Business & Economics

Roughnecks, Drillers, and Tool Pushers

Author: Gerald Lynch

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 278

View: 328

Oil, the black gold of Texas, has given rise to many a myth. Oil could turn a man overnight into a millionaire—and did, for some. But these myths have obscured what life was really like in the oil patch, a place that was neither the El Dorado of legend nor quite the unredeemed den of sin and iniquity that some feared. In Roughnecks, Drillers, and Tool Pushers, Gerald Lynch provides a much-needed insider's view of the oil industry, describing life in various oil fields in and around Texas. He also chronicles changes in drilling methods and oil-field technology and how these changes affected him and his fellow oil-field workers. No one else has written a working-class history of the oil fields as colorful and articulate as this one.
Business & Economics

Oilfield Trash

Author: Bobby D. Weaver

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 226

View: 487

"Given that hundreds of thousands of persons worked in the upstream sector of the American petroleum industry (1901-1960), it is remarkable and lamentable that to this point there has been relatively little written on the history of oilfield labor in general, let alone in Texas. For that reason, Weaver's study of oilfield labor during the industry's first half century in Texas is indeed welcome....as a substantial contribution to both labor history and the history of the American petroleum industry." ---Diana Hinton, J. Conrad Dunagan Chair in Regional and Business History, University of Texas of the Permian Basin "Oilfield Trash is written in a charming, flowing style that any reader will enjoy....In Weaver's capable hands, the gypsy lives of a generation of young men unfold on the rigorous stage of drilling fields...."---Paul Spellman, author of Spindletop Boom Days When the first gusher blew in at Spindletop, near Beaumont, Texas, in 1901, petroleum began to supplant cotton and cattle as the economic engine of the state and region. Very soon, much of the workforce migrated from the cotton field to the oilfield, following the lure of the wealth being created by black gold. The early decades of the twentieth century witnessed the development of an oilfield culture, as these workers defined and solidified their position within the region's social fabric. Over time, the work force grew more professionalized, and technological change attracted a different type of laborer. Bobby D. Weaver grew up and worked in the oil patch. Now, drawing on oral histories supplemented and confirmed by other research, he tells the colorful stories of the workers who actually brought oil wealth to Texas. Drillers, shooters, toolies, pipeliners, teamsters, roustabouts, tank builders, roughnecks... each of them played a role in the frenzied, hard-driving lifestyle of the boomtowns that sprouted overnight in association with each major oil discovery. Weaver tracks the differences between company workers and contract workers. He details the work itself and the ethos that surrounds it. He highlights the similarities and differences from one field to another and traces changing aspects of the work over time. Above all, Oilfield Trash captures the unique voices of the laboring people who worked long, hard hours, often risking life and limb to keep the drilling rigs "turning to the right." Scholars and historians of labor and industry will glean new insights from this important book. General readers, especially those interested in oil history, will delight in Weaver's lively recounting of the hardships, dangers, and rewards that shaped and defined those who worked for a living in the oil patch.
Labor laws and legislation

Congressional Oversight of Administrative Agencies

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Separation of Powers

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Labor laws and legislation

Page:

View: 935

Reviews role of independent regulatory agencies in terms of constitutional doctrine of separation of powers. Focuses on the policy making effects of NRLB's rulings and interpretation of labor relations laws.
Biography & Autobiography

Oil Field Trash Roughneck Tales from the Rig Floor

Author: Greig Grey

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

View: 703

This book was previously published as "Oil Field Trash And Other Garbage." It was meant on my part to take a tongue in cheek swipe at the novel. The main story is titled "Oil Field Trash" so I figured that I would beat the critics to the first punch, hence the second half of the book title: "And Other Garbage." It was brought to my attention that many of the men who are in the fraternity of Oil Field Trash-which I'm also a proud member-thought I was referring to them as garbage. Which was not my intent by any means. It's a tough club to join and few men earn the badge of Oil Field Trash. When I broke out in the big boom of 1981 it was a revolving door of weevils. Maybe one guy in twenty lasted long enough to collect a full paycheck. One tool-pusher suggested installing nets to cover the derricks. "Keep them birds from thieving our worms." But I totally understand the confusion and would never throw a brother under the bus or a rig up tandem for that matter. I added two stories to the book, to liven it up a bit at the start; stories of theft, deception, sabotage, and a rig move gone wild. The book is written from the perspective of a roughneck-spanning my eight year career in the industry. First person accounts of breaking out as a weevil and literally working my way up the ladder. The stories chronicle the dry holes, the wild wells, and wilder nights, as well as the profound dangers of the trade. The industry has evolved but oil drilling is still by far the most dangerous dollar in the world. Roughnecks are the front lines of the world's energy industry--soldiers of fortune, hiring on for a hard earned, high risk paycheck. As you are reading this one roughneck will die every five days on average--lives summed up by six lines in their hometown newspaper. Something to ponder the next time you fill up your tank or adjust your thermostat. Unlike oil, men are a renewable resource."
Social Science

