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.

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

I am still expanding and adding information and currently adding drilling company information by company and also the current job vacancies and how to submit an application and each drilling company page will have the latest job vacancies for that company listed. As jobs come and go daily the general jobs vacant pages will be updated weekly as well so do come and check regularly.

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DRILLING NEWS

Rig Count Continues to Improve

US drilling activity increased sharply by 21 rigs with 1,069 rotary rigs working at the week ending Oct. 30. This is in comparison with 1,971 rigs drilling in the same period last year. Most of the gain is in land operations, up 18 rigs to 1,021 units still active. Drilling in inland waters was up 2 units to 13. Offshore drilling was up 1 rig with 35 units working in US waters, including 34 in the Gulf of Mexico. Of the rigs still working, 330 were drilling for oil, 18 more than the previous week. There were 728 rotary rigs drilling for natural gas, 3 more than previous. There were 11 rigs unclassified. Directional drilling was up 1 unit to 180 and horizontal drilling made a 25-unit jump to 497 rigs active. Among the major producing states, Texas’ weekly rig count increased the most, up 13 to 411. North Dakota and Oklahoma gained 4 rigs each to reach 55 and 77 units, respectively. Colorado was up 3 rigs to 39. Alaska, Louisiana, and New Mexico were all up 1 rig each to respective counts of 6, 164, and 48. Arkansas was unchanged at 38 units working. California lost 1 unit to reach 22 and Wyoming’s count fell 3 to 39. In other states of interest, Pennsylvania remained unchanged at 59 rigs drilling. Utah was up 4 rigs to 19 and West Virginia was up 1 unit to 22.

RIG COUNT TICKER NOW ONLINE at http://www.offshore-oil-rig-jobs.com/drilling-rig-jobs.html

OFFSHORE NEWS

Rig Fire Off Australia

PTTEP Australasia is now fighting a fire on the Montara wellhead platform in the Timor Sea. The fire broke out during operations to plug the leaking well at the field, which was successfully intercepted over the weekend. The company says the fire broke out around the cantilever section of the West Atlas jack up drilling rig, which is directly above the platform, while heavy mud was being pumped into the well from the West Triton jack up rig about 2 km away. No one was aboard the West Atlas. The rig was evacuated when the oil leak began last August. The Nor Captain fire fighting vessel did pour water onto the fire in the early stages, but it is believed that this vessel has been moved away and is stationed a kilometer or two off the rig area. PTTEP says seawater is also being pumped down the relief well in a bid to wet the gas and help bring the fire under control. The company says the best way to stop the fire is to complete plug the leaking well and stopping the flow of oil and gas to the surface. In late news the well was reported plugged and the fire had also been extinguished but significant damage to rig and platform has resulted

RIG and SHIPBUILDING PROJECT NEWS

New FPSO for GOM

Keppel Shipyard Limited (Keppel Shipyard) is on track to deliver the first floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel for the US Gulf of Mexico (GoM) to BW Pioneer Ltd, an affiliate of BW Offshore. The FPSO was named at Keppel Shipyard, the vessel BW Pioneer will be turret moored at a water depth of about 2,600 metres – by far the deepest for an FPSO. The BW Pioneer has been leased by Petrobras America Inc. to operate in the Cascade and Chinook fields of the US GoM, with production scheduled for the first quarter of 2010. Designed to handle the harsh operating conditions in GoM, BW Pioneer is equipped with an internal disconnectable Submerged Turret Production (STP) mooring system and outfitted with advanced safety features to withstand environmental loads from currents, waves and wind. In the event of an approaching hurricane, this highly advanced safety feature will allow the FPSO to disengage from site and move on her own propulsion to seek sheltered waters. BW Pioneer has a storage capacity of about 600,000 barrels of oil, a process capacity of 80,000 bopd and gas export facilities of 16 mmscfd.

