Schlumberger: Perforating Pump Down Field Specialist/Supervisor in Midland, TX


Opportunity Title: Perforating Pump Down Field Specialist/Supervisor
Location: Midland, TX

Closed Date: Until Filled


Schlumberger is the world’s leading provider of technology for reservoir characterization, drilling, production, and processing to the oil and gas industry. Working in more than 85 countries and employing approximately 100,000 people who represent over 140 nationalities, Schlumberger supplies the industry’s most comprehensive range of products and services, from exploration through production and integrated pore-to-pipeline solutions for hydrocarbon recovery that optimize reservoir performance.

Job Description

The Field Specialist will perform wireline engineering services, in particular Perforating Pump Down services, in accordance with Schlumberger’s safety and operational standards. The primary responsibility of Field Specialists is to deliver high quality services to our clients.

He/She is responsible for ensuring pre-job engineering tasks and dispatching of equipment is complete. Furthermore, he/she will assist with the operation and maintenance of wireline equipment at the job site; provide technical review of designs and operate and maintain specialized and proprietary equipment at the job site; and complete client service packets and data acquisition. The Field Specialist is directly responsible in ensuring the quality of service delivered at the wellsite, in terms of safety, quality and efficiency of operation, is up to standard. He/She will be a team member in a cell and provide the direct supervision to a group of 3-6 equipment operators on/off the well site. As a Field Specialist, the employee will ensure that the maintenance and treatment of equipment are successfully executed in accordance with Schlumberger’s specialized standards; complete training modules to maintain company professionalism and facilitate career development; as well as participate in the improvement of operations and safety.

Minimum Requirements

A non-comprehensive list of tasks include:

  • Simultaneous Winch & Perforation operations
  • Depth Control & Correlation
  • Perforating gun arming & disarming
  • Perforating gun maintenance & breakdown
  • BATFE and district specific guidelines for handling of explosives
  • Well head equipment (WHE) operations
  • Rig up and Rig down involving WHE
  • Crane Operations
  • Client interactions
  • Leading JSA & Safety meetings
  • Job coordination with other segments


The Field Specialist reports to the Field Service Manager (or the Engineer-in-Charge).

Essential Responsibilities and Duties:


  • Organize and participate actively in the training of his/her operators.
  • Support the training of Junior Field Specialists and crew assigned to his/her cell.
  • Attend to his/her personal development by following the Fixed Step Training program or post General Field Specialist (GFS) development programs, as applicable.


  • To follow and uphold all Schlumberger QHSE standards and promote their understanding and adherence.
  • To control quality of our service during all phases of the operation and ensure products of highest quality are delivered to the client.
  • To perform all reporting duties concerning the field operations, accurately and in a timely manner.


  • To ensure that the status of all equipment assigned to his/her cell is reported and kept up to date
  • To ensure that supplies are available at the well-site to perform the operation

Previous Experience and Competencies

  • 2 to 3 year technical college associate degree or equivalent oilfield experience as a field supervisor in wireline, slickline or coil tubing services.

All applicants must meet NextOp’s minimum program requirements:

  • Post 9/11 Veteran
  • Honorable Discharge
  • Able to pass a Background Check and Drug Screening
  • Have a Valid Drivers License and Driving Record
  • E-7 and Below


Fill out the Veteran Application Form at this link.

NextOp Receives Donation from Waste Management

Houston — February 27, 2018– NextOp, Inc. is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 grant from Waste Management to support NextOp’s innovative veteran employment programming.

The overall goal and mission of NextOp is to recruit, train and place high-performing military leaders into industry careers, which would not be possible without the assistance received from corporations like Waste Management. The NextOp Employment Program has placed over 1,000 veterans into industry careers since launching in March 2015.

With this grant, NextOp Veterans will be able to successfully guide more veterans through their post-military transition and place them into their next career.

At Waste Management, they place special emphasis on hiring veterans. In 2017, they hired 1,053 veterans into a wide spectrum of positions which accounted for 8.6 percent of their U.S. hires. They are proud to exceed federal VEVRAA and USERRA hiring standards every year.

“Many of our veterans have extensive operations and logistics skills and experience from their time in service.  NextOp’s collaboration with Waste Management will help our team match more of our highly skilled military candidates with great careers in their many locations and lines of business,” stated NextOp Executive Director John Boerstler.

Wes Reel from Waste Management talent acquisition states, “Waste Management considers military veterans a valuable population for talent because of the many tangible (training and experience) and intangible (work ethic and character) qualities they bring to us. Additionally, certain fields from the military translate particularly well, such as military ground transportation, vehicle fleet maintenance and construction/engineering.”


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If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Anna Jimenez at (832) 735-0051 or email at [email protected]

February 1, 2018: NextOp Louisiana Launch Party

Following the Veteran Transition Workshop, please join us for complimentary refreshments after the workshop during the official NextOp Louisiana Launch Party!

Attendees from the Veteran Transition Workshop are welcome and highly encouraged to join. Seize your chance to meet other veterans, industry professionals seeking military talent, and connect with organizations assisting with service members’ post-military transition.

Click Here to Register for the Veteran Transition Workshop!

