How to be a good offshore professional?

The offshore market is very broad and the trend is that over the years it will grow more and more. The industry, however, has its specialties and, therefore, it is necessary to know some points that are not addressed in daily life and invest correctly.

The first essential point is security. Working on the high seas requires great care, since the risk of fatal accidents is great. For this, all the requirements and laws indicated by the National Agency of Petroleum, Natural Gas and Biofuels (ANP) and the federal government must be complied with.

The second is the importance of knowing how to speak a second language, in the most specific case English, this is because most of the expressions used in the field are of the universal language. In addition, the market demands and is something essential for the professional of the area. See some expressions and their meanings in Portuguese:

biofuels – biofuels;

bunker – fuel to supply ships;

downstream – refining and distribution of derivatives;

upstream – exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas;

midstream – storage, transport and commercialization of commodities;

EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) – company or group of companies that are responsible for executing the phases of a project, as well as the acquisition of materials and contracting services to build a work;

floating, production, storage and offloading (FPSO) – floating oil production, storage and transfer unit, based on a ship;

FPU (floating production unit) – floating production unit;

Bottom-up methodology – this is a methodology for the inventory of emissions that uses information on the consumption of energy and fuels from each source, so that it is possible to manage them individually;

QAV – aviation kerosene;

safety procedures – safety procedures;

top-down – methodology that uses consolidated information on the total consumption of energy and fuels in an installation or set of installations.

The last point concerns physical resistance; offshore work requires body resistance, because the workload is well diversified and the offshore market comprises 24 hours on the move.


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