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.


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!


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Drilling News

Rig Count Improves

US drilling activity increased by 8 units this week with 1,048 rotary rigs working the week ended Oct. 23. This compares with 1,964 rigs drilling in the same period last year, Baker Hughes Inc. reported. The gain was largely in land operations, which was up by 7 to 1,003 units still active. Drilling in inland waters was unchanged at 11 rigs. Offshore drilling was up 1 rig with 34 units working in US waters, including 33 in the Gulf of Mexico.


New DP Drillship

Transocean has announced that its newbuild ultra-deepwater drillship ‘Petrobras 10000’ has commenced operations in Angola for a subsidiary of Petrobras under a ten-year drilling contract. Transocean has an agreement with the P&M Drilling International joint venture of Petrobras and Mitsui to acquire the rig under a 20-year capital lease contract. The ‘Petrobras 10000’ is one of 21 Ultra-Deepwater Floaters in the Transocean fleet. The rig features Transocean's patented dual-activity drilling technology, allowing for parallel drilling operations designed to save time and money in deepwater well construction, compared with conventional rigs.


A Slow Oil Industry Recovery

It is predicted in a report that investment in the upstream sector will return to growth by 2011, reaching around $350 billion in 2012. There will be a few, major new capital projects implemented through 2010, such as Gorgon in Australia, Rumaila in Iraq, blocks 17 and 31 in Angola, and the Kearl project in the Canadian oil sands sector. In some regions, operators are planning slightly more ambitious capital program than in 2009, reassured by the oil price remaining at around $70/bbl, and ready to exploit significant reductions in the regional cost base. The report finds that many of the areas where growth has been maintained through 2009 have been underwritten by major National Oil Companies such as in Saudi Arabia, Abu Dhabi, and Brazil, and Wood Mackenzie forecasts that total NOC spend will remain steady at around $100 billion per year (in real terms) over the next five years.


Brasil Contract

Subsea 7 Inc one of the world’s leading subsea engineering and construction companies, announced today that it has been awarded an engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning (EPIC) contract from Petrobras (Petroleo Brasileiro S/A) for the Roncador field, offshore Brazil. The contract is valued in excess of US $200m. The workscope is to engineer, procure, fabricate, install and commission one 12” gas export line (38.7km long) and one 12” oil export line (42km long), connecting the P-55 platform to the PRA-1 platform. The scope of work also includes the procurement and installation of associated subsea equipment. The offshore pipelines and equipment installation campaign will take place between Q3 2010 and Q2 2011 and will be carried out by one of Subsea 7´s pipelay installation vessels. Engineering and project management work will be conducted at Subsea 7´s offices in Niteroi, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and the fabrication of the rigid pipelines will be carried out at Subsea 7´s pipeline fabrication spoolbase at Ubu, Brazil.

Rig Upgrades

Noble Corp. has awarded Aker Solutions a $14.7-million contract to provide a drilling equipment package, including derrick and pipe-handling components, for three Brazil-based drillships. The components will be delivered and installed as part of reliability upgrades of the Noble Leo Segerius, Noble Roger Eason, and Noble Murvalenko. First equipment deliveries are scheduled for early next year


Pirates Strike Again

At least 24 Indian sailors were taken hostage by Somali pirates who hijacked a Panamanian-flagged bulk carrier near Seychelles on Thursday. The MV Al Khaliq was Indian-managed and had a sizeable number of Indian crew aboard, Noel Choong, the head of the International Maritime Bureau's Piracy Reporting Centre, told PTI in Kuala Lumpur. A NATO spokesman in London said, "There were 26 crew on board -- 24 Indians and two Burmese. The 33,000 DWT bulk carrier was hijacked Thursday morning in the Somali Basin. "This is the third vessel hijacked by Somali pirates during the last one week," the spokesman told PTI. The EU's antipiracy naval force has said in a statement that the incident took place 180 nautical miles west of Seychelles. They said six pirates are on board the ship, which is being followed by "two attack skiffs (boats)". The mother ship of the pirates has been taken on board with the help of a crane, it said. Two Indians were among anunspecified number of crew on board a ship, 'MV Kota Wajar', which was hijacked by Somali pirates on October 15 in the Indian Ocean. Choong said today's hijacking came just after the Piracy Reporting Centre had sent a warning to all ships transiting east and south of Somalia, off Kenya and Off Tanzania. The number of attacks globally in the nine-month period surpassed the total of 293 cases recorded in all of 2008, the International Maritime Bureau (IMB) said. Pirates from the war-torn country of Somalia have been blamed for the spike in the number of cases reported in the Gulf of Aden, from 51 in the January-September period of 2008 to 100 this year. In the Somali coast, 47 incidents were reported this year against 12 last year. The Somali pirates have also extended their reach to the southern region of the Red Sea, the East Coast of Oman and the Bab el Mandab Straits. In total, they were responsible for 168 attacks in the first three quarters of this year. They have succeeded in hijacking 32 vessels and holding 533 crew hostage. As of September 30, the IMB said four vessels with over 80 crew were still being held pending negotiation

