Looking for a few good roughnecks

I am in need of a good derrick hand and 2 floor hands we will be going out in about 2 weeks north of killdeer for cyclone drilling if anyone is interested message me

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Good luck finding a few good hands.What are they paying??Are you getting any sub pay??How about overtime??Work on Patterson 136 until i got layed off around the end of april.Froze my a44 off on that old rig last winter.Before they laid us off,they took away  are sub pay,safety pay and cut are hourly wage by $3.We still go bottom hole!Anyway ,i keep a jug of invert in my garage and everytime i think about going back i stick my hand in it!!Now iam hauling oil!!Did not mind the work or days off,just that working the night shift on that old rig  last winter Suck!Now i get to go back to some of the wells that i work on and see what they are produceing!!Wish i had a couple on my l land

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Cyclone is the laughing stock of the drilling industry.    Poor safety record, junk equipment and notoriously employees the chemically dependent.    I'd wipe a$$es in a nursing home before working for Cyclone.

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Cyclone is the laughing stock of the drilling industry.    Poor safety record, junk equipment and notoriously employees the chemically dependent.    I'd wipe a$$es in a nursing home before working for Cyclone.

I guess you wont be PMing him then?

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Good luck finding a few good hands.What are they paying??Are you getting any sub pay??How about overtime??Work on Patterson 136 until i got layed off around the end of april.Froze my a44 off on that old rig last winter.Before they laid us off,they took away  are sub pay,safety pay and cut are hourly wage by $3.We still go bottom hole!Anyway ,i keep a jug of invert in my garage and everytime i think about going back i stick my hand in it!!Now iam hauling oil!!Did not mind the work or days off,just that working the night shift on that old rig  last winter Suck!Now i get to go back to some of the wells that i work on and see what they are produceing!!Wish i had a couple on my l land

Murdock, you always crack me up! 

I worked in the oil patch during the mid 80s and we didn't get safety pay (if lucky the pusher would toss you a few pairs of company gloves every few months), bottom hole pay, or subsistence pay.  Towards the latter 80s we just considered ourselves lucky to be employed and were tickled when we got driving time (more the norm on workover rigs). 

Inverted mud, that would be mud made partially out of diesel fuel for those not familiar with the stuff.  It SUCKS!  As a matter of fact, one cold February while chaining out of the hole up by Charleson is where I had a sort of epiphany.  I looked across the rig floor at the guy working motors and thought "that poor bastard is 60-something...not effing way I am going to be out here when I am 60!".

On my next long change I got drunk with the Marine recruiter (already knew the guy) and said why not.  Have never regretted it.

Anyway, good luck on finding a crew there Flocknocker.  The rig count is low enough to where there has to be somebody looking for a job.

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Hey Allen i work the rigs also from 1978 to1983.Started out in ND,the montanaEnded up in Rock springs,wyo for 2 years.We got $35 a day sub in wyo and the first year there we got in every day.even our days off.We also got driving pay or windshield bonus it was called.There was no saftey pay or drug testing.When i went back in June of 2008 right in the middle of the boom,the pay was excellant and they really push the saftey issue,[plus we were hair tested for drugs about every month andif somebody has a recordable accident-every body got drug tested right away.The saftey pay was a good thing it made everybody look out for each other and work more safe.If somebody got hurt you lost that money!And allen i was the oldest guy on our crew on the Patterson rig!

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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA CYCLONE DRILLING! IF ANYONE VALUES THEIR LIFE DO NOT GO TO WORK FOR THIS OPERATION.

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Murdock, you old salt.  Never knew you were in the patch even before me.  I started with Grace in 84, just one of many I worked for before leaving the patch behind in 88.

Can someone elaborate on why Cyclone is such a safety concern?  Junky equipment is one thing, but a person can still be safe with junk and nothing spells safety on the rig more than your fellow crew members. 

Is it more of a corporate push from above to ram and cram?

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p.s.  I had never heard of Cyclone before this thread.

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I worked on Nabors 44 2007-2008 by Killdeer, derrickhand most of the time.  I would have to be hard up to work for Cyclone tho...

Cyclone is considered unsafe due to their practice of throwing chain to spin up the pipe and the structural integrity of their rigs... I don't think their that bad... just dirty.. .In more ways than one.

