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Alphabetically below are Oil Field Jobs and their descriptions.

Accounting Assistant
Job Description: Assists Accountants with various tasks such as invoice coding, data entry, report generation, etc.
Typical Education: High School/GED Associate's Degree Preferred
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Business Services Professional

 

Accounts Payable (AP) Accountant
Job Description: Performs accounting services relating to amounts owed to others by the organization.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree in finance/accounting
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Business Services Professional

 

Accounts Receivable (AR) Accountant
Job Description: Performs accounting services relating to amounts the organization owes to others.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree in finance/accounting
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Business Services Professional

 

Administrative Assistant
Job Description: Provides administrative support to a person or a team (word processing, spreadsheets, travel or meeting arrangements, etc.)
Typical Education: High School Diploma or GED required, Associate's Degree preferred
Typical Locations Offered: Office and Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Business Services Professional

Attorney
Job Description: Provides legal services to the organization on a variety of topics (contract law, mineral law, environmental law, acquisitions and dispositions, employment, etc.)
Typical Education: Law Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Office and Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Land Professional

 

Automation Technician
Job Description: Installs, maintains and troubleshoots equipment used to control and monitor wells, pipelines, compressors, etc. remotely.
Typical Education: High School Diploma or GED required
Typical Locations Offered: Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Skilled Craftsman

Business Analysis Advisor
Job Description: Provides financial and economic analysis services for a particular Business Unit to help them better understand and manage business performance.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree Preferred
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Business Services Professional

 

Business Development Representative
Job Description: Assists with evaluation of potential targets for acquisition or disposition. May also solicit third party business for plants or pipelines.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Land Professional
Business Unit Vice President
Job Description: Has overall responsibility for financial and operational performance of a defined segment of the Company. Responsible for profit/loss, budget, short and long-term strategic planning, drilling programs, production, Employee Health and Safety performance, etc.
Typical Education: Master's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Engineering or Geosciences Professional

CDL Licensed Drivers
Job Description: Drives commercial motor vehicles (CMV) such as a tractor-trailer or a bus
Typical Education: High School Diploma or GED required
Typical Locations Offered: Field
Typical Job Family: Unskilled Labor

 

Community Relations Advisor
Job Description: Advises company leaders on community relations strategies (public relations, charitable giving, etc.)
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree in communications or related field
Typical Locations Offered: Office and Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Land Professional

 

Completions Engineer
Job Description: Determines the optimal method for completing a well and supervises actual well completions by third-party companies.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree in engineering
Typical Locations Offered: Office and Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Engineering Professional

Completions Superintendent
Job Description: Ensures that well completions are done according to plan and notifies engineers or other field leaders of problems, recommended changes, etc. Manages contract crews engaged in well completions. Often a contract position.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Engineering Professional

 

Construction Coordinator or Technician (aka Location Coordinator)
Job Description: Determines needs for construction of well sites or gathering facilities (roads, power supply, water management, rights-of-way, pipelines, permits, etc.) and supervises contract crews engaged in those tasks.
Typical Education: High School Diploma or GED required, Associate’s Degree preferred
Typical Locations Offered: Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Skilled Craftsman

 

Controller
Job Description: Overall leader of the finance and accounting function. Responsible for all accounting operations, internal and external reporting, general ledger activities, etc.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree in finance/accounting Master's in Business Preferred
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Business Services Professional

Derrickhand - Workover Rigs
Job Description: Derrickhands are part of a 3-5 person workover rig crew that performs services on oil and gas wells. Performs all well-servicing tasks from an elevated position 30-40' off the ground on the rig. Responsible for all elevated work associated with rigging
Typical Education: High School Diploma or GED required, Associate’s Degree preferred
Typical Locations Offered: Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Unskilled Labor

Development Advisor
Job Description: Provides guidance and coordination for development efforts (training, career guidance, recruiting, etc.) for a particular discipline.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Business Services Professional

 

