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Oil Sector Work – Great Pay, Dangerous Work

By Elaine Warren

Almost all oil drilling business jobs pay very well, and have other benefits as well, such as being interesting and exciting. What they are most certainly not is safe, dull or boring, and no one on the offshore rigs would say otherwise. There are a large amount of jobs on the offshore drilling platforms, none of them safe.

Think about the materials – oil and gas, metal and spark. These always make for a treacherous combination, and a large amount of jobs on the offshore oil rigs work with these materials every day. It doesn’t take much to make for an accident – though some oil drilling workers would simply call even these a change of pace, believe me.

But there is a lot going for oil jobs, despite the fact that they are raw and in the main treacherous. And those who work with a oil platform just about anywhere are almost certain to say the same thing.

Roustabouts, roughnecks and riggers on the offshore platforms are gaining out fast that the skills they pick up are very useful with a offshore or oil rig practically anywhere, leading to fast promotions and higher pay sooner than many had even thought possible. Such is life on the rigs.

But take heed – while these oil and industry jobs do indeed pay well, they are meant for people who are brave as well as bold. You need to have good instincts and be quick to react when things go wrong – as they on many occasions will on the oil rigs.

As we saw with the accident in the gulf, accidents on the offshore oil platforms are common and frequently very dangerous. There is heavy equipment everywhere, and blowouts and oil fires simply go with the territory. These oil jobs require folks used to making quick decisions, and thinking on their feet as well as with their brains.

The same holds true at a offshore or oil drilling rig almost anywhere. You are certain to be aware that jobs in the oil drilling industry are often in hazardous environments, and the work you may be doing will require the utmost attentiveness. Regardless of any training programs you may have attended, the only thing that can truly prepare you for working on the offshore drilling rigs is doing it in real life.

The truth of the matter is that driller jobs are risky, and accidents can and will happen, chiefly if you have been on the offshore oil platforms for any length of time. But by learning your job well, and being attentive to the work environment you find yourself in, you can minimize the dangers of working on the oil rig platforms and discover, as so many have before you, that there is no other job on earth as exciting as the jobs you will find with a oil rig practically anywhere.

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Warren, Elaine "Oil Sector Work – Great Pay, Dangerous Work." Oil Sector Work – Great Pay, Dangerous Work. 18 Jan. 2011. 17 Jul 2014 <>.

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