The Latest News and Offshore Jobs

Welcome to the weekly newsletter for the latest news on shipping, offshore and drilling industries with the latest jobs. This newsletter has the latest news stories and information on offshore employment, shipping, new projects and more. For those looking at working offshore or within the maritime industries this will give you some basic information on what is happening in the offshore industry and what jobs are there and more importantly for new entry people what qualifications and experience is required.

I am in the offshore drilling industry and have been for 30 years and I have no interest or other attachment to any company or operator or employment company. The site is funded by people clicking on advertising only. The site offers no easy money or easy job advice, as there isn’t any and times are tough in the industry as well.

OFFSHORE JOBS SCAM WARNING

Do not pay anyone and do not pay or register for any scheme on any website that says they will help you find an offshore job. You will never get a job this way and you will lose your money and maybe a lot more. You can get your own jobs by approaching drilling companies, and while there are agencies that supply people however they don’t charge you either. Do not pay money for a huge list of offshore companies, most are irrelevant to yourself and would not accept applications, or in many cases the job address is unreliable. These sites even have the company information wrong and clearly don’t work in the industry.

Every company has different ways of having candidates submit a Resume or CV, some are by email and other will only accept by registering on the website. Do not respond or deal with any company or respond to an email that purports to be recruiting for a drilling or other offshore company, you must go to them directly. Do not be misled with any person or company who uses a company logo or other trademark to legitimize their activities. In some cases job hunters are being contacted directly, by phone and e-mail in phishing scams. Do not be suckered in with these people. They typically offer high paying jobs and request that you send money to pay for visa applications and processing fees, or they may request your personal banking information. DO NOT DO THIS! No offshore drilling or other company requests any type of advance payment as part of any recruiting or hiring process, and never will any ask for personal banking information in an e-mail communication. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED Many of these advertise and guarantee that they will have your details out and you will be working within weeks and even days. Sorry buts it’s not going to happen!

OFFSHORE OIL RIG JOBS WEBSITE UPDATES

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Drilling News

US drilling activity was little changed from a week ago, down just 1 unit with 1,040 rotary rigs working the week ended Oct. 16 according to Baker Hughs. This compares with 1,976 rigs drilling in the same period last year. The loss was in land operations, down by 3 to 996 still active. Drilling in inland waters was up by 2 rigs to 11. Offshore drilling was unchanged with 33 rigs working in US waters, including 32 in the Gulf of Mexico. Of the rigs still working, 309 were drilling for oil, 4 more than the previous week. There were 721 rotary rigs drilling for natural gas, 5 fewer than previous. There were 10 rigs unclassified. Directional drilling was down 3 units to 181. Horizontal drilling increased by 2 rigs to 465. Among the major producing states, North Dakota’s weekly rig count increased by 5 to 53. New Mexico was up 3 to 48. Louisiana and Wyoming gained 1 each to respective counts of 160 and 40. California and Alaska were unchanged at 22 and 6, respectively. Arkansas lost 1 rig to 38. Texas, Oklahoma, and Colorado dropped 3 rigs each, with respective totals of 394, 74, and 36. In other states, Pennsylvania increased by 1 rig to 57 drilling. Utah lost 2 to 15, and West Virginia was unchanged at 21. The Canadian rig count increased by 11 to 250 rotary rigs working, down sharply from 437 a year ago.

Diamond Offshore Drilling has bought the newbuild 7,500-ft, dynamically positioned semisubmersible PetroRig II and renamed it the Ocean Valor. Diamond Offshore bought the construction contract from PetroRig II Pte. Ltd. for $490 million exclusive of initial mobilization costs, final commissioning, drillstring, and necessary spares. In late June, Diamond Offshore bought the newbuild dynamically positioned semisubmersible offshore drilling unit PetroRig I and renamed it the Ocean Courage

OFFSHORE NEWS

Offshore Incident BP has shut down production after the 75500 grt shuttle tanker Loch Rannoch collided with the Schiehallion floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) which is permanently stationed 175 miles west of Shetland. A total of 120 people were on the BP platform at the time of the incident. No one was injured and there was no oil spilt. The incidents is likely to halt production for up to six months.

