Source Contractors with Screening Questions

At RigUp, we put our people first with every product we deliver. We’re excited to start the new year by giving our service providers and companies the option to create unique screening questions when posting jobs on RigUp. The RigUp contractor base is filled with thousands of hard-working contractors looking for work, which can make it hard to find the right person for the job. Our goal with screening questions is to enable hiring managers to easily filter through contractor applications and…

5 Places to Relax in the Permian Basin

Whether you’re out in West Texas on a drilling rig, frac site, workover operation, production facility, or pipeline project, you’ll certainly need to take advantage of your days off. To save you time searching, we’ve collected a list of places you should visit near the Permian Basin when you’re ready to unwind from your jobs on RigUp. Monahans Sandhills State Park Take a minute to wander through the sandy wonderland that is Monahans Sandhills State Park. You could drive…

Things You Should Know About Being an Oil & Gas Landman

Professional Landmen working in oil & gas play an integral part in the oilfield business. There are many tasks that a Professional Landmen do on a day-to-day basis. Here are a few things you should know about being a Landman: Prepare for paperwork.Negotiating is a necessity.Become familiar with libraries, courthouses, and public record databases.Opportunities are out there to help you learn, grow, and progress in your career. 1. Prepare for paperwork. A Landman deals extensively with contracts, records, titles, leases,…

What’s In My Truck? The Essentials for an Independent Contractor in the Field

In the oil and gas industry, almost all professionals working on a rig or wellsite are expected to drive a truck (or similar vehicle)—usually due to poor lease road conditions. Now, a field professional with their long shifts and remote locations would be lost without a well-packed truck. When headed on location for a hitch, an independent oil and gas contractor must carry the following four necessities: Fire-resistant clothing and steel-toed boots Groceries and cleaning supplies Office…

5 Qualities Companies Look for When Hiring a Directional Driller

As an independent contractor, it’s essential to know which skills and qualities appeal to a wide range of oil and gas companies. While some companies seek specific certifications and experience, there are a few qualities that make a directional driller (DD) stand out in any pile of applications. When building your resume or interviewing for a position as a DD, highlight your excellence in the following five areas: 1. Meaningful Experience It may seem obvious, but companies…

Section 232 Steel & Aluminum Import Tariffs and Their Effect on Upstream Oil & Gas

By now, we’re all aware of the Section 232 investigation into steel and aluminum imports. In the weeks and months leading up to the January release of the report and President Trump’s response, there was a sense of muted concern among those in the industry. While some were preparing for the worst, the overwhelming majority we spoke to, frankly, seemed skeptical that the size and scope of the ramifications would be all that impactful.  Now…

How To Stay Hydrated in the Oilfield

Grabbing an energy drink sounds good when you’re up when the sun rises to begin non-stop work. It’s quick, easy, and refreshing. But what you may not realize is the dangers that come from drinking Red Bull, Monster, Rockstar, and more. These drinks are great for a quick burst and tasty flavor, but they’re loaded with caffeine and sugar that could cause serious problems, especially for those working at a drilling rig. Love Your Heart!…

How to Prevent Heat Exhaustion in the Oilfield

If you’re working on location, day in and day out, sweating through the high summer temperatures and not getting enough water – RigUp has one question for you: What are YOU doing to stay hydrated and safe? Safety is always a number one priority when working in the field. Without knowing how to prevent dangerous situations or how to recognize symptoms, your work zone can quickly become hazardous. To avoid certain accidents, here are several tips and…

Employees of RigUp – Ashley Kus, Customer Success Representative

RigUp’s mission is to empower the men & women who power the world. Fulfilling this mission would not be possible without our stellar team. Today RigUp is highlighting one of our hard working customer success team representatives, Ashley Kus. What is your role at RigUp? I’m a member of our Customer Success team. What does a typical day look like for you? Similar to the oilfield, I would say RigUp doesn’t have a typical day. It’s…

How RigUp is Silencing Skeptics with Industry-Leading, High-Efficiency Tech

Technology in oil and gas is a bit of a paradox. While the industry is often stereotyped as change-averse or traditional and slow moving, it would be misleading not to acknowledge how much has changed in recent years. New seismic mapping technologies, horizontal drilling, fracking, robotics, and even solar technologies have all vastly altered the landscape of the energy industry. The same factors that typically drive innovation — non-productive time, competition, and new capabilities in…

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