Frac or Fiction: The only jobs in the oil and natural gas industry are as rig hands

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[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Geologists, Administrative Assistants, Engineers, Accountants, Land/Lease Analysts, Water Sampling Coordinators, Landmen and Regulatory Technicians – The oil and natural gas industry has and continues to have a positive impact on the economy, creating job and turning those jobs into careers for hundreds of thousands people across the nation. HIS Global Insight estimated that in 2008, natural gas companies directly employed 622,000 Americans, and employments numbers have only grown from there. And according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Of 3,900 positions added in oil and gas nationwide in the first quarter of 2013, almost half or 1,800, were filled by women.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Rig hands are just one career option in the industry and there are many more jobs behind the scenes.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]To ensure business runs like a well oiled machine many different departments and positions are needed for success. Here are just a few example:
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Landman: Research mineral ownership at the county courthouse, find the owners of the mineral rights, makes and offer and negotiates lease agreements and helps to educate land owners.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Senior Regulatory Analyst: Handle SARA Title III’s (reporting chemicals that will be on site to county and state governments for emergency planning purposes), erosion settlement control issues, review weekly pad site inspection reports and make adjustments as needed.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Regulatory Tech: File DEP records and completions reports, input drilling schedule, well pad status and incident disclosure reports.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Accounting Specialist Team Lead: Handle invoices, check requests, expense reports, assist the land department with bonus payments and set up new vendors in the system.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Geologist: Oversees GIS development activities and geology operations on rigs, planning for future drilling sites, environmental data analysis of ground water, and research other potential shale plays.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Geo Tech: Support for exploration and geology. Research competitor drilling activity, cartography of drilling activity, completions, seismic activity and leases etc.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Completion Engineer: Project managers that prepare wells for the frac’ing operation and flow back. Planning, execution, trouble shooting and future improvements.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text] Marketing Account Executive: Responsible for the sale of all natural gas produces from Cabot owned and operated wells. Responsible for knowing have much production is available, when new production is coming on and insuring infrastructure is available to take the production to market.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Because of the increasing need for professionals in the booming natural gas field, Cabot has set up special programs in local colleges for students to learn the necessary skills needed to become top employees in the industry. Moreover, Cabot also provides students with scholarship opportunities that pay for special equipment for classes and board exams that help them become successful professionals.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]This isn’t just a field for the younger generation. It’s great if you’re looking for a career change too.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]“My first class I had students from 18 to 58 in the class,” said Larry Milliken – Energy Programs Director, Lackawanna College.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]Within the next 10 years, 50% of the current oil and natural gas workforce will be eligible for retirement, which means these positions will need to be filled with a new generation of employees.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_raw_html]PGlmcmFtZSBzcmM9Ii8vd3d3LnlvdXR1YmUuY29tL2VtYmVkL2Y4M3M0TDVMQjRZIiBoZWlnaHQ9IjMxNSIgd2lkdGg9IjU2MCIgYWxsb3dmdWxsc2NyZWVuPSIiIGZyYW1lYm9yZGVyPSIwIj48L2lmcmFtZT4=[/vc_raw_html][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row animation=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]If you didn’t think the oil and natural gas industry was for you, you might want to reconsider. With endless possibilities waiting for professionals with skills sets from across the board, opportunities are available all across the United States, and maybe even in your community.
[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]Check out the current open career opportunities with Cabot.
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Sarah was born in Lewistown, Pennsylvania- a small town in central PA. She is currently attending Pennsylvania State University majoring in Public Relations and minoring in Recreation, Park and Tourism Management. She is presently working as an Intern in External Affairs for Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation. Sarah’s responsibilities include writing for Cabot’s social media, scheduling content and event planning.

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