Between the Cracks of History

Author: Francis Edward Abernethy

Publisher: University of North Texas Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 284

View: 759

Annotation Six essays discuss definitions and explanations of folklore, and methods of teaching it. Then 15 additional essays explore Texas folklore related to such topics as police burials, gang graffiti, fiddling, ghosts, dance halls, oil fields, spring rituals, and the dialect spoken along the border between Texas and Mexico. Numerous illustrations and black-and-white photographs. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.
Business & Economics

The technological process on Offshore Drilling Rigs

Author: Petrogav International Oil & Gas Training Center

Publisher: Petrogav International

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 367

View: 137

This course covers aspects like HSE, Process, Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation & Control that will enable you to apply for any position in the Oil and Gas Industry. The job interview is probably the most important step you will take in your job search journey. Because it's always important to be prepared to respond effectively to the questions that employers typically ask at a job interview Petrogav International has prepared this eBooks that will help you to get a job in oil and gas industry. As a BONUS this eBook contains web addresses to 309 video movies for a better understanding of the technological process and 205 web addresses to recruitment companies where you may apply for a job.
Business & Economics

Employment on Offshore Drilling Platforms COMPLETE COURSE

Author: Petrogav International Oil & Gas Training Center

Publisher: Petrogav International

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 375

View: 281

This course covers aspects like HSE, Process, Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation & Control that will enable you to apply for any position in the Oil and Gas Industry. The job interview is probably the most important step you will take in your job search journey. Because it's always important to be prepared to respond effectively to the questions that employers typically ask at a job interview Petrogav International has prepared this eBooks that will help you to get a job in oil and gas industry. As a BONUS this eBook contains web addresses to 307 video movies for a better understanding of the technological process and 205 web addresses to recruitment companies where you may apply for a job.
Business & Economics

The technological process on Offshore Drilling Platforms

Author: Petrogav International Oil & Gas Training Center

Publisher: Petrogav International

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 369

View: 923

This course covers aspects like HSE, Process, Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation & Control that will enable you to apply for any position in the Oil and Gas Industry. The job interview is probably the most important step you will take in your job search journey. Because it's always important to be prepared to respond effectively to the questions that employers typically ask at a job interview Petrogav International has prepared this eBooks that will help you to get a job in oil and gas industry. As a BONUS this eBook contains web addresses to 303 video movies for a better understanding of the technological process and 205 web addresses to recruitment companies where you may apply for a job.
Business & Economics

Employment on Offshore Drilling Rigs COMPLETE COURSE

Author: Petrogav International Oil & Gas Training Center

Publisher: Petrogav International

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 373

View: 667

This course covers aspects like HSE, Process, Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation & Control that will enable you to apply for any position in the Oil and Gas Industry. The job interview is probably the most important step you will take in your job search journey. Because it's always important to be prepared to respond effectively to the questions that employers typically ask at a job interview Petrogav International has prepared this eBooks that will help you to get a job in oil and gas industry. As a BONUS this eBook contains web addresses to 306 video movies for a better understanding of the technological process and 204 web addresses to recruitment companies where you may apply for a job.
Business & Economics

COMPLETE COURSE for employment on Offshore Drilling Rigs

Author: Petrogav International Oil & Gas Training Center

Publisher: Petrogav International

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 377

View: 904

This course covers aspects like HSE, Process, Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation & Control that will enable you to apply for any position in the Oil and Gas Industry. The job interview is probably the most important step you will take in your job search journey. Because it's always important to be prepared to respond effectively to the questions that employers typically ask at a job interview Petrogav International has prepared this eBooks that will help you to get a job in oil and gas industry. As a BONUS this eBook contains web addresses to 308 video movies for a better understanding of the technological process and 205 web addresses to recruitment companies where you may apply for a job.
Business & Economics

