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Horizon Well Logging - Oklahoma Mudlogger Reviews

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  • Laughingstock of the oil and gas field (in 8 reviews)

  • Gets you in the door to the oil and gas industry (in 7 reviews)

Cons
  • Horrible living conditions when on the rig (in 12 reviews)

  • long hours, sometimes poor living conditions (in 6 reviews)

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  1. "Mudlogger"

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    Former Employee - Mudlogger in Odessa, TX
    Former Employee - Mudlogger in Odessa, TX
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Horizon Well Logging - Oklahoma (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Introduction to Permian oil industry

    Cons

    Poor pay with high turnover rate.

    Advice to Management

    Decrease turnover rate


  2. Helpful (3)

    "Working here will ruin your career as a geologist. Wouldn't even want to give a star."

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    Former Employee - Mudlogger in Towanda, PA
    Former Employee - Mudlogger in Towanda, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at Horizon Well Logging - Oklahoma full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Zero pros. Pro would be not having this company on your resume. Laughingstock of the oil and gas field. Not being hired.

    Cons

    They hire any warm body off the street. I spent 4 years to get a B.S. In Geology only to be trained by a former hairdresser from New Orleans. Very negative work environment, live in filthy FEMA trailers, pay is bare minimum. Very cliquey, only whiners and suck ups advance. Sometimes less than 12hours notice to be on-site when you live 5 to 7 hours away. Drove 10,000 miles in 7 weeks, so they drive you all over. When shower was broke in unit, we were told to clean our bodies with pre-moistened bathroom wipes. Quality Control is set up to take any bonus away from you, they'll say everything looks good, but will review it again and say you had errors. I have worked for other logging companies and it is night and day difference, no QC, educated employees, good management.

    Advice to Management

    Stop putting people in management that don't know how to manage.

  3. Helpful (2)

    "We are the highest educated people on the wellsite and get paid the worst!"

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    Current Employee - Mudlogger in Enid, OK
    Current Employee - Mudlogger in Enid, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at Horizon Well Logging - Oklahoma full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    You get experience in the oil field. You build character and learn how to operate programs like wellsite for logs and lithologic for sample descriptions. You get to see first hand what goes on at a wellsite. You also learn time management.

    Cons

    You work alone, have days of doing nothing, and days of literally running back and forth getting samples, analyzing them, describing them, updating the log and submitting reports and updates. You have to work away from home for long periods of time, sweat and get dirty (for those of you who should take an office job), and deal with oilfield low lifes.


  4. Helpful (3)

    "Don't see this company going anywhere"

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    Former Employee - Mudlogger in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Mudlogger in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Horizon Well Logging - Oklahoma full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    If you have a pulse and basic geologic knowledge, you can probably get this job. It is good experience if you think mudlogging is a career for you.

    Cons

    Low pay in comparison to similar companies, poor scheduling leads to imbalance between work and personal life, unpredictable, lots of travel, not very high regards for employees, management out of touch with work life.

    Advice to Management

    Realign priorities to field employee support


  5. "Good Entry-Level Experience"

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    Current Employee - Mudlogger in Pittsburgh, PA
    Current Employee - Mudlogger in Pittsburgh, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Horizon Well Logging - Oklahoma full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Good oilfield experience, decent pay, good supervisor, easy to move up in the mud logger position

    Cons

    It's field work, no rotation, have to stay a minimum of 18 months to be considered for a promotion

    Advice to Management

    No advice.


  6. Helpful (5)

    "Miserable company and criminal behavior"

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    Former Employee - Mudlogger in Tulsa, OK
    Former Employee - Mudlogger in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at Horizon Well Logging - Oklahoma full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    There are no pros to talk about with Horizon Well Logging. I know, having worked there for a year in Pennsylvania and Oklahoma, that people breathing poison oil based mud fumes in a nasty FEMA trailer with no running water is probably a crime. Even if it is not a crime, people living in a trailer, eating pork-n-beans for 27 days and taking baby-wipe showers is, at best, animal behavior and just goes to show how the company treats/feels about their employees.