Pirates Threaten to Execute Ukrainian Seafarers

Pirates, who have been holding a Greek-owned cargo ship since May 2, pledged to start killing Ukrainian crew members as soon as fuel on the ship runs out, the Russian Seamen's Trade Union said on Friday. The union urged Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko to take immediate action to release 24 Ukrainian sailors. "All crew members need aid, the situation on the vessel is critical: pirates threaten to kill everybody as soon as fuel runs out and the diesel generator stops," the trade union said on its website. Water, food and medicines at the ship have run out completely, the union reported. The Ariana cargo ship was seized by pirates 250 miles southwest of the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean. The ship was en route to the Middle East from Brazil and was carrying 35,000 metric tons of soya. The pirates, who demand a ransom of $10 million, escorted the ship to the Somali port of Hobyo.

Pirates Threaten to Execute Chinese Seafarers

Pirates from Somalia who hijacked a Chinese bulk carrier in the Indian Ocean threatened to execute its 25 Chinese crew members if any rescue operation was attempted. The De Xin Hai was carrying about 76 000 tons of coal from Richards Bay to India when it was seized by gunmen about 700 nautical miles east of Somalia on Monday. "We tell China not to endanger the lives of their people," Hassan, an associate of the gang, said by phone from the pirate stronghold Haradheere. "If they try that, we will execute the whole crew." In response, China vowed to go "all out" to rescue the ship and its crew. Somali pirates currently hold six ships captive. The 2008 built Chinese bulk carrier DE XIN HAI (40892 gt) was hijacked in the Indian Ocean 550 nautical miles (1,000 kilometres) northeast of the Seychelles and 700 nautical miles off the east coast of Somalia, prime territory for marauding pirates. "This shows that the pirates are expanding their operations," said an official at the China Shipowners' Association in Beijing. It was the first reported attack on a Chinese merchant ship in the Indian Ocean, he said. "The Indian Ocean is very big, and too hard to defend. The Gulf of Aden is a more limited area." China with great fanfare sent three warships to Somalian waters late last year, after a ship carrying oil to China was attacked by pirates. But Chinese warships, like those of other nations, primarily provide protection in the narrow and dangerous Gulf of Aden, not in the much larger Indian Ocean. Chinese ships travelling through the Gulf of Aden form convoys that are escorted by warships from Djibouti to the mouth of the Gulf, according to the association's website. Convoys sail about every five days in each direction. The De Xin Hai was travelling alone up the east coast of Africa when she was hijacked, with about 25 Chinese crewmen onboard. Shipowner Qingdao Ocean Shipping, a unit of China Ocean Shipping or COSCO, requested help on Monday afternoon. Ships travelling up the east coast of Africa are advised to stay at least 600 nautical miles offshore, Chinese shippers said. The De Xin Hai was beyond that range. "Somalia is a real headache for everyone. If you stay too far from the coast, you lose time and it costs too much extra money," said a Hong Kong shipbroker. "Every captain has to decide how offshore to stay based on his own experience." Some French and Spanish fishing fleets north of the Seychelles have also been attacked in recent weeks, as the pirates range into the Indian Ocean. The De Xin Hai was about 350 nautical miles north of the Seychelles. Ship captains generally begin evasive action when they spot pirates approaching, the broker said, adding that the much smaller pirate flotillas are "not easy to see, especially at night." Warships can only help if they are less than 45 minutes away, he added.

Under Age Pirate to be Freed

A Spanish court said on Tuesday it would free one of two suspected Somali pirates captured after the hijacking of a Spanish fishing boat because he appeared to be under 18-years-old. The immediate future of the suspect, whose name was erased from the official court document announcing the decision because his age could be less than 18, will now be in the hands of Spain's juvenile justice system, which could send him to a juvenile correction centre. The two Somalis were captured by the Spanish navy in the Indian Ocean shortly after the tuna boat Alakrana was overrun on October 2 and its multinational crew of 36 taken hostage. The pirates are still in control of the boat, whose home port is in the Basque Country in northern Spain, have said they will not negotiate the crew's release until their two comrades are freed. The freeing of the young suspect did not appease them. "Releasing only one of our friends will only worsen our relations with Spain," Hussein, an associate of the gang holding the ship, told Reuters by telephone from the pirate stronghold Haradheere. "We ask them to free our other friend otherwise our talks will not succeed and their people will remain imprisoned like our colleague."

