Offshore vacancy is not for everyone
Do not be discouraged by stories you might have heard about how hard offshore vacancy is. For
sure, the offshore rig jobs are hard, but if you are in good physical shape and willing to work, you should not
have any trouble adjusting.
Offshore vacancy require that you be away from home, sometimes for weeks at a time. Often, the offshore
drilling vessel will not even be in sight of land. Offshore jobs involve long hours, working in all kinds of
weather conditions as well as in some dangerous situations. Being 100 miles offshore in the middle of a hurricane
is a frightening experience!
Offshore vacancy is very rewarding
On the positive side, offshore vacancy is very rewarding and exciting. Entry-level position such
as Roughneck salary starts from $50,000 US p.a. The food is good; the
quarters are clean and well kept. The benefits and opportunities for advancement are excellent and that is for
working only six months out of the year!
Offshore rig job working conditions
While many of the offshore rig jobs are physical in nature, many of the oil rig companies will supply you with
facilities to make your stay hospitable and enjoyable. Some of these include gym facilities, satellite TV rooms and
The oil rig companies usually meet all food, board and laundry expenses, along with travel and transfer costs.
Most offshore vacancies call for a 14 by 21 day rotation that means you work for 14 days and have 21 off.
As an approximate indication, entry-level offshore vacancy such as Roughneck
or Roustabout salaries start from $50,000 US p.a. People who work in trade,
professional or technical positions, tend to earn upwards of $70,000 US, with salaries of over $200,000 US p.a. not
Offshore rig job benefits
Benefits provided by companies involved in the offshore industry range from virtually nonexistent to excellent.
The better companies will provide major medical insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, 401 K programs and
The main requirement for working offshore is that you be in sound physical condition. You will be required to
pass a thorough physical examination, including a spinal X- ray. Answer all questions truthfully. You will also be
given a drug screening.
You must be at least 18 to do offshore rig jobs. The average age for oilrig workers is 27.
The better your experience in your field or profession, the closer prospective employers will look you at. If
you do not have any skill or experience that relates to the offshore vacancies, it does not mean you will not be
There are many entry-level offshore vacancies available, which require no previous offshore experience. The most
important thing is honesty. Be straight with your experience and your skills.
Your educationThe majority of entry-level offshore vacancies do not require a formal
education as the employer is more interested in your ability to do your job well and learn quickly. However,
completion of secondary school or petroleum industry courses may be required. Some
offshore jobs, such as a ballast controlman require at least a high school education. Other
positions, as they get more complex naturally require higher levels of education.
One of the foremost concerns of offshore oil rig employers is dependability. Regardless of how good you are, you
are not much good if you are not there! One of the quickest ways to lose your offshore job is not to show up for
Advancement and training
Offshore vacancies are very interesting. Advancement offshore will depend primarily on the company you work for
and your particular abilities. All companies want you to advance. They want you to become better trained so you can
do more and take a more responsible position.
Interest in training and learning your rig job and others sparks ambition. Once you get in and get some basic
training and experience you can move into many different areas involved in all phases of the offshore oil
The more courses you complete, the better chances for advancement and more credentials you have when you shop
for another offshore job.
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 vacancies may have larger security risks which results with a larger
If you are motivated to be part of highly professional team of people please, apply for the
offshore vacancy through the link below