Drilling Rig Jobs

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Offshore drilling rigs are the “office” for thousands of people every day who work in this exciting industry. From a senior driller to crane operators, from medics to electricians, there are several different kinds of drilling rig jobs possible.

How you decide to get started here really depends on what skills and experience you bring to the table.

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Many different opportunities

For example if you if party have some experience working in an oilfield, that will look very good on your resume. It is very common for a guy to learn the ropes working on land with a drilling crew and then take the same jobs offshore.

So yes, any existing industry experience you have is directly transferable when you go to apply. Except for a few differences, drilling on land and offshore is pretty much the same.

And there’s still room for you in this industry even if you have never worked an oil field before.

Skilled and certified tradesmen are needed every day to keep all the drilling rigs operating. Countless welders, electricians, riggers, and seamen work around the clock to keep the platforms supplied and running safely.

So if you have experience any of those fields, working on a drilling rig could be as simple as getting the right certifications and finding an offshore contractor.

Future outlook for drilling rig jobs

The fact is there’s a shortage of qualified workers to fill all the available drilling rig jobs both in North America and around the world. For example just this year, energy giant BP has forecasted they will be hiring 6000 new workers.

Many other companies have announced expansion in their offshore drilling worldwide and this is going to create even more drilling rig jobs. This is even in despite of the recent relative slowdown in some North American offshore drilling activities.

Other areas of employment besides drilling rig jobs

Another thing you might consider in your search for offshore employment is to look for a job in some of the other parts of the offshore oil and gas sector.

One area of big growth (especially now as more oil plays are made in deeper water) are on the floating production and storage vessels. FPSO jobs allow you to to use the same skills as you would on a drilling rig but in a slightly different environment.

The difference is very minor, but it’s another area of opportunity for you. We think the FPSO area is going to be huge in the future.

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maurice bonner January 2, 2012 at 2:05 am

I love to be a roughneck because I love hard work I also love working as a team

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Adrian Paimschi January 5, 2012 at 7:09 am

CURRICULUM VITAE

PAIMSCHI ADRIAN
Rozelor Str.
Bl. R6, Sc. B, Ap. 22
Mangalia-Constanta, Romania
(+40) 751268286 (mobile)
E-mail: paiuarock@yahoo.com
paiuarock@gmail.com

Personal Details:
Date of Birth: 30 December1976
Place of Birth: Mangalia, Romania
Nationality: Romanian
Religion: Orthodox
Marital Status: Married

Employment:

JUNE 2010 – PRESENT Site manager/ Painting Supervisor from 15.11
TEAM SHIP CONSULT GMBH & Co. KG
Vinashin Benkien Shipyard Site Office,
Geared MultiPurpose Tanker 9200 DWT

Main responsibilities:

• Guaranty survey and estimation of coating defects and cases for breakdowns as per accepted standards
• Inspection and quality control of surface preparation and coating activities as per specification for dry docking, repair and new building
• Controller small steel problem: damages, bad welding, misalignments inside the tank and outfitting inspections throughout the vessel with Bureau Veritas
• Preparation of specification and paint scheme for Repair and new building and estimation of quantity required
• Approval test for paints and coating materials
• Inspection for over coating and galvanized steel.
• Inspection for preparation and application of passive and fire protection materials
• Knowledge of METALISING.
• Solving problems related to blast cleaning, power tool cleaning, ventilation and de-humidification, hidro-blasting, airless spray, etc
• Preparation of daily and Project Reports
• Independent handling of operation bases and project including target sales and administration
• Ship owner Hanse Capital Group – 2 Ships: HC LARA, HC MELINA

JUNE 2009 – FEBRUARY 2010 Manager production
Blasting & Painting
S.T.X. EUROPE RO OFFSHORE TULCEA, Romania

Main responsibilities:
• Blasting and painting controller in Block stage and hull stage
• Guaranty survey and estimation of coating defects and cases for breakdowns as per accepted standards
• Inspection and quality control of surface preparation and coating activities as per specification for dry docking, repair and new building
• Organization and planning of blasting and painting work.
• Paint delivery planning.
• Inspection for preparation and application of passive and fire protection materials
• Quality control of surface preparation and coating together with Painting representative (International) PSPC, owner representatives (DOF Norway – 2 ships , Solstad – 4 ships),
• Steel representative DNV Norway