This event is sponsored by: NextOp, Travis Manion Foundation (TMF), New Orleans Business Alliance (NOLABA), Bastion Community of Resilience (Bastion), and the New Orleans VFW (NOLA VFW)


NextOp Veterans

NextOp recruits, trains, and places high-performing middle-enlisted military leaders into Industry careers.

NextOp provides companies with world-class, skilled candidates and coaches them on how to be effective employees. Our mentors work with each transitioning veteran to adjust to their new roles and cultivate the necessary skills to excel in field work, increasing satisfaction and reducing turnover for these positions. We serve those who have served so many—our hardworking veterans.

New Orleans Business Alliance

NOLABA, a non-profit organization, is led by a 17-member board of directors, composed of a cross section of New Orleans leaders, including the Mayor and representatives of the city’s diverse industries. As the city’s official economic development partnership and the hub of its business community, NOLABA can help inform, educate and prepare you to capitalize on the many opportunities New Orleans has to offer.

Bastion Community

Bastion, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is an intentionally designed neighborhood in New Orleans for returning warriors and families. Through our powerful community model which incubates meaningful relationships that endure for a lifetime, we will sustain a thriving recovery from the wounds and casualties of war.​

Travis Manion Foundation

TMF is strengthening America’s national character. In an increasingly divisive cultural climate, they unite and strengthen communities. Our nation needs role models that inspire and we should look no further than the civic assets already living in our communities. Veterans and families of the fallen are leading the charge, pushing us to be better versions of ourselves and improving our collective character.

New Orleans VFW

The VFW was founded in 1899 by veterans of the Spanish American War, and there have been posts in New Orleans since the early 20th Century. VFW Post 8973 was founded by World War II and Korean War Veterans who lived in the Irish Channel Neighborhood and it thrived for decades. As the older generation passed away, the Post went into decline and was almost shuttered. A generation of veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan have revived the Post and it has become a place where returning vets can gather and re-kindle the sense of camaraderie they felt while in uniform.

Date and Time
Thursday, February 01, 2018
1700 to 1900
Bastion Community of Resilience
1901 Mirabeau Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70122

NextOp Placements since 2015

Value of Veteran Recruiting Initiatives

Who are you?

John is Executive Director of NextOp, a non-profit organization whose mission is to recruit, train, and place high-performing mid-level enlisted military leaders into industry. John served in the United States Marine Corps from 1999-2007 as an infantry unit leader.  His overseas assignments include Iraq, Kuwait, Syria, Jordan, Djibouti, and Kenya.  In 2009 John helped found the Lone Star Veterans Association (LSVA), which has become the largest network of Post 9/11 veterans in Texas. In 2015, John worked with regional leaders to establish the Combined Arms network, a first of its kind community-based transition system built to accelerate the impact of veterans on Houston.

John holds a Bachelor’s degree from Texas A&M and a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Houston.  John is also a recipient of the prestigious Marshall Memorial Fellowship, representing the United States in eight different European countries during a month-long fellowship. As a Marshall Fellow, John has also traveled to the United Kingdom, Israel and Denmark to write comparative papers on their military transition systems and is planning to travel to Ukraine in Spring 2017 to assist in the development of their military transition infrastructure.

What do you do at NextOp?

Mostly serve as the janitor but also work with the board of directors on passing an annual budget, approving policy, setting strategic vision and authoring of 3 year strategic plan for the organization.

Serve as the chief financial officer, programs officer, development officer (fundraising), and anything that helps build the brand with military installations, corporate partners, foundations, grant making institutions, our 3 advisory boards, mentor universe, strategic partners and generally anyone who will support our veterans!

Value of Veteran Recruiting Initiatives

The value of military and veteran recruiting initiatives not only impacts working culture, safety, productivity, team orientation, and respect within an organization, learning how to recruit, train, and retain veteran employees has proven to have a significant impact on a company’s bottom line.  The Corporate Executive Board recently found that veteran employees not only have a lower turnover rate than their civilian counterparts, but also have a higher productivity rate.  So, veteran employees do not only save the company money but they make companies more money too!

We all know that veterans’ “soft skills” are the most sought after for companies such as showing up early, staying late, learning things faster, adapting to the mission, showing respect to supervisors, and working well in teams.  Veterans also come with significant hard skills too, depending on their MOS or military occupational specialty.  Although the military does not do a great job of providing civilian credentials for many of these learned skills, veterans may be able to test into mechanically and technically oriented positions right out of the military, they just need the chance to prove their value.

By developing a military or veteran recruiting initiative, companies can take advantage of these great opportunities to improve their workforce by attracting more military talent.  It does not have to cost a lot either.  For example, if you already have employees who are veterans, recruiting and hiring managers can activate them to attend job fairs, design military-specific marketing collateral and provide their perspective on how to best develop a veteran recruiting plan. HR professionals can also tap into expert military recruiting organizations like NextOp to source veteran candidates from regional bases and other marketing portals in the community.

There are many cost-effective solutions to recruit, train, and retain military employees into an organization such as insourcing and outsourcing – or a combination of both – to ensure your team is successful in taking advantage of America’s greatest human resource.