New Drillship Order Brazil's state-owned oil company Petrobras intends to officially announce next week its plan to order 28 drillships worth some $17bn. Nine ships will be owned by Petrobras and the rest will be chartered from other owners. The newbuildings need to be delivered between 2014 and 2017. The first package of seven drillships will be ordered from one shipbuilder. The four shipbuilders including Samsung, Daewoo, STX and Sungdong are reportedly in the running. The Brazilian energy major is said to need significant offshore plants worth up to $42.5bn and this could break the protracted orders drought in the global shipbuilding industry. On the same day, Brazil's iron ore supplier Vale expressed its intention to order 11 VLOC carriers worth around $1bn from Daewoo and STX of South Korea..

RIG and SHIPBUILDING PROJECT NEWS

New Ship Order In what is a comatose and stagnant new building market, a Middle East oil tanker operator signed the first container ship order anywhere in the world since October 2008. The Abu Dhabi National Tanker Company placed an order for two gearless box ships of 1,060 20-foot equivalent units capacity at South Korea’s Hyundai Mipo Dockyard. The shipping unit of the state-owned Abu Dhabi National Oil Company is paying just over $19 million for each of the 13,000-deadweight-ton ships which are due for delivery in June and July 2011. The company negotiated a significant discount on the price, with similar sized vessels quoted at $25 million at the end of 2008 and $27.5 million in December 2007 when orders for box ships were at a peak. The deal is the first box ship contract in 2009 and compares with 208 vessels ordered in 2008, 545 in 2007 and 464 in 2006.

Cheap Ships Modern second-hand containerships also are being sold at steep discounts as charter owners seek to cut their losses in the current depressed market. A consortium of German ship-owners and finance houses recently paid $21.5 million each for a pair of 2008-built 1,700-TEU ships from Hong Kong’s Cido Shipping -- less than half the $45 million being paid for similar feeder vessels eighteen months ago. The vessels are on charter to South Korea’s STX Pan Ocean until mid-2011 at a daily rate of $16,500. Current rates for similar sized ships average just $4,250 a day.

SHIPPING and PIRACY NEWS

Pirates Hijack Container Ship Somali pirates have attached and hijacked a Singapore-flagged container ship. The Kota Wajar was seized around 300 nautical miles north the Seychelles. The ship had 21 crew members and was bound for Kenyan port of Mombasa. The attack took place early Thursday, just 24 nautical miles from the site of recent attacks on French tuna-fishing boats. The latest hijacking brings to at least six the number of vessels in the hands of Somali pirates. The others include a Spanish trawler, a Taiwanese fishing vessel and Ukrainian, German and Turkish freighters. More than 110 crew members are currently being held hostage. There has been a total of 174 attacks by Somali pirates since the start of 2009, 49 of them were successful hijackings. A 30 strong flotilla of foreign warships is patrolling the Gulf of Aden, and now pirates are striking much further out using mother ships. . Pirates focus most of their attacks on transitional weather periods between monsoons when the seas are quiet enough for them to operate from small fiberglass skiffs.

French Marines Battle with Pirates Marines posted on board two French fishing vessels in the Indian Ocean fired on and repelled two pirate boats in the early hours of Saturday morning. The Drennec and Glenan are reported to have been approached by the launches 195 miles north of the Seychelles. French marines first fired flares, then warning shots, and finally fired on the boats when they received small arms fire in return. The Seychelles coastguard and EU naval forces serving as part of the Atalanta task force apparently captured the boats and the mother ship, arresting 11 men.

Singapore Pirate Attack A pirate attack in the Singapore Strait was foiled by a vigilant crew. Navigation officers of the watch aboard the Latana - a 6,882dwt products tanker owned by Titan Petrochemicals in Hong Kong, spotted a small boat alongside to starboard. It was crewed by six men, two of whom climbed aboard at the poop deck. The officers sounded the general alarm and mustered the crew. The boarders disembarked and the small vessel departed. No one was hurt in the incident and nothing was stolen. In September this year, the 70,000dwt tanker Pacific Harmony was targeted by two men in a small boat, and that was followed by the suspicious approach to the 7,000dwt chemical tanker MMM Kingston.

