters and applied to 2 positions that I thought I qualified for, but no luck so far.

Are there any certifications I could focus on to make myself more marketable? Anything I am missing? Getting the automatic rejection email from companies really took the wind out of my sails when I thought I had a pretty strong resume.

Any tips or suggestions are appreciated. TIA.






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