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May 16, 2014
Soon we’ll see exploration being a hotspot with both Nova Scotia and Newfoundland ramping up for exploration in the offshore as well land exploration opportunities. Some of these Major Players will be Shell and BP offshore Nova Scotia while Statoil making significant ground off Newfoundland. These Provinces are... Read More
January 10, 2014
According to a recent editorial Houston, the energy capital of the world, has enjoyed almost four years of steady growth and this trend is expected to continue in 2014, creating 69,800 jobs with employment growing in all sectors, according to the Greater Houston Partnership in its “2014 Houston Employment Forecast”.... Read More
January 5, 2014
Maritime Drilling Schools Limited has been experiencing an influx of military personnel looking for oil field jobs on drilling rigs.  Drilling contractors have been in search for these types of entry level personnel because of their discipline and ability to handle physical and mental challenges in the... Read More
December 31, 2013
by Sarah Jean Seman | Dec 30, 2013 North Dakota drew an additional 22,000 residents over the past year, the highest percentage increase of any state, according figures released by the Census Bureau Monday. The 3.14 percent increase was fueled by the energy boom from the Bakken oil fields. The state also boasts the... Read More
December 30, 2013
  The following is the recommended Canadian hourly wage schedule by CAODC Canadian Association of Drilling Contractors as of October 01, 2013 (based on land rigs working an 84 hour work week).   Job Title Rate (Approx) Driller $44.80 or 46.80 /hr or $4659.20 or 4867.20 /wk... Read More
December 26, 2013
Maritime Drilling Schools Limited was recently approached by a very large drilling and services company out of Texas to provide them with entry level students for their United States operations.  A senior company official said because of the success of past MDS Students has prompted them to further seek the... Read More
November 18, 2013
Need work? Roustabouts in Demand - Jaime Kammerzell of Rigzone, the largest oilfield website in the world, writes story on Maritime Drilling Schools Limited, and has personal interview with Reg MacDonald President CEO. Read the article here. Read More
September 16, 2013
Oil and gas companies in the US are being squeezed by skills shortages and a lack of young professionals entering the labor force threatening short and long term growth prospects for an industry that is otherwise optimistic about its future. According to the 2013 Oil and Gas Global Salary Guide produced annually by... Read More
September 9, 2013
The North Sea oil and Shale industries are headed for a skills shortage. Picture: submitted by FRANK URQUHART Published on the 03 September 2013 10:57 MORE than 120,000 skilled personnel will be needed over the next decade to fully realise the planned surge in investment in the North Sea oil and gas industry - as well... Read More
May 30, 2013
Ten-Year Hiring Estimates Between 125,000 to 150,000 Across Canada Canada is facing significant challenges in the availability of skills and talent required to meet the workforce needs of Canada’s oil and gas industry over the next ten years, according to a report released today by the Petroleum Human Resources... Read More