Pirate Hostage for 6 Months A Taiwanese deep-sea fishing boat hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean in April is still docked in Somalia but its crew is safe. The Taiwanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said this after the Taipei-based China Times daily reported that same day that the Win Far 161, a tuna longliner, has been used by Somali pirates to attack foreign merchant vessels and even to open fire upon U.S. military aircraft. He also stated that the Taiwanese shipowner is still negotiating with Somali pirates over the amount of ransom needed to get the vessel back and that no progress has been made (as the owner simply doesn’t want to pay or negotiate). The Win Far 161 was hijacked near an island in the Seychelles April 6 (So the poor crew have been hostage more than 6 months!) . Of its 30-strong crew, the ship's skipper and first engineer are Taiwanese, while five other are Chinese, 17 are Filipinos and six are Indonesian.

The Germans Stop Pirate Attack The German warship Bremen intervened against suspected pirates. A helicopter from the EU Navfor warship identified suspected pirate craft in the Somali Basin. The suspected craft were made up of a mother skiff and two smaller skiffs,near the islands of Seychelles. The EU Navfor helicopter fired warning shots and the skiffs stopped. The crew from the helicopter observed that the suspected pirates threw a number of items over board. A boarding party from the German warship found on the skiff grappling hooks, ammunition, GPS and ten barrels of fuel. The skiffs had no fishing equipment on board and after confiscating the suspected pirate equipment the mother skiff and crew were released”

Ship Attack in Philippines The OOCL Taichung containership was reportedly been robbed at the anchorage of Manila South Harbour while anchored 2 nm outside the breakwater at the weekend when an unknown number of raiders boarded the ship and took away property.

More Japanese Warships Go to Fight Pirates Japan sent two Maritime Self-Defense Forces (MSDF) destroyers Tuesday on an antipiracy mission off Somalia to replace the two operating since July. The 4,650-ton Takanami and 3,550-ton Hamagiri, with some 410 personnel aboard, departed early Tuesday from their base in Yokosuka. In March they ordered the dispatch of two MSDF destroyers on an antipiracy mission off Somalia, marking Japan's first overseas policing action under the Self-Defense Forces (SDF) law. Under Article 82 of the SDF Law, which governs policing action on the seas, the MSDF warships could protect only Japan-related vessels, including Japanese-registered ships and foreign vessels with Japanese nationals or shipments aboard. In June the Diet enacted an antipiracy law authorizing the Self-Defense Forces to protect any commercial ship from pirates, regardless of its connection to Japan. It also enables the SDF to open fire on pirate vessels that, despite warning shots, continue to close in on other ships.

Container Ship LayupsThe number of laid up containerships increased 10.4 per cent in a fortnight, according to the latest Alphaliner survey, which showed 568 ships were idle, aggregating 1.35 million TEU as of October 12 from the 548 idle vessels, totaling 1.29 million TEU, noted two weeks earlier. The Paris-based agency said laid up fleet is now the biggest ever. Apart from ships in the 1,000-TEU - 2,000 TEU range (7,500-TEU plus sized ships lay-up rate remained steady), all sizes showed increases in idling during the two-week period.

Big Dredging Contract Boskalis has won a € 500 million LNG project in Australia for the construction of a port for the Gorgon LNG project off the coast of Western Australia and was awarded by Chevron Australia Pty Ltd in cooperation with Kellogg Joint Venture - Gorgon. Work is set to commence early 2010 and it is due to be completed by the end of 2011. The project includes the design and construct of a port including a Material Offloading Facility at Barrow Island, 50km northwest off the coast of Western Australia. Various dredging & marine contracting activities will be constructed under the responsibility of Boskalis. A roll-on-roll-off facility will be constructed in addition to 200 meters of quay walls and mooring dolphins. The project will be executed with a combination of a jumbo cutter, a large hopper and backhoes

Cruise Ship for New Zealand P&O Cruises will launch The Pacific Pearl cruise liner in Auckland and the vessel will be based in the city. The Pacific Pearl will be launched on December 19 next year. The 63,500 tonne vessel will be able to carry 1800 passengers. This is the first time the company has launched a vessel in New Zealand. The cruise liner business has been expanding rapidly in New Zealand. Ports of Auckland handled 69 cruise ships in the year to June 30. It will continue to handle cruise ships while no longer owning Queens Wharf and expects the number of arrivals to fall to 63 or 64 ships this season due to the economic downturn.

Container Traffic Slowdown. Container traffic in Rotterdam fell 13 percent in the first nine months of 2009 from a year ago, a slight improvement on the 15 percent drop in first half volume. Rotterdam handled 7.2 million 20-foot equivalent units in the January- September period, ensuring it will hold on to its top European ranking ahead of second and third placed Hamburg and Antwerp. The total volume of cargo fell 11.9 percent in the first three quarters to 283 million metric tons as all sectors reported lower traffic, with iron and scrap metal plunging 66 percent, dry bulk shrinking 33 percent and crude oil declining 7 percent.

