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Old 09-03-2007, 09:49 PM   #1
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offshore work

has anyone worked off shore oil rig jobs before?
i have a few questions for anyone who has
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texlurch, what is your job title, and what exactly are you doing?
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Old 09-04-2007, 07:52 AM   #6
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Haven't been offshore yet, but i work as a storekeeper, pretty much just handle all the spare parts. Actually leaving for India next week.
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i dont know what jobs are out there, other than a general hand. i just need a change, and ive thought about this type of job before, but want more info about it in general. such as lifestyle, hours, different jobs
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Most jobs are 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off. The work can be hard and dirty, sometimes dangerous.

While on the rig you'll work 12 hours on and have 12 hours off.
Most rigs swap shifts every week, so you'll work 12 midnight to 12 noon the first part of your hitch and then 12 noon to 12 midnight the last part of you hitch. There's not much to do during your off time.
Most rigs have some type of fitness room nowadays, there's t.v., internet if you bring your own or you have an office job like store keeper, or you could always play cards, dominos or sleep. Phone use is fairly limited. Depending on the carier your cell may get a signal.

The pay & benefits are good. If you're a hard worker, you can start out as a roughneck and work your way up. Some of the better companies are Diamond Offshore, Noble Drilling, and Transocean (I'm not sure if they're still around or have been bought up)

You can always try to go to work for an oil services company; National Oilwell Varco, Haliburton or FMC come to mind.

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Most jobs are 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off. The work can be hard and dirty, sometimes dangerous.

While on the rig you'll work 12 hours on and have 12 hours off.
Most rigs swap shifts every week, so you'll work 12 midnight to 12 noon the first part of your hitch and then 12 noon to 12 midnight the last part of you hitch. There's not much to do during your off time.
Most rigs have some type of fitness room nowadays, there's t.v., internet if you bring your own or you have an office job like store keeper, or you could always play cards, dominos or sleep. Phone use is fairly limited. Depending on the carier your cell may get a signal.

The pay & benefits are good. If you're a hard worker, you can start out as a roughneck and work your way up. Some of the better companies are Diamond Offshore, Noble Drilling, and Transocean (I'm not sure if they're still around or have been bought up)

You can always try to go to work for an oil services company; National Oilwell Varco, Haliburton or FMC come to mind.

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Old 09-05-2007, 06:49 AM   #13
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You can always try to go to work for an oil services company; National Oilwell Varco, Haliburton or FMC come to mind.

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ya, ive worked for what was Power Chokes off and on before, it is now exxpro. but does the same stuff. i may just work the 7-5 job on land ha. id probally get hurt working 12midnight to 12noon, i would not be able too adjust to that schedule easily ha.
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ya, ive worked for what was Power Chokes off and on before, it is now exxpro. but does the same stuff. i may just work the 7-5 job on land ha. id probally get hurt working 12midnight to 12noon, i would not be able too adjust to that schedule easily ha.
I thought you were looking for part time? Has something changed? Did you ever check out the referral I gave you? They would prefer a full time employee.
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Old 09-05-2007, 01:43 PM   #15
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I thought you were looking for part time? Has something changed? Did you ever check out the referral I gave you? They would prefer a full time employee.
ya im still working on my resume and getting up to date with current phone numbers and such. but ya something changed and im looking for full time now,and ill be sure to look into the refferal you gave me.
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Old 09-05-2007, 11:45 PM   #20
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I heard it was difficult for someone with no oil experience to get into offshore... true/false? cuz I don't mind learning new skills and working hard but I need to have some money to support myself, build up savings, and start working off my college loans.
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