First off thanks for any replies I might get!
Iâ€™m a young Canadian with a technical diploma in environmental sciences. I am currently working for a mud company in Canada and really enjoy the job. Iâ€™ve only been running mud for about a year and a half now; previously I worked as an Environmental Consultant for a little over three years in the Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia oil patch. I have the hugest craving to see the world and experience new cultures. The company Iâ€™m with now is great. They take care of me keep me happy. Iâ€™ve heard working overseas does not pay well this being especially true for Halliburton. I know you cannot legally tell me what current salaries are but Iâ€™m curious if someone has an idea how much of a pay cut I could expect to take? I make a little over a Derrick Hands wage according to the CAODC. Iâ€™m willing to take the pay-cut for the experience and lifestyle change.
Iâ€™m very interested in working onshore. What is the life like? Are their times when you get a chance to go to â€œtownâ€. Meet locals. If I were working in Mexico for example, on days off could I just stay in the countries as long as I took all required avenues of obtaining the required visas? How fast can a young intelligent people move ahead? Iâ€™ve hear lots of stories from guys who have worked for other companies. I just want to hear the Halliburton side.
Thanks for the info. I look forward to your response.