ONSHORE DRILLING JOBS

Drill Crew Wanted in Odessa - Texas Derrickman, Driller, Floorhand, Rig Manager, Motorhand, Roughneck Patterson-UTI Drilling Co. LLC is looking for experienced and motivated candidates for all rig positions in the Midland TX area. They offer a competitive pay and benefits. Go to http://www.rigzone.com/jobs/ for this position using Rigzone's ''Apply Online'' feature

Drill Crew Wanted in Pennsylvania Derrickman, Driller, Floorhand, Rig Manager, Motorhand, Roughneck Patterson-UTI Drilling Co. LLC is looking for experienced and motivated candidates for all rig positions in the Midland TX area. They offer a competitive pay and benefits. Go to http://www.rigzone.com/jobs/ for this position using Rigzone's ''Apply Online'' feature

Driller – Landrig. - Driller urgently required for permanent position, working 28/28 rotations in Qatar. Freemac Marine - Tel: +44 (0) 1752 565160 - Email: info@freemacmarine.co.uk

OFFSHORE JOBS

4 x Assistant Drillers Wanted – For Drillship off Equatorial Guinea. They are currently looking for 4 AD’s to join Drillship immediately. This will be on a temporary basis for initially 45 days with the option to extend this. Candidates must have experience working on semi subs or Drillships. If this would be of interest to you, please get in touch ASAP. Please let us have copies of your CV, offshore certificates including your well control for surface and Subsea and HUET, together with copies of your passport, you're HIV Certificate and your police clearance as soon as possible. To Apply For This Position - email your resume/CV to allan.38622.1835@xltec.aplitrak.com

Mechanical Fitter (Thailand) – To support the Rig Mechanic on the FPSO. Must be hands on rotating equipment, fix pumps, generators etc. Note: crew change is out of South Bangkok. C-MAR (www.c-mar.com)

Rig Mechanic (Thailand) - To support the FPSO. Must be hands-on rotating equipment specialist - must be able to fix pumps, generators etc. Note: crew change is out of South Bangkok. C-MAR (www.c-mar.com)

Instrument Technician - Required for a DP diving support semi-sub, with capabilities for well intervention, coring, and pipelay. Presently working in Gulf of Mexico. Experience working as ETO or Instrument Tech onboard DP equipped Semi Subs or Dive Support Vessel is essential. C-MAR (www.c-mar.com)

Chief Engineer - For a versatile 162 metre DP2 multi-service vessel with reel pipeline capabilities of 3,000T and a 400T crane capacity. Operating globally. All candidates must possess a Chief Engineer (Unlimited) Certificate of Competency and previous experience onboard Construction or DSV vessels in a rank not lower than Second Engineer. The vessel is currently working in the US Gulf of Mexico and candidates with a valid B1OCS would be preferred. C-MAR (www.c-mar.com)

Deck, Engine and Ratings – All ranks required for new build PSV. Due to continuing business C-Mar are collecting CV’s for Seafarer’s of all ranks for new build DP equipped Platform Supply Vessels working in West Africa. The vessels which are being built in India are due to enter the market over the next Two years. Deck and Engine Officer’s with DP vessel experience are of particular interest. C-MAR (www.c-mar.com)

Subsea Engineer – BOP Our immediate requirement is for a Senior Subsea Engineer to work onboard a large Semi-sub in the North Sea. Must have a valid offshore medical and survival, and have completed your ECI and MIST training (can arrange this if you don't have it already). Derrick: Dreco 185'; Capacity: 1,300,000 lbs, Drawworks: National Oilwell E-3000 2,500 HP Mud Pumps: 3 x Continental Emsco FB-1600 triplex, 1600 HP Top Drive: Varco TDS-5 Rotary Table: Oilwell 49.5 in. diameter. C-MAR (www.c-mar.com)

All Deck & Engine Officers - Oil & Gas Tankers. Certificates: British CoC, DCE, (Junior Officers do not need to hold DCE). Relevant Tanker experience is essential, (Junior Officers need large ship experience). Senior Officers - 3 months on:off, all other Officer 4 months on, accruing 22 days leave per month worked. greg@seamariner.ltd.uk – Deck, mike@seamariner.ltd.uk - Engine

