If you’ve ever considered working on an oil rig you’ll need to know how to go about getting a job as a worker. In this infographic we take a look at the two main types of rig, we explore the skills you’ll need and offer information on the type of life style you can expect on-board, how long the shifts will usually be and how much time you’re given back on land!
Blockbuster movies like Deep Water Horizon portray life as an oil rig worker as pretty tough and of course action packed, so we’ve taken a look at just how dangerous life on an oil rig can be.
We’ve included statistics and graphs to give you a good idea of some of the most dangerous situations you could potentially face. We’ve also included some of the more common hazards you may come across. Should you ever find yourself working on-board a rig?
You’ll find that there are numerous different types of jobs and skills needed to keep an oil rig running, and although living on-board isn’t suited to everyone the piece below also takes a look at where workers eat, sleep and hang-out when they’re off duty.
If you have the aptitude for working as part of a team and fancy a life that enables you earn a pretty good salary you may find that being an oil rig worker is well suited to you.
Many workers go on-board as an entry level ‘Roustabout’ carrying out general duties such as cleaning, maintenance, loading and unloading boats, while people opt for Acceleration Programmes which are offered by many major drilling companies.
For those who already have a trade or specific qualifications there are various job opportunities available in administration, marine, drilling and maintenance roles.
Read on to discover more about living and working on an oil rig and find out if you Can Rig It on either a drilling rig or service rig.