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.

Oilfield Consultant Resume Tips

Oilfield Consultant Resume 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

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