All You Need to Know About Offshore Drilling Jobs. Many consider that the path to offshore oil rig jobs is all gold, but it isn't. Many who do get paid high salaries have spent many years in the industry supported by education and training and experience in Offshore Drilling
There are opportunities to get into the offshore oil industry and that includes the drilling industry nonetheless you have to to plan for this.
Once you are able to get into the offshore oil industry there is a extensive career path as you serve an apprenticeship of learning the many things that make up what is now a very high tech industry.
In the drilling industry you can commence as a roustabout and at the end of the day end up as a rig manager, drilling superintendent or an oil company representative if you are smart enough. There are good offshore drilling jobs and its worth keeping up the effort.
What is an offshore oil rig? In scores of cases people on this site do not know what they are. The designation oil rig covers a broad range of vessel types and rigs.
They label offshore oil rig is also broadly applied to oil drilling rigs, oil production installations such as platforms and Floating Production and Storage Offload (FPSO) vessels, and the oil industry can also include many service vessels such as crane barges, accommodation rigs, diving support vessels, geological survey vessels, platform supply vessels (PSV) or as they are also called Offshore Supply Vessels (OSV's) and there are Anchor Handling Tug (AHT), as well Safety Standby vessels and more.
There are offshore drilling jobs opportunities for all these vessel types with the appropriate qualification and experience. Entry grade positions are normally within catering positions, or basic labouring positions.
One domain of offshore drilling jobs opportunity overlooked by a lot of job seeking people is the various positions available with third party companies who render specialist services to rigs.
For platforms they might be maintenance personnel, for drilling rigs they range from mud logging and cementing outfits to down hole logging and ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) contractors. All present chances to go offshore, get experience and of course open up chances elsewhere. Many positions come about as you are in the right point and the right moment in time and get data about openings that may never get advertised. Once you are offshore it is all about networking and getting industry inside data about vacancies. Yes there are opportunities to get into the Oil and Gas Drilling industry however you need to show some motivation and chase after it, there are no free rides here
There are numerous people out there who just want to bewilder you with a spot of bullshit and jargon and also to try and get you to shell out up some hard earned money to supposedly get you a vacancy. Stay tuned to this website for simple, no BS hard-nosed tips about verything from oil rig roughnecks to rig managers. by no means give out funds to any organization to get you a post, as these are no more than scams.
If you already have Offshore Drilling Employment and are looking for a change then there are many positions going.
The main thing about Offshore Drilling Jobs is to know who all the companies are, where they work, what type of rigs they operate and that is the best way to see where you fit and what you need to prepare for
The various drilling contactors are now trying to get personnel to crew up the 100 or mpre Oil Drilling Rigs on order that comprise deepwater DP drillships, Semi-submersible Rigs and the many Jackup Rigs that are also on order or under construction
If you want to get an offshore drilling job then at least you ought to know who they have on board a drilling rig and what they do and the average offshore rig
For the Rig Drill Crew
Rig Manager, Toolpushers, Drillers, Assistant Drillers, Derrickmen, Roughnecks (Floorhands), Roustabouts, Rig Mechanics Hydraulic Engineer, Sub Sea Engineers, Rig Welders, Materialsmen (Storekeepers, Warehousemen, RSTC)
For the Rig Technical Crew
Chief Engineer (First Engineer), Assistant Engineers (2nd and 3rd Engineer), Electrical Supervisor (Chief Electrician), Rig Electricians, Electronics Technicians, Motormen
For the Marine Operations Crew
The OIM (Offshore Installation Manager), Stability Technicians or Mates, Dynamic Positioning Operators (DPO’s), Deck Formen (Bosun), Deck Crew or Seamen, Crane Drivers, Rig Medic Rig Administrator, Radio Operators, Rig Safety Officer
For the Catering Crew
The Camp Boss, Chief Cook (Chef), Assistant Cook, Stewards (Utility hands)
The message submission section on this page is really easy to do, but some excellent advice to help you. I know that there are recruiters sometimes going through these submissions looking for possible candidates.
If you need to impress people and capture their interest, then take some forethought with your entry and make the endeavor pay off. If you put a vague title and a one line badly spelt or written statement on how to start, what positions open etc it simply will not get posted
On your Title clearly state the position you are seeking. Don't add a number of different ones as no one will look at this.
In the body of your message put forward clearly what skills you have that may be of use if you are new entrant. If you have any educational qualifications, list them including with a introductory summary of important work experience. Going on about how hard a worker you are and how reliable means nothing. If you have already invested in all the numerous required offshore safety certificates, then start with this. Above all do a spell check of the submission, poor spelling and abysmal grammar turns off potential employers. They say you only get one chance to make a first impression. It is very true!
THIS IS AN EXAMPLE SUBMISSION
Roustabout Position Wanted
I have all the necessary offshore safety certificates, medical certificates and passport and I am all set to go to work. I do not have any previous offshore experience but I am proficient with tools and machinery having worked on building sites driving bulldozers and diggers or driving cranes, forklifts, rigging, scaffolding and any other helpful machinery maintenance experience (give details this) and have good safety ethic (describe your safety understanding). State your educational attainments and even sporting achievements and show that you are a team player. If you can think of some other experience or qualifications that have some benefit then say what they are. Put a 100 words or more down and sell yourself. It is your very own webpage but please NO RESUME or CV will be posted, do a simple summary of who you are. All You Need to Know About Offshore Drilling Jobs
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