Offshore Salary Structure for Each Profession- 2022 Update

Filed in Articles by on June 19, 2022

– Offshore Salary Structure –

If you want to know about the offshore salary structure, then you are in the right place. Do you know that most Nigerian professionals who work offshore earn a good living? Offshore occupations are not only physically tough but also mentally taxing.

Offshore Salary Structure for Each Profession 2020 Update

Top Offshore Companies in Nigeria

Kindly note that some of these firms pay in US Dollars and these are the top offshore salary structure;

➢ Exxon Mobil

➢ Chevron

➢ Shell Oil Company

Halliburton Energy services and so on and so forth.


Offshore Salary Structure in Nigeria: For each Profession

Offshore in Nigeria

Offshore Drilling Consultants Earns N51m to N102m Yearly

The offshore drilling consultants are the most important employees that account for their high pay. Their salary ranges from N51m to N102M a year.

As consultants, they supervise daily operational activities in the oil rig. They provide consultations and advice on a lot of drilling Issues.

However, The offshore drilling consultants dish out orders to personnel present at the worksite and also order for new supplies and equipment.

As a plus, they maintain a certain number of employees at a particular point in time.

Offshore Installation Managers Earns N62m to N88.9m per Year

An offshore Installation Manger that occupies a big position in the offshore company, earns around N62m to N88.9m annually. The job of an OIM is to ensure that production is done according to set out rules and regulations.

They are well equipped to manage any form of emergency that might occur in the rig. Finally, OIM’s make sure that there is adequate maintenance of equipment and repair if the need arises.

Maintenance/Production supervisor earns N38.8m to N86m per year

An entry-level, production supervisor earns around N38.8 m to N86m yearly. It is one of the most lucrative jobs on the Nigerian Offshore.

Well, this figure still largely depends on the Offshore company. As a bonus to our readers, I will list a couple of Offshore companies in Nigeria in the last paragraph of this article.

However, maintenance and production managers ensure that electrical equipment and production plant equipment are functioning with great efficiency.

With this, they can see that the offshore platform realizes its goals and reaches its targets. They coordinate with the engineers, Offshore installation manager, and consultant to solve problems that are production and maintenance related.

Subsea/Chemical Process Engineers Earns N27m to N67.8m Yearly

If you are a Subsea engineer/ chemical process engineer, your average salary annually is around N27m to N67.8m. Now that we know how much they earn, let’s find out what they do.

As a subsea engineer, your job is to design and install equipment that is needed for offshore oil and gas drilling and production.

However, they are chief administrators in the installations of pipelines and wellheads. Not forgetting, subsea/Chemical process engineers help in maintaining and improving the equipment used offshore.

They are also involved in risk assessments- they do this in partnership with the Offshore consultants.

Reservoir Engineers/Drilling Engineers Earn N26m to N66m Yearly

As a reservoir Engineer or Drilling Engineer, you are bound to be receiving N26m to N66m annually. They make use of data that is provided by geologists to create a simulation model that would be used in the flow’s prediction of oil in rocks.

This would, in turn, enable them to draft out viable plans on how to extract the oil. They are grossly involved in oil well management.

However, starting from the creation of the well to testing and completion, they are deeply involved. Alongside the offshore administrators, they help in planning the budget of drilling operations.


Geologists Earn N23m to N65m per Year

This review would not be complete without naming geologists. They train geologists personnel that conduct seismic analysis and surveys.

With their data, offshore consultants can locate new oil deposits and plan for drilling.

As a Geologist, you are bound to be receiving N23m to N65m as salary annually.  A geologist basically examines the properties of an oil well and performs risk assessments. They simulate models that would be used in developing the oil well.

Workover or Completion Staff Earn N20m to N65.1m per Year

For a start, a completion staff earns an average salary of N20m to N65.1m on an annual basis. They are responsible for the welfare of the oil well. Should any problems arise, they are the ones that do the fixing.

They follow design patterns and specifications that have been set out before them to construct oil wells. Moreover,  completion staff, troubleshoot technical or operational issues that are related to the completion process.


Tanker Captain Earns N15m to N40m per Year

The job of a tanker captain is to drive large container vessels that carry oil from the Nigerian offshore to the ports. They are well paid, and their average salaries per year range from N15m to N40m.

However, just like I stated earlier, they help in safely transporting the oil to port facilities. They have to professionally manoeuvre the carrier vessel to avoid accidents. Finally, a tanker captain ensures the safe unloading of cargo in the port facility.

Marine engineers earn N25m to N55.8m yearly

A Nigerian marine engineer that is working offshore, earns around N25m to N55.8m as salary per year. They design and maintain marine engineering systems.

However, they construct offshore rigs, equipment and pipeline. As they construct, they also do the opposite, which is to break down bad equipment and repair them.

Helicopter Pilots/Divers Earn N27m to N45m Yearly

In most of the Nigerian Offshore platforms, helicopter pilots and divers earn around N27m to N45m annually. However, the employees of this category that have the experience help in the transportation of cargo and personnel back and forth offshore platforms.

They also transport injured or sick workers to onshore medical facilities for treatment. Helicopter Pilots handle emergency air ambulance missions.

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