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Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by bulay: 5:02pm On Jul 21, 2016
bigtalla i sent u a mail regarding an advice i need. your response would be appreciated
Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by DrTims(m): 11:43pm On Jul 21, 2016
I know these trend is not for job seekers but am becoming desperate as time passes by. An seriously looking for a job and I won't mind if my fellow Nairalander could be of help. My name is Tim and dis is my contact : email timsejigah@gmail.com or 08067094114
Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by Nobody: 10:01pm On Aug 05, 2016
Do we have guys actively involved in the Egina project on this thread? Updates won't be bad.

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Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by Anomz(m): 5:41am On Oct 19, 2016
Pls Marcus0123 what company is that?
Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by BadmanGozie: 3:20pm On Jan 14, 2017
ugsams:


You are on the right part bro, i really envy your academic qualifications. I believe with your qualification, information, good personality and God's favour it will be easier for you to break into the industry here.

Before making up your mind to come here, do you really know about this country and region? Can you cope with some of the challenges we have here? UAE is not for everyone especially you that have lived in Europe which is a more western society. However, It has it's own many advantages over other countries, but there are several countries i will choose over living here.

About link to possibly places you can apply to, i created a whatsapp group of about 5 people who are trying to get into the industry here. I give them lead and they follow up with research they also exchange information among each other. Four of the group members are already here, one works as a Safety Officer while the one in Nigeria works as an Engineer. If you will like to be a part of the whatsapp group, notify me and i'll seek their opinion on adding a new member.

Bro for the past four days, I've been reading through all your posts. I started tracking you from the UAE thread, because of your highly insightful posts. Seeing this comment, I couldn't help but quote you.
Please does this whatsapp group still exist? I'd really love to be the latest member. I have a bachelors degree in petroleum engineering and already making plans to relocate to the Middle East soon.

Also could you kindly outline some of the challenges u face in the Middle East. I'll appreciate any other advise/guidance u deem fit.
Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by ugsams(m): 1:23pm On Jan 31, 2017
BadmanGozie:


Bro for the past four days, I've been reading through all your posts. I started tracking you from the UAE thread, because of your highly insightful posts. Seeing this comment, I couldn't help but quote you.


I'm sorry it took me long to reply you and I'm glad you found my posts useful.


Please does this whatsapp group still exist? I'd really love to be the latest member.


The group went silent when it seemed we couldn't record any success. It consisted of just a few people while it lasted. Some were already within the country and others elsewhere and not ready at that point.



To highlight about the whatsapp group; I had believed that being in the system, having the understanding of the way the oilfield is structured here, some network of friends and colleagues whom I could get their HR emails or details of their recruitment exercise will be enough to help the members get into the oilfield. What we normally do at the group was share the details of oil and gas company operating over here, the services they render, recruitment process, emails and all that. I shared as much as I could and the members also did further research and calls on their own.




Despite all these, I'm not aware of any success (I don't want to say we failed). Everyone went silent and the communication ended.


I'll also like to point out that the global crude oil price had it's effect against the group because shortly after the group was created they started to layoff over here. It came as a surprise of sorts because the oil industry here seemed very stable and among the few countries that were recruiting even when oil price was as at a record low.


For example, my company was planning to go international and had purchased more than 20 new rigs which started arriving then and while we were anticipating lots of recruitment they started retrenching the employees and packing up the older rigs. Lots of previously existing rigs were packed at the base camp and new ones were given to the crews to rig up. Contracts for service companies were changing, some were stopped, prices were cut down, hitches were adjusted, some bonus and benefits were stopped and so on


I have a bachelors degree in petroleum engineering and already making plans to relocate to the Middle East soon.


I wish you the best in your plans and may you be highly favoured.


Also could you kindly outline some of the challenges u face in the Middle East. I'll appreciate any other advise/guidance u deem fit.


The first one is accommodation, you will have to share, most people started that way; I also did.


Time: always remember that you have limited time so make good use of it. The time seems to run faster over here and I don't know why. 3 months is small and many companies(especially the oil and gas) don't always have their recruitment, they do it in batch if you are not lucky enough you might not have enough visa to complete the process.


Your expectations, plans (long and short term), tolerance and perseverance will define your stay here. If your expectations are so high, you might not be able to start small. The truth is that this part of the world is not like the western countries. The flexibility, work hours and visa rules are different. For example, your employment visa/residence is tied to your employer. You can't just wake up and decide to change job just like that, you can get a ban or even be blacklisted. Hence, you need to be patient. My advice is for you to start small if small is your only option, as you might not get a professional job.


