Oil & Gas Roustabout and Roughneck work in the Middle East
There's hardly any other place in the world, where you can find as many oil drilling contractors and oil producing companies, as in the UAE and Dubai / Abu Dhabi specifically. And naturally, all of them not only drill to produce crude oil, but also generate lots of jobs in different disciplines and branches, from highly educated Cyber Drillers or Subsea Engineers in the offshore sector to the low end positions of Roustabout and Roughneck, without whom on drilldeck no oil rig could even start to operate.
Al Nahiya Group Oil and Gas Vacancies in UAE at the time of writing this review included:
Employment opportunities with ADC - Arabian Drilling Company, Saudi Arabia.
ADC's recently announced job openings included the following positions:
• Crane Operator, job location: Eastern Province. Responsibilities of worker in this role will include maintenance and operating offshore rig cranes, servicing oil platform. Crane Operator also will direct and supervise the actions of the Roustabout crew. Pre-requisite: previous experience operating heavy cranes, capable to lift, offload and load the pieces of cargo as heavy as 70 tons. If pre-employment decision is taken, the chosen candidate must be willing to undergo the company's crane operator training course and pass the company approved certification process.
• Similar vacancies announced at the same time by the Arabian Drilling Company and other Middle East recruiters:
• ADC may currently be looking to offer a career to one of the following roles on oil rig: Toolpusher, Cyber Driller (Offshore Rig), Pumpman (Offshore Rig), Driller (Land Rig), Barge Engineer (Offshore Rig), Chief Mate (Offshore Rig), Driver, Assistant Rig Superintendent, Roughnecks, Welder, Chief Mechanic, Warehouseman (Storekeeper), Division Manager - Resident, Roustabouts, Chief Engineer, Roustabout Pusher, Assistant Driller (Offshore Rig), Assistant Driller (Land Rig), Chief Electrician, Captain (Offshore Rig), Rig Electrician, Radio Operator (Offshore Rig), Rig Manager - Resident, Floorman/Roughneck, OIM Offshore Installation Manager (Offshore Rigs), Rig Mechanic, Motorman (Offshore), Mud Engineer (Offshore Rig), Rig Medic, Overall Operation Manager - Resident, Crane Operator, Electronic Technician (Cyber Offshore Rig).
• Mind, please, it's possible there may be no jobs available at this time with the companies, who offered the employment on oil drilling rigs in the countries of the Middle East previously.
Employers and Job Providers Overview
Essar Oilfields Services Ltd. is one of the known job providers, drilling for oil in this region. It is a privately held Indian company that offers onshore and offshore drilling services to oil and gas companies in the UAE and other foreign countries. At the time of writing this review the Essar owned a fleet, consisting of as many as 18 land-based oil rigs and 1 semi-submersible platform for offshore drilling, but was expecting 2 more offshore jack-up oil rigs to be built, delivered, and commissioned soon to start operating them. Besides the United Arab Emirates in the Middle East Essar provides contract drilling for oil and gas for Saudi Aramco, PDO (Petroleum Development Oman), PNZ Development Group at the territory of Kuwait, and Qatar Petroleum company in Qatar. The field jobs, for which Essar is known to have hired in the not so distant past, included the following positions: Roughneck, Roustabout, Roustabout Pusher, Motorman, Welder, Electrical Technician, Floorhand, Leasehand, Assistant Driller, Radioroom Operator, Instrument Technician, ROV pilot, Helicopter Landing Officer, Derrickman, Toolpusher, Barge Engineer, Mud Engineer, Geologist, Mud Logger, Scaffolders for erecting scaffolds on offshore platforms.
Another Indian company that offers contract drilling services in the Middle East is ONGC Videsh Limited (OVL), which is the ONGC (Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd., India) foreign division. Though the company hasn't yet made its way to the UAE oilfield exploration market, it performs drilling for oil in such countries of the Middle East, as Iraq and Syria (Al Furat). ONGC is owned by the government of India.
Momentum Engineering Pty Ltd., incorporated in Dubai, UAE. Offers exploratory and production drilling services.
Fox Oil Drilling with corporate headquarters in Dubai, UAE.
Byrne Drilling Company - Drilling & oilfield services. Location: the Emirate of Sharjah, UAE.