Message from Auf WI in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #stem
I wasn't saying this above thing was wrong. I made a post here that was supposed to be in another section and I deleted it.
Anyone in the petroleum industry?
Im familiar with network engineering in the petrol industry, but I've never worked directly for a petrol company. Lots of BGP.
@Brandon Ironside- ND Looking to start a new career. I want to make my fortune. I think opening Anwar, Gull Island &c. will make for a boom in oil when they run a pipe across the continent.
@Freiheit - CA Your going to be competing against some of the biggest corporations in the world, do you plan on wildcating? I think that's going to be your only in, get in early like some of the smaller companies did in the bakkan. it doesn't help that there is record production of oil at the moment.
I must clarify. I'm looking for an entry option. Where would someone with no experience begin to end at high pay?
It's possible to walk onto a rig as a roughneck and elevate yourself to company man position if you are very competant, adverse to high stress, can pick up technical drilling intuition, and are ok with very little social life that comes with living in remote areas and a disproportionately male population. If you can handle all that there is good money to be made.
@Brandon Ironside- ND Have you worked in the oil industry? I was under the impression the boom was dead
@John O - only as an intern for a brief period. The boom is dead for now with the current oil prices. I choose to take my career into a different engineering direction after what little exposure I did have right out of college.
there still is work though, just not boom levels
Is it $120k a year like it was a decade ago?
I'm not considering it, just wondering. I know a lot of guys who made ridiculous money back then
newer engineers aren't making that anymore, senior engineers can make 200-300k still.
my friends who did get oil engineering jobs are making 55 - 75k similar to other engineering fields just out of college
I'm talking roughnecks
Oh, yea close to above number now
Happy Pi Day!
Any of you goys into data mining? I've been fiddling around with R a lot recently.
@ThisIsChris Yeah I structure a lot of unstructured data on the web for economic system research mostly.
Been getting into data science comprehensively lately, I feel like the field is about to blow up.
@Attrition in the desert definitely! What data is it that you are making available and to who?
@ThisIsChris Mostly data on commerce exchanges in SE asia. The place I'm working at now handles a lot of soft/hard currency transactions.
That's neat. I wonder if it's simultaneously done in all areas of the animal.
Hey guys, I'm Nick, and I'm a ChemE undergraduate from NY, excited to talk with all of you
@Nicholas1166 - NY sorry, role'd not roll'd. I gave you the @`AE` role (academic expert) so you will be alerted when people ping @`AE` with academic questions you may be able to help with.
Ah, OK. Yeah, I'd be glad to lend a hand if I can, although I am just a junior right now
I'm graduated from a university with a degree in math
ask me math questions