Mud Logger

Also known as: Hydrocarbon Mud Loggers, Hydrocarbon Data Analysts.

Mud Loggers analyse the drilling fluids, or mud, that has circulated through the well as it is drilled. Drilling fluid, or mud, is a mixture of chemicals that is circulated down the well to maintain pressure and remove rock cuttings. They are typically contracted to work on oil and gas well drilling rigs.


  • Clean maintain and set up equipment for use in experiments;
  • Carry out experimental procedures such as analysing samples and monitoring processes;
  • Use computer and computer interfaced equipment; and
  • Carry out routine quality assurance checks.

Skills Required

  • Enjoy scientific activities;
  • Able to produce accurate and detailed work;
  • Good eyesight and normal colour vision; and
  • Able to work as part of a team.


$60,000 - $75,000