Working at transocean

what’s the good and bad of working for transocean as a dp operator?

[QUOTE=richard8000milesaway;20725]what’s the good and bad of working for transocean as a dp operator?[/QUOTE]

If you get on with Transocean as a DPO, they’ll pay for all schooling needed to upgrade from that position and pay you while you do it. Enough said.

Good: $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$
Bad: You sit in the same spot for 3 weeks (or however long your hitch is), and get to surf the web for half of your watch.

Plus what anchorman said.

Not sure what ship your on New3M. On top of all the normal watchstanding a mate would have on watch (voyage planning, collision avoidance, weather, etc.), the 6 hours the mate is not at the DP deck, they have to keep us upright with 42 ballast tanks (while the rest of the crew is doing their best to tip us over), move bulk cement and barite around, daily stability, monitor work permits for the whole crew, monitor a 42MW power plant, answer nuissance false fire alarms, research parts and supplies for the Chief Mate, keep track of up to 4 four boats, where they are and what’s on them, and talk to a helicopter daily. Not your typical bridge watch.

The good… 12 hours days for upgrading and training at full day’s pay. The bad… long sleeve coveralls, year round.

I’m not on any of them - a friend of mine is on the newbuild out of Korea - he was making $130k with whatever overseas bonus they were paying, and he spends his 12 hours on the bridge, half of which he’s online doing nothing…usually on facebook. That’s all he does.

Maybe one day I will get hired on with a drilling company and can contribute to this conversation…:slight_smile: