Great pay, with the sacrifice of life quality.
Rig Operator - 1 Year (Current Employee) – Williston, ND – May 23, 2015
Fast pace job that requires a lot of knowledge of the trait as well as hard work and dedication. Most days consist of tripping pipe and or rods in and out of the hole, as well as changing forms of well control when you change over. Working to keep the crew focused on the task at hand and keep them safety conscious at such a fast pace. I have learned very much about the oilfield production, and completion sides including diagnosis of wells and why certain actions should be taken to increse the performance and production of the well. I feel management needs some work for these reasons, lack of communication, always changing hands around, preach safety, expect different, and lack of scheduled maintenance. For the most part the people you work with on the rigs are good people, most need to focus a bit more on the job though. The hardest part of this job as an operator is trying to keep your crew on the same page during daily job tasks when your crew changes from day to day. I really enjoy the fast pace work in the oilfield, and the amount of knowledge readily available.
pay, benifits, advancement, overtime
management, working in -40 degrees, cost of living, quality of life