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


Great Falls Tribune

Job Corps helping young Montanans succeed for 50 years
Great Falls Tribune
Dale O'Neal dropped out of high school, lost a roustabout job in the Bakken oil fields and returned to Great Falls in 2012 feeling low about his chances of succeeding in life. But in a matter of 15 months of intense Job Corps training, he turned his ...


Sidney Job Service sees decrease in job seekers
Sidney Herald Leader
“Most jobs fall in between that at $11 to $17 (per hour) for office work, hotel workers, bartenders, retail, hospital, school positions and farm workers. The $17 to $24 (per hour) range includes roustabout, work over rigs and truck drivers,” she said ...


Casper Star-Tribune Online

Wives and girlfriends of Bakken oil workers worry about job losses as price of ...
Casper Star-Tribune Online
Sammi Mae Tuter's husband works as a roustabout pusher, working with his company since June 2014. Tuter and her 1-year-old son moved to Williston in August from Oregon. "We have had good luck with the 'boom,'" she said. Her husband's job doesn't ...


Chron.com

In-demand roustabouts handle range of duties
Chron.com
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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Bakken wives, girlfriends worry about jobs as oil falls
Washington Times
Sammi Mae Tuter's husband works as a roustabout pusher, working with his company since June 2014. Tuter and her 1-year-old son moved to Williston in August from Oregon. “We have had good luck with the 'boom,'” she said. Her husband's job doesn't ...

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Oil uncertainty spells doubts for Big Lake
San Angelo Standard Times
It has coffee and pastries, plus everything else a roving roustabout could need: game room, Taco Bell, check cashing, laundry machines, portable vacuum cleaners, high-performance scrubbing windshield wipers and an expansive Beer Cave. “Shower customer ...


Midland Reporter-Telegram

Big Lake's future as uncertain as oil price
Midland Reporter-Telegram
It has coffee and pastries, plus everything else a roving roustabout could need: game room, Taco Bell, check cashing, laundry machines, portable vacuum cleaners, high-performance scrubbing windshield wipers and an expansive Beer Cave. “Shower Customer ...