Chief Mate DPO – DSV - Certificates: UK Chief Mate CoC Unlimited, DP Unlimited, BOSIET, UKOOA Medical. North Seagreg@seamariner.ltd.uk

Chief Engineer – Drillship - Certificates: Cl.1, ENG1 , BOSIET - In Ivory Coast mike@seamariner.ltd.uk

DP2 Master - Urgent requirement for Cable Layer currently working in Brunei. 6 weeks on / 6 weeks off. 1,000 USD per day. Available Immediately. Kelly.stuart@dee-marine.co.uk or tel : +44 1224 594626

Workboat Master - Urgent requirement for vessel currently working out of Brunei. Must have recent experience onboard vessels with 2 and 4 point mooring spread and anchor handling experience. 500 USD per day. Kelly.stuart@dee-marine.co.uk or tel : +44 1224 594626

All Ranks Required - We are always looking for qualified, experienced crew for all types of vessels so please contact us immediately. Kelly.stuart@dee-marine.co.uk or tel : +44 1224 594626

First Engineer Wanted – With CoC Chief Engineer and DP experience preferred -28/28 Rotation - Ivory Coast / Mozambique. Freemac Marine - Tel: +44 (0) 1752 565160 - Email: info@freemacmarine.co.uk

Electrical Technician Wanted – Drillship and Semisub Experience - 28/28 Rotation – East Africa. Freemac Marine - Tel: +44 (0) 1752 565160 - Email: info@freemacmarine.co.uk

Subsea Engineer – Brasil for semi-submersibles - Current IWCF Subsea OR IADC Well Cap - Minimum 2 years Experience in Subsea Engineer Position Freemac Marine - Tel: +44 (0) 1752 565160 - Email: info@freemacmarine.co.uk

Rope Access (Abseilers) with Trades Wanted - We are recruiting rope access personnel with a trades or inspection background in the Industry for both derrick and other construction related activities for both North Seas and Overseas projects. Email us for further information: nrankin@derricksl.com

Trades Personnel We are also interested in receiving CV's from the following; Rig Builders (all levels, all locations Derrick Experience Pref.) Offshore Trades personnel (welders, pipefitters, electricians etc) - Email us for further information: nrankin@derricksl.com

Neptune Oil and Gas - Neptune require the following experienced personnel Drilling Rig Superintendent; Toolpusher; Driller; Assistant Driller; Subsea Engineer; Trainee Subsea; Crane Operator; Captain; First Mate; Second Mate Dynamic Positioning Operator (DPO); Chief Engineer; First Engineer; Second Engineer; Rig Electrician; Rig Mechanic; Electro Technical Engineer; Mechanic Contact - Tel: +65 6303 5500 (Singapore) or Email nmos@neptune-marine.net

Senior Electronic Technician - Required for a potentially ongoing position onboard a semi submersible offshore Oman and then India. Candidate MUST have: Previous experience of working onboard a semi submersible or Drillship in the role of Senior Electronic Tech. Survival – BOSIET, FOET or HUET; Medical Certificate; Electronic Qualifications

Assistant Drillers, Junior Drillers, Senior Drillers, Electricians. - Soul Resources is looking for personnel for a new project based in Singapore for a rig that is currently under construction and will go into operations in Far East next year: These positions will be offshore, so offshore experience is a requirement Location: Singapore construction yard then offshore Far East. Rotation: Offshore 28/28. Please contact our team at info@soulresources.com or + 44(0)208 886 8800

Pumpman/Derreckman - Offshore Congo (Soul Resources Ltd) urgently seeking to recruit following positions based offshore Congo: Driller; Pumpman/Derrickman; Rig Mechanic; Electronic Engineers. Preference is for candidates with Drillship or Semisubmersible experience, also all candidates must have previous international experience

Driller - Offshore, Libya , 10 yrs offshore experience in deepwater drilling / semi sub or drillship. Qualifications: Valid IWCF, Offshore survival OPITO certificates www.ipedex.co.uk

Assistant Drillers - Experienced deep water candidates with minimum 1 ½ years of AD deep water experience. Preferably familiar with the AKMH drilling package. C-MAR (www.c-mar.com)

