Question: How many days a week do oil rig workers work?

Because the work on an offshore rig is never ending, the majority of workers are required to work 12-hours shifts, seven days a week, for seven to 28 days at a time. Additional overtime is required on an emergency or project basis. It is not uncommon to work upwards of 80 hours per week.

How many days off do oil rig workers get?

Part of the reason that offshore oil rig worker pay is high is to offset the difficult working conditions and risks associated with the job. Workers often face 14/21 shifts, meaning that they work for 14 days straight, followed by 21 days off.

Do Oil rig workers work on weekends?

All work on oil and gas rigs is physically demanding, and requires the ability to concentrate well on the job at hand, in all types of weather. Rig work is not a 9-to-5, weekday-only job; weekend work is commonplace, as is overtime.

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