Understanding the country and locations as you will need to move around a lot during your job search. This will require you to know when to use buses, trains, Abra (boat) and taxis but I will advice you avoid the taxis as much as you can except money no be problem.


Relating with the majority of the people, you have to try your best to know when to speak 'quickly quickly' and when to come down to the type of English the average person here will understand for you to be able to communicate effectively with them.


Food: Nigerian food will taste better but it will drain your money faster especially if you don't cook. Try to eat other cuisine or snacks to supplement when necessary.


The law: try to be on the right side of the law. Better to cross the roads at the designated pedestrian crossing areas and watch the traffic light while you do, so as to avoid fines. Eating or drinking on Dubai RTA buses will get you a fine if you are caught. Keeping your legs on the seat or seating in the women and family area will also do. Try to always top up your card and tag in appropriately as you won't know when the next RTA official will enter the bus for routine check. These are just some of the traffic laws, apply every other law when necessary.


Your friends and room mates: some will only have negative things to say but don't let it get to you. Try as much as possible to stay positive it will help.



Good luck on your mission
Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by Alexxgold: 2:29pm On Jan 31, 2017
I studied petroleum & gas Engineering and ready to work in any available position.

Thank you and God bless

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Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by BadmanGozie: 11:42am On Feb 05, 2017
ugsams:


My brother, you are a rare gem. I can only imagine how long it took you to patiently type out these advises. Thank you very very much boss. You've been most helpful. REMAIN BLESSED
Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by BadmanGozie: 8:49pm On Mar 12, 2017
Hello boss ugsams.

How is work? I trust you're doing good. I've entered the UAE and I'm currently in Ajman. Job hunting isn't really as easy as it sounded (when I was in Nigeria). But I've been sending out several applications. I pray to get a good job, before I run out of time.

Please if by any chance you hear of any job opening around you, please kindly reach out to me.

Stay blessed bro.

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Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by ugsams(m): 11:43pm On Mar 26, 2017
BadmanGozie:
Hello boss ugsams.

How is work? I trust you're doing good. I've entered the UAE and I'm currently in Aljman. Job hunting isn't really as easy as it sounded (when I was in Nigeria). But I've been sending out several applications. I pray to get a good job, before I run out of time.

Please if by any chance you hear of any job opening around you, please kindly reach out to me.

Stay blessed bro.

Welcome to the UAE bro... I will notify you if any vacancy comes up.
Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by ojmaroni247(m): 3:52am On Mar 27, 2017
I am a PIPE fitter looking for a job, if any please notify me. Call or watsapp 08067880681
Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by opella(f): 7:58am On Mar 28, 2017
I studied petroleum geology (M.Sc). I am currently looking for an I.T placement in PortHarcourt. Please any help will be highly appreciated.
Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by Ebakalu: 10:55am On Mar 28, 2017
Is there any available on going recruitment, please I'm seriously in need of a job
Thank
Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by Ebakalu: 11:27am On Mar 28, 2017
Please if anyone is aware of ongoing recruitment please let me know 08163091508
Thanks
Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by BadmanGozie: 2:05pm On Mar 30, 2017
ugsams:


Welcome to the UAE bro... I will notify you if any vacancy comes up.

Alright bro. Thank you so much
Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by aliondo: 7:47am On Apr 02, 2017
Please, experienced offshore oil workers..what are some of the best certification courses i can do? I have a B.SC in electrical/electronics engineering and just completed an M.Sc in Subsea engineering??tnx
Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by Tex42(m): 1:06pm On Apr 08, 2017
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Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by ucheuzor1(m): 11:55pm On Apr 08, 2017
What a nice thread...I was opportuned to carryout my six months industrial training at DPR's crude oil terminal operation unit back then in 2015. There I had the opportunity to experience field operations at forcados terminal(shell), escravos terminal (chevron), platforms and flowstaions....it was really a wonderful experience I just felt shouldn't hv come to an end...life at escravos terminal was another world of it's own. The food there sha na die...throughout my six months stay, i added more than 16kg...life was quite easy there, peaceful..moments i did enjoy most were during meter proving operations at the control room,fiscalization exercise, though Crude oil export operations are usually stressful atimes as we had to wake sometimes during sleep hours to fiscalise a tank.....as a DPR rep, we were treated like ogas lol, i did work with oyinbos occasionally....entering aeroplane, chopper and speed boats guarded by JTF soldiers were some of my highlights....... Also occasional visits to EGTL which I call Dubai of Nigeria was quite a rare privilege... These were moments I felt I felt shouldn't hv ended, but I know better days lies ahead.......The oil industry is quite a place to pursue a career and am proud am a mechanical engineer...

