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By: Chief Mechanic
On: 2001-06-01
At: 01:45:22
Is there life in the oilpatch after 50?Scroll Up
Hi folks,

Damn this is frustrating.... looking for a job now
that I have past 50 years old, I mean.

Over 26 years experience as chief mechanic or rig mechanic
in the oilpatch on drillships, semi-subs, tenders, platforms,
swamp barges and land rigs .... more than 55 in total.

Worked in Africa, Saudi, Pakistan, India, Thailand,
Malaysia, Indonesia, China, Taiwan and Australia and
never missed a crew change.

Have built good reputation with most of the major drilling
companies over that time.

So what happens after we turn 50? Are we too old to
contribute? Do we suddenly become incapable of handling
a day's work?

If I sound bitter, I am. For the past seven months, I
must have tried hundreds of drilling companies throughout
the world, with no luck.

So it seems experience counts for nothing now, just as
long as you have graduated from a university you will
get the job.... experience not needed!!

Never mind if nobody reads this, I just had to get
it off my chest.


have a great day

chief mechanic



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By: Chief Mechanic
On: 2001-06-04
At: 21:49:08
Re: Is there life in the oilpatch after 50?Scroll Up
Hi Craig,

Thanks for the offer, i may well post my details
here, if i have no luck elsewhere soon.

As it has transpired, since my original post, i
now have 3 irons in the fire .... two in Oz and
one in Saudi Arabia.....one offshore, two onshore.

One good thing, searching for a job is greatly
enhanced by the wider scope we have via the
internet ... truly amazing.

In the past, when the patch has been quiet, many
times i have flown to Singapore to look for
a job. Not any more ..... just search the web...
saves both time and money!!

Thanks again for your help

chief
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By: Philip Cole
On: 2002-07-21
At: 02:08:31
Re: Is there life in the oilpatch after 50?Scroll Up
READ your message Chief Mechanic.
I am a Diesel Engineer and sea going Marine engineer,with power station experience.
Ilive in New Zealand.
Seeking job united emirates or middle east,Desalination plant or similar can you help?
Regards
Philip Cole.
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By: GERALD
On: 2005-03-02
At: 13:48:37
Re: Is there life in the oilpatch after 50?Scroll Up
Are you interested in a rig mechanics position in Farmington, NM? If so please reply
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By: Stevie
On: 2007-04-30
At: 02:32:27
Re: Is there life in the oilpatch after 50?Scroll Up
I assume you are at the wind up. if you cannot find work in the current climate you need your arse kicked.
luv and kisses

Stevie
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By: Gettin older every day
On: 2007-10-04
At: 00:03:42
Re: Is there life in the oilpatch after 50?Scroll Up
I bloody hope theres life after 50 in the patch . I am only now 42 . At 39 , i had realised i had pissed my first 20 years away and decided to make a plan . things are looking good , but i still need to be at least 55 before i can look at tellin em where to go and puttin my feet up with a cold one.
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By: Rudi
On: 2007-11-13
At: 20:24:49
Re: Is there life in the oilpatch after 50?Scroll Up
Hi Chief,
I am from Indonesia, 44 yo, with 22 yrs experiences in Rig mechanical, welding and operating Crane at an International Oil Company. My latest position is Heavy maintenance Coordinator. I think we have same problem in finding a job. Everiday, I search the job but got nothing. Actually I got many responses, but many of them are fraud email only. Some time, I hope there's someone offer a really job for me.
I am sure, sometime you find the job you are dreaming.God bless you.

Best Regards,
Rudi
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