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Old 04-29-2009, 10:09 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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My husband has been in the oilfield for the past 30 years. Work has really been slow the past few months. Would like to hear from others about the status of their jobs. He has been talking about looking into going overseas. Doesn't really want to but then you do what you have to if need be.
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Old 04-30-2009, 10:59 AM
 
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My husband is a mechanic for an offshore company (he works onshore). There is a pattern with the offshore side every year. They are slow in the spring, VERY busy in the summer, and it is moderate in the fall. What type of offshore work does the company do?
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Lafayette, La
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Our company does gasoline transport, and while work has slowed, it is still very viable. Our Arkansas terminal is having a spot of trouble right now though.
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Old 05-03-2009, 07:49 AM
 
Location: avoyelles parish
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my husband has been in oilfield for 10 years now and is currently being moved off his rig to another and taking a demotion just to stay working. there are toolpusher working as rough necks right now. he works on land rigs but its getting bad all over. hope something happens soon!!
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Old 05-08-2009, 02:23 PM
 
Location: Shreveport, LA
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I work in processed oil and have heard much about the oil field because it is related to our business. I heard that business should be picking up in about 2 months.
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Old 05-08-2009, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Banana Republic, LA
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I don't know what he does, but I heard that PetroHawk and Chesapeake are still drilling, that's natural gas though. Just a thought.
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Old 05-26-2009, 08:36 AM
 
Location: avoyelles parish
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His rig is going to work now for petrohawk, thank god!!!!
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Old 05-27-2009, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Louisiana
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I too have heard things will pick up in the next couple of months. My son works for Nabors and they have had a lot of lay offs. Fortunately, he is still employed.

Boxerbabe1979 - my husband is originally from Avoyelles parish.
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Old 05-27-2009, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Monroe, Louisiana
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My husband has been in the oilfield for the past 30 years. Work has really been slow the past few months. Would like to hear from others about the status of their jobs. He has been talking about looking into going overseas. Doesn't really want to but then you do what you have to if need be.
I'm in nat. gas and I must say that while that industry isn't the best right now, we have gotten a lot of contracts in North Louisiana and around the country. My company also does a lot of work out of Houston as well (hq is there) and I may have to one day consider working there.
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Old 06-10-2009, 08:02 AM
 
Location: avoyelles parish
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i too have heard things will pick up in the next couple of months. My son works for nabors and they have had a lot of lay offs. Fortunately, he is still employed.

Boxerbabe1979 - my husband is originally from avoyelles parish.
h&p is picking up slowly they are expecting at least 16 rigs to go back to work by the end of the year. I hope all these men go back to work. My husband ha a friend that was layed off and they just had a new baby friday, times are tuff!!

Loalcb-its a small world lol!
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