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Offshore Installation Manager (OIM)

Job Overview

While an offshore installation manager isn’t quite a captain, and an offshore rig isn’t quite a ship, they’re still the one guiding the rig’s progress, even if it doesn’t move an inch. Managing the safety of their workers and the efficiency of their equipment, an offshore installation manager sets a rig’s production course and maintains it every day.

On offshore drilling platforms, the offshore installation manager (OIM) is the one individual completely in charge of the rig and for the drilling crews, the equipment and the overall drilling operation. Their position is equivalent to the Captain position onboard a ship. The OIM is responsible for the safety of the rig and personnel and provides the direction and leadership required to keep the operation running smoothly. They also ensure that the client’s representative is kept informed about all activities and operations onboard the rig.

OIM’s are typically contractors, employed by drilling and well service contracting companies or employed directly by petroleum companies. They are senior leaders with several years of experience in oil and gas.

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