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Finding Offshore Oil Job

Are you adventurous?

To be successful in seeking offshore or oil rig job, you must be willing to do what average and ordinary people are not willing to do. Offshore work is not for everyone. It requires that you be away from home. It involves long and hard hours, working in all kinds of weather and conditions as well as in some dangerous situations. Being 100 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico in the middle of a hurricane is frightening and adventurous at the same time.

Do you like to travel and see the parts of the world never seen by most people?

In the offshore industries, many travel opportunities exist as part of the job. You may find yourself posted to such countries as Saudi Arabia, Mexico, Russia, the UK or Indonesia. Working in other countries than the US or Canada can be more rewarding. These offshore jobs may have larger security risks which results with a larger pay.

Are you in good physical health?

Yes, oil field work is hard, at the same time it is very rewarding in terms of job security, ability to see travel and experience things not seen or experienced by ordinary people [...]

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By , on August 28th, 2013 Articles

Conversations with an Offshore Job Seeker

I recently had the following conversation with a job seeker through FaceBook, who is looking for an offshore oil job. I thought this conversation may be useful for other job seekers. The name of the person is changed for privacy. The content is edited for brevity, spelling and grammar.
offshore oil job seeker

offshore oil job seeker

Raj (Job Seeker): Hi!

Me: Hello Raj. How are you?

Raj: I am doing well, thank you.

Me: Welcome to the offshore job group on FaceBook.

Raj: I am looking to join offshore like oil rig or oilfield. I have CDC (Continuous Discharge Book) and done STCW (Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping) courses.

I want to join offshore work in offshore vessels. I would like to join offshore as a Seaman or Roustabout or something like that.

Me: OK

Raj: Now I have a job. But want to go offshore.

Me: What are you doing now?

Raj: I am in India, doing a sales job. Not related to ships or offshore. I am 32 years old.

Me: Why do you like to [...]

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By , on May 25th, 2013 Articles

How do I get an offshore oil job without any offshore experience?

Question: How do I get an offshore oil job without any offshore experience? No offshore company seems to want to take on anybody without experience but then how am I supposed to gain experience!

There are many ways to get into an offshore oil job. Contacts do matter for an offshore oil rig job. If you can reach out to any or all your friends and relatives to find someone who is currently working or recently worked in the offshore industry will give you your first break into an offshore oil rig job.

I tried, I don’t know anyone in the industry, what can I do now?

Getting offshore drilling job without experience

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One approach is to focus on an entry level job which doesn’t require any experience. This can work in some cases. But it can be hard because there are so many people trying to get into this lucrative job.

Here is a clever guerrilla approach:

If you are willing to try a very successful guerrilla approach, here is what you [...]

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By , on June 6th, 2011 Articles

How to select the right career in the oil and gas industry

Knowledge is power – practical or theoretical, or both! The more you know of the latest trends in the oil and gas industry jobs, the higher are your chances of making the cut in the interviews. This also includes some very hands-on research and banter with people already working on rigs or platforms offshore.

5 Tips to Choose the Best Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Author: John Barrow

The oil and gas industry jobs are available aplenty – even with the recession making inroads into this enormously successful and lucrative career landscape. And being a vast and an oft uncharted territory for most of the elite of the recruitment seekers, the oil & gas job search is often sans the cut-throat rivalry that is now pre-dominant in most other job arenas.

However, this does not make the road to making a career in this domain a cakewalk. Most of the interviewees either do not have an idea about how to search for jobs in this particular industry, or do not have the soft-skill or prowess to make it through an interview in the said sector.

Here are 5 tips to help you out [...]

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By , on June 6th, 2011 Articles

Types of offshore Oil Rig Jobs and their requirements

Before you decide to start a career in this industry, one needs to keep in mind certain criteria like health, age, experience, education and interests. The job requires you to be in good physical condition, and you need to pass certain medical examinations. Although the average age is 27 for offshore jobs, you can apply for coast guard or drilling contractor positions if you are less than 18. Experience in a particular field will help you to gain a better position and wage, but by and large, no previous experience or skill is required to be hired.

Please read this great article from Tony Jacowski.

Offshore Oil Rig Jobs

Author: Tony Jacowski

Job Requirements

Working offshore is not for everyone. The job requires you to travel and be away from home and your family. It is a hard and dangerous task that has to be accomplished in harsh weather conditions. On the other hand, growth opportunities are tremendous. Starting salary for a person with no previous experience is anything between $40,000 to $60,000 annually and that too for working only for six months in a year.

Once the workers have [...]

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