Entry Level Oil and Gas Seismic Jobs
Entry level seismic oil and gas jobs are positions that work with the seismic drilling crew to acquire data
produced by explosions and vibrations created by shooting dynamite into shot holes drilled for that purpose. The
data is analyzed according to standard geological science in order to determine if a given drilling prospect is
one likely to find oil. Jobs range from cutting down trees and brush, laying down phone
lines, drilling shot holes, shooting the dynamite, to recording of the data produced by the explosions
Entry Level Oil and Gas Seismic Job
• Jug Helper/Jug Hustler/Jughound - Jughounds lays down cables and geophones, which involves a lot of clearing
and digging. Pay is hourly with a lot of overtime; must work in all kinds of weather, lift over 55lbs (25kg).Wages
• Line Slasher - Slashers cut and clear trees along seismic lines. Tools used include chainsaws and safety gear.
Pay is either hourly or paid by the meter cleared.
• Recording Crew Helper - Assists the recording of seismic data created by the dynamite or seismic vibrator.
• Seismic Helper - Assists the Seismic driller in drilling shot holes to drop dynamite into in order to generate
seismic data that helps find oil.
• Seismic Shooter - Drops the dynamite into the shot hole created to generate seismic data
• Seismic Vibrator Operator
Wages for entry-level seismic jobs run from 45 to 60k
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