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

JCJC is registering students for new Entry Level Petroleum Trainee program
The ELPT program at JCJC is designed to prepare the student for employment and advancement in the oil & gas industry. Students will be ready to enter the workforce as an entry level seamen, roustabout or floor-hand. Upon completion of this course the ...


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One roustabout, or oil-field labourer, in Denton, Texas said he had quit his job in Oklahoma to seek work in another industry recently because of persistent rumours that many wells there were about to be "shut in". Some bearish investors believe last ...

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Houston Chronicle (subscription)

As oil industry reels from plummeting prices, layoffs stun, worry workers
Houston Chronicle (subscription)
Cliff Wall, 53, started as a roustabout on a Louisiana barge rig in 1978, working his way up to rig superintendent for the Houston-based deep-water driller Diamond Offshore Drilling. After losing his job in mid-March, Wall retreated to Lampasas with ...


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She started working as a roustabout for offshore oil companies, the best-paying job available in these parts. Billiot started a family and had five kids; a few of them also wound up working in the offshore industry. Eventually she got her boating ...

Midland Reporter-Telegram

Mexican oil company looks to Permian Basin for expertise
Midland Reporter-Telegram
It does give us lower service costs, a better labor pool both from management all the way to a roustabout. We really do get a bunch of folks who are unemployed looking for something to do, ... Waggoner also hopes to also pull in expertise from the ...

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U.S. stocks shed earlier-session gains Wednesday, with the Dow industrials finishing lower for the day, as investors digested mixed economic data ahead of Friday's jobs report. The Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, -0.06% finished down 10.22 points at ...

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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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