In 2007, I broke out directional drilling for MultiShot. I absolutely love working for MS and do not ever plan on leaving unless I'm able to get a drilling consultant position. They have proven to actually care about me and my family. The directional operations managers and coordinators do their best to split all of the days between all of the directional drillers and work with us if we need specific days off for personal reasons.
Wireline Operator (Former Employee), Oklahoma City, OK – March 13, 2013
Pros: good pay
A typical day consist of us getting called out in the middle of the night or day to go run a survey around # hours away. Consisting of us waiting on the rig hands or company man to give us the go ahead to run down hole. Long hours and lots of driving but well worth it. Co-workers are easy to get along with and it was a blast getting to deal with different people all the time. The hardest part of the job was not nowing when you would get called out but was also the most enjoyable part as well because that meant more money.
Great Pay, Decent Benefits, friendly folks for the most part
Directional Driller (Former Employee), PA – September 5, 2012
Pros: great pay
Cons: long drive
Great Job. Lack of reliability in Lead hands. Management was fair. Extremely long hours and added expectations of inexperienced consultants, were a bit unsettling, but over all alot of potential, and many fine folks.
Cons: managements educational level is below a bachelors in anything
Negative unstable environment - daily uncertainty of job poor organization - no job delegation poor leadership skills - allowed emotions to run high and get in the way of productivity unclear objectives