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 bootsGroceries and cleaning suppliesOffice suppliesKnowledge and…

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!…

Labor Manager Is Available in the RigUp Mobile App

The ability to access work from a smartphone is critical for many working in oil and gas operations, especially while out on location where plans can change with limited access to the office. Our data shows that over lifetime of launching RigUp, mobile usage has steadily increased month over month. In fact, over 75% of new users who visit RigUp.com for the first time access the site from mobile compared to desktop. For this reason, we’re…

How To: Add Reviews to Your RigUp Profile

Finding work in the oil & gas industry can be a long, painful process. Even as an experienced service provider, hours of time and effort can be spent searching through generic job board postings with little luck. We understand the difficulty and frustration that comes with the job search, which is why we’ve created the RigUp platform to help your oil and gas job search. Our platform gives you the tools to quickly pinpoint oilfield…

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…

3 Reasons to Use RigUp’s Messaging Feature

RigUp is driven to be the one-stop shop for the oil and gas industry. Whether you’re a skilled professional looking for work or you’re looking to hire, we have a passion to deliver quality tools and resources for our users. Doing so requires us to be constantly re-evaluating, re-inventing, and innovating our platform, which leads us to our latest development: the in-app messaging feature. Our platformis designed to allow E&Ps and OFS companies to purchase…

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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