Division Order Analyst
Job Description: Analyzes lease ownership and prepares division orders dictating how royalty payments are to be disbursed based on ownership. Requests disbursements based on production reports, well expenses and contracts. May work directly with royalty owners to resolve issues.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Land Professional

 

Division Order Coordinator
Job Description: Assists Division Order Analyst with set-up and maintenance of well divisions of interests and well information. Handles owner relations issues.
Typical Education: High School Diploma or GED required, Associate’s Degree preferred
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Land Professional

 

Drilling Engineer
Job Description: Determines the optimal method for drilling a well and supervises actual drilling of wells by third-party companies.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree in engineering
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Engineering Professional

Drilling Superintendent (aka Rig Supervisor)
Job Description: Ensures that wells are drilled according to plan and notifies engineers or other field leaders of problems, recommended changes, etc. Produces drilling reports. May supervise movement of drilling equipment.
Typical Education: High School Diploma or GED required, Associate’s Degree preferred
Typical Locations Offered: Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Skilled Craftsman

 

Drilling Technician or Technologist
Job Description: Assists Drilling Engineers with technical tasks/data management.
Typical Education: High School Diploma or GED required, Associate’s Degree preferred
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Technician

Employee Health and Safety Advisor
Job Description: Manages an Environmental, Health & Safety group within a Business Unit. Develops Employee Health and Safety strategies and programs and advises Business Unit leadership on Employee Health and Safety issues such as accident prevention, process design, management of hazardous materials, regulatory compliance, and audits.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree in Safety or Engineering
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Business Services Professional

 

Employee Health and Safety Field Coordinator (Environment Health and Safety)
Job Description: Coordinates Employee Health and Safety activities at the field level, including safety training, inspections, accident prevention, emergency response, contractor safety management, etc.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree of Science in Safety or Engineering
Typical Locations Offered: Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Business Services Professional

Electrical & Instrumentation Technician
Job Description: Installs, maintains and troubleshoots electrical/electronic equipment used in gas production, processing and/or transportation.
Typical Education: Associate's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Skilled Craftsman

 

Electronics Technician (aka - E-Tech)
Job Description: Performs testing, troubleshooting, maintenance and repairs on the electronic and electro-mechanical equipment used to monitor and control the mixing, metering and pumping equipment typically focused on data acquisition and equipment automation functions.
Typical Education: Associate's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Skilled Craftsman

 

Engineering Technician or Technologist
Job Description: Assists various types of engineers with technical tasks/data management.
Typical Education: Associate's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Technician

 

Equipment Operator: Cementing
Job Description: Drives and assembles mobile pumping equipment so that oil and gas bearing zones can be isolated from other zones for later production. 3-6 person crews, 24 hour call and 40+ hours a week depending on customer need. CDL
Typical Education: High School Diploma/ GED
Typical Locations Offered: Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Semi-Skilled Craftsman

Equipment Operator: Coiled Tubing
Job Description: Couples with the other well services to provide downhole solutions on problem or high profile wells that require the use of a coiled tubing unit. 7-15 person crews, 24 hour call and 40+ hours a week depending on customer need. CDL
Typical Education: High School Diploma/ GED
Typical Locations Offered: Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Semi-Skilled Craftsman

 

Equipment Operator: Fracturing and Acidization
Job Description: Drives and assembles mobile pumping equipment so that production can be increased at the well head. 15-25 person crews, 24 hour call and 40+ hours a week depending on customer need. CDL
Typical Education: High School Diploma/ GED
Typical Locations Offered: Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Semi-Skilled Craftsman

 

Equipment Operator: Logging Services (both Open and Cased Hole Logging)
Job Description: Provides downhole data acquisition services to gain as much knowledge for the customer about the well to determine how to best Cement or Fracture the well for highest production rate. Utilizes crane suspended electro-mechanical devices downhole on crews
Typical Education: High School Diploma/ GED
Typical Locations Offered: Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Semi-Skilled Craftsman

 

