Roustabout Jobs


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 companies.

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:roustabout jobs pic

  • 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:

offshore roustabout jobs

The Conference Board: Ads plunge for petroleum-based jobs
[A] whopping 42 percent decrease in ads for five extraction occupations (derrick operators, rotary drill operators, service unit operators, wellhead pumpers, and roustabout operators). The decline also hit related high-education occupations, with a 38 ...

Los Angeles Times

In West Texas oil boomtowns, 'the end is near'
Los Angeles Times
"It's bad here," said Rachel Galindo, co-owner of G and G Roustabout in nearby Midland. Galindo ... Two-income families came to rely on one oil-field income, and the people working those second jobs, the cashiers and janitors and waitresses, quit in ...

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In-demand roustabouts handle range of duties
The oil and gas industry, including the shale plays in South Texas and the Permian Basin in West Texas, have an extremely high level of drilling activity, which requires hundreds of workers to keep operations going. "One of the hottest jobs in West ...

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Kurt Braunohler jet skis for charity in exclusive 'Roustabout' trailer
Entertainment Weekly
In this exclusive trailer for the web series Roustabout from Comedy Central's CC:Studios, comedian Kurt Braunohler is jet skiing from Chicago to New Orleans in order to get goats and chickens to African families in need. What's that you say? Braunohler ...

Roustabout roadies
The Durango Herald
In Grand Junction, 650 people are employed as roustabouts in oil and natural-gas production, earning an annual mean wage of $44,240 as of May 2013, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Around the country, 68,230 workers held jobs in oil ...

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All-Around Roustabout stops east Greeley building project
Greeley Tribune
“No one is losing their job.” Wells had originally planned to build a new 80,000 square foot building east of the Greeley-Weld Airport. The project was designed to cost $12 million. But after the city of Greeley analyzed it, and put in some additional ...

Nick Easter deserves another bite of England cherry
Conor O'Shea, the Harlequins director of rugby, has never been accused of running a roustabout ship at the club. Easter is regarded there as a leader in his own right, a different hue perhaps to Chris Robshaw alongside him in the Harlequins' back row ...

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