CAREERS // OIL & GAS

The Oil and Gas industry is generally divided into the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors. Most of the maritime-related career opportunities are found in the upstream and midstream sectors where offshore rigs, drilling ships, survey vessels and tankers are operational.

  • Roustabout

    Offshore roustabouts undertake basic labouring tasks on board an oil or gas rig that require a level of physical fitness. They are be expected...

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  • Roughneck

    Similarly to roustabouts, offshore roughnecks are required to undertake physically demanding work in a variety of weather conditions and, therefore,...

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  • Motorman/motorhand

    The primary responsibilities of the oil rig motorman (or motorhand) are to keep the engines that power the drilling equipment and some of the...

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  • Derrickman

    Working under the supervision of the driller and the assistant driller, the derrickman is responsible for the derrick (the mast that supports...

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