These are the people who provide hands-on assistance in the operation of equipment on drilling rigs or at pipeline facilities. They help set up, service, and take down various pieces of equipment used for creating and operating wells and other petroleum extraction, distribution, or production machinery. They also frequently help with basic construction work and cleanup activities.
One of these types of driving jobs is that of the frac sand hauler. While sand haulers don’t, as a rule, bring home paychecks quite as large as their crude oil hauling brethren, they also deal with fewer hazards. And like the demand for oilfield drivers in general, the demand for frac sand haulers is very strong.
Operate equipment to increase oil flow from producing wells or to remove stuck pipe, casing, tools, or other obstructions from drilling wells. May also perform similar services in mining exploration operations. Includes fishing-tool technicians.