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Working As a Drilling Field Specialist

  • Getting Information
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Deal with People

  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Make Decisions

  • $111,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Drilling Field Specialist does

  • Provide onsite services by testing, measuring and supervising the operation of fluid pumping and mixing.
  • Provide technical analysis of drilling fluid as on-site chemist.
  • Track cost and inventory, ship and receive product orders.
  • Entered daily reports and third party billing into Open Wells program, per DSM request.
  • Maintained an accurate inventory of chemicals on location.
  • Top of class in Baker Hughes MWD Academy.
  • Prepare, operate and monitor advanced M/LWD services.
  • Up to 9,000' vertical drilled on Air, WBM, and OBM.
  • Monitor all types of JSA's: routine operations, high risk operations, etc.
  • Ensured staff working with drilling fluids understood, followed proper safety and PPE protocol.
  • Follow up on HSE Action items of concern.
  • Lifted equipment with cranes and forklifts.
  • Received outstanding performance reviews from all Drilling Company Representatives.
  • Trained as an OSHA compliant employee.
  • Maintain chemical inventory and volume accounting.
  • Perform pre and post job preventive maintenance procedures.
  • Up to 15,000' vertical wells drilled on Soap and Versadril OBM up to 14ppg.
  • Facilitate Oxy pre spud inspections.
  • Provide excellent customer service to operators and contractors on location.
  • Analyzed fluid properties and determine appropriate treatments.

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Average Yearly Salary
$111,000
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$68,000
Min 10%
$111,000
Median 50%
$111,000
Median 50%
$111,000
Median 50%
$111,000
Median 50%
$111,000
Median 50%
$111,000
Median 50%
$111,000
Median 50%
$181,000
Max 90%
Best Paying Company
BP America
Highest Paying City
Anchorage, AK
Highest Paying State
New York
Avg Experience Level
3.2 years
How much does a Drilling Field Specialist make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Drilling Field Specialist in the United States is $111,889 per year or $54 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $68,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $181,000.

Top Skills for A Drilling Field Specialist

  1. Rig
  2. Mud Pumps
  3. Safety Meetings
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Supervised the fluid mixing and pumping while on the drilling rig, and making specific recommendations for maintaining the fluid specifications.
  • Maintain and repair mud pumps and associated equipment - ensure permit to work and isolation procedure is followed.
  • Facilitated all rig based safety meetings ensuring safety topics are discussed and third-party personnel are participating.
  • Perform technical analyses and make recommendations for controlling fluid properties.
  • Oversee daily operation of on sight drilling fluid systems.

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Top 10 Best States for Drilling Field Specialists

  1. Rhode Island
  2. North Dakota
  3. West Virginia
  4. New Hampshire
  5. Vermont
  6. Alaska
  7. Connecticut
  8. New Jersey
  9. Mississippi
  10. Massachusetts
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Drilling Field Specialist Demographics

Gender

Male

86.3%

Female

7.4%

Unknown

6.3%
Ethnicity

White

60.4%

Hispanic or Latino

18.1%

Black or African American

11.5%

Asian

5.3%

Unknown

4.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

50.0%

Comanche

12.5%

German

12.5%

Arabic

12.5%

Occidental

12.5%
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Drilling Field Specialist Education

Schools

University of Phoenix

12.2%

University of Louisiana at Lafayette

8.1%

Texas A&M University

8.1%

Sam Houston State University

6.8%

University of Texas of the Permian Basin

6.8%

Colorado State University

6.8%

Texas State University

5.4%

Odessa College

5.4%

University of Florida

4.1%

Texas Tech University

4.1%

Bakersfield College

4.1%

Georgia Institute of Technology -

4.1%

Redlands Community College

4.1%

The Academy

4.1%

University of Texas at Arlington

2.7%

University of Houston

2.7%

Louisiana Tech University

2.7%

San Juan College

2.7%

University of North Dakota

2.7%

University of Colorado at Boulder

2.7%
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Majors

Business

24.7%

Geology

9.1%

Petroleum Engineering

7.1%

Chemistry

5.8%

General Studies

5.8%

Surveying, Mapping, And Hydraulic Technologies

4.5%

Chemical Engineering

4.5%

Electrical Engineering

4.5%

Finance

3.9%

Mechanical Engineering

3.9%

Engineering

3.2%

Management

2.6%

Occupational Safety And Health

2.6%

Biology

2.6%

Educational Assessment, Evaluation, And Research

2.6%

Economics

2.6%

Kinesiology

2.6%

Project Management

2.6%

Communication

2.6%

Automotive Technology

1.9%
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Degrees

Bachelors

47.8%

Other

19.0%

Masters

12.1%

Associate

11.2%

Certificate

9.5%

Diploma

0.4%
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Updated May 19, 2020