Hello folks! I’m happy to announce the release of my new eBook “How to Get a Job on an Offshore Oil Rig“!
Expert Advice on Applying for Offshore Oil Rig Jobs:
As you’ll see in the table of content’s listing below, I cover everything you’ll ever need to know to get a job in the offshore drilling industry. This book can literally be life changing!
I’ve put a lot of time into this book and hope that you find it beneficial in your search for employment in the oil and gas industry.
My name is Benjamin Dinsmore and I’ve been working in the offshore oil and gas industry for the last 15 years. I currently serve as Captain and OIM (Offshore Installation Manager) on one of the newest, largest and most advanced oil rigs operating in the US Gulf of Mexico. I know exactly what recruiters are looking for when hiring for entry level positions and have personally reviewed and made recommendations on 100’s of resumes from prospective new hires.
As you may know, the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry is one of the fastest growing job markets in the US. Even without a college degree, employees can make over $100,000 annually after only a few years of experience on offshore drilling rigs. Make no mistake though; these employees work hard for their money.
While the overall US unemployment rate is still around 6%, oil drilling companies are struggling to hire, train and retain employees to keep up with the demand of an ever increasing number of drilling rigs operating in the Gulf of Mexico, South America, West Africa, Asia, Europe, Australia and North Sea.
Competition for offshore oil rig jobs is incredibly high but you CAN stack the odds in your favor when you start using the information and proven techniques outlined in this comprehensive guide to offshore employment.
What I share in my book is NOT common knowledge. I have been on the front lines of the offshore oil and gas industry for the last 15 years and I know EXACTLY what drilling companies and recruiters are looking for.
You will NOT find information anywhere on the internet that is as up to date and relevant as the material contained in this book.
While there no guarantees in life, if you are SERIOUS about getting a job on an offshore drilling rig, this book is exactly what you’ve been looking for.
Why’s the Book So Expensive?
I’ll be honest with you, the market for books about oil rigs is VERY limited. I literally have over 150 hours of work in this book from writing, editing, formatting and design and can promise you that you’re NOT going to find a higher quality or more comprehensive program on the subject of getting a job on an offshore drilling rig. If you’re not 100% satisfied with the quality of this book, and you really don’t think it’s worth what you paid, then I will happily refund your money.
What’s in the Book: Table of Contents:
2. Life on an Oil Rig
2.2. Recreational Activities
2.3. Sleeping Arrangements
2.5. Communication with Home
2.6. Medical Care
3. An Introduction to Drilling Offshore Oil Wells
3.1. How Oil Companies Decide Where to Drill
3.2. The Success Rate for Drilling Offshore Oil Wells
3.3. How Oil Companies get Permission to Drill in a Particular Area
3.4. The Different Types of Offshore Drilling Rigs
3.5. The First Phase of Well Construction: “Spud-In”
3.6. Drilling a Hole for the Second String of Casing
3.7. Cementing the Casing
3.8. Running and Connecting the Blow-Out Preventer (BOP)
3.9. Marine Riser and BOPs In-Depth
3.10. Finishing the well
3.11. Evaluating the Well
3.12. Summary of Drilling Offshore Oil Wells
4. The Different Types of Oil Rig Jobs
4.1. Catering Department
4.1.1. Laundry Attendant
4.1.2. Room Attendant
4.1.3. Galley Hand
4.1.4. Prep Cook
4.1.7. Campboss/Executive Steward
4.2. Skilled Trades
4.2.4. Sr. Mechanic
4.2.5. Mechanical Supervisor
4.2.6. Subsea Engineers/Trainees
4.2.8. Electronic Technician
4.2.9. Sr. Electrician
4.2.10. Sr. Electronic Technician
4.2.11. Electrical Supervisor
4.3. Merchant Marine/Maritime Jobs
4.3.1. Ordinary Seaman
4.3.2. Able-Bodied Seaman (AB)
4.3.4. DPO Trainee
4.3.5. Third Mate/DPO
4.3.6. Second Mate/DPO
4.3.7. Chief Mate/First Mate
4.3.11. 3rd Assistant Engineer
4.3.12. 2nd Assistant Engineer
4.3.13. 1st Assistant Engineer
4.3.14. Chief Engineer/Maintenance Supervisor
4.4. Deck Department Jobs
4.4.2. Assistant Crane Operator
4.4.3. Crane Operator
4.4.4. Deck Supervisor
4.5. Drilling Department Jobs
4.5.2. Lead Roughneck
4.5.3. Assistant Derrickman
4.5.5. Assistant Driller
4.5.8. Drilling Superintendent/OIM
4.6. Administrative Jobs
4.6.1. Safety Officer
4.6.3. Radio Operator/Rig Administrator
5. How to Find Oil Rig Jobs
5.1. What You Need to Do
5.2. Basic Certification Required
5.2.1. Water Survival/Helicopter HUET Training
5.2.2. Rig Pass Certification
5.2.3. TWIC Card
5.2.4. Merchant Mariner Credential (optional)
5.3. Preparing Your Resume
5.4. Preparing Your Cover Letter
5.5. Where to Find Offshore Job Opportunities
5.6. Oil Rig Job Boards
5.7. Registering an Account on “LinkedIn”
5.8. Seek Out Current Oil Rig Workers
5.9. Transitioning From the Military
5.10. Offshore Drilling Company Job Listings (Career Pages)
5.11. IF ALL ELSE FAILS
6. Preparing for Your Job Interview
6.1. What to Wear
6.2. What to Say
6.3. Sample Interview Questions
6.4. Essential Concepts About Working Offshore
6.4.2. Risk Assessments
6.4.3. Permit to Work System
6.4.4. Observation Cards
7. About the Author
8.1. Sample Cover Letter
8.2. Sample Resume
About the Author:
Captain Ben Dinsmore is the author of “How to Get a Job on an Offshore Oil Rig”. He currently serves as Captain and Offshore Installation Manager on a drillship operating in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico. His writing has appeared in Professional Mariner Magazine and he is a contributing author to gCaptain (the World’s largest maritime website).
He is a 1999 graduate of Maine Maritime Academy, former lieutenant in the United Stated Navy Reserve (honorable discharge), a USCG licensed Master Mariner of Unlimited Tonnage, and a USCG licensed Offshore Installation Manager (Unrestricted)
He is also a graduate of the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst with a Masters in Business Administration (M.B.A.).
On his days off he enjoys spending time with his family and friends, golfing, cruising around in his boat, and writing articles for his personal finance blog Trees Full of Money. He can also make a mean homemade pizza.