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Want to work in the Permian? Try these hot jobs…

The Permian Basin seems to be growing when everyone else is still adjusting to a “new normal” with lower oil prices and smaller work crews. While many oil and gas companies as well as oilfield services companies are still hiring, the Permian is seeing what some are referring to as a “little boom.” So if you want to work in oil and gas, the Permian might be the place for you. Here are a few places to look, and a couple of job listings to get you started.

Pioneer Natural Resources

According to Pioneer’s website, the Permian is the world’s second largest oil resource.

Discovering a resource potential of more than 75 billion barrels oil equivalent (BBOE) in the Spraberry/Wolfcamp shales has re-ignited industry activity in the Permian Basin. Production from the Midland Basin, located within the greater Permian Basin, has increased more than 650,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day (BOEPD) since 2009, and horizontal rigs now account for more than 65 percent of all drilling rigs in the area. These findings rank the Spraberry/Wolfcamp as the largest U.S. oil field and as the second-largest oil field in the world.

Pioneer has been operating in the Permian for more than 25 years, so it’s not surprising that they’re continuing to move forward as the Permian grows. Pioneer has several job openings for workers with a diverse array of talents. The opening for a Field Operations Technician just posted today, and requires just minimal oilfield and administrative skills as well as a high school diploma or GED. Pioneer is also hiring analysts, landmen, water techs, maintenance managers, engineers, an HR manager, and more. Visit their website for all their listings. 

Experienced Landman Wanted

Norwood Land Services, LLC is looking for a Landman in Midland, Texas. In the heart of the Permian, Midland is central to the goings on in West Texas oil country. Norwood is an independent land service company founded in 2005. Norwood requires five years of experience, and prefers local applicants. You can visit their website for more information, or apply on Indeed.com.

Local Pipeline Jobs

Creek Pipe Company is looking for roustabouts, laborers, and operators. Their local ad asks for operators, laborers, and experienced crew leaders. Pay will depend on experience, 60-80 hours per week. Experience fusing pipe 3″-12″ is helpful. They’re also hiring backhoe/ excavator operator immediately. Must have experience digging around live lines.

Creek Pipe wants hard working and motivated employees, and in return allow plenty of room for growth and advancement. To work for Pipe Creek, you must have a clean driving record and pass a drug screen upon employment. Fill out their online application on their website

Enlink Midstream is also looking for a Pipeline Operator, Crude Hauler, and more. This company has several job openings across texas, no matter your experience. Plus, they offer really great benefits, including a 529 education plan, matching 401(k) benefits, medical, dental, life insurance, and disability. They’re definitely worth checking out. Click here for all their job openings, including a summer office position.

Other Resources

RigZone boasts one of the best compilations of oil and gas jobs. They do require a login to apply, but you can upload your resume to the site and hopefully get interest based on your skills. Similarly, OilPro has oilfield jobs listings and a similar service.

Crude Oil Jobs is also a good resource for jobs in oil and gas, and you can choose the location you’re searching for. You can also check out general jobs websites such as Indeed, Monster, Glass Door, and even LinkedIn.

And don’t forget Craig’s List. Many companies advertise on Craig’s List for general labor positions and entry-level jobs. You can also find summer jobs here, too.

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