One of the major oil players in the Bakken oil field will announce a need for 50,000 more workers over the next five years in the Bakken area. Job seekers should begin to make contact now with prospective employers and set up a job interview.
These companies are looking for people with specific skills that will help them make a profit. Most jobs will relate to exploring for oil and producing it. Job skills in clerical, welding, finishing concrete, shop tech, electronic tech, mechanics, heavy equipment operation and truck driving are a few of the employment opportunities. Many of the jobs will involve working outside in all kinds of weather, including temperatures that will dip well below zero.
* Applicants will need to be at least 18-years-old.
* Drug tests will be required.
* A clean driving record is a plus.
* A personal background check will be required.
* Be aware that limited housing is available, and it will be expensive.
How Much Oil is in Bakken?
The Bakken oil play is estimated to hold more than seven billion barrels of recoverable oil and more than six trillion cubic feet of natural gas. That’s about a 100 percent increase over estimates released in 2008. As technology improves and more recoverable energy fields are discovered, that number could increase.
The total amount of fuel available in the Bakken has been estimated at 400 to 900 billion barrels of oil. Analysts believe that Bakken will have the capability of pumping out 2 million barrels of oil per month soon. Oil companies believe that the Bakken field will produce significant amounts of oil for the next 50 years. These numbers indicate that Bakken is an excellent opportunity for workers to earn large sums of money as energy companies expand production.
The Big Four Oil Companies
Oil analysts suggest that Conoco Phillips, Kodiak Oil and Gas, Marathon Oil and Exxon-Mobile Corporation are all ideally situated in the Bakken field. That means that these companies will produce large amounts of oil and natural gas, earning high profits in the coming years. These are ideal companies for workers to check out for a job.
Check the Williston Play for Jobs
In the Williston Basin, Continental Resources recently announced that its production is expected to increase significantly. The company released data showing 903 billion barrels of oil in this area. The company estimates that 24 billion barrels are recoverable. Continental is currently testing the area’s productivity, and the company could raise its recoverable estimates significantly in the near future. For these reasons, workers should make contact with Continental Resources now.
Harold Hamm, the CEO of Continental, will release a statement at the TRAC Energy Expo 2013 that 15,000 to 18,000 jobs have gone unfulfilled in the Bakken region. In addition, the area will need another 50,000 people to fill positions during the next five years. The Expo, held in Billings, Montana, will feature a special jobs session on November 7. Quality workers will continue to be in high demand for the foreseeable future.