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An offshore oil rig might seem like an unusual place to work. It is not a normal work environment where you drive to work each morning only to spend the rest of your day chained to a desk. No, this job calls for practical people willing to get a little dirty.
Offshore oil rigs are huge platforms built for housing the rig workers, machinery and other equipment necessary for extracting petroleum from beneath the sea. Drilling machinery are used to gain access to petroleum deposits trapped beneath the sea floor. The crude oil is extracted and sent to onshore oil refineries through pipelines running along the sea floor. Oil rigs are largely self-sufficient and produce their own drinking water and electricity. Supply ships are on constant standby to bring in supplies or to provide assistance in case of an emergency.
An oil rig can be a potentially hazardous environment. That is why safety is very important for rig workers. The platform is operated 24 hours per day and accidents do happen. There are medical staff on board an oil rig to treat sick or injured workers.
Petroleum production is still a global industry and there are numerous jobs that need to be done on a daily basis. These include vital tasks such as cooking, cleaning, painting, welding, drilling and operating various machinery.
You can apply for a job by contacting different oil companies or by using a professional oil industry job placement service. Include only the necessary information about yourself on your curriculum vitae. You should include details of any previous work experience in the oil industry. Your previous job descriptions should be easy to read and not longer than 5 sentences. It is not necessary to include a list of all your hobbies.
Offshore oil jobs are usually only for hard working men and women in good physical condition. It is possible to earn a good salary and to see more of the world. You must be willing to relocate to different parts of the world if the need arises. You may increase your knowledge about the global petroleum industry before deciding upon a career in oil and natural gas production.
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