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Recruiting personnel for performing offshore oil rig jobs near Houston, TX, in the Gulf of Mexico, and worldwide

San Diego, CA based Oil Rig Network's Houston office located at 732 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77006, USA, announced vacancies of laborers, including entry level, that are available for filling: Assistant Crane Operator, Crane Operator, Maintenance Forman, Cleaners, Painters, Welders, Maintenance Roustabouts, Roustabouts, Roughnecks, Tank Truck Drivers. Training supplied upon request. Successful candidates will have at least High School diploma, be at least 18 years old, able to lift and carry at least 50 lbs.

Oil & Gas Well Site Leaders Deepwater needed, with prior experience of working on offshore oil rigs. Position is in Houston, but may involve working at other locations during the career. Annual salary will be $110,000 to $150,000 depending on experience and efficiency. Hiring agency is Recruiters Online Network.

Another big employer that offers jobs in offshore oil drilling industry is Diamond Offshore Drilling, Inc., whose main office is located in Houston, Texas, USA. According to this company's website, the corporation currently employs around 5,300 persons that work on offshore drilling facilities such as semisubmersibles, jack-up platforms, and drillships that perform deepwater drilling offshore Brazil, Australia, Scotland, and generally across the world, with the most known oil drilling projects and oil rigs scattered off China shore, in the Gulf of Alaska, North Sea, Strait of Magellan, offshore Australia and others.


  • Perth, Western Australia located Diamond Offshore General Company
  • Macae, Brazil headquartered Brasdril Sociedade De Perfurascoes Ltda
  • Diamond Offshore Drilling (UK) LTD in Aberdeen, Scotland

    Job seekers looking for employment on offshore drilling rigs in the positions such as assistant driller, driller, toolpusher, rig superintendent, derrickman, hydraulic mechanic, mechanic, electrician, ballast control operator, electronics technician, dual activity drilling superintendent should forward their resumés/CV's to the following address: Diamond Offshore P. O. Box 4558 Houston, TX 77210-4558.

    Diamond Offshore also recruits people to fill oil rig vacancies for drilling in the Gulf of Mexico. Applicants for the vacancies available on offshore drilling rigs in the Gulf of Mexico are required to be legally entitled for working in the USA.

  • Entry Level Oil Roustabout/ Welder/Painter/General Laborer is needed to work at Barnett Shale, full time offshore oil rig job. This is an entry level position, with opportunity to get promoted to Roughneck or Assistant Crane Operator position in as little time of working on oil rigs as 6 months after getting hired, provided the greenhand has proved himself. Meanwhile, the basic duties will include guiding the crane at times when loads are moved from one place on the deck to other, delivering the necessary instruments and equipment to the rig deck and then removing them as per request, being responsible for main and pipe decks being kept orderly and clean, helping the Roughnecks with certain drilling operations and substituting them one by one during meals breaks. Location: Houston, TX 77003. Successful candidate will be at least 18 years old, physically fit and strong, capable and willing to work long hours, sometimes to keep extra hours - for excellent compensation and generous benefits package. Strong working ethics is a must.

    Other oil & gas companies hiring personnel in Houston:

    BHP Billiton in Houston, TX, 1360 Post Oak Blvd. This oil drilling contractor is known to be hiring new hands continuously for their new rig locally, but also have oil rig jobs available worldwide.

    BP that operates the rig called Thunderhorse conducting exploration in the Gulf of Mexico, Florida Marine Transporters and Corporate Express are also hiring in Houston.

    There is a lot of recruiting companies in Houston seeking for candidates to fill oil rig vacancies on behalf of the big oil drilling companies, as well as smaller contractors. The point is, to be successful, especially while applying for entry level job, inexperienced first timers need to chose an established service provider with expertise of the recruiting for oil and gas sector. They know the pitfalls to avoid when you are looking for jobs in the oil and gas sector. What is especially valuable is that they use established resumé submission services that are capable to help jobseeker at every stage of the hiring process, from editing your resumé and submitting it to the HR departments and managers in charge of hiring to be shortlisted, to actually educating and updating candidates on the important issues that can play a crucial role for a specific applicant during his/her interview.

    Chevron is hiring in Houston

    Chevron announced vacancies for the positions of Subsea Engineer that would work in Houston, Texas or Aberdeen, Scotland, or Perth, Australia, stating the candidates could send their resumés until the end of the year 2012. With Chevron the hiring process is really stringent! Their HR department seems to take the matter more than simply seriously, considering no phone or e-mail or whatever inquiries from both jobseekers or external recruiters allowed, just resumés/CV's submission through online application form on their own website. One should be very lucky to get shortlisted!

    Houston Chronicle: 1.300 million jobs to be generated by oil industry soon

    According to the figures provided by the Houston Chronicle, in summer 2011 the number of oil rigs in the USA, both offshore and land based, exceeded 1,000. Peter Stark, who is believed to be unquestionable oil & gas industry's authority says that by the year 2020 this rise in oil drilling may well increase the U.S. dally oil production by 3 mln. bbl/day. Colorado based global information company IHS-CERA predicts that increased oil production could directly and indirectly generate another 1.3 million jobs for the Americans. That's definitely a good piece of news for both oil rig job seekers and oil companies.

    Offshore Oil Rigs employ entry level maintenance electricians

    There's an increased demand for offshore oil rig maintenance electricians in the upstream oil and gas industry. To have authority for working with electrical drilling equipment, it is required to have had prior experience of working on offshore oil rig, or at least standard certifications like OPITO approved BOSIET certificate. The primary value of being able to produce such certificate lies in demonstrating to employer that you take your employment process seriously and have cared to find out at least some of the oil industry employment specific requirements and acquire industry specific knowledge/training beforehand. When it comes to working on oil rigs, being motivated may mean more than the fact of being inexperienced - after all, everybody used to be inexperienced some time in the past. Employment opportunities for entry level marine electricians are available worldwide: Mozambique, Norway, Saudi Arabia, Scotland, Angola, Alaska, Dubai, Persian Gulf, Australia, Hong Kong, Nigeria, Singapore, Vietnam, Malaysia, India and the Philippines are countries and regions where offshore oil rigs need them most of all.

    The list of the US 10 top oil drilling companies: Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Pioneer Natural Resources Company, EOG Resources, Inc., Occidental Petroleum Corporation, ExxonMobil Corporation, Apache Corporation, Devon Energy Corporation, QEP Resources, Inc., BHP Billiton, as for the year 2011.

    Oil Well Jobs in Houston area, TX

    Directional Driller to work in Houston area. The job's brief description: Main duty of the Directional Driller consists in operating and providing routine and on site maintenance of motors and drilling mechanisms and tools at the rig location.

    Saudi Aramco looks for Drilling Rig Maintenance Supervisor, successful candidate will have at least 10 years of prior experience operating and maintaining diesel/electric rig equipment. Will also supervise hydraulic crane operators. Job location: Houston.

    Coming soon: Review of Oil and Gas jobs in Oklahoma.

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