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Created On: 03 April 2007 02:43 PM
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 03 April 2007 02:43 PM
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marknewman321

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Hi there. Just time for a quick question.

Im currently on a 2330 course and am wanting to become an electrician - one day to work on oil rigs hopefully as is good pay and experiance etc.

Im not 100% money orientated..... but when choosing a holiday I don't think many people who go for an oil rig in the north sea or whatever.

Anyway im digressing. Im 24 with a history of failed business studies HND but actually quite happy about that one as could not stand doing some of the things I would be doing if I had passed and then had a job worjing in 'business'

Ok back to the point. Im currently on and enjoying a city and guilds 2330 level 2 course at the moment and will have this finished by the end of june. I have a domestic installation employer to work for when I finish this full time course but as you've hopefull grasped by nopw, I want to work in a more industrtian specialised roll.

Does anyone know how I would be able to structure my career towards more exciting roll such as oil rigs?

Any advice would be greatly apprteciated.

Yours faithfully

Mark Newman

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 03 April 2007 02:53 PM
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kasese

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Hazardous area training - ex equipment + relevant offshore Certs / medical - I believe a company called PSN (ex - KBR - Haliburton) have retraining courses for offshore in Aberdeen - reskillling older people - may be Petrofac who run the courses - learn and earn!

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 03 April 2007 03:01 PM
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kasese

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It is www.psnworld.com look at careers - re-training, it's a scheme called re-engineer.
The oil industry offshore could give you around £50k gross (c £3k net / month) working just under 26 weeks (c21 weeks)

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Tim Guy
 04 April 2007 04:59 PM
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marknewman321

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Thanks Tim,

you're a star

Mark

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 09 May 2007 05:29 PM
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You don't have much of a life on an oil rig. My friend lasted a year and was sick of being called back on after ony having 2 days of his 2 week off period. He worked for Schlumberger. With regards to business, the world is becoming more corporate and business orientated. So if you want to get far, you'll have to get involved someday, especially if you end up working on large projects.

Rob

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 10 November 2008 03:56 PM
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duncanfreer99

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Not sure on the ins and out of it as regards what you would need, but the following site may be able to offer advice as they are a job site in that field.

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Regards

Duncan
 31 January 2009 01:18 PM
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hazem

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My friend, I hope you find this website helpful:

oil and gas jobs offshore in UAE
 01 February 2009 04:54 PM
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kasese

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Duncan,
Have you any connection to that website?
 03 February 2009 01:32 PM
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PJohnston2

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Mark,

When I was young I did the offshore training course in Aberdeen, putting fires out, dressed up in an orange rubber suit and jumped into the pool from the high board amid sirens and flashing lights to swim to the life boat. Upside down in the helicopter going out the window.
Yes - very exciting and one of the best experiences....

but

Have you thought of becoming an expat and travelling round the world while working under contracts. If you have no commitments (ie family), now is the time to experience lots of different things rather than just being offshore.

However, as a domestic installer working for yourself, you would enable yourself to work part of the year to finance your adventures the rest of the year. Bugee jumping in New Zealand, Parachuting in Spain, etc

Also, maybe eco friendly electrical related stuff is a job for the future ?

Make sure what you think is exciting really is before you invest alot of your time into it. You've only one life !

Good Luck - Limits only exist in your mind !

Cheers
 01 March 2009 04:20 AM
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AndyCapp

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hi, i am curently working for the monster that is kbr sat here at my desk in iraq reading your posts. The trouble you are going to have even with all of the course completed is everyone looks for experience. Thats the biggest challenge getting that. If you can stand 4 months sleeping with lots of men eating dust and oing the same thing for 98 hour weeks. KBR will take apprentice electricans on for the projects. there is only $250 a month difference in basic pay. www.kbrjobs.com.
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 28 April 2009 09:29 AM
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fortmcmurrayworker

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You should collect enough information before you make some decision. You should know what you want to do and try to get some job lists to contact the company first. If you r lucky, you may get the job quickly. Here is a website that can provide the information of oil rig jobs. Maybe it's useful to you.
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 02 June 2009 03:38 PM
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guy2010

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Finding oil jobs can either be achieved via the oil companies websites.

But these days, they tend to use recruitment agencies who manage the process for them. You might want to check out this jobsite Link removed/
 05 June 2009 09:55 PM
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Mark

Working offshore can add value and help to build up on excellent experience. Along with working overseas and office you can acquire a good portfolio. I've worked in various places but am currently on a offshore contract working on some major projects so it's never the same day twice.
The C&Gs is a good start, what you should do is approach the service companies such as Petrofac. They have numerous contracts with Maersk, Britannia, Lundin, etc and take on Trainee Designates. The training scheme typically lasts 2 -3 years.
Working with plant you will require training with HV / LV plant, safe systems of work and maintenance. You would need to learn some process principles as well.

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 14 June 2009 08:36 PM
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leeroy2101

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Hi all,

To the OP did you have any luck with the re engineer program? If so what was your experience?
I am also coming to the end of the 2330 level three and NVQ level 3. Having come out of my "time" my employer has made me redundant, citing the "economic downturn"-nothing to do with my impending wage rise, then! Any way ce'la vie. Having no joy gaining any full time employment in the commercial or industrial sector, and the housing market being on it's posterier. My attention has been drawn to farther afield...Has any body got any experiences or advice re working off shore?? (and not just links to agencies wanting people with loads of experience!!) How does one get in? It seems very much to be an industry of not what you know, it's who you know. Any advice appreciated.

Regards Lee
 28 June 2009 03:33 PM
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d1cx7j

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I have been offered a position as a journeyman for KBR in either Iraq/Afghanistan. The lady in the office told me that although I am JIB registered KBR only take on Journeymen and not Master electricians and will therefore only pay $122,000 and not $175,000. Is this correct or should I ring her back and question it?
 11 January 2011 08:13 PM
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Googleload

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Working in the oil and gas industry - particularly offshore - is extremely well paid, but something you do only for a short time. It is true that the industry does pay well, especially given the offshore work pattern of two weeks on and two or three weeks off, although the differential with other industries is not as large as you might think.

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 25 July 2011 10:35 PM
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Frank85

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Hi
I'm a qualified spark and have been working within the industrial sector for the past 8 years since getting qualified. I was thinking of taking the compex and bosiet courses to move towards work on oil rigs just wondered if anyone would no any companies I could contact to look for work when I've completed or Evan if it is worth pursuing in the first place.
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 28 July 2011 01:09 PM
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kasese

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Wood Group or Petrofac in Aberdeen

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 28 July 2011 08:09 PM
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Frank85

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Thanks for that I don't no any sparks who work in the oil industry are starts easy to come by if I have compex and bosiet
 18 May 2012 10:19 AM
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AntonDavis

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Hi Guys I am from UK 35 yrs old and need a job. No experience in rigs or anything but from childhood had an ambition to be in this field. So I don know for which position I should apply first in this field as I am a newbie. So need some guidance guys from you all. Really would appreciate it, because I read some articles about the job on oil rigs like this one (Link removed/2012/...th-no-experience.html) but I don't get it very well. What about the Roughnecks? Thanks in advance.
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