SHIPPING and PIRACY NEWS

Pirates Looking at Hostage Swap

THE British couple being held hostage in Somalia could be released in exchange for the freedom of seven captured Somali pirates, it was reported. Paul and Rachel Chandler from Tunbridge Wells, Kent, were sailing their yacht, the Lynn Rival, near the Seychelles in the Indian Ocean when pirates seized them more than a week ago. The group of kidnappers has demanded a $7 million ransom, but the UK Foreign Office has refused to negotiate. Now it has emerged that the pirates will consider freeing the Chandlers in exchange for the release of seven other Somali pirates, captured by European forces last week. The news came from Abdi Yare, a spokesman for the hostage-takers, who said also yesterday that the pirates had moved the couple – earlier held on a Singapore-flagged container ship off the coast – to a location near the pirate lair of Harardhere on the central coast of Somalia. “They were taken to a village outside Harardhere and they are fine so far,” he said. The seven pirates were rounded up in a joint operation by the European Union Naval Force Somalia after they tried to hijack a French fishing vessel 350 nautical miles east of Mogadishu on Tuesday. There is no precedent for captured pirates being swapped for hostages, but such a deal could not be ruled out. The UK Foreign Office declined to discuss its plans, but repeated the fact that it would never make “substantive concessions to hostage-takers”.

Pirates Fire on Warship

A Norwegian warship inspecting fishing boats off the coast of Somalia for suspected pirate activity was caught in heavy gunfire in the early hours of Sunday. The Norwegian sailors, cruising just off the north-eastern Somali coast, were fired upon in the dead of night by a dhow with between five and seven men on board and armed with heavy weaponry and Kalashnikov rifles. These were not innocent fishermen, they were armed with heavy machine-guns and Kalashnikovs. A statement by EU NAVFOR had earlier said "shots were fired when they approached the fourth, they were fired upon -- and clearly became nervous. The boarding party returned fire in self-defence -- and retreated to 1,000 metres (yards), because their main job was to escort a World Food Programme aid ship which had to keep moving.

Ships Pilot Jailed

A California man who piloted a cargo ship that caused a major environmental disaster in 2007 recently began serving a 10-month federal prison sentence. John Cota has begun serving the sentence for his role in the Cosco Busan oil spill. During the incident, on Nov. 7, 2007, approximately 53,000 gallons of oil were discharged when the ship collided with the San Francisco Bay Bridge. The discharge of heavy fuel oil from the Cosco Busan spoiled 26 miles of shoreline, killed more than 2,400 birds of some 50 species, temporarily closed a fishery on the bay and delayed the start of crab fishing season. Tens of millions of dollars in damages were caused to the bridge, ship and private parties. Cleanup costs have totaled around $70 million. In March, Cota pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor crimes of illegally discharging oil in the bay and killing thousands of birds

Much Bigger than the Titanic

It’s five times larger than the Titanic, has seven neighborhoods, an ice rink, a golf course and a 750-seat outdoor amphitheater. The world’s largest cruise ship is finally finished and Friday it began sailing toward its home port in Florida. The Oasis of the Seas will meet its first obstacle when it exits the Baltic Sea and must squeeze under the Great Belt Bridge, which is just 1 foot (30 centimeters) taller than the ship — even after its telescopic smokestacks are lowered. To be on the safe side, the ship — which rises about 20 stories high — will speed up so that it sinks deeper into the water when it passes below the span. Once home, the $1.5 billion floating extravaganza will have more, if less visible, obstacles to duck: a sagging U.S. economy, questions about the consumer appetite for luxury cruises and criticism that such sailing behemoths are damaging to the environment and diminish the experience of traveling. Oasis of the Seas, which is nearly 40 percent larger than the industry’s next-biggest ship, was conceived years before the economic downturn caused desperate cruise lines to slash prices to fill vacant berths. The Oasis of the Seas has 2,700 cabins and can accommodate 6,300 passengers and 2,100 crew members. The enormous ship features various “neighborhoods” — parks, squares and arenas with special themes. One of them will be a tropical environment, including palm trees and vines among the total 12,000 plants on board. They will be planted after the ship arrives in Fort Lauderdale. In the stern, a 750-seat outdoor theater — modeled on an ancient Greek amphitheater — doubles as a swimming pool by day and an ocean front theater by night. The pool has a diving tower with spring boards and two 33-foot high-dive platforms. An indoor theater seats 1,300 guests. Accommodations include loft cabins, with floor-to-ceiling windows, and 1,600-square-foot luxury suites with balconies overlooking the sea or promenades. One of the “neighborhoods,” named Central Park, features a square with boutiques, restaurants and bars, including a bar that moves up and down three decks, allowing customers to get on and off at different levels. The liner also has four swimming pools, volleyball and basketball courts, and a youth zone with theme parks and nurseries for children.