Chief Cook - To work onboard their Construction Support vessel working out in the UAE. Six week on off rotation. The proposed start date for this mobilisation would be the 1st of November. Previous Offshore experience. Cook Certificate. Survival & Medical. C-MAR (www.c-mar.com)

Chief Officer - Africa required for a Heavy Lift barge in Africa. The successful candidate would be required the Middle of November. C-MAR (www.c-mar.com)

Barge Master- Africa required to work in Africa onboard a Heavy lift vessel. This successful candidate is likely to be required end of November. C-MAR (www.c-mar.com)

Chief, First and 2nd Engineers - With full marine licenses. Will need to have worked in a similar role on similar vessels. Specification: Friede & Goldman 6th generation semi is now in Jurong Shipyard, Singapore. Water Depth Rating: 7,500 ft C-MAR (www.c-mar.com)

Marine Master - FPSO South East Asia, THAILAND. Urgently required for a FPSO on a 28/28 rota. Previous shuttle tanker experience an advantage. DP experience also an asset. C-MAR (www.c-mar.com)

DPO and SDPO - To work on new build semi-sub in Mexico. Must have experience of this type of vessel. C-MAR (www.c-mar.com)

Captain – Previous experience of Shuttle Tankers, and up to date DP Knowledge. Vessel Specification: Length 230.2 M Breadth 32.3 M Depth 22.0 M Deadweight 79,469 DWT Storage 570,000 BBLs Production capacity 30,000 – 40,000 BPD Station keeping Dynamic positioning Single-point mooring C-MAR (www.c-mar.com)

Bosun – Experienced Bosun with Crane Operator experience to join pipe lay vessels, on a permanent basis starting ASAP. Gulf of Mexico. , Candidates must hold a valid B1/OCS visa. Navigational Watch Certificate, Rigging Certificate, Crane Operators Certificate, STCW, ENG1, Passport, B1/OCS Visa, HUET, HLO C-MAR (www.c-mar.com)

Senior Subsea Engineer - To work onboard a large Semi-sub in the North Sea. Must have a valid offshore medical and survival, and have completed ECI and MIST training (can be arranged if don't have ialready) They need someone ASAP with various choppers going over the next few days. Derrick: Dreco 185'; Capacity: 1,300,000 lbs. Drawworks: National Oilwell E-3000 2,500 HP. Mud Pumps: 3 x Continental Emsco FB-1600 triplex, 1600 HP. Top Drive: Varco TDS-5. Rotary Table: Oilwell 49.5 in. diameter C-MAR (www.c-mar.com)

Bosun/Crane Operator - Experienced Bosun/Crane Operator for pipe lay vessels, which is currently operating in Doha, Qatar. This is a permanent position and will be a 6 week on off rotation. Navigational Watch Certificate. Crane Operators Certificate. Rigging Certificate. STCW. ENG1. HUET C-MAR (www.c-mar.com)

Floorhand - Offshore Drilling Rig Australia - Maersk Drilling. As a Floorhand you will report to the Driller. Your main responsibilities will include: Handling drill pipes, casing & drilling equipment as instructed by the Driller or Assistant Driller. Perform work in the shale shaker room & carry out 1st line maintenance of equipment used for separating mud Perform daily cleaning, housekeeping & maintenance work on the drill floor & in the shale shaker room Assist the derrickman in mixing mud & chemicals & keeping mud logs Carry out regular inspection of the derrick & related equipment Assist the mechanic with routine maintenance & lubrication. Maersk Drilling operate a diversified fleet of modern drilling rigs and mobile production units. The fleet is engaged in drilling world-wide and production of oil and gas for the oil companies. Maersk Drilling have built up a fleet of units including advanced jack-up rigs, land rigs and cantilevered barge rigs. Maersk Drilling employs a large international staff in offices all over the world. www.maersk-drilling.com

Motorman - Noble Drilling International. Assist the Mechanic, Electrician and Rig Maintenance Supervisor in maintaining all rig power generating equipment and drives, blowout manifold, accumulator and lines, and all air, fuel, water, cooling and heating systems. Participate in training as required both on and offshore Ensure compliance with HSE Management System for safe, efficient operations Complete orientation process and comply with all safety policies and procedures Safely and efficiently perform all duties assigned Ensure the motor room is kept clean and all equipment is properly stowed Attend pre-tour, post tour, and special operations and weekly safety meetings Ensure all maintenance operations are safe, and correct or notify persons of any unsafe acts and/or conditions General maintenance around the engine room area, keep motor room and machinery clean and painted Assist the Mechanic, Electrician and Rig Maintenance Supervisor in maintaining all rig power generating equipment and drives, blowout manifold, accumulator and lines, and all air, fuel, water, cooling and heating systems CONTACT. 13135 South Dairy Ashford, Suite 800 TX 77478, Sugarland. Phone: +1 281-276-6100. www.noblecorp.com

