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Working offshore is like nothing you have ever experienced before! It is similar to working a construction job except instead of constructing something, your job is to punch a hole in the earth's crust. Rigs work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The only time they shut down operations is during bad weather, when they experience equipment failure, or make a rig move.

People who work on rigs are called hands. They work 12 hour shifts called towers. Sometimes they work longer than 12 hours, up to 24 hours if the need arises. You will be working in an isolated environment which might even be hostile. In many cases you will not even be in sight of land, much less anything else. The people you will be working with will come from all walks of life.

Do you like adventure? You'll find plenty of it offshore! Just getting to the rig is sometimes an unbelievable experience. Adventure is watching a skilled crane operator off-load a boat of casing, equipment, and personnel safely and efficiently in 8 to 12-foot seas. Adventure is watching 285 foot supply and towing vessels lift your 40,000 pound anchors out of 2,000 feet of water, hang them off your side, and then tow you halfway around the world. Adventure is helping divers place underwater charges to clear obstructions from a drill site, then gathering up 200 pounds of fish that are floating everywhere and having one heck of a fish fry!

However, the real adventure is working with the greatest people in the world, working with the most modern equipment available, drilling deeper wells in deeper water faster and more safely than anyone has ever done before. Adventure is being part of an elite team doing something critically important for the survival of our country, helping to decrease America's dependence on foreign oil and helping to create jobs for people like ourselves at the same time.

Work schedules vary among different companies. You might even find different schedules in the same company on different rigs. The general rule for drilling contractors is that for every day worked there is a day off. Transportation and catering companies usually work two weeks on and one week off. Some special service companies will go on a job and work until it is finished. This is known as a can 'til can't schedule. You can, if you are willing, work on these jobs for weeks, even months at a time. There are many variations.
Depending on who you work for and what your position is, many companies will fly you, at their expense, from the nearest airport to your work site. Some companies, in lieu of flying, will reimburse your driving mileage. So don't think you live too far away. You really might not, because of the travel arrangements a company may be willing to make with you.

Yes, working offshore can be very adventuresome indeed!

"You'll either love it or hate it!
One thing I can promise... you'll never forget it!"

Written by Captain Ron Edwards.

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