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Day in the Life: Jackie – Production Field Administrator

Posted October 29, 2010 by Blog AdministratorDay in the Life

A six-month trial period with a local temp agency, led Jackie to a full-time position with Canadian Natural Resources (CNRL) as a Production Field Administrator. Originally from Quesnel, B.C., Jackie says the move to Fort St. John wasn’t always easy. “It was hard being away from my family and moving away at such a young age. Fort St. John has about 17,000 people and almost everyone is in the same boat. It’s a young town with many young families, and everyone that moves here goes through the same changes together. People come and go, but I really believe it’s what you... Continue reading

Day in the Life: Amy – Production Engineer

Posted October 29, 2010 by Blog AdministratorDay in the Life

For Amy, the choice to become an engineer was a natural one. She followed in her father’s footsteps and pursued a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta. Amy says, “There’s a running joke in our field that if your mom or dad is an engineer, you’ll probably end-up as one too. You could say we like to keep it all in the family!” (m... Continue reading

Day in the Life: Souk – Field Technologist

Posted October 28, 2010 by Blog AdministratorDay in the Life

Before coming to work for the oilpatch, Souk shared the same curious vision most non-oil and gas people have about how you get oil and gas out of the ground. “I always thought you drilled, and oil and gas just came out of the ground! I’m always amazed at the amount of research required to produce a well. It’s definitely not a one-person show and is very integrated, made up of many companies and people to keep it going.” Continue reading

Day in the Life: Tim – Field Operator

Posted October 28, 2010 by Blog AdministratorDay in the Life

Tim worked in all areas of the oil and gas industry before switching to a career in agriculture, where he stayed put for 15 years. He eventually found his way back to oil and gas and recalls, “The technology and practices used in the field have greatly improved. I left agriculture for a secure job in an industry that would be here tomorrow. I took Field Operator courses at SAIT, hoping oil and gas employers would take me seriously. Operating seemed to offer a challenging career that set high expectations for me.” Continue reading

Day in the Life: Lance – District Landman

Posted October 28, 2010 by Blog AdministratorDay in the Life

Lance sent several applications to Canadian Natural Resources (CNRL), following the motto: if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. His persistence eventually paid off when he secured a job with CNRL as a Landman. Nine years later and still going strong, Lance worked his way up into his current role as a District Landman. The job suits him perfectly, and has close ties to the rural farmers and landowners he frequently works with. “I am definitely not a city boy. I was born and raised on a farm, so I definitely can relate to the ranchers I visit.” Continue reading