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Oil and Gas Question. No experience. Entry level jobs.



Hello everyone. I have searched the entire site to make sure I do not make a duplicate thread. I am asking those of you who work in O&G in Louisiana/Texas/Offshore how to get into the oilfield careers. I have a graduate degree in an unrelated field and have employed in an office capacity for the last 5 years. My career is stagnating and I am ready for a challenge and more money. What is a best route to get into this field? I don't mind getting dirty, putting in long hours, and dealing with rowdy psychotic co-workers as I have experienced that as a mover. Any feedback helps. Thanks.






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kennypowers816
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re: Oil and Gas Question. No experience. Entry level jobs.


Go to the careers section of rigzone.com if you haven't already.

Also - what kind of position are you looking for? Are you wanting to be in the field?






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TH03
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kind of a broad question. roughneck, sales, land, etc?

no one is just going to throw you into a nice, good paying job with no experience unless you are willing to make next to nothing for a little while






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Nobs
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re: Oil and Gas Question. No experience. Entry level jobs.


What was the office job? Are those skills transferable to something an O&G company might want? What are your degrees in?






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GREENHEAD22
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re: Oil and Gas Question. No experience. Entry level jobs.


Search button - try it.

There has to be 10 multi page threads you can pick from, this comes up at least once a week.






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NOLAManBlog
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re: Oil and Gas Question. No experience. Entry level jobs.


"Also - what kind of position are you looking for? Are you wanting to be in the field?"

I want a position that will pay well. If that means going offshore and drilling on a rig, no problem. If that means working 30 on 7 off rotations, no problem. I'm just trying to get in some way.

"kind of a broad question. roughneck, sales, land, etc?

no one is just going to throw you into a nice, good paying job with no experience unless you are willing to make next to nothing for a little while"

What are the hours? What's the job? Overtime time x 1.5/2?

"What was the office job? Are those skills transferable to something an O&G company might want? What are your degrees in? "

Higher education. O&G can utilize me in the office in some capacity (research, reports, spreadsheets). I am pretty much a clean slate in the oil arenas.

"Search button - try it.

There has to be 10 multi page threads you can pick from, this comes up at least once a week. "

Didn't see any specific as to what I was asking.



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b-rab2
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re: Oil and Gas Question. No experience. Entry level jobs.


halliburton FOP progam. check it out





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NOLAManBlog
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Field Operator Professional Program? Have any links to find how to apply to that?





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TJG210
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re: Oil and Gas Question. No experience. Entry level jobs.


What is your degree in? I work in the business side of the O&G Industry.





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NOLAManBlog
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"What is your degree in? I work in the business side of the O&G Industry."

My degree is in Liberal Arts, Community Development. What would be the best way to get in the business side of things with no MBA, finance/accounting, economics, marketing degree?






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weurf3
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re: Oil and Gas Question. No experience. Entry level jobs.


Tjg210

With a background in sales and sales mgmt experience in higher end retail/luxury items what are my O & G prospects?

Specifically in Nola.

Thanks






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Powerman
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re: Oil and Gas Question. No experience. Entry level jobs.


quote:

I want a position that will pay well. If that means going offshore and drilling on a rig, no problem. If that means working 30 on 7 off rotations, no problem. I'm just trying to get in some way.

Sounds like you're hungry and willing to do whatever it takes

If that's the case, you need to not limit yourself to Louisiana/Texas/Gulf Coast area. If you have to go to Wyoming or North Dakota to get paid do it. shite if you're willing to go offshore, then what difference does it make?






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jimbeam
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On this topic, what is hiring looking like right now for degreed people? Looking at eh&s potentially in O&G and will graduate in a year. Worked this summer with a consulting firm and deal with a lot of service companies





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aaronb023
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re: Oil and Gas Question. No experience. Entry level jobs.


quote:

On this topic, what is hiring looking like right now for degreed people? Looking at eh&s potentially in O&G and will graduate in a year. Worked this summer with a consulting firm and deal with a lot of service companies


looking terrible. you might want to switch majors






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TH03
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money needs to be one of his last determining factors though since he has zero experience. he has no bargaining power. they don't give a shite about your degree unless it's specific to the job you're applying for.





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TJG210
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I guess sales would be a natural for you. There are a bunch of really good companies in the area (more if you include the West Bank). One thing I would definitely be wary of is to make sure the company you sign on with has contacts and is on most of the majors approved supplier lists. That would make your life a lot easier. Some sales positions require heavy technical experience, others you are more of an entertainer with a moderate amount of product knowledge.





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Slickback
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re: Oil and Gas Question. No experience. Entry level jobs.


quote:

My degree is in Liberal Arts, Community Development. What would be the best way to get in the business side of things with no MBA, finance/accounting, economics, marketing degree?



Go work for a contractor in billing (field billing if you can). Even if you have to break in in timekeeping, you'll move up quick if you are good. Timekeeping to cost control to project billing. You'll be dealing with several companies in the O&G field. Network, network, network. Talk to everyone, never complain, never talk bad about your company. Eventually you'll move up within your company or one of the plants will want to hire you.






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offshoreangler
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Try Kinder Morgan...rapidly growing company that will hire anyone seemingly....then leave once you gain experience and go to a company that has their shite together.

I speak only of the Gulf liquids side of KM because they handle my product....nat gas may be different.



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TJG210
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re: Oil and Gas Question. No experience. Entry level jobs.


Maybe you can work in scheduling. It seems like these folks are always in demand. Maybe take an online course in Microsoft projects or primavera and start applying. As soon as you're eligible get your pmp certification. You will definitely start at the bottom, but you can probably move up pretty quickly.





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ShaneTheLegLechler
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re: Oil and Gas Question. No experience. Entry level jobs.


If you really want to do whatever it takes open your search up to the onshore shale plays. The Bakken, Permian Basin, Eagle Ford and Marcellus should all have plenty of opportunities amongst others.

They have a particularly hard time getting people in the Bakken (western ND). I've spent some time up there and the weather blows but you will get invaluable experience and make a ton of $ in the process. Make sure they are providing housing as part of your employmen as well.

I know some companies generally prefer getting inexperienced, educated people in their workforce (like yourself) that they can mold and train rather than hiring old field hands who have developed bad and unsafe habits.

Get on Rigzone and apply, apply, apply



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