Offshore Drilling Jobs.
Offshore drilling jobs are most suitable jobs for the merchant marine deck crew, engine crew and Engineering officers if they can get the trade training. Offshore drilling jobs are physically demanding jobs like onboard ship jobs. These kind of works are available on drilling platforms mostly located in the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico and around West Africa.
To perform most of these works in the offshore drilling platforms, you must go for vocational training and must get all the necessary certificates. Professional people can get good salary along with facilities like as seaman in the ocean going vessels. In offshore drilling jobs normally you have to work 12 hours per day as required by the contract. And the important thing is just like oil tankers and gas carriers the use of liquor and smoking are prohibited on offshore installations. Most of these works allow you to work for 2 weeks and can get 2 weeks off from the duty.
These offshore professional jobs requires you to perform jobs in heights of 20-25 meters from the ground level. The drilling platform job seeker may need to have the minimum height of 5'5" to enroll to become a professional in this category of jobs. Also you should have good education level, like GCE O/L minimum to be trained to get jobs on these highly paying platforms.
There are three kinds of good paying jobs in the offshore drilling industry.
- Assistant driller.
- Derrick men.
Before you join this ranks better to work on a rig or platform as a roustabout and roughneck. After following the short courses for the offshore drilling industry you can for promotions for the next level jobs Initial training will be provided in the following as
- working safely
- manual handling
- working with hazardous substances
- working at heights
- helicopter and helipad safety and banksman slinging (using of hoisting equipments).