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Summer Job on Oil Rig?


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Summer Job on Oil Rig?
« on: April 10, 2005, 06:13:06 PM »
Anyone know anything about working on an oil rig in Alberta over the summer? I saw some discussion about it on a board somewhere, and I'm interested. I need to make huge money this summer, I don't care about hard work, and this seems like a possibility. Anyone know where I might find more information or anyone have info themselves?


Re: Summer Job on Oil Rig?
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2005, 12:33:39 PM »
There are lots of places hiring at the moment, a good place to start is at, petroleum industry training service, or CAPP, or, they have links to the drilling/service rigs, service companies, etc. they have pay scales, usually start Drilling Rig Crews:

Driller $33.80
Assistant Driller $29.00
Derrickhand $28.00
Motorhand $24.00
Floorhand $22.00
Leasehand $18.50

you work lots of hours and lots of overtime, meaning time and a half, plus daily allowance for being in camp or for food, if you have a brain you can work you self up the ladder fairly fast. you usually need h2s, W.H.M.I.S., but you can take them in 1/2 a day at pits or at, good luck.

just a cog, esq.

Re: Summer Job on Oil Rig?
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2005, 07:00:48 PM »
The above hourly wages are almost equal to that of a first year associate.  Reality sucks.