Category Archives: Oilfield

A Lull or the End of the Boom?

Workers in the Bakken are getting nervous. Oil prices are free falling, and the lay offs have started. Everyone has a prediction on what will happen, but only time will tell. I will say this: now is not a good … Continue reading

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The Culture Of The Bakken Oilfield

I am currently in Missoula, Montana, and I struck up conversation with some people who were curious about the culture off the Bakken Oilfield. I’ve met quite a few people, including reporters and television producers when wanted to understand the … Continue reading

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Sometimes A Little Faith

The first drilling rig I ever set foot on was the Faith 4. As the Black Pearl is to pirate ships, so is Faith 4 to drilling rigs. Faith 4 is a rig from the old school, built in the … Continue reading

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My #1 Piece of Advice for Guaranteeing a Job in North Dakota

Id you want to be 100% sure of a job when you get here, Get a Commercial Driver’s License before you arrive. There is always a need for truck drivers out here. Beyond that, many oilfield jobs require a CDL … Continue reading

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Stickers Aren’t Just for 3rd Graders

Back when you were in 3rd grade, you looked forward to that sticker that for doing a good job on a homework assignment. When I was homeschooled as a kid, getting to pick a sticker from the sticker box made … Continue reading

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