All You Need to Know About Oil-and-Gas-Jobs. The oil industry isn’t all about offshore work. Oil and Gas covers a big spread of work opportunities.

Oil and gas jobs covers offshore but it also covers a large volume of work on land, and this ranges from drilling to production and refining.

There are opportunities in the USA of course, in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, Alaska and some other states as well and of course in the GOM or Gulf of Mexico where deepwater drilling and production is on the move.

The Middle East dominates the main body of international land based Oil and gas jobs and this includes Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar and other UAE states, long with Iran, Iraq, Libya, Egypt and a few other sand blown destinations.

Then there are various countries in Africa, along with Russia, Kazahkstan and a few other places as well that offer oil and gas jobs.


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So many people enquire on how to get a job on an offshore oil rig on this website. In a number of cases they are just starting out entry level applicants with very few pertinent skills or anything else to offer. You have to realize that these are high technology environments so entry grade jobs are limited with a enormous number of people applying for them.  Fact is there are very few jobs open these days as the industry goes through its own great recession following the oil price collapse. For how long? that is the magic question.

There are opportunities to get into the offshore oil industry and that includes the drilling industry nonetheless you have to plan for this. All You Need to Know About Oil-and-Gas-Jobs

Once you are able to get into the offshore oil industry there is a lengthy career path as you serve an apprenticeship of learning the many things that make up what is now a very high tech industry. All You Need to Know About Oil-and-Gas-Jobs

In the drilling industry you can commence as a roustabout and in the long run end up as a rig manager, drilling superintendent or an oil company representative if you are smart enough.


There are opportunities for all these vessel types with the suitable qualification and experience. Entry level positions are largely within catering positions, or basic laboring positions.

One domain of opportunity overlooked by many job seeking people is the various positions available with third party companies who provide specialist services to rigs. All You Need to Know About Oil-and-Gas-Jobs

For platforms they might be maintenance personnel, for drilling rigs they vary from mud logging and cementing companies to down hole logging and ROV (Remote Operated Vehicle) companies. All present chances to go offshore, get experience and of course open up chances somewhere else. Many openings come about as you are in the right place and the right moment in time and get data about positions that may never get advertised. Once you are offshore it is all about networking and getting industry inside data about open positions. All You Need to Know About Oil-and-Gas-Jobs

There are numerous personnel out there who just desire to bewilder you with a spot of crap and jargon and also to try and get you to shell out up some hard earned money to supposedly get you a post. Stay tuned to this website for clear cut, no BS uncomplicated tips about verything from oil rig roughnecks to rig managers. by no means hand over funds to any company to get you a vacancy, as these are merely scams.

The message submission section on this page is really easy to do, but some beneficial advice to help you. I know that there are recruiters sometimes going through these submissions looking for promising candidates. If you want to impress people and catch their attention, then take some forethought with your submission and make the effort pay off. If you put a sketchy 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 lot 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 honest means nothing. If you have already invested in all the various required offshore safety certificates, then start with this. Above all do a spell check of the submission, bad spelling and abysmal grammar turns off possible employers. They say you only get one chance to make a first ipression. It is very true! All You Need to Know About Oil-and-Gas-Jobs

An example for you

Roustabout Position Wanted

I have all the essential offshore safety certificates, medical certificates and passport and I am prepared to go to work. I do not have any previous offshore experience but I am skillful 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 (describe this) and have good safety ethic (describe your safety understanding). State your educational attainments and even sporting achievements and prove that you are a team player. If you can think of some other experience or qualifications that have some purpose then say what they are. Put a 100 words or more down and sell yourself. All You Need to Know About Oil-and-Gas-Jobs

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