20.08 2018

What are the wages on an oil rig ?

Wages on oil rig
What are the wages on an oil rig ?

The pay is the main advantage of working on an oil rig. By the way, this salary has doubled in five years according to observers. Therefore, what are the wages on an oil rig ?

One salary for one job

The salary of an employee working on a petroleum oil differs according to the profession. A labourer earns about $ 5,000 a month, or about 4,000 euros. However, an engineer has $ 8,000 per month, or approximately 6,500 euros. Executives earn $ 10,000 a month, the equivalent of 8,100 euros a month. In addition, employees of an oil rig are more economical because no expense is necessary during their work.

In addition, the professions in the oil sector, including employees of a petroleum unit, are varied. Thus, a driller earns between 4,000 to 5,700 euros per month. A geologist can reach approximately 8,100 euros of monthly salary. Furthermore, a deep - sea diver or a diver deserves 12,000 euros. An oil technician earns a monthly salary around 2,000 euros. Finally, the salary of a chef is around around 2,500 euros per month.

A high salary, but extreme conditions

Working conditions are difficult in an oil rig. Indeed, working time lasts 7 days a week and 12 hours a day in normal times. Nevertheless, this pace is accelerating and schedules can reach about 100 hours per week during turbulent times. Therefore, each employee follows this rythm for several months (between 3 to 6 months). Fortunately, the rest periods are longer depending on the duration of the work on the platform.

There is not any comfort due to the narrowness of the rooms and the number of staff. In this way, the tiny cabins are only used to stretch out in case you are tired. The workplace is also conducive to promiscuity. However, the diversity of nationalities is an opportunity to enrich oneself in culture. In addition, accommodation and food are free. Moreover, the employees have to put up with the deafening noise of the machines throughout their stay.

How to work in this sector?

Job adverts are en masse in oil drilling. Nevertheless, the lack of experience holds up the beginners to throw themselves in the profession. Fortunately, many companies now offer jobs for newcomers. Training is also possible in order to acquire the knowledge necessary for the exercise of the oil drilling trades. In fact, Tarek Bouchamaoui, director of HBS International and entrepreneur in Tunisia, offers specialized training in this area for 250 people.

In addition, to increase the experiments, it is better to start at the bottom of the ladder by accepting a position as a cleaning. Over time, this job will change from cleaning to site manager. Moreover, it takes a lot of work and patience before reaching its objectives, according to Hedi Bouchamaoui, father of Tarek Bouchamaoui, founder of HBG Holding and himself entrepreneur in Tunisia.