Whether you’re out in West Texas on a drilling rig, frac site, workover operation, production facility, or pipeline project, you’ll certainly need to take advantage of your days off. To save you time searching, we’ve collected a list of places you should visit near the Permian Basin when you’re ready to unwind from your jobs on RigUp.
Professional Landmen working in oil & gas play an integral part in the oilfield business. There are many tasks that a Professional Landmen do on a day-to-day basis. Here are a few things you should know about being a Landman:
- Prepare for paperwork.
- Negotiating is a necessity.
- Become familiar with libraries, courthouses, and public record databases.
- Opportunities are out there to help you learn, grow, and progress in your career.
In the oil and gas industry, almost all professionals working on a rig or wellsite are expected to drive a truck (or similar vehicle)—usually due to poor lease road conditions. Now, a field professional with their long shifts and remote locations would be lost without a well-packed truck. When headed on location for a hitch, an independent oil and gas contractor must carry the following four necessities:
- Fire-resistant clothing and steel-toed boots
- Groceries and cleaning supplies
- Office supplies
- Knowledge and experience
As an independent contractor, it’s essential to know which skills and qualities appeal to a wide range of oil and gas companies. While some companies seek specific certifications and experience, there are a few qualities that make a directional driller (DD) stand out in any pile of applications. When building your resume or interviewing for a position as a DD, highlight your excellence in the following five areas: