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Job Title           Job Description                                            How To Apply Locations                  Family
                                                          Education
                                                                                            Offered                    Job
                    Provides legal services to the
                    organization on a variety of topics
                                                                               Apply directly with
Attorney            (contract law, mineral law,           Law Degree
                                                                               companies
                                                                                                     Office            Land Professional
                    environmental and dispositions,
                    employment, etc.)
                    Installs, maintains and
Automation          troubleshoots equipment used to       High School          Apply directly with                     Skilled
                                                                                                     Field Locations
Technician          control and monitor wells,            Diploma/GED          companies                               Craftsman
                    pipelines, compressors, etc.
                    Provides financial and economic
                    analysis services to a particular     Bachelor's Degree;
Business Analysis                                                              Apply directly with                     Business Services
                    business unit to help them better     Master's Degree                            Office
Advisor                                                                        companies                               Professional
                    understand and manage business        preferred
                    performance.
                      Assists with evaluation of
Business              potential targets for acquisition or
                                                                                Apply directly with                      Business Services
Development           disposition. May also solicit third Bachelor's Degree
                                                                                companies
                                                                                                      Office
                                                                                                                         Professional
Representative        party business for plants or
                      pipelines.
                      Has overall responsibility for
                      financial and operational
                      performance of a defined segment
                                                                                                                         Engineering or
Business Unit Vice    of the company. Responsible for                           Apply directly with
                                                          Master's Degree                             Office             Geoscience
President             profit/loss, budget, short and long                       companies
                                                                                                                         Professional
                      term strategic planning, drilling
                      programs, production, EHS
                      performance, etc.

                      Advises company leaders strategies Bachelor's Degree in
Community Relations                                                             Apply directly with   Office and Field   Business Services
                      (public relations, charitable giving, Communications or
Advisor                                                                         companies             Locations          Professional
                      etc.)                                 related field

                      Determines the optimal method
Completions           for completing a well and          Bachelor's Degree in   Apply directly with   Office and Field   Engineering
Engineer              supervises actual well completions Engineering            companies             Locations          Professional
                      by third-party companies.

                      Ensures that well completions are
                      done according to plan and notifies
Completions           engineers or other field leaders of                       Apply directly with                      Engineering
                                                          Bachelor's Degree                           Field Locations
Superintendent        problems, recommended changes,                            companies                                Professional
                      etc. Manages contract crews in
                      well completions.
                      Determines needs for construction
                      of well sites or gathering facilities
Construction                                                  High School
                      (roads, power supply, water
                                                              Diploma/GED:          Apply directly with                     Skilled
Coordinator or        management, right-of-way,
                                                              Associates Degree     companies
                                                                                                          Field Locations
                                                                                                                            Craftsman
Technician            pipelines, permits, etc.) and
                                                              preferred
                      supervises contract crews engaged
                      in those tasks.

                      Overall leader of the Finance and
                                                              Bachelor's Degree in
                      accounting function. Responsible
                                                              Finance and/or        Apply directly with                     Business Services
Controller            for all accounting operations,
                                                              Accounting; Master's companies
                                                                                                          Office
                                                                                                                            Professional
                      internal and external reporting,
                                                              in Business preferred
                      general ledger activities, etc.

                      Derrickhands are part of a 3-5
                      person drilling and/or well
                      servicing rig crew that performs
                      drilling or well servicing activities
                                                            High school             Best way to apply is in
                      on oil and gas wells. Performs all
Derrickhand           well servicing tasks from an
                                                            diploma/GED             person at company's Field Locations     Unskilled Labor
                                                            preferred               local office
                      elevated position 30'-40' off the
                      ground on the rig. Responsible for
                      all elevated work associated with
                      rigging

                      Provide guidance and coordination
                      for development efforts (training,                            Apply directly with                     Business Services
Development Advisor   career, guidance, recruiting, etc.)
                                                          Bachelor's Degree
                                                                                    companies
                                                                                                          Office
                                                                                                                            Professional
                      for a particular discipline.
                      Analyzes lease ownership and
                      prepares division orders dictating
                      how royalty payments are to be
                      disbursed based on ownership.
Division Order                                                                      Apply directly with
                      Requests disbursements based on Bachelor's Degree                                   Office            Land Professional
Analyst                                                                             companies
                      production reports, well expenses
                      and contracts. May work directly
                      with royalty owners to resolve
                      issues.
                      Assists Division Order Analyst with
                                                             High school
                      set- up and maintenance of well
Division Order                                               diploma/GED;           Apply directly with
                      divisions of interests and well                                                     Office            Land Professional
Coordinator                                                  Bachelor's Degree      companies
                      information. Handles owner
                                                             preferred
                      relations issues.
                      Determines the optimal method
                      for drilling a well and supervises     Bachelor's Degree in   Apply directly with                     Engineering
Drilling Engineer     actual drilling of wells by third-     Engineering            companies
                                                                                                          Office
                                                                                                                            Professional
                      party companies.0

                      Ensures that wells are drilled
                      according to plan and notifies
                      engineers or other field leaders of
                                                             High school/GED;
                      problems, recommended changes,
Drilling                                                     Associates Degree or Apply directly with                       Skilled
                      etc. Produces drilling reports. May                                                 Field Locations
Superintendent                                               Bachelors Degree     companies                                 Craftsman
                      supervise movement of drilling
                                                             preferred
                      equipment. Manages contract
                      crews engaged in drilling of oil and
                      gas well.
                      Assists drilling engineers with        High school/GED;
                                                                                    Apply directly with
Drilling Technician   technical tasks and data               Associates Degree
                                                                                    companies
                                                                                                          Office            Technician
                      management.                            preferred
                        Manages and EHS group within a
                        business unit. Develops EHS
                        strategies and programs and
Environmental,          advises business unit leadership on
                                                            Bachelor's Degree in Apply directly with                           Business Services
Health, & Safety        EHS issues such as accident
                                                            Safety of Engineering companies
                                                                                                             Office
                                                                                                                               Professional
(EHS) Advisor           prevention, process design,
                        management of hazardous
                        materials, regulatory compliance,
                        etc.
                        Coordinates EHS activities at the
                        field level, including safety training, Bachelor's Degree of
                                                                                       Apply directly with                     Business Services
EHS Field Coordinator   inspections, accident prevention, Science in Safety or
                                                                                       companies
                                                                                                             Field Locations
                                                                                                                               Professional
                        emergency response, contractor          Engineering
                        safety management, etc.

                        Installs, maintains and
Electrical &            troubleshoots electrical/electronic
                                                                                       Apply directly with                     Skilled
Instrumental            equipment used in oil and gas       Associate's Degree
                                                                                       companies
                                                                                                             Field Locations
                                                                                                                               Craftsman
Technician              production processing and/or
                        transportation


                        Performs testing, troubleshooting,
                        maintenance and repairs on the
                        electronic and electromechanical                               Apply directly with
Electronics             equipment used to monitor and                                   companies or through                   Skilled
                                                           Associate's Degree                                Field Locations
Technician              control mixing, metering, and                                  state workforce                         Craftsman
                        pumping equipment typically                                    services
                        focused on data acquisition and
                        equipment automation functions.

                        Assist various types of engineers
Engineering                                                                            Apply directly with
                        with technical tasks/data             Associate's Degree                             Office            Technician
Technician                                                                             companies
                        management.
                       Drives and assembles mobile
                       pumping equipment so that oil and
                       gas bearing zones can be isolated
Equipment Operator:                                      High school       Apply directly with                     Semi-Skilled
                       from other zones for later                                                Field Locations
Cementing                                                Diploma/GED       companies                               Craftsman
                       production. 3-6 person crews, 24
                       hour call 40+ hours a week
                       depending on customer need. CDL


                       Couples with the other services to
                       provide downhole solutions on
                       problem or high profile wells that
Equipment Operator:                                       High school      Apply directly with                     Semi-Skilled
                       require the use of a coiled tubing                                        Field Locations
Coiled Tubing                                             Diploma/GED      companies                               Craftsman
                       unit. 5-15 person crews, 24 hour
                       call and 40+ hours a week
                       depending on customer need. CDL


                       Drives and assembles mobile
                       pumping equipment so that oil and
Equipment Operator:    gas bearing zones can be isolated
                                                         High school       Apply directly with                     Semi-Skilled
Fracturing and         from other zones for later
                                                         Diploma/GED       companies
                                                                                                 Field Locations
                                                                                                                   Craftsman
Acidization            production. 3-6 person crews, 24
                       hour call 40+ hours a week
                       depending on customer need. CDL


                       Provides downhole data acquisition
Equipment Operator:    service to gain as much knowledge
                       for the customer about the well to
Logging Services                                             High school   Apply directly with                     Semi-Skilled
                       determine how to best cement or                                           Field Locations
(both open and cased                                         Diploma/GED   companies                               Craftsman
                       fracture or perforate. Utilizes crane
hole logging)          suspended electromechanical
                       devices downhole.
                      Provides downhole services using
                      mechanical devices in conjunction
                      with other service groups; most
Equipment Operator:                                     High school                Apply directly with                     Semi-Skilled
                      commonly the pumping service                                                       Field Locations
Service Tools                                           Diploma/GED                companies                               Craftsman
                      groups. 2-4 person crews. 24-hour
                      call and 40+ hours a week
                      depending on customer need. CDL

                      Designs pipelines, compression
                      and/or gas processing facilities, and Bachelor's Degree in   Apply directly with                     Engineering
Facilities Engineer   supervises contractors engaged in Engineering                companies
                                                                                                         Office
                                                                                                                           Professional
                      same.
                      Operates gas plant or pipeline       High school             Apply directly with                     Semi-Skilled
Facilities Operator   systems.                             Diploma/GED             companies
                                                                                                         Field Locations
                                                                                                                           Craftsman
                      Cased-hole engineers ensure that
                      he well was drilled and cased
                      correctly and quality assures the
Field Engineer                                                                     Apply directly with
                      data that was already acquired by Associate's Degree                               Field Locations   Skilled Craftsman
(cased-hole)                                                                       companies
                      running other tests downhole.
                      Cased-hole engineers or put holes
                      in the casing.

                      MWD engineers and Directional
                      Drillers steer the drill bits,
Field Engineer        sometimes horizontally, sometimes
(Measurement While    through multiple reservoirs to         Bachelor's or         Apply directly with
                                                                                                         Field Locations   Skilled Craftsman
Drilling (MWD)        maximize the potential of a single Associates Degree         companies
                      well. Field operations at well site
Engineers
                      work, living quarters at well site. 24
                      hour call.
                        Manages an operational segment
Field Operations        for a particular field area            Bachelor's Degree    Apply directly with
                                                                                                          Field Locations   Skilled Craftsman
Leader                  (production, gathering, pipeline,      preferred            companies
                        etc.)
                        Provides financial analysis services
                        such as preparing financial
                        statements, management reports,        Bachelor Degree in   Apply directly with                     Business Services
Financial Analyst       budgets, analysis, ensuring            Finance/Accounting   companies
                                                                                                          Office
                                                                                                                            Professional
                        compliance with internal controls,
                        etc.
                        Floorhands are part of a 3-5 person
                        workover rig crew that perform
Floorhand -             services on oil and gas wells.         High school          Apply directly with
                                                                                                          Field Locations   Unskilled Labor
Workover Rigs           Assists in rigging up and down,        Diploma/GED          companies
                        pulling/laying down rods, tubing
                        and casing, etc.
                        Evaluates supply and demand
                        fundamentals and provides
Fundamentals            recommendations to management                               Apply directly with
                                                               Bachelor's Degree                          Office            Marketing
Analyst                 regarding short and long-term                               companies
                        opportunities that arise out of that
                        analysis.
                        Prepares monthly gas balancing
                        statements for operated and non-                            Apply directly with
Gas Balancing Analyst   operated wells & distributes
                                                         Bachelor's Degree
                                                                                    companies
                                                                                                          Office            Marketing
                        statements to WI owners.
                       Nominates, allocates, confirms,
                       and balances gas flow volumes
                       with purchasers, pipelines and well
Gas                    owners. Administers the sales by                             Apply directly with
                                                           Bachelor's Degree                              Office   Marketing
Controller/Scheduler   ensuring the gas flows as                                    companies
                       nominated. Manages gathering and
                       transportation contracts, ensuring
                       that no penalties are incurred.


                       Markets gas production through
                       term sales and spot sales to
                       merchants, wholesalers,
                       distribution companies, industrial
Gas Marketing                                                                       Apply directly with
                       consumers, cogenerators, etc.         Bachelor's Degree                            Office   Marketing
Representative                                                                      companies
                       Identifies and contacts viable
                       purchasers; initiates customer
                       contact and follows up with after
                       sales service.


                       Identifies drillable prospects
                       through analysis of geological data
                       (well logs, porosity/permeability     Bachelor's Degree in
                       studies, core studies, etc.) and      Geology. Master's      Apply directly with            Geoscience
Geologist              evaluates economic viability. May     Degree in Geology      companies
                                                                                                          Office
                                                                                                                   Professional
                       work on entirely new prospects        preferred.
                       (exploration) or established plays
                       (development).
                     Evaluates geophysical data
                                                             Bachelor's Degree in
                     (seismic, gravity, magnetic, etc.) in
                                                             Geophysics. Master's Apply directly with             Geoscience
Geophysicist         order to indentify exploration
                                                             Degree in Geophysics companies
                                                                                                         Office
                                                                                                                  Professional
                     prospects or assist with the
                                                             preferred.
                     development of existing plays.


                     Assist Geologists, Geophysicists,
Geoscience           etc. with various technical tasks,                            Apply directly with
                                                             Associate's Degree                          Office   Technician
Technician           including data loading/database                               companies
                     management, mapping, etc.

                     Monitors regulatory developments
Government Affairs   and advises business on                                       Apply directly with            Business Services
                                                      Bachelor's Degree                                  Office
Analyst              compliance, new developments,                                 companies                      Professional
                     etc.
                     Provide Human Resources support
                     (recruiting, staffing, employee
                     development, compensation, etc.)
Human Resources      to a particular business unit.                                Apply directly with            Business Services
                                                            Bachelor's Degree                            Office
Advisor              Services as first point of contact for                        companies                      Professional
                     human resources issues for
                     employees within that
                     organizational segment.
                      Performs accounting services
                      relating to joint-interest billing      Bachelor's Degree in
                      (JIB). Ensures that expenditures are    Finance, Accounting,
                      recorded accurately, maintains          or Business. Master's Apply directly with            Business Services
JIB Accountant        joint interest of division interests,   Degree in Finance of companies
                                                                                                          Office
                                                                                                                   Professional
                      allocations and overhead contracts,     Accounting, or
                      and verifies that joint interest        Business preferred.
                      owners are properly billed.


                      Assists Land Negotiators with
                      negotiations and administrative Associate's Degree.
                                                                                    Apply directly with
Land Coordinator      tasks, such as title work,      Bachelor's Degree
                                                                                    companies
                                                                                                          Office   Land Professional
                      correspondence with landowners, preferred.
                      agencies, etc.
                      Produces land maps as needed by
Land Mapping                                                                        Apply directly with
                      Land Negotiators or others.             Associate's Degree                          Office   Technician
Technician                                                                          companies
                      Maintains land databases.

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


                      Works with local landowners,
Landowner Relations   community or citizen's groups, etc.                           Apply directly with
                                                          Bachelor's Degree                               Office   Land Professional
Coordinator           on issues relating to drilling and                            companies
                      production operations.
                     Sets up new leases upon direction
                     from Land Negotiators. Establishes
                     lease payment schedules and
                     ensures that rental payments are                            Apply directly with
Lease Analyst        made in a timely manner.
                                                          Bachelor's Degree
                                                                                 companies
                                                                                                        Office            Land Professional
                     Maintains records of well locations,
                     contracts, lease expiration dates
                     and operation conditions.

Lease Operator       Operates wells and associated          High school          Apply directly with                      Semi-Skilled
                                                                                                        Field Locations
(Pumper)             production facilities.                 Diploma/GED          companies                                Craftsman
                                                        High school
Lease Records        Assists Lease Analysts with set-up Diploma/GED,             Apply directly with
                                                                                                        Office            Land Professional
Coordinator          and maintenance of lease records. Associate's Degree        companies
                                                        preferred
Maintenance or
                     Installs, maintains and
Mechanical                                                                       Apply directly with
                     troubleshoots mechanical               Associate's Degree                          Field Locations   Skilled Craftsman
Technician                                                                       companies
                     equipment.
(Mechanic)
Maintenance
                     Performs maintenance and repairs                            Apply directly with
Technician (Diesel   on diesel powered equipment.
                                                      Associate's Degree
                                                                                 companies
                                                                                                        Field Locations   Skilled Craftsman
Mechanic)
                     Mud engineers supply oil
                     companies and their drillers with
                     carefully calibrated drilling fluid
                                                                                                                          Engineering
Mud Engineer         (mud) to lubricate the drill bit and   Bachelor's Degree                           Field Locations
                                                                                 Apply directly with companies
                                                                                                                          Professional
                     minimize damage to the reservoir
                     and other stratigraphic layers as
                     they drill to the goal depth.
                      Supervises various office functions
Office Services       including mail service, cellular                                                                    Business Services
                                                          Associate's Degree                            Office
                                                                                 Apply directly with companies
Coordinator           phone service, furniture, space                                                                     Professional
                      design, pool vehicles, etc.
                                                                                 Apply directly with                      Engineering
Plant Coordinator     First-line supervisor of a gas plant. Bachelor's Degree
                                                                                 companies
                                                                                                        Field Locations
                                                                                                                          Professional
                      Selects and negotiates with
Procurement           vendors to procure (buy) supplies                          Apply directly with                      Business Services
                                                            Bachelor's Degree                           Office
Coordinator           needed for large-scale operations                          companies                                Professional
                      (drilling, production, etc.)

                      Serves as main point of contact for
                      marketing issues within an
                      assigned business unit. Facilitates
                      communication between
                      marketing, gathering services, and
Production Services   E&P personnel to ensure that gas                           Apply directly with
                                                           Bachelor's Degree                            Office            Marketing
Representative        can be marketed as soon as wells                           companies
                      come on production and that the
                      value of gas is maximized through
                      effective negotiations of gathering,
                      processing, and transportation
                      agreements.

Production            First-line supervisor of production                        Apply directly with
                                                            Associate's Degree                          Field Locations   Skilled Craftsman
Coordinator           operations (lease operations).                             companies

                      Provides administrative support to
                                                            High School Diploma/
Production            a field operation, such as daily                           Apply directly with
                                                            GED, Associate's                            Field Locations   Technician
Technician            production reporting, filing, invoice                      companies
                                                            Degree preferred
                      coding, mail distribution, etc.
                      Assists with maintenance of lease   High School        Apply directly with            Business Services
Records Coordinator   records in a central file room.     Diploma/GED        companies
                                                                                                   Office
                                                                                                            Professional


                      Obtains federal, state, and local
                      permits needed for drilling,
                      completion, and production
                      processes. Maintains records and
                                                                             Apply directly with            Business Services
Regulatory Analyst    reports required to be maintained Bachelor's Degree
                                                                             companies
                                                                                                   Office
                                                                                                            Professional
                      by various governmental agencies.
                      May advise management of new or
                      existing regulatory issues that
                      effect oil and gas operations.


                      Sets up schedules of lease payment
                      due dates and ensures that all                         Apply directly with            Business Services
Rental Analyst        rental payments and obligations
                                                         Bachelor's Degree
                                                                             companies
                                                                                                   Office
                                                                                                            Professional
                      are made in a timely manner.

                      Analyzes characteristics of
                      reservoirs to identify and optimize
                                                                             Apply directly with            Engineering
Reservoir Engineer    exploitation techniques. Develops Bachelor's Degree
                                                                             companies
                                                                                                   Office
                                                                                                            Professional
                      reservoir estimates and future
                      production schedules.
                     Performs accounting services
                     relating to revenue (income)
                     resulting from E&P or gathering
                     business. Ensures that royalties,
                                                                             Apply directly with                     Business Services
Revenue Accountant   production taxes, and amounts due Bachelor's Degree
                                                                             companies
                                                                                                   Office
                                                                                                                     Professional
                     to joint interest owners are
                     properly paid and the volumes and
                     prices received are accurate and
                     reported
                     Performs a variety of relatively
                     unskilled tasks relating to E&P
                                                        High School          Apply directly with
Roustabout           activities, including grounds
                                                        Diploma/GED          companies
                                                                                                   Field Locations   Unskilled Labor
                     maintenance, painting, clearing
                     vegetation, etc.

                     Supervisors are the lead person of
Supervisor -         a 3-5 person workover rig crew
                     that performs services on oil & gas High School         Apply directly with
Workover Rigs        wells. Plans and coordinates job    Diploma/GED         companies
                                                                                                   Field Locations   Unskilled Labor
(Tool Pusher)        procedures with customers,
                     vendors and other contractors.


Technical Services                                      High School
                     Supervises a group of field        Diploma/GED,         Apply directly with
Maintenance          technicians.                       Associate's Degree   companies
                                                                                                   Field Locations   Skilled Craftsman
Coordinator                                             preferred
                      Ensures that all purchase and sales
                      transactions are entered into the
                      gas management and risk
                                                                                                  Apply directly with                       Business Services
Transaction Analyst   management systems accurately Bachelor's Degree
                                                                                                  companies
                                                                                                                                  Office
                                                                                                                                            Professional
                      and in a timely manner. Manages
                      the confirmation process and
                      trader sign-off sheets.

                      Determines optimal strategies and
Water Systems         designs facilities for management                                           Apply directly with                       Engineering
                                                        Bachelor's Degree                                                         Office
Engineer              of wastewater associated with                                               companies                                 Professional
                      drilling and E&P operations.



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