The Pirates Get Another Ship

Suspected pirates have hijacked a Thai cargo ship in the Gulf of Aden off the Somali coast, the MV Thor Star, was hijacked on Thursday with unknown number of crew members on board. The Thai ship was hijacked some 200 nautical miles north of Seychelles. There are still conflicting reports as to where the vessel was heading to and the nationalities of the crew members onboard. The Thai-flagged ship is owned by Bangkok-based Thoresen Thai Agencies.

Back to the Titanic

The company that has exclusive rights to salvage the Titanic wants to make another expedition to the world's most famous shipwreck in 2010. RMS Titanic Inc.'s expedition would be the first by the salvor since 2004, though two other expeditions have been to the site since then, including one by "Titanic" director James Cameron. The company went before a judge on Monday to seek a salvage award for its past expeditions, and to inform the court of its plans. They are not only intended to determine a salvage award, but to establish legal guarantees that thousands of Titanic artifacts remain intact as a collection and forever accessible to the public. Some pieces have ended up in London auction houses. The 5,900 pieces of china, ship fittings and personal belongings are valued at more than $110 million and are displayed around the world by Premier Exhibitions Inc.an Atlanta company. RMS Titanic is a subsidiary of Premier. The first two witnesses Monday testified about management changes at Premier and the perils and costs associated with salvage expeditions to the Titanic. The Titanic sank on its maiden voyage in international waters on April 15, 1912, and has been subject to competing legal claims since. An international team led by oceanographer Robert Ballard found it in 1985. Since then, RMS Titanic has retrieved artifacts during six dives.

The Pirates Are Very Busy

Somali pirates appear to be making up for lost time, following the monsoon season which caused a reduction in the number of attacks on shipping off the Somali coast. Since their successful capture of the Chinese bulker DE XIN HAI, reported in these columns last week, pirates have launched an unsuccessful attack on the Italian Ro-Ro vessel JOLLY ROSSO, sailing from South Africa for Italy via the Red Sea, and the Panamanian-flagged bulker AL KHALIZ which they seized along with the crew of 26 – of whom two are Burmese and the balance Indians. Jolly Rosso managed to make good its escape by some smart manoeuvering and increase of speed, despite being fired on with automatic rifles and rocket-propelled grenades. The ship was some 400 miles east of Mombasa at the time of the attack. In the case of the Al Khaliq the bulk vessel was sailing in waters about 180 miles off the Seychelles when pirates in two skiffs came storming on board. A maritime air patrol carried out after the attack confirmed that at least six pirates were in control of the ship, with one of the skiffs already taken on board the ship using the vessel’s own gear. There are no reports of any injuries from either ship. Meanwhile the seized Chinese bulker De Xin Hai which was captured last week en route from Richards Bay to India with a cargo of coal, has arrived off the Somali coast near Hobyo. Chinese sources report the ship has ample water and supplies and fuel for one month.

ONSHORE DRILLING JOBS

There has been a surge in land drilling so job seekers need to be banging the doors of land drilling companies if they want a job, and Texas is where most activity is happening

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

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 http://www.rigzone.com/jobs/ 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 http://www.rigzone.com/jobs/ 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 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