Working on oil rigs in Vietnam

As a country with a rapidly growing economy, Vietnam is experiencing dramatic shortage of workers, engineering and management disciplines. Russian citizens are working successfully in several cities in Vietnam in various fields. Until 2010, most often be found Russian citizens were in the service of tourists from the CIS countries: managers in hotels and restaurants, scuba diving instructors, kiting and surfing. The oldest industry, in which there is a presence of the Russian experts in large quantities has traditionally been oil and gas production.

Training of young professionals in the oil fields of Vietnam

For the project team to develop the field Lan TNK-Vietnam (subsidiary company 100% owned by TNK-BP Group) joined two Russian Program participant competence development of young professionals in the discipline of "boring." Their training will last about six months, until April 2012, and during that time, young professionals become familiar with the full range of drilling both offshore and on land: in Vung Tau, Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and directly offshore drilling platform.

The program includes the development of skills of young professionals in the discipline of "Drilling", a program of the development of human resources of the Office of the downhole work, now involved 54 young professional. This three-year program, which includes a comprehensive training and internships in regional drilling services TNK-BP in various parts of Russia. The idea to organize an internship in Vietnam belongs to the Vice President of the downhole work Eric Liron, who saw this as a great opportunity for young professionals to gain experience working on international projects.

The platform "Kola" and drill for oil in Vietnam

Oil platform "Kola", crashed in the Sea of Okhotsk in December of 2012. Of the 67 people on board, 53 persons were killed.

The following facts leaked into the mass media:

The owner of the platform "Kola" by signing a lucrative contract that requires the distillation of a drilling platform in Vietnam, anticipating the authorities' ban on its stage in the winter, decided to move the oil platform without obtaining permission. These details have become known as a result of studying the texts of e-mails Mr. Zivko Zhekova, a representative of the insurance company Noble Denton, who later was among the victims of the crash of the.

Zivko Zhekov arrived at the "Kola" in December of 2011 as a representative of the insurance company Noble Denton for viewing platform before the conclusion of the insurance contract. It later turned out that the company which owns the platform, "Arcticmorneftegasrazvedka" is not able to provide transportation for the evacuation of people and Zhekov, like others, have remained on the rig. All the while, he made notes in his diary, and reported to his colleagues via e-mail about the process of preparation of "Kola" to the stretch and a possible route.

Initially the platform was supposed to transport to the island of Sakhalin, but the intention to enter the port of destination - Korsakov - was not. "Kola" from the authorities planned to secretly smuggle in Vietnam. Since no clear route haul was made, it had to be facing.

Oil and gas production in Vietnam through a joint venture "Vietsovpetro"

October 27, 2008 during the visit of Russian President in Vietnam in the presence of the Presidents of the two countries signed an intergovernmental agreement on further cooperation in the field of exploration and production of oil and gas on the basis of a joint venture "Vietsovpetro". The document provides for the transformation of the joint venture after 31 December 2010 to a company with limited liability "Vietsovpetro" with two members - "Zarubezhneft" and Oil and Gas Corporation "Petrovietnam", with equity participation in the authorized capital of 49% and 51%, respectively. According to specialists Enterprise Develop the "White Tiger" will be profitable before 2024. In 2009, the joint venture "Vietsovpetro" celebrated its 28th anniversary and production of the 180 millionth ton of oil. For Russia, this is still one of the most effective foreign economic projects.

"Vietsovpetro" won the tender for the new block 04-1 offshore Vietnam. Production sharing agreement between "Petrovietnam" and "Vietsovpetro" on this block was signed in the summer of 2009. An important development in 2009 was the acquisition of drilling planned 19th well the "White Tiger" Fountain of oil from the high pressure. This allows you to talk about the opening of a new reservoir. "Vietsovpetro" is also involved in projects in Tunisia (40% stake) and Myanmar (also 40% stake). And the search is on for other projects, both in Vietnam and far beyond.

