Oil and Gas Industry: Offshore Oil Work
People who have offshore oil rig jobs can expect to work more hours each week than would be expected on any other job. The jobs are generally more demanding physically as well. Jobs on offshore oil rigs cannot usually be compared to normal 9 to 5 jobs, since most oil rig workers live onsite and do not commute when their shift ends.
Anyone who works for the oil and gas industry can expect to make some sacrifices, but it can be a solution for long term employment and good income for industrious individuals. Those who stay with the job or company long enough to become very familiar with the trade will be rewarded with high annual income.
With offshore oil rig jobs, as with other industries, it is best to be patient, since nearly everyone starts at the bottom and then advances steadily up the career ladder. If you do not mind being away for some time from your family and you are a reliable, hard worker, jobs on offshore oil rigs can be extremely worthwhile.
In addition, jobs with the oil and gas industry provide opportunities for advancement. Once you have experience and really good training, you will be in great demand for your professional skills.
Along with that, jobs on offshore oil rigs are not likely to disappear anytime soon. Since the world always needs oil, no shortage of oil and gas industry jobs are expected in the near future. Anyone who needs convincing, need only to look at the oil pumping in Texas. It has gone on for many years already and industry reports show that both oil and natural gas production increase each year.
In the slim chance that regular jobs on oil rigs would diminish, there are still oil rig jobs that go far below the sea to mine oil. This is the offshore oil work in places like the North Sea (U.K. area), Australia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Kuwait, Gulf of Mexico,
There are 27 countries with offshore work opportunities - Singapore, New Zealand, Brazil, Norway, India, Turkey, South Africa, Hong Kong, China, Argentina, Canada, United Arab Emirates, Indonesia, Oman, Pakistan, Russia and Bahrain are some of the far-flung places you could work.
Looking to The Future: Offshore Oil Work Continues
You do not have to worry about going through lean years with the gas and oil industry. Since the demand has shown steady increases, such as in Texas oil production, there is no expectation of a decrease in jobs. Production increased 25% from 2011 to 2012 and another 23% as of February 2013.
Additionally, there is a lot of work in Canada - in various places such as Alberta. Then there's also the Mediterranean, with 33+ trillion cubic feet of gas recently uncovered in Israeli waters. And there's approximately 7 billion cu. feet of natural gas in one well offshore Cyprus.
These are but a few examples.
It would appear that jobs on offshore oil rigs are here to stay and you can have a bright and secure future if you decide on a career in the oil and gas industry. You can count on great accommodations, high yearly income and job security in offshore oil rig jobs.
If you are adventurous, enjoy meeting new people and learning about other cultures then this may be a good gig for you. You have to be in good health, of course - and you may need to get shots or vaccinations before you go.
Oil Job Salary: What Can I Expect to Make?
I have listed some examples of oil rig salaries in one of my posts . Please visit the hyperlink in this paragraph.