Entry Level


So you want to break into the Offshore industry? It is a unique world, both in the types of jobs available and the lifestyle of having 6 months off every year. And it isn’t limited to those with experience; it is perfectly possible to get hired on an offshore rig without having worked on one before (most of us were in that boat at one time). Here is a bit more information on entry level offshore jobs.
There are actually many entry level offshore jobs available. It all depends on what you want to do, and having the the correct contacts to get your resume in front of. The range of entry level employment opportunities on offshore oil rigs include: Floormen or Roughnecks, Crane Operator, Roustabouts, Cleaner/Painter, Storekeeper, Mechanic/Electrician, Rig Mechanic, Rig Electrician, Rig Welder, Rig Medic and Assistant Cook.

For Entry Level Offshore Jobs, there are opportunities for drilling employment and travel to countries such as: Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, the United States, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, Venezuela, Mexico, Russia, Norway, China, Canada and the United Kingdom.

Typically salaries for roustabouts and roughnecks (drill deck workers) are approximately US $300 – $500 per day. Annual salaries work out to be approximately US $60,000.00 to $80.000.00 plus (for 6 months work a year; if you want to work more and make more, you can do that too). Entry level positions typically make between US $50,000 – US $80,000 per annum. Trades, technical and professional positions will likely earn between US $70,000 – US $220,000 per year. You can rise the ladder fast in this business, and it isn’t uncommon to start at 50-60k and be making 80-90k in two years, and over 100k in five.

RIGWORKER as well as The Oil and Gas Jobs Resource Kit both provide the kind of insider knowledge, experience and contacts needed for those without experience to be able to break into the Offshore Oil business. However, competition is definitely heating up with 6 million people having lost their jobs over the past year. Getting the edge these guides and service provides has helped many to beat that competition.

If you are serious about gaining work in this field, utilizing one of these inexpensive services will give you a competitive advantage. Both of these services come highly recommended by those that have used them (and gotten jobs). They well deserve the good reputation they have in the industry.