Salary of Russian specialists on oil rigs in Vietnam

Russians in Vietnam a few thousand, the vast majority (nearly 2,000 people, including workers - just over 500) are living in a gated community of oil in Vung Tau, strongly reminiscent of the military unit. Concrete fence, PPC, painted with white borders and full self-sufficiency: a diesel generator, a clinic, a Russian school, factory, kitchen, six channels of Russian TV, club, cafe "Gourmet" ... Two weeks on duty, two - in the settlement. One in five Vietnamese Dong (per dollar give 15-16 million dong) - from the nearest offshore oil platforms. Income (about $ 1.5 billion a year) Russia and Vietnam divided in half, but after 2010, when the end term of the agreement, the terms will be revised in favor of the host's interior. The number of Russian workers "Vietsovpetro" in the last few years has been steadily decreasing (for this year plan to reduce - 80 posts), part of the contract positions is gradually moving to Vietnam. Vietnamese, the company employs nearly 6,000 workers' wages - $ 100 a month. The average salary in the "Vietsovpetro" - $ 500, if it is to pay the salary of Vietnamese add on our staff, said the publication Commersant that you can trust.

China discovered 30 illegal oil platforms in its waters

March 20, 2014 the Department control over the territorial waters of China's State Oceanic Administration South China Seas told the media that the Chinese patrol boats found in the inland waters of China about 30 illegal oil and gas platforms. No conflict ensued, the Chinese side is quite politely informed the violators of the need to stop the illegal production of oil and gas as quickly as possible and leave the area.

Exploitation of marine hydraulic structures offshore southern Vietnam

The field "Dragon", "Vietsovpetro"

The main objects of everything oil and gas fields offshore Vietnam are fixed offshore platforms. Operation of SMEs in extreme climatic conditions are updated by reliability problems that are related primarily to the safety of personnel and the environment. At present, therefore an urgent need to determine the requirements to design solutions, ensuring the safety of fixed offshore platforms at the level of acceptable risk.

Gazprom may suffer from a territorial dispute between China and Vietnam

The world's largest energy companies, including ExxonMobil and Gazprom, may be involved in a territorial dispute over the boundaries of the resource-rich South China Sea. The protagonists of the conflict - China and Vietnam, and the company may be affected. Vietnam has accused China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) in illegal activities. Vietnam is angry that CNOOC has invited foreign companies to bid for exploration of resources of the South China Sea. Hanoi says it violates the territorial boundaries and the American ExxonMobil and Russia's Gazprom are working in Vietnam. China fights for the rights of the South China Sea, which is believed to experts, is rich in oil and gas. In addition, it is a very good trade route. But the South China Sea also claimed by Malaysia, Brunei, the Philippines, Taiwan and Vietnam. The Chinese company, CNOOC has spent nearly $ 1 billion for the construction of oil platforms in the South China Sea. While China is working in the coastal zone, but soon he can move to the south, where the Spratly and Paracel Islands. However, they are now challenged the jurisdiction of the 5 states, told the Business glance June 28, 2012.

Oil platforms are located in many countries, such as the USA, Australia, UK, Norway, Russia, etc. Employment opportunities depend on 90% of the correct filing of the application by the candidate, his knowledge of the language experience. You can make out each of the points: 1) The documents, you need to fill out all the language that indicates an employer correctly. 2) Knowledge of the language, usually English. In many countries, English is taught in schools, and there are at least base. For the time to prepare a contract from 45 to 60 days, we recommend a visit to the courses and tighten knowledge (only after a positive response from the employer). 3) The experience, people who have it, do not need the help of companies engaged in employment on the oil rigs (platforms).

There is a myth that the platforms are only skilled workers. This is not the case. According to statistics by 5 monsters oil from the CIS countries was adopted about 48,600 people, of which about 31,000 people were not qualified staff. Watch mode of operation, can be 15 to 45 days at 8 hours per day, then on the mainland, too, from 15 to 45 days. Wages, it is the most interesting question, it is very decent, and from 20 to 70 euros per hour.

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