    Cons

    There are too many cons to write about. Low wages, breathing poison fumes, baby wipe showers for 27 days in a row, eating pork-n-beans for 27 days in a row, getting ripped off because of broken leases and robbing employees of earned money...take your pick of a con. All are criminal at best.

    Advice to Management

    Watch how you treat your employees...we are sons and daughters of fathers and mothers...some of whom know Senators and Congressmen...it's a matter of time when Horizon Well Logging shudders it's doors because of criminal behavior exhibited by the management.


  7. Helpful (1)

    "It's a Decent Job for People Right Out of College"

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    Former Employee - Mudlogger in Enid, OK
    Former Employee - Mudlogger in Enid, OK
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Horizon Well Logging - Oklahoma full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    I can only speak for working in the Oklahoma Division, but since the horizontals were through limestone and chert, the drilling is typically slower, making the job very stress free.

    Horizon offers decently affordable health coverage if you're the type who hardly uses it anyways. They offer good vision coverage.

    Within the last year they put a television in every trailer with a satellite dish, which was a nice touch.

    This job is great for people right out of college with no prior experience, and don't mind not having much of a life (I always had fun in Enid on my days off).

    Your fellow mudloggers are some of the greatest people on earth.

    They offer company apartments if driving home between every well is too large of a hassle, but it is being paid for at $160 a month from your check. The OK divison has addressed the previous concerns of over crowding by adding another apartment.

    They are rolling out new trailers that are apparently more spacious than the older ones (haven't seen them myself, but had other mudloggers tell me they were nicer).

    Cons

    The pay's not much. As mentioned previously, for the first month you are getting paid much less than minimum wage. Afterwards, they use a pay structure that includes "bonuses" that say you have to work at least ten days within the 15 day pay period to receive the money. It basically means if your well starts on the 7th of the month and finishes on the 24th, you will not receive your bonuses for the paycheck you get at the end of the month or the paycheck on the 15th of the next month, even though you worked 18 days straight (this is hypothetical, but happens often; consistently be working but not being compensated for it).

    There really aren't any promotions.

    Advice to Management

    A serious revision to the pay structure.

  8. "Good entry level positioin"

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    Current Employee - Mudlogger in Tulsa, OK
    Current Employee - Mudlogger in Tulsa, OK
    Doesn't Recommend
    Positive Outlook

    I have been working at Horizon Well Logging - Oklahoma full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Gain experience/exposure
    Get to work in the field
    Decent money

    Cons

    Long hours
    Bad living conditions on the rig site

    Advice to Management

    Kepp your employees happy.


  9. "Great entry into the oil and gas industry if your willing to be away from home and work long hours"

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    Current Employee - Mudlogger in Carrizo Springs, Dimmit, TX
    Current Employee - Mudlogger in Carrizo Springs, Dimmit, TX

    I have been working at Horizon Well Logging - Oklahoma full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Compensation is good for entry level work. Good way to introduce yourself into the industry. Lots of free time on the rig.

    Cons

    Work life balance, can be working on a rig for months at a time depending on the energy company. Lots of unqualified, lazy people have been hired that make performing the job difficult. The new management is full of empty promises.

    Advice to Management

    Cut the people who don't pull their weight they are the reason for losing clients. Rework the pay structure. Come through with your promises of advancement and help finding jobs outside of Horizon.


  10. "It's what I expected."

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    Current Employee - Mudlogger in Oklahoma City, OK
    Current Employee - Mudlogger in Oklahoma City, OK
    Recommends

    Pros

    Decent pay for entry level geologist looking to get their foot in the door in the oil and gas industry. Learn a lot through field experience.

    Cons

    Time off is ridiculous. There is a bidding system and no way for you to make plans in advance until your time off is approved. Only 3 people in your region can have off the same day. So if you want off 1-5 and someone else was already approved for the 5th, then your whole request is denied instead of just the 5th. There is not really a sleep schedule 6 hours or less is normal. Sometimes there is no water or sewage hook ups.

    Advice to Management

    Be more involved with your employees