The employment on Offshore Drilling Platforms COMPLETE eBOOK

Author: Petrogav International Oil & Gas Training Center

Publisher: Petrogav International

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 371

View: 215

This course covers aspects like HSE, Process, Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation & Control that will enable you to apply for any position in the Oil and Gas Industry. The job interview is probably the most important step you will take in your job search journey. Because it's always important to be prepared to respond effectively to the questions that employers typically ask at a job interview Petrogav International has prepared this eBooks that will help you to get a job in oil and gas industry. As a BONUS this eBook contains web addresses to 306 video movies for a better understanding of the technological process and 197 web addresses to recruitment companies where you may apply for a job.
Business & Economics

How to get a job on Offshore Drilling Platforms

Author: Petrogav International Oil & Gas Training Center

Publisher: Petrogav International

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 366

View: 189

This course covers aspects like HSE, Process, Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation & Control that will enable you to apply for any position in the Oil and Gas Industry. The job interview is probably the most important step you will take in your job search journey. Because it's always important to be prepared to respond effectively to the questions that employers typically ask at a job interview Petrogav International has prepared this eBooks that will help you to get a job in oil and gas industry. As a BONUS this eBook contains web addresses to 299 video movies for a better understanding of the technological process and 201 web addresses to recruitment companies where you may apply for a job.
Business & Economics

How to find a job on Offshore Drilling Rigs

Author: Petrogav International Oil & Gas Training Center

Publisher: Petrogav International

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 363

View: 114

This course covers aspects like HSE, Process, Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation & Control that will enable you to apply for any position in the Oil and Gas Industry. The job interview is probably the most important step you will take in your job search journey. Because it's always important to be prepared to respond effectively to the questions that employers typically ask at a job interview Petrogav International has prepared this eBooks that will help you to get a job in oil and gas industry. As a BONUS this eBook contains web addresses to 301 video movies for a better understanding of the technological process and 205 web addresses to recruitment companies where you may apply for a job.
Business & Economics

The technological process on Offshore Drilling Platforms for fresher candidates

Author: Petrogav International Oil & Gas Training Center

Publisher: Petrogav International

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 357

View: 302

This course covers aspects like HSE, Process, Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation & Control that will enable you to apply for any position in the Oil and Gas Industry. The job interview is probably the most important step you will take in your job search journey. Because it's always important to be prepared to respond effectively to the questions that employers typically ask at a job interview Petrogav International has prepared this eBooks that will help you to get a job in oil and gas industry. As a BONUS this eBook contains web addresses to 309 video movies for a better understanding of the technological process and 205 web addresses to recruitment companies where you may apply for a job.
Business & Economics

The technological process on Offshore Drilling Rigs for fresher candidates

Author: Petrogav International Oil & Gas Training Center

Publisher: Petrogav International

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 356

View: 432

This course covers aspects like HSE, Process, Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation & Control that will enable you to apply for any position in the Oil and Gas Industry. The job interview is probably the most important step you will take in your job search journey. Because it's always important to be prepared to respond effectively to the questions that employers typically ask at a job interview Petrogav International has prepared this eBooks that will help you to get a job in oil and gas industry. As a BONUS this eBook contains web addresses to 309 video movies for a better understanding of the technological process and 198 web addresses to recruitment companies where you may apply for a job.
Business & Economics

The technological process on Offshore Drilling Platforms explained step by step

Author: Petrogav International Oil & Gas Training Center

Publisher: Petrogav International

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 362

View: 334

This course covers aspects like HSE, Process, Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation & Control that will enable you to apply for any position in the Oil and Gas Industry. The job interview is probably the most important step you will take in your job search journey. Because it's always important to be prepared to respond effectively to the questions that employers typically ask at a job interview Petrogav International has prepared this eBooks that will help you to get a job in oil and gas industry. As a BONUS this eBook contains web addresses to 305 video movies for a better understanding of the technological process and 193 web addresses to recruitment companies where you may apply for a job.
Business & Economics

The technological process on Offshore Drilling Rigs explained step by step

Author: Petrogav International Oil & Gas Training Center

Publisher: Petrogav International

ISBN:

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 361

View: 476

This course covers aspects like HSE, Process, Mechanical, Electrical and Instrumentation & Control that will enable you to apply for any position in the Oil and Gas Industry. The job interview is probably the most important step you will take in your job search journey. Because it's always important to be prepared to respond effectively to the questions that employers typically ask at a job interview Petrogav International has prepared this eBooks that will help you to get a job in oil and gas industry. As a BONUS this eBook contains web addresses to 293 video movies for a better understanding of the technological process and 196 web addresses to recruitment companies where you may apply for a job.