BP is a giant in the global energy industry. They are the third largest energy company worldwide. BP is involved in every part of oil and gas production. They do everything from exploration, refining, energy trading, distributing, and producing oil and natural gas.
With operations in almost half of the world BP is capable of producing nearly four million barrels of oil a day. This means there are thousands of BP offshore jobs and land based energy jobs.
Because they are involved in so many different aspects of oil and gas, BP is hiring for an extremely diverse set of jobs. BP hires geologists, petroleum engineers, chemical engineers, drill crew workers, and drilling platform support personnel.
When you’re hired for BP offshore jobs, your work schedule will depend on where you are posted. It is very common in North America to work for seven days on the oil rig and then get seven days back home. For BP overseas operations, the time on the rig might be extended to 21 or even 28 days. Of course so, keep in mind you will get an equal amount of time back home in those cases.
BP Job Outlook
According to their own internal statistics BP is planning to recruit over 6000 new personnel in 2011. They know, as well as you should, the global demand for oil and gas is never going to decrease. BP plans on being an industry leader to meet this future demand.
That is why if you have existing oil field experience or offshore oil rig experience you would be a good fit.
BP Offshore Job Descriptions
A lot of what BP is looking for currently for their offshore drilling jobs are senior level leaders and engineers. For example they are looking for drilling engineers to help drill the oil, as well as completion engineers responsible for long-term production.
If you’re just starting out in this exciting industry, you’re not going to be qualified enough to be the main driller or production engineer. This is fine though. Don’t worry.
One of the things that BP does (just like every other major oil exploration company) contract drilling companies. If you’re just getting started, the majority of entry level offshore jobs under BP’s charge will be with these companies.
The biggest and most well known of these contractors are companies like Transocean. We have more about Transocean offshore jobs elsewhere.
So depending on your previous offshore experience, getting hired at BP may not be possible. Even if this is the case though our free offshore job database will help you find the perfect offshore job for you.
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