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Looking for a few good roughnecks

by , Posted to on 12/30/2009 5:18 PM | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/23/2007
Location: ND
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

Re: Looking for a few good roughnecks
by on 12/30/2009 6:22 PM | Reply #1 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/12/2003
Location: ND
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
Re: Looking for a few good roughnecks
by on 12/30/2009 6:28 PM | Reply #2 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 10/27/2004
Location: ND

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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Re: Looking for a few good roughnecks
by on 12/30/2009 7:25 PM | Reply #3 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 11/09/2004
Location: ND
 
3XGutshot Said:

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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Re: Looking for a few good roughnecks
by on 12/30/2009 8:02 PM | Reply #4 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/09/2002
Location: ND
murdock1978 Said:
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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Re: Looking for a few good roughnecks
by on 12/30/2009 8:17 PM | Reply #5 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 06/03/2007
Location: ND




 
Re: Looking for a few good roughnecks
by on 12/30/2009 9:00 PM | Reply #6 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/12/2003
Location: ND
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!
Re: Looking for a few good roughnecks
by on 12/30/2009 9:48 PM | Reply #7 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/16/2009
Location: ND

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

Re: Looking for a few good roughnecks
by on 12/30/2009 11:14 PM | Reply #8 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/09/2002
Location: ND
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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Re: Looking for a few good roughnecks
by on 12/30/2009 11:15 PM | Reply #9 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/09/2002
Location: ND
p.s.  I had never heard of Cyclone before this thread.
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Re: Looking for a few good roughnecks
by on 12/30/2009 11:20 PM | Reply #10 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/22/2009
Location: ND
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.
 
Re: Looking for a few good roughnecks
by on 12/30/2009 11:22 PM | Reply #11 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 12/16/2009
Location: ND
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
Re: Looking for a few good roughnecks
by on 12/31/2009 08:00 AM | Reply #12 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/09/2002
Location: ND
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. 
“Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it.” ~ Mark Twain
Re: Looking for a few good roughnecks
by on 01/17/2012 10:11 AM | Reply #13 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/17/2012
Location: UT
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!
"NAM"
Re: Looking for a few good roughnecks
by on 01/17/2012 10:13 AM | Reply #14 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/17/2012
Location: UT
Ready to work    2 Hands  435-287-9240 Norman
"NAM"
Re: Looking for a few good roughnecks
by on 01/17/2012 10:15 AM | Reply #15 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 01/17/2012
Location: UT
435-287-9240 Norman
"NAM"
Re: Looking for a few good roughnecks
by on 01/17/2012 10:15 AM | Reply #16 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/15/2003
Location: ND
 This thread is 2 years old NAM.
Re: Looking for a few good roughnecks
by on 01/17/2012 10:40 AM | Reply #17 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/24/2010
Location: ND
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!


 
Re: Looking for a few good roughnecks
by on 01/17/2012 10:43 AM | Reply #18 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 07/12/2003
Location: ND
Most rigs provide houseing for their hands!!
Re: Looking for a few good roughnecks
by on 01/17/2012 12:22 PM | Reply #19 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 02/18/2004
Location: ND
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

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Re: Looking for a few good roughnecks
by on 01/17/2012 12:30 PM | Reply #20 | "Quote" | "Quick Reply" |

Joined: 05/26/2006
Location: ND
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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