Equipment Operator: Nitrogen
Job Description: Drives and assembles mobile pumping equipment so that nitrogen can be utilized at downhole typically in conjunction with cement or stimulation fluids. 2-6 person crews, 24 hour call and 40+ hours a week depending on customer need. CDL
Typical Education: High School Diploma/ GED
Typical Locations Offered: Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Semi-Skilled Craftsman

Equipment Operator: Service Tools
Job Description: Provides downhole services using mechanical devices in conjunction with other services groups; most commonly the pumping services groups. 2-4 person crews, 24 hour call and 40+ hours a week depending on customer need. CDL
Typical Education: High School Diploma/ GED
Typical Locations Offered: Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Semi-Skilled Craftsman

Facilities Engineer
Job Description: Designs pipelines, compression and/or gas processing facilities, and supervises contractors engaged in same.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree in Engineering.
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Engineering Professional

 

Facilities Operator
Job Description: Operates gas plant or pipeline systems.
Typical Education: High School Diploma/GED
Typical Locations Offered: Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Semi-Skilled Craftsman

 

Field Engineer/Technical Professional - Cased Hole (aka - Cased-Hole Engineer)
Job Description: Cased-Hole Engineers ensure that the well was drilled and cased correctly and quality assure the data that was already acquired by running other tests down-hole. Cased-Hole Engineers also perforate or put holes in the casing where the oil and gas is.
Typical Education: Associate's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Skilled Craftsman

Field Engineer/Technical Professional - Measurement While Drilling or Directional Drilling
Job Description: MWD Engineers and Directional Drillers steer the drill bits, sometimes horizontally, sometimes through multiple reservoirs to maximize the potential of a single well and well pad. Field Operations Well Site work, living quarters at well site, 24 hour call
Typical Education: Bachelor's or Associate's Degree depending on company.
Typical Locations Offered: Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Skilled Craftsman

 

Field Operations Leader
Job Description: Manages an operational segment for a particular field area (production, gathering, pipeline, etc.)
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree Preferred
Typical Locations Offered: Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Skilled Craftsman

 

Financial Analyst
Job Description: Provides financial analysis services such as preparing financial statements, management reports, statistical reports, budgets, analysis, ensuring compliance with internal controls, etc.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree in finance/accounting
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Business Services Professional

 

Floorhand - Workover Rigs
Job Description: Floorhands are part of a 3-5 person workover rig crew that performs services on oil and gas wells. Assists in rigging up and down, pulling/laying down rods, tubing and casing. Floorhand rigs up/down guy wires, hydraulic jack, pads/boards and emergency gear.
Typical Education: High School Diploma/ GED Preferred
Typical Locations Offered: Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Unskilled Labor

Fundamentals Analyst
Job Description: Evaluates supply and demand fundamentals and provides recommendations to management regarding short and long-term opportunities that arise out of that analysis.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Business Services Professional- Marketing

 

Gas Balancing Analyst
Job Description: Prepares monthly gas balancing statements for operated and non-operated wells and distributes statements to working interest owners. Provides monthly summary and handles reconciliation of wellhead gas imbalances. Provides allocation percentages to third party.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Business Services Professional- Marketing

 

Gas Controller/Scheduler
Job Description: Nominates, allocates, confirms and balances gas flow volumes with purchasers, pipelines and well owners. Administers the sales by ensuring the gas flows as nominated. Manages gathering and transportation contracts, ensuring that no penalties are incurred.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Business Services Professional- Marketing

 

Gas Marketing Representative
Job Description: Markets gas production through term sales and spot sales to merchants/wholesalers, distribution companies, industrial customers, cogenerators, etc. Identifies and contacts viable purchasers; initiates customer contact and follows up with after-sales service.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Business Services Professional- Marketing

Geologist
Job Description: Identifies drillable prospects through analysis of geological data (well logs, porosity or core studies, etc.,) and evaluates economic viability of same. May work on entirely new prospects (exploration) or established plays (development.)
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree in Geology Master's Degree Preferred in Geology
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Geosciences Professional

Geophysicist
Job Description: Evaluates geophysical data (seismic, gravity, magnetic, etc.) in order to identify exploration prospects or assist with development of existing plays.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree Preferred
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Geosciences Professional