2nd Engineer - GOM - Must have experience working on a DP Drillship or Semi-submersible rig, and will have worked on DP systems. You require an STCW or USCG 2nd Engineer unlimited COC, and must be a US National, or currently eligible to work in the US. Employment Agency Maxwell Bruce

2nd Engineer - Drilling rigs, offshore South East Asia. This is a staff vacancy offering a good salary and benefits package. Suitable candidates must have experience as a 2nd Engineer (preferably on a drillship/semi-submersible), and hold unlimited certification. Interested candidates should send an updated CV through Rigzone. Employment Agency Offshore Marine Services

Driller - Must have a current certificate of proficiency by an accredited well control school Driller's level. Must have all normal offshore related safety courses. Must have knowledge of operating rigs with cyberbase / amphion drilling controls. SEADRILL MANAGEMENT (S) PTE LTD in Singapore

Ballast Control Officer - GOM. Requires a valid USCG Ballast Control Operator's License/Endorsement. Experience as a BCO on an offshore drilling rig. Operate ballast control system on a semi-submersible drilling rig to maintain the required stability of the vessel; continually monitor the deck loads so as to maintain the desired list/trim through activation of the proper stability procedures; responsible for performing tasks in a safe, conscientious, and efficient manner under the supervision of the Barge Supervisor. Apply for this position using Rigzone's ''Apply Online'' feature. Diamond Offshore

Captain, Dynamic Position Officer - India. With a one of the leading drilling contractors in the world has requirements for Chief Mate/ Snr DPO/ DPO for their current offshore operations in India. Apply through RigZone. Company Leap29

Toolpusher and Driller - For drillship. The applicant should have a minimum of 3 years experience in this role. Apply via RigZone. Ross Recruitment Ltd

Master/OIM; Maintenance Supervisor - DP Experience; Rig Superintendent Chief Engineer; Senior Subsea Engineer; Subsea Engineer, Chief Mate; Second Mate/SDPO - Pride International has been awarded a five-year contract from a subsidiary of BP for Pride's advanced-capability, ultra-deepwater drillship that is scheduled for delivery in mid-2010. The unit is being constructed at the Samsung Heavy Industries, Co. Ltd. (SHI) shipyard in Geoje, South Korea to be initially utilized in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico The drillship is one of three Pride ultra-deepwater units under construction at the SHI shipyard. The rig will be one of the most advanced ultra-deepwater drilling and completions units in the offshore industry, capable of drilling in water depths of up to 12,000 feet (equipped for 10,000 feet) and drilling to a total vertical depth of up to 40,000 feet. The rig will offer a variable deck load of 20,000 metric tons, dynamic positioning in compliance with DPS-3 certification, expanded drilling fluids capacity, a 1,000 ton capacity top drive and living quarters for up to 200 personnel. All Candidates MUST Have: Legal authorization to WORK IN THE USA on a full-time basis for anyone other than your current employer. Minimum of FIVE YEARS work experience on a 5th generation rig. Problem solving capabilities. To Apply go to Pride International Website:

Drillers, Tourpushers, Toolpushers, Rig Mechanics/Rig Electricians Soul Resources Limited is urgently seeking to recruit seeking various drilling personnel. The client is looking for candidates with offshore experience on Jack-Ups, semisubmersibles and drillships, platforms. Also require candidates with good Cyber experience on jack-ups and land rigs. Locations: Libya, Egypt, Angola, Congo, Singapore. Apply via RigZone.