Piracy Update – Some Grim Tales!

Somali pirate attacks have fallen in the past four months helped by the presence of foreign navies and more effective deterrence measures by ships, the International Maritime Bureau said on Wednesday. Here is a list of ships under the control of Somali pirates: WIN FAR 161: Taiwanese tuna boat, seized on April 6, 2009. ARIANA: Seized on May 2, 2009. Ariana was seized north of Madagascar en route to the Middle East from Brazil. The 24 Ukrainian crew were said to be unhurt. The ship, flying a Maltese flag, belongs to All Oceans shipping in Greece. CHARELLE: Seized on June 12, 2009. The 2,800-tonne cargo ship carrying about nine crew was attacked south of Oman. ALAKRANA: Seized on Oct. 2, 2009. The 3,716-tonne fishing vessel has a crew of 36 and a home port in the Spanish Basque Country. The Seychelles coastguard said the ship was seized 400 nautical miles northwest of Mahe. The vessel had previously escaped an attempted hijack on Sept. 4. KOTA WAJAR: Seized on Oct. 15, 2009. The 24,637-tonne container ship, seized 300 nautical miles north of Seychelles, was heading for the Kenyan port of Mombasa from Singapore. It had 21crew on board. DE XIN HAI - Seized on Oct. 19, 2009. The Chinese bulk carrier carried about 76,000 tonnes of coal and there were 25 Chinese crew aboard when it was hijacked in the Indian Ocean 550 nautical miles northeast of the Seychelles and 700 nautical miles off the east coast of Somalia. The vessel is owned by the Qingdao Ocean Shipping Co.

MV KOTA WAJAT, the Singaporean-flagged container vessel, sea-jacked off Somalia has reached the Somali coast close to Hobyo in Central Somalia. The captain of MV ARIANA, which is also held nearby, requested from the new arrival to receive some fuel, since the ship with 24 Ukrainians on board (incl. 2 women of whom one is seriously ill) is without any fuel and has been apparently completely abandoned by the Greek owner as well as the Ukrainian government. Also MV CHARELLE, owned by a New Zealand company, sent a renewed MAYDAY to the naval vessel and a humanitarian organization, because the crew of 7 Sri Lanka sailors and 3 Pinoy has run out of water and food and the ship is very low on fuel. The 10 man crew so far is still healthy with the exception of cases of diarrhoea, since no clean drinking water is available for them. But talks for the release had obviously broken down and a renewed attempt to revive the negotiations has to be made.

Piracy attacks around the world numbered 324 during the year to Oct. 20, with 37 vessels hijacked and 639 hostages taken. In the same period in 2008 there were 194 attacks, 36 ships hijacked and 631 hostages according to the latest figures from the ICC International Maritime Bureau's Piracy Reporting Centre (IMB). -- Of the 324 incidents, in the same period, attacks by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden and the east coast of Somalia, numbered 174, with 35 vessels hijacked and 587 crew taken hostage.

Watch Out Pirates!

Several Spanish tuna trawlers based in the Seychelles are employing former British soldiers to protect themselves from pirates off the coast of Somalia, daily newspaper El Pais reported on Monday. The decision was taken following the refusal of the Spanish government to allow soldiers to be placed on the trawlers because Spanish law does not permit the military to be used for protecting private property, it said. Spanish fleet owners have stepped up their demand for marines to be stationed on board their fishing vessels, as France has done, since Somali pirates seized a Spanish tuna trawler in the Indian Ocean on October 2 and are demanding four million dollars for the release of the ship, the Alakrana, and its 36-member crew. There are currently eight Spanish trawlers registered in the Seychelles who are employing former British soldiers supplied by British security firm Minimal Risk. Many are Gurkhas from Nepal who fought for the British army. Spanish commercial fishing company Albacora has four former British soldiers armed with machine guns stationed on each of its boats in the region. It is expensive but the seizures (of boats by pirates) are even more expensive. It is the only solution. Either we go out protected or we stop fishing".

