Roustabout jobs and nature of work
A roustabout may be part of the oil drilling teams or crews, or may be on location temporarily
for special operations. The roustabout is commonly hired to perform roustabout jobs to ensure that the skilled
personnel that run an expensive oil drilling rig are not distracted by peripheral tasks, ranging from any unskilled
manual labor on the rig site like cleaning up location to cleaning threads to digging trenches to scraping and
painting rig components.
Roustabouts are employed by oil and gas drilling and well servicing contractors, and by petroleum producing
Roustabouts work conditions
The roustabout usually work long hard days on extended roster systems outdoors in all weather conditions. The
roustabout jobs are generally hard and physically demanding. This type of work can lead to more steady employment
on a drill rig crew.
Roustabout jobs - duties and tasks
The roustabout jobs may include some or all of the following tasks:
- The roustabout assemble or repair oil field equipment using hand and power tools
- The roustabout assist in slotting, welding and inserting casing screens
- The roustabout assist with well development and pumping tests
- The roustabout carry out minor maintenance and repairs, including lubrication
- The roustabout clean equipment, drill and camp sites
- The roustabout dig and clean mud pits and drains
- The roustabout help move drilling rigs and equipment from site to site, set up in the new site and connect
power cables or hoses for water and air supply
- The roustabout help obtain drilling core samples
- The roustabout mix and test drilling fluids, chemicals and grout
- The roustabout operate equipment such as pumps for air, water and mud, and equipment and tools used to
correct problems in drilled holes caused by mechanical breakdowns or by harmful natural conditions
- The roustabout perform other tasks as needed
If you are able to meet these requirements and you are motivated to be part of highly motivated team of people
please, apply for roustabout jobs by clicking the link below:
Roustabout roadiesThe Durango HeraldStates with the highest employment levels of roustabouts are Texas, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Louisiana and California, in that order. Highest paying wages for these jobs are in Alaska, followed by Montana, North Dakota, Wyoming and Colorado, the Bureau ...and more »
Sonnentag Theatre at the IceHouse 2014-15 seasonOrlando SentinelChildren pay $10, students 18 and older pay $15. Discounted five-show series subscriptions ... A guitar-playing roustabout shakes things up in small-town America in this musical featuring the songs of Elvis Presley. • ARSENIC AND OLD LACE: Sept. 12-Oct.
Award recognizes oil industry leadersWoodwardNews.net (subscription)Smith worked in the most thankless and harsh jobs the oilfield has to offer as a roustabout and roughnecking as well as working on well completion rigs and later in the refinery for the old Shamrock Corporation. “And then I got back into drilling and ...
Tackling workforce issues in oil and gas sectorAberdeen Press and JournalOil and gas is a very attractive industry in terms of career paths and pay, it is only natural that talented women will be drawn to it. We hope that we can help facilitate this and do away with the outdated perception that it is an industry for the ...and more »