Friday, July 28, 2006

Offshore job

Entering the offshore oil rig industry
Working onboard a rig or in the gas industry is definitely hard work in a demanding environment. There are a variety of employment opportunities and positions that are available. These range from positions such as Roustabout and Roughneck, through to Rig Medic and Radio Operator. There are a variety of services available to apply your CV throughout the oil rig industry to maximize your employment prospects.

Jobs available
There is a large variety of jobs available. They expand throughout the working of the entire oil rig operation. With such a combination of positions available there is a job to suit any individual. Some of the jobs can range from Sub Sea Engineer, Mechanic, and Roustabout to more demanding jobs like Rig Medic and Ballast controlman. These are only a few of the titles of jobs for the oil rig industry. The many other job titles you may encounter are Mudman, Painter, Toolpusher, Watchstander, Radio operator, Motorman, Crane operator, Driller,.Captain, Safety man and Rig Welder.

Working conditions
While many of the offshore oil rig jobs are physical in nature, many of the rig companies go out of their way to make sure your time spent onboard is an enjoyable one. For instance, employees/client like Shell, Exxon, Petronas may find themselves living in accommodation wings that meet 4 or 5 star hotel standards - despite the fact that you a living in the middle of an ocean. However, this not always true to the contractor or subcontractor. They might stay on barge or ship. While you are on board the company will usually meet all food, board and laundry expenses, along with travel and transfer costs. Most offshore oil rig jobs call for a 14/21 day rotation that means you work for 14 days and have 21 off. This equates to you having approximately 3/5 of the year off on holiday. Most of the accommodation places will supply you with facilities to make your stay hospitable and enjoyable. Some of these include gym facilities, satellite TV rooms and entertainment facilities.


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