OCTOMBER 2007 – JUNE 2009 Manager Production Blasting and painting
S.C.BUILDERS UNITED S.R.L.
Constanta, Romania, inside DAEWOO MANGALIA HEAVY INDUSTRIES

Main responsibilities:
• Blasting and painting controller in Block stage and hull stage
• Guaranty survey and estimation of coating defects and cases for breakdowns as per accepted standards
• Inspection and quality control of surface preparation and coating activities as per specification for dry docking, repair and new building
• Organization and planning of blasting and painting work.
• Inspection for preparation and application of passive and fire protection materials
• Quality control of surface preparation and coating together with Painting representative (International, Sigma, Hempel, Jotun, KCC) owner representatives , PSPC vessels (Anangel Maritime Services Inc. Greece – 4 ships (PSPC), MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company- 2 ships, Hamburg sud Group GMBH- 2 Ships(PSPC), NSB – Reederei Nsb- @ ships)

APRIL 2006 – SEPTEMBER 2007 Blasting and painting coordinator S.C. CONSTANTA SHIPYARD S.A.
Constanta, Romania

Main responsibilities:
• Blasting and painting controller in Block stage and hull stage
• Guaranty survey and estimation of coating defects and cases for breakdowns as per accepted standards
• Inspection and quality control of surface preparation and coating activities as per specification for dry docking, repair and new building
• Organization and planning of blasting and painting work.
• Paint delivery planning.
• Inspection for preparation and application of passive and fire protection materials
• Quality control of surface preparation and coating together with Painting representative (International, Sigma, Hempel, Jotun, KCC) owner representatives (His
• tria – 4 ships, Repaires Ships- MV “Sabina”, MV “Niki”)
Ship building: chemical tankers

JUNE 2005– APRIL 2006 Technical engineer
S.C Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries S.A, Mangalia, Romania.
Main responsibilities:
• Blasting and painting controller in Block stage and hull stage
• Organization and planning of blasting and painting work.
• Paint delivery planning.
• Quality control of surface preparation and coating together with Painting representative (International, Sigma, Hempel, Jotun, KCC) owner representatives (J.J. Sietas KG Schiffswerft u. Co.- 3 ships, MSC Mediterranean Shipping Company- 2 ships, LMZ Transoil Shipping Entreprises S.A.- 2 ships)
Ship building: oil tankers, containers, bulk carriers,

OCTOBER 2003 – JUNE 2005 University assistant
Material’s Science & Technologic Faculty Brasov Romania

OCTOBER 1995 –SEPT 1998 Electrician
S.C Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries S.A, Mangalia, Romania.
Main responsibilities:
• Control and maintenance electrical equipment of painting and blasting cells.

Education and Qualifications :

10 OCTOBER – 20 OCTOBER SINGAPORE FROSIO COURSE
FROSIO Certificate No. 6490 Level III

OCT 1998 – JUNE 2003 Transilvania University of Brasov Material’s Science & Technology Faculty
Specialty – Technological equipment in hot
processing section

Diploma Project – Study and research over
manually cleaning and blasting machine

SEPT 2003 – JUNE 2004 Master in Mechanical Engineering – “Study over manually cleaning and blasting installation with abrasive jet & Coanda Effect nozzle optimizations”.

Foreign Languages English fluent.
French and Italian beginner.

Computer literacy: All windows version, MS Office, Auto Cad, Catia, Powershape.

I certify that all the information is true and correct.

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Dylan January 16, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Hi, My name is Dylan O’Hagan and I am looking for an off shore career. I am 18, young and hardworking. I love to work and stay busy. I am a dedicated worker, quick learner, and hard worker. I will never be late to a job and never have. I just moved down from MS and I am looking to better myself with a great career as an offshore worker. Like I said I am a quick learner and follow instructions very well and I just need an opportunity to prove myself. Look forward to hearing from someone soon. Thank You for the time. Dylan (504-432-9599)

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Joy rebello January 25, 2012 at 8:39 am

Hi,
I m joy looking for offshore job I work im mcdermott as carpenter from last 9 years now i like to work in offshore. I m hard for any work. Thanx.You

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