The Best Offshore Drilling Jobs Information

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR OFFSHORE DRILLING JOBS and OIL FIELD JOBS? So is everyone else these days and the oil patch is going through the worst downturn in 100 years. I have personally worked in the shipping and offshore oil industry for over 30 years and I am not going to Bulls**t to you how easy it is! Now its almost impossible and hard for those with loads of experience

The fact is that it has never been a worse time and the offshore oil industry no longer desperately needs good people for offshore drilling. There are limited oil field jobs for if you have the right experience and attitude. The best offshore drilling jobs require a little planning and effort if you want them and you will be competing with many who are out of work.  The estimates I have seen say almost a million oil workers have lost their jobs in the last 2 years. 

That does not mean they just want any people, that means the industry wants people with certain skill sets, and that means a lot of experience. This website is for your information, and I do not help you get work, I do not promote companies, I do not take any payments or do anything else to help you get a job. That's all up to you 

Please do not send me your CV, go talk to the prospective employers and read and understand the free advice and help within this oil field jobs and offshore drilling jobs website.

Offshore Drilling Jobs - Do You Know What an Oil Drilling Rig Is?

Do you actually know what an oil rig is? The term oil rig is used by those interested in finding oil field jobs within the offshore oil industry without understanding how generic the term is. You can hardly look for offshore drilling jobs if you don't do some homework first

The offshore oil industry includes many operations and oil related functions and all offer offshore employment opportunities There are oil and gas production platforms, there are DP drill ships, DP and Anchored Drilling Semi-submersibles, Jackup Drilling Rigs, Drilling Tenders and barges, Floating Production, Storage, Offtake Vessels (FPSO's), Dive Support Vessels, Pipe Layers, Seismic Survey Vessels, Standby Vessels, Crane Barges, Offshore Supply Vessels, Anchor Handlers, Rock and Stone Dumpers and a few other specialist offshore vessels as well. There are many offshore drilling jobs opportunities, the question is do you have the appropriate skill sets and experience?


You need to clearly understand that it is not as easy and simple as some offshore oil rig employment websites would have you believe. You simply can not walk onto an offshore installation into a new offshore drilling jobs without some basics. I get so many emails from people who think they can just walk into a big money job. This is not like the movies!

Offshore installations are dangerous places, safety and safe working practices  are what we all live and breathe. It most definitely is not a training ground for someone who doesn’t have basic oil field jobs qualifications to start with

In general people with a relevant trade in mechanical or electrical or electronics discipline have the best chance at getting offshore drilling jobs, even better if you have lots of specialist training courses under your bet, however experienced hands is what most companies chase. It is up to you to present yourself in the best way possible and let companies start you off.

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 Offshore Drilling Jobs and Shipping Jobs

I started my oil field offshore drilling jobs career like many others with a maritime career before moving into the oil industry and the shipping is undergoing a massive expansion, with thousands of new vessels either on order and under construction. Now of course so many rigs and support vessels are laid up pending an upturn in the industry

The maritime and shipping industry also has a big slump with few personnel needs. It is a good way to get some experience that will enable transfer to the offshore oil industry a lot easier and a lot faster, as it will develop many similar skills and experience. Good skills means good money later.

These days the average merchant ship has significantly smaller crews and I would recommend that if you wish to train in either a deck officer or engineer role that you go talk to your nearest maritime college or maritime academy for advice.

There are many vessel types, including Cruise Liners, Crude oil tankers, Chemical tankers, Bulk carriers, LNG (Liquid Natural Gas) Carriers, Passenger Ferries, Ro-Ro (Roll On Roll Off) Carriers, Car Carriers and a lot of other vessel types.


This is a well-written book and highly informative. It is a 'must read' for anyone whose business is on the high seas, whether a merchant seaman, yachtsman, or naval professional Warships

Today, as in medieval times, travelers and businessmen and especially cargo ships are learning that after they set sail they'd better watch their backs. John C. Payne's Piracy Today and Richard Phillips's A Captain's Duty will help them chart a safe course and remind them of what happens if they don't. The Wall Street Journal

"This book provides a useful introduction for the casual reader interested in contemporary piracy. Piracy is sometimes described as one of the oldest businesses that still exist. It probably will not disappear in the near future. For that reason, Payne's book merits... our attention."The Northern Mariner

"This excellent, well-written account explores the mysteries of modern piracy and the problems both nations and seafarers face worldwide. Very highly recommended." Sea Breezes Book of the Month

"Subtitled 'Fighting Villainy on the High Seas,' this 224-page hard back book looks at how modern day pirates armed with AK-47 rifles and rocket propelled grenades have carved out a billion-dollar business for themselves by holding merchant ships and crews to ransom on the high seas. Further chapters describe what precautions ship owners can take, and what more can be done by crews to ward off attacks by determined pirates." Ships Monthly

While pirates in adventure tales are often daring and heroic, modern-day piracy is a very grave matter. Piracy Today by John C. Payne gives a no-holds-barred look at very real and frightening accounts of modern attacks, such as the April 2009 hijacking of the container ship Maersk Alabama by Somali pirates. The hardcover book includes maps and black-and-white photos of notable pirate attacks, as well as a final discussion on what can be done to stop this threat to every sailor. Soundings

Piracy Today: Fighting Villainy on the High Seas provides a powerful account of modern piracy: : Piracy Today documents the problem and comes from a seaman who offers accounts from real life. Nautical collections need thisMidwest Book Review

Professional marine electronical engineer and author John C. Payne provides an excellent glimpse into the world of modern piracy in his book... , it also provides some analysis of the global response to piracy and some sound advice for crews in the event of an attack." Marine Log magazine