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Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by georgekingsley: 8:51pm On Apr 09, 2017
A graduate of mechanical engineering,good in welding (SMAW 1F,1G,2F,2G,3F,3G,4F,4G,6G on both plate and pipe),pls I would appreciate any assistance and am open to any opportunity.
Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by Inception(m): 11:30am On Apr 12, 2017
a potential bad news for the industry!

https://www.nairaland.com/3737512/malabu-asks-court-stop-fg

This is where i want FG to Disobey court order!
Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by blackbriar: 3:23pm On Apr 12, 2017
aliondo:
Please, experienced offshore oil workers..what are some of the best certification courses i can do? I have a B.SC in electrical/electronics engineering and just completed an M.Sc in Subsea engineering??tnx

INSTRUMENTATION
SCADA
Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by aliondo: 5:07pm On Apr 12, 2017
blackbriar:


INSTRUMENTATION
SCADA

Thanks...i just browsed through SCADA and found out its very wide....Which branch of SCADA you referring to??
Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by okoyef: 11:48pm On Apr 22, 2017
Pls im a graduate of electrical engineering with a certification in basic rig training(roustabout course). Pls i need help finding a job as a roustabout. Anyone pls help. My email is lil4fasco@yahoo.com and phone number is 08067627721. Thanks
Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by tare22(m): 11:00pm On Jul 10, 2017
I will be going for 3 months to work on a barge "swamp" and it my first time.. Pls I need someone with such experience for prep talk. Thanks
Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by Nobody: 8:26am On Jul 11, 2017
tare22:
I will be going for 3 months to work on a barge "swamp" and it my first time.. Pls I need someone with such experience for prep talk. Thanks
Production barge or a support vessel? Have you had your BOSIET and HUET. If not, check online and equip yourself with necessary safety tips. Always wear your life jacket
Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by BiggyB242(m): 7:31pm On Jul 11, 2017
majekdom2:
Production barge or a support vessel? Have you had your BOSIET and HUET. If not, check online and equip yourself with necessary safety tips. Always wear your life jacket

How could someone get Bosiet and Huet?
Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by Nobody: 8:40pm On Jul 11, 2017
BiggyB242:


How could someone get Bosiet and Huet?
there is one in Ogun State. 2 in Port harcourt that I know. Opito Bosiet at charkins east west raod and tollmann at Trans Amadi port harcourt.
Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by blackbriar: 1:33pm On Jul 12, 2017
majekdom2:
Production barge or a support vessel? Have you had your BOSIET and HUET. If not, check online and equip yourself with necessary safety tips. Always wear your life jacket
HUET and BOSIET for swamp location.....haba.
Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by blackbriar: 1:33pm On Jul 12, 2017
BiggyB242:


How could someone get Bosiet and Huet?
Oga go and learn ur work and forget abt dat bosiet stuff first,
Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by Nobody: 1:44pm On Jul 12, 2017
blackbriar:

HUET and BOSIET for swamp location.....haba.
what is haba... That ought to be the standard, isn't it?
Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by blackbriar: 1:52pm On Jul 12, 2017
majekdom2:
what is haba... That ought to be the standard, isn't it?
for swamp location.....bros he will recieve safety induction and tool box meetings.......face job first and get d necessary skills not a pass book...any tom dick and harry can work on a swamp location without no HUET(HELICOPTER UNDERWATER EVACUATION) FOR SWAMP AND BOSIET PASS.
Re: Offshore Oil Worker,lets Meet Here by Nobody: 2:09pm On Jul 12, 2017
blackbriar:

for swamp location.....bros he will recieve safety induction and tool box meetings.......face job first and get d necessary skills not a pass book...any tom dick and harry can work on a swamp location without no HUET(HELICOPTER UNDERWATER EVACUATION) FOR SWAMP AND BOSIET PASS.
hello, get familiar with the industry standards. It's neglect in the Nigerian industry/keyplayers that make people go to swamp neglecting those training. All locations give induction, that's not special. You can't visit a swamp location owned by an IOC without BOSIET... all from experience. BOSIET is not passbook. its reciept is an ID card. FYI, choppers do land on some swamp location. Besides, it's only a bonus and never a bad idea to have one. Thank you!

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