OIM/ Master With cyberbase DP Drillships and Semi-submersibles operating in Asia. This will be a permanent direct hire with the company. Send your latest resume, indicating your full contact details, expected and current salary and earliest possible available date. For more information, contact Adecco Engineering Pte Ltd at (65) 66655595 or email your resume to gwen.lau@adecco-asia.com or francis.wong@adecco-asia.com or apply through Rigzone

Senior Electrician/Electricians Asia Pacific and Middle East, Singapore. Must have four years experience as a Rig Electrician and be competent in the repair, maintenance and operation of electrical power generation and distribution systems, cranes, cyberbase rig control, rig auxiliary equipment, major drilling equipment and rig skidding and jacking systems. HNC/ONC Electrical or equivalent, minimum recognised Trade Apprenticeship. SEADRILL MANAGEMENT (S) PTE LTD Singapore. Apply though RigZone

Chief Electrician To work on the Bully I, purpose built drillship, currently under construction and capable of ultra-deepwater DP operations worldwide, specifically designed for moored and DP arctic operations. Competitive salary with incentives, plus a benefits package that includes Medical/Dental and Vision plans, as well as a 401(k) plan with company matching contributions up to 6%. Eligible candidates to submit their resumes Frontier Drilling via fax to 832.397.5572, via e-mail to employment@frontier-drill.com, or apply online at www.frontier-drill.com

Driller Deepwater Cyber Based. Must be in possession of a valid subsea Well Control BOP Certificate. Cyberbase and semi-sub experience greatly preferred. Apply via RigZone

Derrickman For DSV Seawell, GOM. The Seawell is a custom designed, dynamically positioned light well intervention and saturation diving vessel with a 20 year track record of success in the North Sea. The vessel's track record is second to none, having entered more than 650 wells, decommissioning over 150 live and suspended wells and 15 subsea fields. The vessel is capable of flowing wells back to the surface for clean-up operations and can also be adapted to perform well stimulation tasks. You MUST be a US Citizen or a permanent resident of the United States. Comprehensive offshore experience commensurate with the project scope of work. Have a Rigging and Banksman course. Valid Offshore safety/survival course and valid offshore medical certificate Helix Energy Solutions Group.

Motorman For DSV Seawell, GOM. MUST be a US Citizen or a permanent resident of the United States. Engine Watchkeeping Certificate, in accordance with STCW 95; Minimum 3 years experience in Motorman position; Experience performing routing preventative maintenance and minor repairs on Diesel-Electric power plants and DP Class II Power Management Systems; Solid knowledge of SMS and ISPS codes; Knowledge of offshore production processes and applicable Class / USCG rules is preferable, but not required. DP Operators certificate issued by the Nautical Institute, or comply with the requirements of Guidelines for Design and Operation of Dynamically Positioned Vessels DPVOA (IMCA). Comply with the requirements as described in Section 4.5 of the IMCA ''Training and Experience of Key DP personnel'' document. An adequate knowledge and experience with the relevant class of vessel in accordance with Section 5 of the IMCA document, ''The training and experience of key DP personnel.'' Helix Energy Solutions Group

Catering Manager M/V Caesar. The 480 foot long S-lay pipeline installation vessel Caesar is a world-class platform for installing various diameter pipelines in shallow and deepwater. The versatile vessel offers a range of depth configurations with a variable-radius stinger (70 to 300 meters) and adjustable length (70 and 100 meters). The Caesar can lay pipe from 6-inch to 42-inch OD. With its 400-ton tension capacity, the vessel can install pipe in water depths in excess of 6,500 feet, and install large diameter trunk lines in shallow water. With transit speeds of about 14 knots, the Caesar is readily available for service around the world. You MUST be a US Citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States. Minimum 3 years experience as Food & Beverage manager in a restaurant or on board a vessel. Hotel Management or Cook/Bakery school. Food handling and hygiene course. Fluent in verbal/written English. Computer literate and very good administrative skills. APPLY VIA RIG ZONE or Contact Helix Energy Solutions Group

HSE Advisor / Medic - Helix Producer 1. The Helix Producer 1 is a ship-shaped floating production unit (FPU) with a disconnectable riser transfer system that is currently being developed by Helix. This innovative vessel will be the first ship-shaped dynamically positioned FPU used in the Gulf of Mexico and is planned for first deployment at the Helix-ERT Phoenix development at GC 237. The FPU will have a process package capable of producing 30,000 BOPD, 70MMSCFD, and 50,000 BWPD and is expected to enter service in the first quarter of 2010. You MUST be a US Citizen or a permanent resident of the United States. Minimum 3 - 5 years related work experience. OSHA, MMS, USCG, and host country regulatory knowledge. Maintain EMT certificate/license during employment with the Company. Paramedic certification/licensure is preferred. APPLY VIA RIG ZONE or Contact Helix Energy Solutions Group