 

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well when u mix complete junk equiptment with a tweeker driller u end up with crowned out kellys, BOP's on wrong, and trippin every night cuz of shitty drillin. horseshit operation

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Throwing chain is now considered dangerous?  That used to be one of my favorite things to do when tripping pipe.  Always hated working derricks!

Then again, chaining out of the hole was the only time I ever got hurt on the big rigs, crappy driller.

Sorry flocknocker, didn't intend to shanghai your thread and turn it into a beat on Cyclone discussion. 

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Flocknocker , Myself and a friend are heading out to North Dakota by the end of the week , can  u set us up with jobs Floorhands Whatever, we are in good physical shape and ready, My Number is 435-287-9240 Norman  Call me back if you still need a good couple hands. Thanks!

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Ready to work    2 Hands  435-287-9240 Norman

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435-287-9240 Norman

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 This thread is 2 years old NAM.

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Hope you guys already have housing lined up, if not, might as well stay home. 

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Flocknocker , Myself and a friend are heading out to North Dakota by the end of the week , can  u set us up with jobs Floorhands Whatever, we are in good physical shape and ready, My Number is 435-287-9240 Norman  Call me back if you still need a good couple hands. Thanks!

 

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Most rigs provide houseing for their hands!!

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taylorman_55 Said:
Hope you guys already have housing lined up, if not, might as well stay home. 

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Flocknocker , Myself and a friend are heading out to North Dakota by the end of the week , can  u set us up with jobs Floorhands Whatever, we are in good physical shape and ready, My Number is 435-287-9240 Norman  Call me back if you still need a good couple hands. Thanks!

And its going to be eleven below zero temps tonight. thats a -11* that means it takes about 10 minutes of exposer to do some serious damage, and about 20minutes to kill if you arent prepared or think you will sleep in your car. Most hotels and apartments in the patch are 99.9% booked

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NAM, for our own good, I seriously wouldn't recommend just driving up here without a plan. This winter has been easy so far but Utah winters still pale in comparison. And we are now finally starting to get cold. Get some housing worked out before you come because it will be some miserable time in the Walmart parking lot, (if any room is available), if you dont and as johnr said, it could possibly kill you. Just because the natiaonal news says you can make a quick buck here, doesnt mean its a good idea.

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There is quite a few rigs looking now, took much longer this year but once the temp falls and the wind hits even on the very well sheltered rigs there is a lot of walk -offs. That has been the hot subject around here the past wekk is guys scrambling for hands.

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NAM, for our own good, I seriously wouldn't recommend just driving up here without a plan. This winter has been easy so far but Utah winters still pale in comparison. And we are now finally starting to get cold. Get some housing worked out before you come because it will be some miserable time in the Walmart parking lot, (if any room is available), if you dont and as johnr said, it could possibly kill you. Just because the natiaonal news says you can make a quick buck here, doesnt mean its a good idea.

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      Alot of the oil companys provide houseing for the people who work on the rigs!!!

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taylorman_55 Said:
Hope you guys already have housing lined up, if not, might as well stay home. 

NAM Said:
Flocknocker , Myself and a friend are heading out to North Dakota by the end of the week , can  u set us up with jobs Floorhands Whatever, we are in good physical shape and ready, My Number is 435-287-9240 Norman  Call me back if you still need a good couple hands. Thanks!

And its going to be eleven below zero temps tonight. thats a -11* that means it takes about 10 minutes of exposer to do some serious damage, and about 20minutes to kill if you arent prepared or think you will sleep in your car. Most hotels and apartments in the patch are 99.9% booked

Streakers have it tough at 11 below, but most don't die!!!

                                                                                                                         

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Or the -40 wind chills they are talking about for tomorrow and thursday! lol -40 would kill a lesser man, and by lesser man, I mean anyone other that North Dakotans or Canadians. 

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johnr Said:

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Hope you guys already have housing lined up, if not, might as well stay home. 

NAM Said:
Flocknocker , Myself and a friend are heading out to North Dakota by the end of the week , can  u set us up with jobs Floorhands Whatever, we are in good physical shape and ready, My Number is 435-287-9240 Norman  Call me back if you still need a good couple hands. Thanks!

And its going to be eleven below zero temps tonight. thats a -11* that means it takes about 10 minutes of exposer to do some serious damage, and about 20minutes to kill if you arent prepared or think you will sleep in your car. Most hotels and apartments in the patch are 99.9% booked

Streakers have it tough at 11 below, but most don't die!!!

