Oilfield Consultant Resume Tips


For oilfield consultants searching for a job, having a solid resume is critically important. You may have all the right experience – but if it isn’t organized into a well-crafted resume, you could miss out on a great opportunity. That’s why DTC has crafted some helpful oilfield consultant resume tips.

Our DTC recruiting specialists personally work with our qualified applicants to optimize your resume to better your chances of being hired by our operating clients. Follow these tips to help put your best foot forward.

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Oilfield Consultant Resume Tips: Do’s & Don’ts


    • Specify your primary area of experience/expertise (drilling, completions, frac, production, safety, engineering, construction, etc.)
    • Include the names of basins/shale plays you’ve worked in
    • Provide details of the type of experience you have, preferably for each job you’ve worked. Examples: Drilling – horizontal, directional, HPHT, underbalanced, H2S, OBM, Air; Completions: frac, wireline, workover, coil tubing, snubbing, fishing, flowback
    • Include significant accomplishments, recognition and/or awards you’ve received from operating companies (ie. Drilled deepest well, reduced frac costs, improved drilling time by xx days, received safety recognition/awards, etc.)
    • Outline supervisory/management experience
    • Highlight your work experience for each job with bullet points (avoid summarizing your experience strictly in paragraph form)
    • Provide a short summary of your key qualifications
    • Include the names of operating companies you’ve worked for
    • Include relevant education, training and certifications you’ve received
    • Provide references
    • Include any military service
    • Submit your resume in Word or PDF format


    • DON’T submit your resume in the form of an Excel file or scanned image
    • DON’T provide all your work history strictly in paragraph form (try to summarize with bullet points)
    • DON’T include irrelevant work history

Download our Oilfield Consultant Resume Template:

Oilfield Consultant Resume Template
Top 5 list graphic for what operators look for in hiring oilfield consultants.

Hiring Oilfield Consultants: Top 5 Things Operators Look for in Resumes

Operators differ on what their top criteria is for hiring oilfield consultants. In our experience at DTC Energy Group, we’ve found they tend to focus on five main categories.


DTC Energy Group Team Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Fast & reliable pay
  • Group health insurance (including independent contractors)
  • 24/7 staff support
  • Safety training courses
  • Direct deposit
  • Stable work environment
  • Career advancement
  • 401(k) plan (employees only)

What our consultants have to say about working for DTC

“I am very proud to be able to work for DTC Energy Group. The company is made up of real oilfield hands, and I feel confident knowing I’m backed by owners and officers who have the necessary experience, knowledge and wisdom.  I don’t know of any consulting companies that provide the benefits that DTC does – health insurance, retirement planning, direct deposit, safety training and sharing in the cost of Well Control School.  I appreciate all that DTC does to provide for my family and myself.”
J. BentleyDTC Energy Group Consultant

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