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Old 07-20-2008, 03:38 PM   #1
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hey everybody...im sending a shout out to see if anybody out there could share some information with me regarding working on the gulf oil rigs...anyway information would be much appreciated regarding how to get into the field, who gets hired, what is looked for on a resume, what the life is like, and if it a worthwhile pursuit or not...im writing this from chicago so im pretty shorthanded on people to talk with who have any real experience...anyway, thanks in advance for any input
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Old 07-20-2008, 04:54 PM   #2
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To prepare yourself for a Merchant Marine life of offshore work.



1. Sleep on the shelf in your closet.



2. Replace the closet door with a curtain.



3. Four hours after you go to sleep have your wife whip open the curtain, shine a flashlight in your eyes, and mumble, "Sorry, wrong rack."



4. Renovate your bathroom. Build a wall across the middle of your bathtub and move the shower head down to chest level.



5. When you take showers, make sure you shut off the water while soaping.



6. Every time there's a thunderstorm, go sit in a wobbly rocking chair and rock as hard as you can until you're nauseous.



7. Put lube oil in your humidifier instead of water and set it to "High."



8. Don't watch TV except movies in the middle of the night. Have your family vote on which movie to watch, then show a different one.



9. Leave lawn mower running in your living room 24 hours a day for proper noise level.



10. Have the paper boy give you a haircut with dull sheep sheers.



11. Once a week blow compressed air up through your chimney, making sure the wind carries the soot across and onto your neighbor's house. Laugh at him when he curses you.



12. Buy a trash compactor but only use it once a week. Store up garbage in your bathtub.



13. Wake up every night at midnight and have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on stale bread, if anything. (Optional: Canned ravioli or soup. Do not heat!)



14. Make up your family menu a week ahead of time without looking in your food cabinets or refrigerator.



15. Set your alarm clock to go off at random times during the night. When it goes off, jump out of bed and get dressed as fast as you can, then run out into your yard and break out the garden hose.



16. Once a month take every major kitchen and laundry appliance and electric garden tool you own completely apart and then put them back together. Do this every week with your lawnmower.



17. Use 18 scoops of coffee per pot and allow it to sit for 5 or 6 hours before drinking.



18. Invite at least 15-20 people you don't really like to come and visit for several months.



19. Have a fluorescent lamp installed on the bottom of your coffee table and lie under it to read books.



20. Raise the thresholds and lower the top sills on your front and back doors so that you either trip over the threshold or hit you head on the sill every time you pass through one of them.



21. Lockwire the lugnuts on your car.



22. Bake a cake. Prop up one side of the pan while it is baking. Then spread icing really thick on one side to level off the top.



23. Every so often, throw your cat into the swimming pool, shout "Man overboard, ship recovery!", run into the kitchen and sweep all the pots/pans/dishes/silverware off of the counter onto the floor, then yell at your wife for not having the place "stowed for sea."



24. Put on the headphones from your stereo (don't plug them in). Go and stand in front of your stove. Say (to nobody in particular) "Stove manned and ready." Stand there for 3 or 4 hours. Say (once again to nobody in particular) "Stove secured." Roll up the headphone cord and put them away.



25. Put a lamp shade on your head, tuck your levi trouser legs into the tops of your socks and sit on the floor of your closet with the light out until some one yells, "Secure from general quarters". (PS: no smoking either.)



26. Buy a dumpster, paint it gray and live in it for 6 months straight.



27. Run all of the piping and wires inside your house on the outside of the walls.



28. Pump 10 inches of nasty, crappy water into your basement, then pump it out, clean up, and paint the basement "deck gray."



29. Every couple of weeks, dress up in your best clothes and go the scummiest part of town, find the most run down, trashy bar you can, pay $10 per beer until you're hammered, then walk home in the freezing cold.



30. On Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays turn your water temperature up to 200 degrees, then on Tuesday and Thursday turn it down to 10 degrees. On Saturdays and Sundays declare to your entire family that they used too much water during the week, so all showering is secured.



31. Raise your bed to within 6 inches of the ceiling, if you don't have a closet shelf.



32. Have your next door neighbor come over each day at 5 am, and blow a whistle so loud that Helen Keller could hear it and shout "Reveille, Reveille, all hands heave out and trice up."



