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

Bakken Directory Winter 2015: Wanzek: building strong from the inside out
Petroleum News
After more than four decades completing successful projects for our clients, we understand that each job site has its own unique characteristics and challenges and that planning, preparation and communication with our clients is essential for the ...

Fairfield Sun Times

“This Industry Is A Godsend”
Fairfield Sun Times
Many pumpers start out as roustabouts, giving them the opportunity to troubleshoot and problem solve by gaining on-the-job experience of how everything works and is built on a well location. This makes it easier to identify any irregularities on ...

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Eye on Energy: Williston Job Service & Falling Prices
She says gradually over the past year, fewer drilling jobs have been available -- there are more production, pipeline, roustabout and construction related jobs. (Cindy Sanford, Williston Job Service Office Manager) "We have a big job fair in March and ...

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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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Midland Reporter-Telegram

Oil workers are used to spending Christmas on the job
Midland Reporter-Telegram
He was 16 years old, home from school on Christmas vacation and working as a roustabout, an oil field laborer, for one of his father's customers. The sleet bounced off the back of his neck as he chipped away at a tunnel to run pipe under a farm road ...

Many oilfield injuries go unreported
Houston Chronicle
McNamee, a lanky roustabout with muscles hardened and skin ruddy from decades of outdoor labor, remembers lying there dazed, his coveralls stained with oily mud. His head throbbed. ... By then, he'd suffered permanent damage and could no longer work.

Houston Chronicle

Work on the oil rig doesn't take a Christmas holiday
Houston Chronicle
Joe Wells spent his first holiday season in the oil patch huddled in a frozen ditch outside of Wichita Falls. He was 16 years old, home from school on Christmas vacation and working as a roustabout, an oil field laborer, for one of his father's customers.