With a population of over 110,000 and close proximity to the Gulf of Mexico, Lafayette is a good “inland” hub for the offshore industry. There are several companies based out of there This is why many people can start looking for offshore jobs in Lafayette, Louisiana.
Many offshore jobs in Lafayette are going to be servicing rigs across the Gulf of Mexico. This includes Vermillion Bay nearby.
Some of the big offshore employers in Lafayette include::
Hercules does lots of offshore drilling and lifeboat services. They have the largest fleet of jackup rigs in the Gulf – 30 total. While they are from Houston, they have a regional office here in Lafayette. They accept walk-in applications during the week from 7:30 to 4:30. They are the first place many people looking to land an offshore job in Lafayette, LA start at.
Apache is a very large energy company. They are headquartered in Houston but have a local office in Lafayette. From here they employ and manage many production teams. They are active in the community and work on many different platforms in the Gulf.
Island Operating Co.
Island Operating is a company that employs rig workers. Other energy companies like Apache go and drill and pay for the rig. Then a company like Island comes in and provides workers for the maintenance and production. There are many companies like this and they can be a good way to get your foot in the door.
Stone Energy is an oil and gas exploration and production company. Their main office is in Lafayette. While Stone Energy does some onshore drilling across Louisina, they mostly operate in the Gulf of Mexico.
Like many of the area’s energy companies, Stone is a local place to go to for offshore jobs in Lafayette, LA.
Bailey’s Offshore Catering
Offshore catering is an interesting way to get. While most offshore rig jobs are 7 days on, 7 days off – a catering job can often be 14 on/7 off, but you do not overnight on the rig. I have known several people who do this, and if you have existing cooking skills it can be a foot in the door.
Finding Offshore Jobs In A Lafayette Louisiana Newspaper
Another thing you can do if you live in the area is to start checking the newspaper for offshore job openings. The Daily Advertiser from Lafayette runs all the local companies employment wanted ads. Look for any job under the offshore headings, that advertise wanting AB/OS, or say 7/7 or 14/14. These are just some of the industry terms you will run across.