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While there are some oil rig jobs in less demand, qualified and skilled people to work oil rig welding jobs are always needed. Some regions of the country are not pumping out great volumes of oil while others are. For instance, the oil industry in the state of North Dakota is not only booming but exploding. Because this state has so much open land to drill and with a new horizontal drilling technology being used, oil coming from the Bakken formation has reached beyond four billion barrels.

The key in securing any of the oil rig welding jobs available is by having appropriate qualifications, which comes from education and training. One of the most common mistakes that people make specific to this type of job is the belief that training would be provided after being hired. In truth, oil rig companies are only interested in hiring people who already have all the required skills for the job. Even though some welding jobs are entry level, someone interested in oil rig welding jobs should complete necessary education and training prior to trying to secure a job.

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Job Profile: Oil Rig Welder

While there are some oil rig jobs in less demand, qualified and skilled people to work oil rig welding jobs are always needed. Some regions of the country are not pumping out great volumes of oil while others are. For instance, the oil industry in the state of North Dakota is not only booming but … Read More

Job Profile: Drilling Rig Leasehand

In this guide we meet Shawn, a roughneck on a service rig operated by Great Plains Well Servicing in Brooks Alberta and learn first hand about what a roughneck’s life and job are like. Read More

Job Profile: Service Rig Roughneck

In this guide we meet Shawn, a roughneck on a service rig operated by Great Plains Well Servicing in Brooks Alberta and learn first hand about what a roughneck’s life and job are like. Read More

Job Profile: Well Tester

In this guide we look at the job of a well tester, what well testers do, their salary, and what you need in order to become a well tester. Salary: $40,000 – $60,000 Education: High School plus basic oilfield safety courses Progression:In this guide we look at the job of a well tester, what well … Read More