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Oil rig job openings in Tanzania and Africa

Vacancy of Offshore Roustabout

A major drilling contractor engaged in management of inland and offshore oil drilling rig operations in Tanzania, is looking to hire a Roustabout of the Tanzanian origin, of legal age, a holder of a valid passport issued by the Tanzanian authorities, to work on oil exploration and production facilities (semisubmersibles or drillships). Ideal candidate for this opening should meet the following additional requirements:

  • 3 to 5 years of experience working on offshore platforms or oil drilling units
  • Holder of OPITO approved offshore certificates like BOSIET (Basic Offshore Safety Induction & Emergency Training) and HUET (Helicopter Safety and Escape Training)
  • Related experience and/or training in the kindred industry like, for example, mining, or on sea vessels, considered an advantage


Responsibilities for this Rousabout position are numerous, including but not limited to:

  • Visual inspection, storage, and maintenance of drilling equipment; getting the equipment ready for drilling before the drilling process actually starts;
  • Keeping drilling deck clean, tidy, and free from unnecessary objects and the waste
  • Assist the welder and be responsible for anti fire procedure and anti arson measures
  • Move drilling equipment and materials to and from the drill floor and around the installation in a safe and proper manner.
  • Providing Platform Deck assistance as instructed
  • Provide assistance during installation and removal of wellhead equipment
  • Act as Electrician, Motorman, Derrickhand, Mechanic, Painter, Roughneck, and other oil rig trades helper, should there need arise
  • Performing general housekeeping duties around the rig
  • Assist crane operator by leading loads as they are being moved around the deck and the rig
  • Substitute Roughnecks, acting in turn as one of them when they have to take meals or snack while drilling process can't be interrupted
  • Perform any other duties as instructed by superiors and supervisors

Job location: Cape Town, South Africa. Therefore the candidate should be aware of the necessity to travel. If not acceptable, you do not qualify. Salary is to be negotiated, benefits included. This is a permanent position with the perspective of promotion to better paid offshore positions like Derrickman, Driller, Rig manager etc., if willing to get trained at one of the available advanced oil drilling personnel training programs.

More oil rig jobs expected in Tanzania as soon as offshore deepwater drilling starts in the region

Hot news: Tanzania is to start deepwater drilling for oil in its territorial waters. Some of the contracts were awarded to Aminex, Tullow Oil and Dominion Petroleum. The drilling is to be performed from Odfjell Drilling's Deepsea Stavanger semisubmersible that carries 2 derricks aboard. One of the American premiere oil companies, Exxon Mobil, has also shown interest towards oil exploration in Tanzania by having bought 35% of shares in another, Statoil operated, oil deepwater block 2. Africa has fairly good prospects for the production of crude oil. Besides Tanzania, the discoveries of oil deposits were made in Uganda, as well as natural gas reservoir were discovered as a result of drilling that had been performed by Anadarko. It is estimated that the basin's boundaries extend as far as to the territorial waters of another African nation, former Portuguese territory Mozambique. More oil discoveries in Tanzania and other countries of the continent mean more jobs, including entry level openings, generated by the upstream sector of the world's petroleum industry.

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