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

Longview News-Journal

Oil patch showing resilience
Longview News-Journal
The amount of money coming in "is just crazy," and it's reverberating in oil-rich regions that have been otherwise economically slammed after drilling rigs and jobs were cut, said Rick Jennings, CEO of Midland-based Atlantic Resources Co. Traffic is ...

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Companies, colleges, universities forge crucial relationships
According to the Forbes magazine article, Internships May Be The Easiest Way To A Job, 69 percent of companies with 100 or more employees offered full-time jobs to their interns in 2012, according to a survey by This survey polled ...

San Antonio Express-News (subscription)

Wall Street betting big on U.S. oil
San Antonio Express-News (subscription)
For John Jacobi, who began a petroleum career decades ago as a roughneck and roustabout in high school, the oil-market crash that began 12 months ago felt like the mid-1980s bust all over again. At least, it did at first. A year later, it doesn't ...

Williston Daily Herald

Oil jobs loss was milder here
Williston Daily Herald
The oil and gas industry accounts for 15,381 jobs, making it North Dakota's leading employer. About 64 percent of Williston's employment lies in the sector, and Sanford said companies are still hiring skilled labor positions, with scattered roustabout ...

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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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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 ...

Texas Public Radio

In Pennsylvania, Employment Booms Amid Oil And Natural Gas Bust
Texas Public Radio
Students at the Pennsylvania College of Technology are learning a technique called "tripping pipe," moving a pipe from a stack into a horizontal position and lowering it down into a well. The students train on a practice drilling rig to learn how to be ...

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