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Becoming a roughneck on an oil rig.

Discussion in 'Business, Careers & Education' started by MarkI, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. SUPER K

    SUPER K Well-Known Member

    Jul 14, 2004
    It is a common job here in south Louisiana. Offshore rigs require lots of support, the actual rig workers, engineers, catering, etc. They work 7 and 7, some even longer shifts. Easy way for a single individual to save some major money, as you can't spend when on shift. American workers on overseas rigs make even more money, longer shifts, some tax breaks.
    But rough on relationships
  2. john68

    john68 New Member

    Dec 14, 2012
    uk yorkshire
    hi there all any of you guys have any english friends working up there our know of agencies that will take on from uk ive got shed load of land based experience eng plant fitter I have a hard work ethic would like to get to ab and work my arse of for a few years any help would be great
    again thanks

    basically looking for roughneck work but can do a lot more
    ps nice info on forum so far
    Last edited: Dec 14, 2012
  3. MSchapiro

    MSchapiro Well-Known Member

    Sep 26, 2011
    If you want to be a teacher I'd look into Teach for America if you are in the USA and that English degree is from a decent school.

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