About This Career
Field Dispatchers process and transmit information and instructions to coordinate the activities of oil and gas vehicle operators, crews and equipment using a variety of computer-aided communications and dispatching equipment. They ensure all the necessary resources and personnel are ready to go at the right place and time, whether it be an oil or gas well site or equipment storage yard. While they begin with a plan, Field Dispatchers can adjust quickly to accommodate any unexpected changes and still meet contractual obligations.
Field Dispatchers require a deep understanding of the operation being conducted, as well as a solid knowledge of equipment and personnel requirements, regulatory specifications and company procedures, to ensure that resources are used efficiently and effectively, regardless of changing circumstances in the field. They also maintain close relationships with third-party vendors, rental/leasing companies, sub-contractors and their own operating divisions to do their jobs effectively.
Education: A high school diploma (or equivalent) is typically required.
Employment: This occupation is found in both onshore and offshore environments and is typically employed in the oil and gas services sector of the oil and gas industry.
Example titles: Oilfield Dispatcher, Equipment Dispatcher, Operations Dispatcher
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Some Overtime Required
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Oil and gas services
- High School Diploma (or equivalent)