5 Qualities Companies Look for When Hiring a Directional Driller

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:

Section 232 Steel & Aluminum Import Tariffs and Their Effect on Upstream Oil & Gas

By now, we’re all aware of the Section 232 investigation into steel and aluminum imports. In the weeks and months leading up to the January release of the report and President Trump’s response, there was a sense of muted concern among those in the industry. While some were preparing for the worst, the overwhelming majority we spoke to, frankly, seemed skeptical that the size and scope of the ramifications would be all that impactful.

 Now that the dust has settled and we’re a few months removed from the release of the report, we want to:

  • Look back at some of the pre-report concerns and what action people did or didn’t take
  • Understand what’s happened to oil country tubular goods (OCTG) pricing since the release of the report
  • Outline the general consensus regarding prices for the remainder of the year and what the go-forward strategy is

How To Stay Hydrated in the Oilfield

 Grabbing an energy drink sounds good when you’re up when the sun rises to begin non-stop work. It’s quick, easy, and refreshing. But what you may not realize is the dangers that come from drinking Red Bull, Monster, Rockstar, and more.

These drinks are great for a quick burst and tasty flavor, but they’re loaded with caffeine and sugar that could cause serious problems, especially for those working at a drilling rig.

Labor Manager Is Available in the RigUp Mobile App

The ability to access work from a smartphone is critical for many working in oil and gas operations, especially while out on location where plans can change with limited access to the office. Our data shows that over lifetime of launching RigUp, mobile usage has steadily increased month over month. In fact, over 75% of new users who visit RigUp.com for the first time access the site from mobile compared to desktop.

For this reason, we’re excited to announce the launch of the new Labor Manager Feature in our mobile app for oil & gas companies that work with contractor labor. Adding the accessibility of Labor Manager on the RigUp mobile app for E&P and OFS users is an exciting addition that allows you to work on-the-go. Here are three things you can do with Labor Manager on the mobile app:

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If you're looking for oilfield work, you're definitely going to want to create a RigUp profile. The platform acts as a tool to empower experienced individuals, and distinguish them in the oilfield. Simply put, the more you put into it, the more you will get out of it. You aren't relying on someone to push your resume, or worrying about it getting lost in a stack of papers. With RigUp, the power is in your hands and the hardworking, experienced hands will succeed.

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