Big Drug Seizure on the Hash Highway

A U.S. ship has seized about four tons of hashish being transported aboard a boat off the Horn of Africa. The Navy's 5th Fleet in Bahrain said on Tuesday that guided missile cruiser Anzio stopped the skiff after a brief chase in the Gulf of Aden. Waters in the area are used by ships headed for the Suez Canal and are also infested by Somali pirates and smugglers. U.S. forces have dubbed the stretch of the Indian Ocean the "Hash Highway." The Navy says the seizure occurred October 15, while the Anzio was leading a multinational anti-pirate task force in the region. It says the drugs have a street value of $28 million, and could have helped fund insurgents in Afghanistan

EU Forces Define Capability

The European Union has said it cannot be counted on to respond nor can it be held responsible for ship hijackings outside the defined EU NAVFOR area of operations in the waters off Somalia. In a statement from the Council of Ministers regarding the hijacking of the stone-dumping vessel Pompei outside the protected zone earlier this year, the Council said: The criteria applied when deciding whether to accept a request for protection are the vulnerability of the commercial vessels and the availability of combat vessels in the area concerned, bearing in mind the priorities laid down by the council and within the geographical limits set by the council. Pompei was not in the European naval force’s area of operations. The EU cannot be held responsible for events which take place outside the area of operations defined by the EU."

Container Ship Market is Gloomy News

A large number of new container ships due for delivery this year and next, and the possible return to service of idled vessels could extend industry oversupply into 2011. Container shipping line operators have posted large losses since the end of 2008 following the onset of the financial crisis, prompting them to scrap old vessels and idle some of their fleet. Those moves, coupled with improvements in the global economy, have helped freight rates to rise recently. This year, 286 ships with a capacity of 8,000 TEU’s and above will join the global container fleet, while another 211 ships of this size will enter service next year. There over 500 redundant ships, anchored outside ports, waiting to re-enter (service). The industry may return to normal perhaps in 2012

Chopper Accident

An Army Black Hawk helicopter crashed on a Navy ship during training, killing one service member and injuring eight, the Navy said. Service members were rappelling down a rope from the helicopter to the USNS Arctic around 8 p.m. Thursday off the Virginia coast near Fort Story when the crash happened. The helicopter crashed into the ship's stern and ended up on its side. A small fire on the ship's deck was quickly extinguished. The cause of the crash was being investigated. A second helicopter took the injured people to a hospital for treatment.

The Mysterious Arctic Sea Hijacking Gets Stranger and Stranger!

Remember that story about a Finnish cargo ship with a Russian crew on board that mysteriously disappeared for weeks in mid-summer? When it turned up, hijackers were blamed. But the story is unraveling. Israeli intelligence sources say the vessel was actually under the control of a group renegades shipping a quantity of Russian made S-300 missiles and/or something else very sensitive to Iran. Those missiles are some of the most potent in Russia's arsenal. The Russian government had no knowledge of what was going on until Mossad allegedly tipped off government officials. It was at that point the Russian Navy set out to recover the vessel and in order to avoid the embarrassment associated with the whole scheme, the story about the vessel being hijacked was concocted. The story about armed men taking over the boat has been knocked down by the lawyer for the eight Estonian men who say they were framed. The story is further complicated by reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu paid a secret visit to Russia in early September to voice concern about the shipment. The question now is who were the renegades, and how did they get their hands on Russian S-300 missiles without the knowledge of the Russian government?


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 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 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:


Catering – Ship Deckhand - Louisiana Sodexo Remote Sites USA want same, reports to Steward/Night Cook. Assists cook with the daily preparation and serving of meals and the maintenance of housekeeping duties at the workplace facility according to customer contract specifications. Go to for this position using Rigzone's ''Apply Online'' feature

Catering – Ship Deckhand - Texas Sodexo Remote Sites USA want same, reports to Steward/Night Cook. Assists cook with the daily preparation and serving of meals and the maintenance of housekeeping duties at the workplace facility according to customer contract specifications. Go to for this position using Rigzone's ''Apply Online'' feature

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

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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. – Deck, - Engine

Chief Mate DPO – DSV - Certificates: UK Chief Mate CoC Unlimited, DP Unlimited, BOSIET, UKOOA Medical. North

Chief Engineer – Drillship - Certificates: Cl.1, ENG1 , BOSIET In Ivory Coast

DP2 Master - Urgent requirement for Cable Layer currently working in Brunei. 6 weeks on / 6 weeks off. 1,000 USD per day. Available Immediately. 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. 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... 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:

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

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:

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:

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:

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

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 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

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 (

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 (

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

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 (

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 (

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 (

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

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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.

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.

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 or 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, or apply online at

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