4 posts, joined 09/14/2012
Worked for Leam as an MWD over the past year. Good pay compared to teaching which I did for the previous 6 years. They specialize in taking folks inexperienced with O&G and "tossing them in the water" to sink or swim, so to speak. As an MWD you will get all on-the-job training and the learning curve is rather steep. But as for gaining experience in the field, its really hard to beat. You are on the rigs all the time, with very little breaks and no rotation. While there, you can learn as much or little as you want about most anyone else's job, if they are willing to show you. I was employed all over west, north, and south Texas and east LA. I will say that the schedule can be taxing on the social and personal life. I was home about 30 days out of the last year, which, from what I understand, was actually quite a lot for that position. So if you can handle to schedule, its not a bad gig. I walked in and handed them my resume in person and received a call within 5 days.