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Oil Platform and Other Oil and Gas Jobs in North America

Updated on March 22, 2015

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Off Shore Oil Rigs and Advertised jobs

Open job listings across the Internet for September 2012 through September 2014 showed a number of increasing jobs related to off shore oil rigs. From September 2014 - April 2015, additional American companies advertised larger numbers of related jobs.

The number of of listings for off shore oil rigs declined somewhat from May through August of 2012; however, during a two year surge mentioned above, the highest demand job titles were Mechanic, Operator, and Technician, along with a variety of specialties in Engineering.

These specialties include Electrical, Mechanical, Structural, and Drilling Engineers over other specialties

The top companies in America hiring in order to fill positions on oil rigs or platforms and in the inland Oil and Gas fields include the following corporations. Embedded links will take you to their career pages and job listings to a home page of no careers page is offered.

  1. Oceaneering- This company is tops in benefits, offering Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Disability, Accidental Death & Dismemberment, Flexible Spending, EAP, a Retirement Plan, Vacation, Sick Time, and 10 paid holidays in the USA.
  2. Schlumberger- Also looking for recent grads.
  3. Baker Hughes
  4. Saudi Aramco
  5. CH2M Hill - Jobs in Alaska
  6. Randstad Engineering
  7. Actuant - Contact
  8. EPCO - established in 1974
  9. Shell Pipeline Company
  10. Chevron
  11. Intertek

Most of the jobs listed for this category are open around the Gulf of Mexico, specifically Houston, Corpus Christi, and Pasadena, Texas; Lake Charles, Houma, New Orleans, Saint Rose and Broussard, Louisiana; and Chickasaw, Alabama.

An additional 500 jobs are in Alaska, in Anchorage, Prudhoe Bay, and Kenai.

All Types of High Demand Oil and Gas-Related Jobs March - April 2015: 7,500 Listings

Companies listing the most jobs during March and April 2015:

  1. Baker Hughes
  3. Saudi Aramco
  4. Army National Guard
  5. Hy-vee Food Stores (Oil and Gas Sales)
  6. 1845 Oil Field Services
  7. Diedre Moire
  8. Deloitte Development
  9. GE - General Electic
  10. Kimrad Transport

Oil pipeline.
Oil pipeline. | Source

Gulf of Mexico Oil Rig Jobs

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A markerCorpus Christi TX -
Corpus Christi, TX, USA
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B markerHouston TX -
Houston, TX, USA
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C markerPasadena TX -
Pasadena, TX, USA
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D markerLake Charles LA -
Lake Charles, LA, USA
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E markerBroussard LA -
Broussard, LA, USA
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F markerHouma LA -
Houma, LA, USA
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G markerSaint Rose LA -
St Rose, LA 70087, USA
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H markerNew Orleans LA -
New Orleans, LA, USA
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I markerChickasaw AL -
Chickasaw, AL, USA
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Alaska Oil Rig Jobs

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A markerAnchorage AK -
Anchorage, AK, USA
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B markerPrudhoe Bay AK -
Prudhoe Bay, AK, USA
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C markerKenai AK -
Kenai, AK, USA
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TransAlaska oil pipeline crossing the South Fork of the Koyukuk River
TransAlaska oil pipeline crossing the South Fork of the Koyukuk River | Source

Location of Additional Groups of Oil and Gas Jobs In USA

Major Oil Fields in Canada

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A markerSt, John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada -
St John's, NL, Canada
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Hibernia Oil Field is located in the Jeanne d'Arc Basin, 315km east of St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, in a water depth of 80m.

B markerAlberta CA -
Alberta, Canada
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Alberta Stampede logos
Alberta Stampede logos | Source

Canadian Oil and Gas Jobs

The comprehensive search engine called InfoOil Careers offers job listings with total job counts in each of several categories related to Oil and Gas in Canada. In addition, they provide a page for USA jobs as well. However, the Canadian job listing is larger overall and contains useful information about jobs, job search in Oil and Gas, and even inspirational quotes.

InfoOil Careers reports that it offers listings of 18,000 jobs worldwide on a consistent basis, with 1,200 new jobs added every week. Job candidates can post an online resume at this site and set up Job Alerts to email them of jobs appropriate to their location, chosen job title, and other criteria.


  • Canada - 9,331 jobs
  • USA - 6,374 jobs
  • Australia - 90 jobs
  • UK - 42 jobs

Major Canadian companies employing in Oil and Gas:

  1. Flint Energy
  2. Canadian Natural Resources
  3. Schlumberger - Also hiring in USA
  4. Husky Energy
  5. Randstad Engineering - Also hiring in USA
  6. Michael Page International
  7. Baker Hughes - Also hiring in USA
  8. Design Group Staffing CA
  9. Zylog Systems Canada
  10. Kiewit
  11. Suncor Energy
  12. SNC-Lavalin
  13. Stantec
  14. Maizis and Miller

For a good job in Oil and Gas on a platform or inland, visit InfoOil Careers.

Since Canada has such a lot of jobs open, it is likely possible for qualified Americans to enter Canada long-term in order to work in the Canadian Oil and Gas Fields and on platforms. Visit this link for visa and immigration information: Going to Canada to Work.

Western Canada

  • How To Find the Top 10 Best Oil and Gas Jobs In Alberta

    Over 9,300 jobs in the Oil and Natural Gas industry are available in Canada in Autumn 2012, primarily in Alberta. While Canada maintains immigration restrictions, the oil and gas jobs growth may open up additional possibilities for relocation to Canada.

TransCanada Pipeline route to the USA.
TransCanada Pipeline route to the USA. | Source
  • Chinese Oil Company Bid $15 Billion for Canadian Producer - NYTimes | July 2012 -- Cnooc, the Chinese state-run oil giant, agreed to buy Nexen for $15 billion, as global players looked to beef up their access to natural resources abroad.

A Flotel or floating hotel oil platform, with living quarters on top the semi-submersible platform. Firth of Forth Burntisland, UK.
A Flotel or floating hotel oil platform, with living quarters on top the semi-submersible platform. Firth of Forth Burntisland, UK. | Source

Firth of Forth Burntisland, UK

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Burntisland, Fife, UK
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Oil pipeline construction in Iraq, 2011.
Oil pipeline construction in Iraq, 2011. | Source


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    • Patty Inglish, MS profile image

      Patty Inglish 5 years ago from USA. Member of Asgardia, the first space nation, since October 2016

      Possibly, akirchner! I see lots of platforms with flames shooting up from them. I just remembered that Israel recently discovered quite a larger amount of oil and is building oil platforms too. That should be very interesting.

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      Audrey Kirchner 5 years ago from Washington

      Gosh that's a lot of accidents just waiting to happen if you ask me....great information (as always) Patty.