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offshore rigOffshore jobs no longer involve pulling thundering machinery around platforms in oil-soaked clothes. 

OFFSHORE JOBS

Working offshore no longer involve pulling thundering machinery around platforms in oil-soaked clothes. Today, most oil and gas jobs centre on automated operations, and the heavy machinery is monitored and remotely controlled by advanced computers.

Whether you’re working with a wrench or a dashboard, we require highly skilled employees with a good attitude and up-to-date training to operate the equipment on our units.

OFFSHORE LIFE

Oil rig jobs are quite different compared to working on dry land. After being airlifted by helicopter to your designated drilling rig, you’ll put on your working gear and begin a 12-hour shift. The drilling unit’s catering personnel are around to attend to your everyday practical needs. They handle the cleaning, washing and cooking so when your shift is over, you are free to relax. The leisure facilities differ from unit to unit, but modern rigs are more comfortable than ever. You can spend time in the fitness room, play games with your colleagues, watch movies or simply rest in your room.

Often you will be offshore between two and four weeks at a time (a hitch) followed by a number of weeks at home. Occasionally you will be asked to attend training during your weeks away from the unit. This is one of the ways we uphold our superior standards when it comes to safety and technological excellence – and a way for you to develop your professional skills.

How to choose and open an offshore bank account

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Opening an offshore bank account is quite different and more complicated than opening a regular bank account; but with the right information, it can be quicker and easier without you having to travel to a foreign country. Here is how:

•    First, choose the country where you would like to open an account.

•    Locate a bank to open your account. Always find out how secure your money is, by researching the track record of the bank – focusing mainly on old established banks with international banking experience.

•    Decide the bank account to open. Make sure you choose an account that offers fast multi-currency services.

•    Get a consultancy to introduce you to and to help you set up your account. Since you are new to the country, it is advisable that you get yourself an introduction to help you complete any documentation. Basically, you are required to produce basic documents, such as your passport.

•    Fill in an application form and any other documents.

•    Deposit your money.

Due to additional benefits such as asset protection, offshore private accounts are very popular and the regulations are more or less the same. Some offshore banks provide debit and credit card services with the account.

Future of Offshore Outsourcing

In a recent survey on the outcome of outsourcing, 80% of the respondents claimed that outsourcing had improved their competitive advantage in their market place. A further 87% said that their internal processes had improved since they began outsourcing and finally 77% said that their costs had substantially dropped since they moved work offshore. All this reveals on simple truth. Offshore outsourcing is here to stay. The question is where will it be.

Originally when offshore outsourcing began, India and China were the ideal destinations – India because of its large population of English speaking people and China for their computer skills. Both nations enjoyed a substantially lower labor cost than the leading developed nations. However over time, while the skills in both countries have continued to develop and strengthen, labor cost has increased. Many have said that it is only a matter of time before the cost arbitrage that got outsourcing started in the first place will cease to exist as normalization occurs.

That doesn’t mean that outsourcing will stop. It just means that newer cheaper locations will be used. From an employment perspective, if you are willing to travel then this career could be a long and lucrative one. Any company choosing to move their work overseas would be thrilled if staff members wanted to move with the process. Consequently, don’t assume that if outsourcing leaves the country in which you are residing, you will lose out on your career. You will be encouraged if not enticed into traveling with the process, a move that is usually beneficial for all involved.

However this is a long way off. Current projections show that India, a country, which currently employs 800,000 outsourcing employees, will increase this figure to 2 million jobs over the next five years. Things are certain to get better before they get worse, so this is the time to jump on the bandwagon and build your experience.

Offshore wind power

The controversial Cape Wind offshore wind project off Massachusetts’ Cape Cod secures a power purchase agreement with utility National Grid for half of its electricit.

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Rig Safety Man or Medic

This position has become relevant over the last 10 years as rig safety came to the forefront. Many companies preferred to have a trained and experienced medical professional on board the rig to assist with any emergencies. This individual would also have a role to play with respect to rig safety. To become a rig medic, you need prior medical training and experience.

Top Oil and Gas Jobs Broken Down

offshore oil rigWith the current economic downturn you may be thinking of changing employers for better pay. In case you have thought about joining the offshore industry and was wondering on which jobs you can apply, below is a list of top oil and gas jobs you can give a shot.

The offshore oil and gas industry employs both professionals and non trained staff. You need not to worry if you do not have a university degree, you may work as a truck driver; offshore rigs use trucks to move equipment and to haul away water or oil. To pass as a truck driver you will need to have a little mechanic and supervisory skills to get this $50,000 a year job.

Are you an engineer who specializes in measuring? The offshore industry most definitely needs you than you may need them. You will be mandated to ensure that the drilling process is conducted effectively. You will however need some technical experience to land this $90,000 a year job.

The offshore industry greatly relies on geologists as it form the foundation all drilling processes. Geologists basically determine where the offshore rig will be located. For this $120,000 a year job you will need to have a Bachelor of Science degree to get hired.

All offshore oil and gas rigs need to have a drilling consultant who manages the daily running of the rig. As a drilling consultant your task will be to ensure that all operations are smoothly undertaken without any hitch. For this $200.000 a year job you will need to ensure there are enough supplies at the offshore rig at any particular time.

Offshore Jobs – Learning What to Expect When Looking

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Being knowledgeable in many fields is critical when looking for an offshore job, especially when looking for an oil rig job or one in the gas industry.  One thing you should start with is to know that the job is going to be very physical. However, don’t forget that physical jobs have their own rewards. A person starting off in an oil rig position is paid anywhere from $40,000 to $60,000 annually.  Such a person is characterized by having little or no experience. However, more money is made as experience increases.  This is explained well by the fact that worker demand exceeds the supply of people who are in line to work in this area.

Not all offshore jobs are on oil rigs or the gas industry, but all offshore jobs typically require one to be away from home for weeks or months.  There are also other requirements and they include having a clean bill of health on top of being in a good physical condition. Some areas don’t provide medical care and this is enough reason to know if you are a high risk person. Thus, qualification may be difficult for someone with health risks.

Roles in the Offshore Drilling Industry

There are literally a variety of roles that you can choose from if you want to become part of the offshore drilling industry. Some require little or no skills while others require college degrees. Depending on your age and stage in life, personal ambition and interest, you need to decide on which role would work best for you. The below chart depicts what a rig crew essentially consists of.

Getting Offshore Jobs

Offshore jobs are sometimes difficult to get if you don’t have the right skills required. For you to be granted a job at international level, you need to have acquired adequate experience to help you in developing your experience fast. Read on how to get offshore jobs.

The first step that people who are looking for jobs offshore should do is to investigate the kind of jobs available. This information can be obtained from relatives and friends who are abroad. You can also research the requirements of the job in the Internet. Ensure that the job you choose is the right one for you.

Determine the qualifications you hold. Some of offshore jobs are awarded on experience and level of education. Write a good CV or resume with adequate details on how you qualify. There are some courses that will require degrees while there are others that require high school diploma.

Get a thorough health examination. Most foreign employees require health individuals only to work for them. Attach the health certificate, resume/CV and the cover letter and send them to the recruiter. You should then start preparing for an interview. Get ready with adequate information to prove that you are rich in information.