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Oil & Gas, Maritime/Shipping

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Oil & Gas, Maritime/Shipping


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Responsible for ensuring that all planning and preparations are completed prior to the rig/barge movement

Hands on jack up rigs/barges movement

Perform the move in the role of Pilot working closely with rig management and owner’s insurance representative to ensure that the rig is moved safely in accordance with both client’s and Rig’s Operations Procedures Guidelines preventing damage to the client’s or JV assets

Act as company marine representative for the client and Joint Venture partners during Rig moves and other marine operations

Ensure that, on completion of the move, all records and documentation’s are completed


Experience/Qualifications & Skills:

Sufficient to acquire a Class I Certificate of Competence together with a minimum of 10 years’ experience in Rig/Barge operations

Experience in tanker or towing operations to be gained in the rank of Chief Officer or Master would be advantageous

Fully familiar with the movement of all types of jack up drilling units and be capable of conducting rig moves from a ‘Hands on’ prospective

Should be able to demonstrate that he has been conducting rig moves in an unsupervised capacity for 5 years and should have a minimum of 150 moves on to fixed structures, using tug boats only.

Fully familiar with all aspects of marine operations connected with the offshore industry and should be willing to train an existing work force

The Marine field encompasses a multitude of disciplines and therefore experience in other marine operations besides Rig/Barge move operations is desirable

Examples of other desirable experience are :- Offshore Oil Operations, Marine Inspection and Investigation, Marine Consultancy, DP Operations, Pipe lay, Construction Barge Operations and Tankers moorings

Unlimited Foreign Going Master Class I (Master Mariner) Certificate of Competency issued by or equivalent to United Kingdom Department of Transport


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