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    Default Drilling Rig VS Wireline!!

    Hey everyone, hope you’re doing well out there in the fields!

    I have two opportunities I’m wrestling with. I was just offered a job with a drilling company in Wyoming. $24.50/hr and 7 days on/7 days off. I was leaning towards this job because I know I can progress well into a career with drilling experience and I really like the 7 days off.

    My other opportunity is wireline. My buddy asked me to come work with him and right now he is getting paid $16-17/hr with 1% bonus. (He said I would make a bit more since I have my crane certification.) I’ve done wireline before for about 2 years, was a lead hand, and just about to start the JFE training. Right now they are pretty much only doing pump downs, 12 hour shifts, with 2 hour drive to and from location. The work isn’t hard, just a lot of hours. They are working a 16 days on/4 days off right now. My buddy says he is making about $5,600 take home a month.

    So which one should I go for? Wireline would be easier work and better pay at the beginning, and I could probably work my way to an Engineer but I feel that’s where my career would cap out at. While drilling would have a lot of opportunities for growth (especially when I want to be a DD in the future) and I get those 7 days off

    Anyone got a comparison or tips or advice? Thanks in advance and keep up the good work!



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    Definitely drill.



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    Hi Rick,
    You have a better future career in drilling. You said you can be a DD, another better route maybe coman. As coman you can have the biggest daily rate on the rig. As wireline specialist, you are just doing rigless job most of the time, not so chalenging job and less pay than drilling people..



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    For me it's a drill.



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    yep drilling is better



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