 

Geoscience Technician or Technologist
Job Description: Assists Geologists, Geophysicists, etc. with various technical tasks, including data loading/database management, mapping, etc.
Typical Education: Associate's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Technician

 

Geoscientist
Job Description: Provides both geologic and geophysical services.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Geosciences Professional

Government Affairs Analyst
Job Description: Monitors regulatory developments and advises business on compliance, new developments, etc.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Business Services Professional

Human Resources Advisor
Job Description: Provides HR support (recruiting/staffing, employee development, compensation, etc.) to a particular Business Unit or service unit. Serves as first point of contact for HR issues for employees within that organizational segment.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree Master's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Business Services Professional

JIB Accountant
Job Description: Performs accounting services relating to jointly-owned assets. Ensures that expenditures are recorded accurately, maintains joint interest division of interests, allocations and overhead contracts, and verifies that joint interest owners are properly billed.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree in finance/accounting/business Master's Degree finance/accounting/business Preferred
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Business Services Professional

Land Coordinator
Job Description: Assists Land Negotiators with negotiations and administrative tasks associated with same, such as title curative work, correspondence with landowners or governmental agencies, etc.
Typical Education: Associate's/Bachelor's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Land Professional

Land Mapping Technician
Job Description: Produces land maps as needed by Land Negotiators or other members of the Business Unit. Maintains land databases.
Typical Education: Associate's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Technician

Land Negotiator
Job Description: Negotiates with private property owners, governmental authorities and/or other companies to obtain oil and gas leases or contracts. Works with landowners on surface issues such as access, construction, etc. Clears title for drilling.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Land Professional

 

Land Systems Analyst
Job Description: Programs, maintains and troubleshoots various land computer systems (Excalibur, etc.)
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Business Services Professional

 

Landowner Relations Coordinator
Job Description: Works with local landowners, community or citizen's groups, etc. on issues relating to drilling and production operations.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Land Professional

Lease Analyst
Job Description: Sets up new leases upon direction from Land Negotiators. Establishes lease payment schedules and ensures that rental payments are made in a timely manner. Maintains records of well locations, contracts, lease expiration dates and conditions of operation
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Land Professional

Lease Operator (aka Pumper)
Job Description: Operates wells and associated production facilities.
Typical Education: High School Diploma/GED
Typical Locations Offered: Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Semi-Skilled Craftsman

 

Lease Records Coordinator
Job Description: Assists Lease Analysts with set-up and maintenance of lease records.
Typical Education: High School Diploma or GED required, Associate’s Degree preferred
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Land Professional

Maintenance or Mechanical Technician (aka Mechanic)
Job Description: Installs, maintains and troubleshoots mechanical equipment (pumps, motors, compressors, etc.) used in gas production, processing and/or transportation.
Typical Education: Associate's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Skilled Craftsman

Maintenance Technician (aka - Diesel Mechanic)
Job Description: Performs maintenance and repairs on custom designed and manufactured typically diesel powered acid mixing and pumping units, nitrogen pumping units, coiled tubing units, bulk blending and transport equipment, mobile crane trucks, data gathering equipment
Typical Education: High School Diploma/GED
Typical Locations Offered: Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Skilled Craftsman

 

Measurement Technician
Job Description: Installs, maintains and troubleshoots measurement equipment (meters, custody transfer units, etc.) used in gas production, processing and/or transportation.
Typical Education: Associate's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Skilled Craftsman

 

Mud Engineer - Drilling Fluids Technical Professional
Job Description: Mud Engineers supply oil companies and their drillers with a carefully calibrated drilling fluid (mud) to lubricate the drill bit and minimize damage to the reservoir and other stratigraphic layers below the surface as they drill to the goal depth.
Typical Education: Bachelor's or Associate's Degree depending on company.
Typical Locations Offered: Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Engineering Professional

Office Services Coordinator
Job Description: Supervises various office functions including mail service, cellular phone service, furniture, space design, pool vehicles, etc.
Typical Education: Associate's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Business Services Professional

