To keep the drilling area in good working order. Usually based on a drilling rig or platform for two or three weeks, followed by two of three weeks rest period onshore.  Work is undertaken on a shift basis day and night, usually be working 12 hours at a time.

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  • Cleans, scrapes and paints the drilling deck and equipment.
  • Off loads supplies and moves them to storage areas.
  • Moves supplies and equipment to the work site.
  • Uses lifting equipment to load and stack equipment.
  • Helps to repair equipment.
  • Assists with the mixing of chemicals.

Working as part of a drilling team on offshore facilities.

  • Basic offshore induction and emergency training (BOSIET)
  • Offshore Medical Certificate
  • Banksman Slinging course
  • Experience in manual labour e.g. construction, engineering or fishing industry 
  • £18,000 - £22,000
  • £22,000 - £30,000

Roughneck, Floorman, Derrickman, Assistant Driller, Driller, Toolpusher, Rig Superintendent