Offshore Jobs In Louisiana

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There are many different offshore jobs in Louisiana. While the majority of Fortune 500 energy company headquarters are in Texas, there are probably more job opportunities for actual offshore oil rig work in Louisiana.

One of the things that Louisiana has going for it is that there are several hubs you can look at for employment. This has been a popular way to get started in the past. While of course now the economy has put a lot of people out of work, it is still possible to get hired in Louisiana if you keep looking.

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One of the places you can go to in Louisiana is Port Fourchon. Port Fourchon has long been the starting point of many entry level offshore jobs in Lousiana because there is a large offshore service and contracting industry there.

Similar cities for offshore jobs in Louisiana include New Iberia and Venice. These are both near the coast and have similar, although smaller, amounts of offshore companies.

Along the same lines, another fairly significant area for offshore jobs in Louisiana is Lafayette. Several energy companies have a regional headquarter in Lafayette. Like other areas of the country Lafayette has taken an economic beating, but there are still very large offshore drilling companies here. For those people in the area finding offshore jobs in Lafayette can be done in person.

Another significant city for offshore employment is of course New Orleans. New Orleans is very close to at least 5000 different oil and gas leases in the Gulf of Mexico and has several giant companies headquartered here.

While there are many more office type jobs at these large companies, and you can still find related offshore jobs in New Orleans and some smaller companies. Look for these various drilling, casing, or workover rig companies in the area.

Of course your success in your job hunt is going to depend a lot on external factors like the economy and how the company is doing.

I wish this were the way it was, but for right now there are many qualified applicants who are looking for work. This can make it very hard to get your foot in the door at first right now. So if you get any job opportunities be sure to take them even if it’s not exactly what you wanted at first.

Of course your financial situation will play a large part in this, but whenever you do don’t quit. Keep at it and stay persistent.

We’ve written more about the various kinds of entry level offshore jobs you’ll run across in your job hunt. If you’re fortunate enough to already have some industry experience, you will find your job search much easier in Louisiana.

One thing to consider is if you have any skills that can transfer to an offshore employment benefit. For example, if you’ve been a welder or mechanic you could try getting hired on as one of those jobs instead of working on the drilling crew.

Another thing to do is to sign up for our job database to stay alert for any new offshore jobs in Louisiana that pop up.

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

john johnson September 14, 2011 at 1:10 am

I have been working for CGG VERITAS LAND CREW for 14 years relocating to many different areas thru the state. My job title was Explosion of Dynamite there as I had to get the cable ready for explosion for the recording of the information out the ground. My other duties include laying cables on the ground nd driving company truck to get to destination area to fixes hotspots areas in the ground. I also have a year or two experience of mechanic work. I work extremely well with others a very quick learning. I am seeking a job with an offshore company


Gregory Carter December 3, 2011 at 12:21 pm


i have not worked in the oil feild for sometime now.but i have been a millwright for the last 14 years and have worked in IRAQ and currently in afganistan for the last 5 years as a generator mechanic or supervisor…i’m a hard worker and a fast learner and i would like to get back to the USA or work overseas on a 28/28 rotation…currently i only get to come back to the states every 3-4 months….looking to get more time with my family and another opportunity to broaden my abilities as a rig mechanic or motor man…. i worked in the oilfeild on jack up rigs, and i have spent some time in amine plants as an operator/mechanic….i currently live in louisana near fort polk…


harold abillera December 23, 2011 at 7:17 am

motorman job


logan craft January 3, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Hello My is Logan Craft , I am able and willing to go to work to learn the offshore jobs. I am 18 single able to work any shifts. I am hard worker. please call me at 3374231606


Md. Zahidul Haq January 4, 2012 at 5:53 pm

Good Day, this is Md. Zahidul Haq. I had took my graduation on B.Sc in Marine Engineering from Bangladesh Marine Fisheries Academy in 2010. I have worked in fishing vessel as junior engineer. I have great technical knowledge in operation and maintenance.
B.Sc in Marine Engineering Certificate
Higher Secondary Certificate
Secondary School Certificate
Course Certificate from Bangladesh Marine Fisheries Academy
Sea Training Certificate
Workshop Practice Certificate
Standard Swimming Test Certificate
Basic Safety Training in Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
Basic Safety Training in Elementary First Aid
Basic Safety Training in Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
Personal Survival Techniques
International Ship and Port Facility Code Security Awareness
Personal Safety and Social Responsibilities
Elementary First Aid
Fire Prevention and Fire Fighting
Tanker Familiarization


Jacob Ranatza January 14, 2012 at 8:09 pm

my name is jacob ranatza an im willing to work any time or day. I am a hard worker an will do anything for my job please contact me at 318-305-9919. i also have my twic card.


jose ventura January 18, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Hi my name is Jose Ventura I had heard about yall over sea work ny one off my coweworkers and he said it harder where I work now. My position rigth now is a operato I know how to run all 4 lines less than a year. I was thinking of moving on and learn more skills.


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