Entry Level Oil Well
Once an oil rig is drilled and producing, it becomes a production well that needs
serviced on a regular basis. Oil service rigs are deployed to this purpose, and with them, service oil rig jobs. Entry level well servicing jobs include many of the same job
description used for drilling rigs apply as well to service rigs. Entry level well servicing jobs assist
with routine functions including rigging and slinging loads lifted
and moved by cranes; well perforation, tubing, pulling,
treatment and wireline functions, or with general clean up. They may also drive
trucks to and from the sites.
Service Job Descriptions
• Oil Well Service Operator - Operates pumps and equipment used for
blending to cement, fracture or acidize oil wells and permeable rock; provides instructions to the oil
well service operator helper; monitors pressure gauges and meters to assure quality and regulate pump
pressure. Performs maintenance on equipment and vehicles.
• Oil Well Service Operator Helper - Assists Oil Well Service
Operator in the controlled blending of solutions used to treat oil wells and permeable rock; assembles
pumping equipment and pipes; blends solutions as required from cement, treating materials and acids; per
instructions opens valves to add solution to the well. Breaks down equipment and loads onto truck after
service operation complete.
• Service Rig Roustabouts - Cleans, paints, moves
and handles supplies; see full description here.
• Service Rig Roughnecks - Roughnecks work on drill rig deck handling sections
of drill pipe, moves oil rigs, handles spills, drives, helps maintain equipment. See full description here.
Driver - Drivers are responsible for the transport of supplies and equipment to and from the
oil rig camp. Must be able to drive on dirt roads in what can be very bad weather.
Driver's Assistant - Also called a Swamper; the Driver's Assistant helps load and unload trucks
and provides breaks to the truck driver on the road, cleans the truck and assists on the loading docks.
Wages for entry-level oil well service jobs run from 45 to
Getting an Oil Well Service
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If you are able to meet the job requirements and want to join a highly motivated well servicing crew, you can
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Entry Level Oil Well Services Jobs