Basically there are 3 important questions to ask to yourself still before you start your own research concerning chances of getting employed and having a career on offshore oil platforms. Wouldn't that just be a mere waste of time?
The information we suggest might be helpful for jobseekers looking for entry level oil rig jobs.
Statistically, the 3 main reasons why greenhand freshers leave their newly acquired so well paid, though entry level jobs on offshore rigs or oil production platforms either immediately after having tried, or one or so months after having started working offshore, are as following:
- They can't sustain being away from family and friends for long weeks
- They feel unwell about having to work and live in a limited space, many perceiving this confinement like being imprisoned
- They discover they are not O.K. with working 12 hours in a row instead of the "normal" 8 hours they used to, while on land, in other industries.
It's highly recommended therefore that you ask these 3 questions to yourself before considering an entry level offshore job and submitting your application for a position on oil rigs, regardless of whether you are seeking one of the physically demanding jobs like roustabout, roughneck, painter, galleyhand or a less stressful vacancy like rig medic, electrician, or radio operator:
- How long can you stay without direct live communication with your relatives and people you've got accustomed to communicating with on everyday basis or regularly?
- Can you endure living on a limited site? For example, don't you start feeling frustrated, when you are deprived of possibility to leave premises for a week, besides just standing on the balcony? Do you start feeling irritated by the same faces that you see all the time several days in a row?
- Do you get scared thinking of having to get accustomed to working during long hours, sometimes overtime?
If you can't say with confidence you don't feel confused or strongly hesitant while answering these questions in favor of getting hired, then working in offshore drilling is what you better do not even try. It would be best to test by modelling the situations we've described and only then admit you're sure you wish to face them.
Work on Australia rigs
First Aid Certificate is the least what is required to make your chances realistic when applying for Australia offshore oil rig jobs. Most deck crew workers are also required other valid certifications such as OPITO (Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organization) approved BOSIET certification.
It is essential that applicants for oil rig jobs in Australia hold legal permit to work in Australia
Most popular oil rig jobs currently advertised as vacant:
- Electrical Maintenance Technician
- Offshore Oil Rig Welder
- Rig Superintendent
- Drilling Supervisor (Foreman)
- Drilling Rig Mechanic/Inspector - Australia
- Radio Operators, Electricians
- Drilling Supervisor
- CSG/SIS Directional Driller (Brisbane, AUSTRALIA)
- Chief Rig Mechanics, 2 positions
- Drilling Supervisor – Australia – 4/4 Rotation
- Assistant Drillers
- Rig Managers & Drillers, Queensland
- Motorman (Offshore)
- Mechanical/Drilling Equipment Inspector
- Subsea Engineer Assistant
- Well Site Supervisor (Singapore)
- Toolpusher, no experience
- Drilling Engineer (Aberdeen)
- Roustabouts and roughnecks
Statoil hires for working on oil platforms in Norway directly. Announcement found on Statoil ASA's website reads: If you are interested in working on an oil platform please contact Statoil ASA in Norway directly.
You will very soon discover that safety and survival issues are taken very seriously on any Australia oil rig or oil production platform. In any case, once hired, every employee or worker gets updated routinely on how to behave should an emergency occur, some require staff participate in routine emergency training sessions modelling different hazardous situations.
On Australia offshore oil rigs, most positions have a schedule of working on 12 hour shifts, alternating day and night time. Expect to work overtime - you'll be compensated generously, though.
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Recruiters. Who's Recruiting/Hiring in Australia?
PTTEP Australasia (PTTEP AA), Thailand's largest publicly listed oil & gas exploration and production company that currently has around 40 active oil patch development projects around the world, does offshore drilling for Australia and possesses 21 exploration permits in Australia - that means demand for new workforce continuously.
Monadelphous - constantly looking for skilled overseas individuals willing to work in oil and gas industry both on shore and offshore Australia on oil production platforms and drilling/exploration rigs. Has just filled welding inspector positions for working in oil and gas industry in Western Australia.