In a Mud Logging Company, mud loggers are employed to take up various duties. If you are a mud logger, you are expected to possess skills like thinking ability and physical ability as well. One of the duties that you will be required to perform almost every day is equipment set up, monitoring of the same equipment and cutting log cores. Once in this profession, expect your salary to be great in a career that is very full of interesting adventures.
As a mud logger, you are expected to use the most apt equipment to drill inside the ground and search for mineral resources including petroleum, gas, coal and other minerals too. You need to collect data from each site, analyze it and submit a concrete report frequently. You are expected to search for and identify new sites that can potentially be explored for minerals.
Setting up of machinery is a mandatory duty for a mud logger. Cables and hoses are laid by them in various locations including when they are at sea or in remote sites. They also analyze mud and rock content from wells. At least every twenty four hours, they need to rig up and dig up.
While at the location of the well, safety is considered as the number one priority. Those who work here must have undertaken and successfully passed safety classes including first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) as well as OSHA. Their own safety and the safety of others are solely placed in their hands. They are also tasked with the responsibility of ensuring the safety of all the relevant equipment.
Traveling for long periods also forms a part of the job for these hardworking professionals. A period of between two to three weeks is the minimum time that a mud logger spends away from home. On special occasions, they are required to be on call in shifts lasting 12 hours.
Another responsibility that you will be expected to perform is to conduct regular equipment monitoring and submit reports frequently. You will also spend a lot of time logging in data into a specified system after performing your checks.
You also need to do a regular check on the core logs and cut them. After cutting them, you need to remove the solid particles from them and do an inspection on them. A microscopic view of these particles is taken to identify any other minerals or microfossils that may be present. The remaining samples are saved to be inspected later.
Report writing and submission is also another one of a logger's job. You need to conduct data collection, perform an analysis and write a report on the findings. Depending on your company, program software is used in submitting the reports.
Finally, teamwork and cooperation is expected from all mud loggers working in a mud logging firm. Creating a good relationship with colleagues on site is quite imperative. No man is an island and therefore, one must be prepared to be friendly and accommodative to everyone else.