 

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 The next few days should separate the men from the boys. Combine it with the some snow and it should be great!

 

 

 

 

 

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Just over the MT line but hey, don't forget the east side of this big state. 

taylorman_55 Said:
Or the -40 wind chills they are talking about for tomorrow and thursday! lol -40 would kill a lesser man, and by lesser man, I mean anyone other that North Dakotans or Canadians. 
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johnr Said:

taylorman_55 Said:
Hope you guys already have housing lined up, if not, might as well stay home. 

NAM Said:
Flocknocker , Myself and a friend are heading out to North Dakota by the end of the week , can  u set us up with jobs Floorhands Whatever, we are in good physical shape and ready, My Number is 435-287-9240 Norman  Call me back if you still need a good couple hands. Thanks!

And its going to be eleven below zero temps tonight. thats a -11* that means it takes about 10 minutes of exposer to do some serious damage, and about 20minutes to kill if you arent prepared or think you will sleep in your car. Most hotels and apartments in the patch are 99.9% booked

Streakers have it tough at 11 below, but most don't die!!!

Yeah, it's kind of like that.

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Just over the MT line but hey, don't forget the east side of this big state. 

taylorman_55 Said:
Or the -40 wind chills they are talking about for tomorrow and thursday! lol -40 would kill a lesser man, and by lesser man, I mean anyone other that North Dakotans or Canadians. 
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johnr Said:

taylorman_55 Said:
Hope you guys already have housing lined up, if not, might as well stay home. 

NAM Said:
Flocknocker , Myself and a friend are heading out to North Dakota by the end of the week , can  u set us up with jobs Floorhands Whatever, we are in good physical shape and ready, My Number is 435-287-9240 Norman  Call me back if you still need a good couple hands. Thanks!

And its going to be eleven below zero temps tonight. thats a -11* that means it takes about 10 minutes of exposer to do some serious damage, and about 20minutes to kill if you arent prepared or think you will sleep in your car. Most hotels and apartments in the patch are 99.9% booked

Streakers have it tough at 11 below, but most don't die!!!

Depends what part of ND your in. For instance, go to weather.com and check out the 10 day forecast for Bismarck or Bowman, and then compare it to Pembina. Ridiculous.

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 480 6960363 my name is val beakley where do i need to apply at

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Go sit in a bar in Williston or Watford City and you'll find a job

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Anyone looking for work, i'm taking in applications for a driver in the very SW corner of ND. Just to throw it out there! LOL

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Gave up roughnecking 3 years ago,gained 20 pounds and added a few inches to my waistlineLooking for work check out job sevice of Minot and williston online,might be something on there???

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Anyone looking for work, i'm taking in applications for a driver in the very SW corner of ND. Just to throw it out there! LOL

What company?

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 i live in minot, worked my way up to derricks. need work asap 7015092426

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 Hey man i am a damn good roughneck & i am highly interested in working in North Dakota. I can work & am willing to work any position on the rig. I have 13yrs. experience & am willing to do whatever is necessary to get the job done. I am a team player & have never had any problems with getting along with others. I am working now but i have been looking & waiting for an opportunity to work up north. Give me a call anytime @(318)207-4948

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Should have no problem getting a job...I bet 90 percent of the members on this site have no idea what a  roughneck is or what they do.....

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The last few good roughbecks

Back in the day,  men were made of steel and the rigs were made out of wood and  Work was harder than it is now .   We used get so busy and they never gave us time to eat so we would  hang our sandwiches up on the rig with clothes pins and grab a bite on the run.    We never could figure out why they were in such a hurry to get the out of the ground , It had been there 10 million years. 

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Murdock Said:
Should have no problem getting a job...I bet 90 percent of the members on this site have no idea what a  roughneck is or what they do.....

Oh i do. A rougneck is a person that makes our once nice western nodak look like a god damn trash can. Im i right? what so i win?

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Should have no problem getting a job...I bet 90 percent of the members on this site have no idea what a  roughneck is or what they do.....

Your point?  Last I checked this is an outdoors site, not a rig pig site.

 I don’t want to kill the animal, but I do want to warn it, and say “hey, I think you’re pretty neat, but I respect your distance.” There’s bears out here, there’s mountain cougars, and biting goats.


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 I would  be interested in working for you. As a floor hand or be trained as a derrecks hand  you can message me if you are still looking. Or call 7013172350 tom