33. Have your mother-in-law write down everything she's going to do the following day, then have her make you stand in the back yard at 6 am and read it to you.



34. Eat the raunchiest Mexican food you can find for three days straight, then lock the bathroom door for 12 hours, and hang a sign on it that reads "Secured - contact OA DIV at X-3053."



35. Submit a request form to your father-in-law, asking if it's ok for you to leave your house before 3 pm.



36. Make your family qualify to operate all the appliances in your home (i.e. Dishwasher operator, blender technician, etc.)



37. Walk around your car for 4 hours checking the tire pressure every 15 minutes.



38. Sit in your car and let it run for 4 hours before going anywhere. This is to ensure your engine is properly "lit off".



39. Empty all the garbage bins in your house, and sweep your driveway 3 times a day, whether they need it or not.



40. Repaint your entire house once a month.



41. Cook all of your food blindfolded, groping for any spice and seasoning you can get your hands on.



42. Have your neighbor collect all your mail for a month, randomly losing every 5th item.



43. Spend $20,000 on a satellite system for your TV, but only watch CNN and the Weather Channel.



44. Sew back pockets to the front of your pants.



45. Spend 2 weeks in the red-light districts of Europe, and call it "world travel."



46. Spend 5 years working at McDonalds, but do NOT get promoted.



47. Needle gun the aluminum siding on your house after your neighbors have gone to bed.


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Old 07-20-2008, 05:05 PM   #3
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On a serious side check out



www.deepwater.com



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Old 07-20-2008, 05:25 PM   #4
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what about working on a crew/supply boat that runs back and forth to the rigs???
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Old 07-20-2008, 05:41 PM   #5
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Try to get in contact with "Boatjob" he is a forum member on here. He can help you with finding a job offshore, and he can probably answer a lot of your questions with regards to the industry.
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Old 07-20-2008, 06:14 PM   #6
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If you want to know all about oil rig industry work i was a captian on a fast crew/supply boat for five years,out of Fourchon L.A and Venice L.A and a few other exotic locations:doh:doh

Capt jim Lawlor V.A.S:usaflag
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Old 07-20-2008, 06:19 PM   #7
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I have a dislexich:banghead:doh computor that's CAPTAIN notCAPTIAN :letsdrink
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Old 07-20-2008, 06:23 PM   #8
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Ironically, I am sitting in Fourchon at this time on a Supply / ROV boat. This place sucks!
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Old 07-20-2008, 06:27 PM   #9
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My neighbor works over in Malayssa (s) on a oil rig.. Hes there amonth and here amonth.... Says he loves it.. Only complaints is the jet-lag.... I also hear you need to know someone to get on a crew, and I bet its getting alittle harder to find a job now because everyone wants to go offshore....

I also hear the supply boats is pretty scary work...My uncle worked on one for about 3 weeks and quite..
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I have worked offshore on a production platformfor 8 years now. I work a 2 week on and a 2 week off schedule. I used to work for C&D production but I got hired by Shell 6 months ago. It is a great way to make a living. They usually want someone that has experience but there are some jobs you can get that will hire you without experience. Offshore construction companies will hire people without alot of experience.Danos and Curole, Bay offshore, Grand Isle Shipyard, are construction companies. They also have some over seas work if you wanted to go into that. If you wanted to try to get intooperations the companies are Danos and Curole, C&D, Island Operations.If you wanted to be a cookor a galley hand you could do thatas well. They do not pay alot but they get alot of hours so they still make money. The companies are Sonocco, Delta Catering. If you can get your foot in the door with any of thesecompanies then you can find ways of improving yourself and move on to anotherjob. Hope this helps. If youwant me toI can get some numbers of some companiesin Louisiana. You would need tolet me know what field you wanted to look into.Wehave a medic that drives from Illinois every three weeks and comes offshore. All andall it is not that bad to work offshore as long asyou can handle being away from you family for a littletime.You can prolly make at least900 a week being a galley handand that will proll be the least you could make and they work 2 on and 1 off or 3 on and 1 off its whatever you want to do.
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