Petrophysicist
Job Description: Analyzes data regarding rock properties (well logs, core studies, drilling samples, etc.) to determine porosity, permeability, water saturation, etc.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Geosciences Professional

Pipe-fitter
Job Description: Makes, assembles, and maintains piping systems
Typical Education: Associate's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Field
Typical Job Family: Skilled Craftsman

 

Plant Coordinator
Job Description: First-line supervisor of a gas plant.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Engineering Professional

 

Procurement Coordinator
Job Description: Selects and negotiates with vendors to procure (buy) supplies needed for large-scale operations (drilling, pipeline construction, production, etc.)
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Business Services Professional

Producer Services Representative
Job Description: Serves as main point of contact for marketing issues within an assigned Business Unit. Facilitates communication between marketing, gathering services and Exploration and Production personnel to ensure that gas can be marketed as soon as wells come on production, and that the value of
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Business Services Professional- Marketing

 

Production Coordinator
Job Description: First-line supervisor of production operations (lease operators.)
Typical Education: Associate's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Skilled Craftsman

 

Production Operator
Job Description: Assists in managing wells, pipeline, and facility operations
Typical Education: Associate's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Field
Typical Job Family: Skilled Craftsman

 

Production Technician
Job Description: Provides administrative support to a field operation, such as daily production reporting, filing, invoice coding, mail distribution, etc.
Typical Education: High School Diploma or GED required, Associate’s Degree preferred
Typical Locations Offered: Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Technician

Records Coordinator
Job Description: Assists with maintenance of lease records in a central file room. May assist with digitizing of records.
Typical Education: High School Diploma/ GED
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Business Services Professional

Regulatory Analyst (aka Permitting Analyst)
Job Description: Obtains federal, state and local permits needed for drilling, completion and production processes. Maintains required records and files required reports with various governmental agencies.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Business Services Professional

 

Rental Analyst
Job Description: Sets up schedules of lease payment due dates and ensures that all rental payments and obligations are made in a timely manner.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Business Services Professional

 

Reservoir Engineer
Job Description: Analyzes characteristics of reservoirs to identify and optimize exploitation techniques. Develops reserve estimates and future production schedules.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Engineering Professional

Revenue Accountant
Job Description: Performs accounting services relating to revenue (income) resulting from Exploration and Production or Gathering business. Ensures that royalties, production taxes, and amounts due to joint interest owners are properly paid, the volumes and prices received are accurate, reported.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Business Services Professional

 

Roustabout
Job Description: Performs a variety of relatively unskilled tasks relating to Exploration and Production activities, including grounds or ROW maintenance, changing charts, painting, clearing vegetation, etc.
Typical Education: High School Diploma/GED Preferred
Typical Locations Offered: Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Unskilled Labor

Supervisor - Workover Rigs
Job Description: Supervisors (also known as Tool Pushers) are the lead person of a 3-5 person workover rig crew that performs services on oil and gas wells. Plans and coordinates job procedures with customers, vendors and other contractors.
Typical Education: High School Diploma/ GED
Typical Locations Offered: Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Unskilled Labor

Technical Services/Maintenance Coordinator
Job Description: Supervises a group of field technicians (measurement, maintenance, etc.) in a particular field area.
Typical Education: N/A
Typical Locations Offered: Field Locations
Typical Job Family: Skilled Craftsman

Transaction Analyst
Job Description: Ensures that all purchase and sales transactions are entered into the Gas Management and Risk Management systems accurately and in a timely fashion. Manages the confirmation process and trader sign-off sheets.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Business Services Professional

Water Systems Engineer
Job Description: Determines optimal strategies and designs facilities for management of wastewater associated with drilling and Exploration and Production operations.
Typical Education: Bachelor's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Office
Typical Job Family: Engineering Professional

 

Welder
Job Description: Positions, cuts, and repairs metallic pieces by using electrical arch, gas and other heat sources
Typical Education: Associate's Degree
Typical Locations Offered: Field
Typical Job Family: Skilled Craftsman