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Spencer Ogden’s full project outsourcing service uses our strong internal infrastructure, experience and the adaptable nature of our consultants to deliver a tailored recruitment solution to meet the needs of the client and candidate.

Given the global nature of the drilling industry and the demands drilling contractors face, we are able to support urgent and full crew-hiring projects across all regions and types of rigs, using our vast database of qualified and skill-searchable candidates, bi-lingual recruiters and internal support staff.

Spencer Ogden Drilling provides a comprehensive and quality service to drilling contractors across the world. Our team of highly trained technical consultants has the exclusive aim of meeting the drilling contractors’ needs, delivering a local service on a global scale."


Whether it’s a permanent direct-hire requirement, a temporary requirement to maintain safe manning levels and the smooth operations of the rig, or a temporary to permanent solution to give the candidate an opportunity to make the permanent vacancy their own, Spencer Ogden have the solution.


Entry level/greenhand recruitment can be draining on resources for many of our clients. Using the global reach of Spencer Ogden’s large resourcing team, our branding and intrinsic understanding of the drilling industry we are able to identify the talent of the future. Analysing the foundation and early careers of high performers in the industry allows us to create partnerships and relationships with the military and other areas within heavy industry and engineering to identify skill sets that are transferable to drilling contractors.

Spencer Ogden offers full RPO services to our clients, which involves outsourcing all or part of the entry-level recruitment process, which is often time consuming for the client.


Spencer Ogden has vast experience in supplying the required qualified personnel to drilling rig shipyard projects both at the operational and new build/construction stages. From Project Managers, Project Engineers, Structural Engineers and Construction Supervisors to Commissioning Managers, Commissioning Engineers to Welders, Electricians, Mechanics and Labourers, nothing is beyond our capabilities.

We have highly specialised contract personnel with extensive experience in SPS projects, upgrades, maintaining warm stacked rigs and getting rigs ready to drill, who also have new build shipyard experience.


Spencer Ogden has invested heavily in the USA to allow our comprehensive and impressive coverage to supply to grow and, most importantly, to look after contractors within the country, both offshore and onshore.

Specific insurance coverage includes:
  • General Liability Insurance
  • Automobile Liability Insurance
  • Umbrella Liability Insurance
  • Workers Compensation & Employers Liability Insurance
  • Maritime Employers Liability Insurance
  • Excess MEL Employers Liability Insurance


Spencer Ogden has specialist consultants who focus on land rig recruitment in the field, as well as office-based management and support staff.

Using our extensive database and networks, we are able to source the best personnel in all regions of the world on a permanent or contract basis. The similar skill set of offshore and onshore rig crews allows a smooth transition in recruitment methods to fulfil our clients’ requirements.


Spencer Ogden provides a recruitment service for office-based roles, which is split into two main focus areas: Operations & Projects and Corporate & Support.

Operations & Projects source personnel for varying roles within Subsea, Marine, Maintenance and Drilling Operations.

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3rd Assistant Engineer
  • Job type Temporary
  • Location USA, Texas, Houston
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Description The ideal candidate must have the following to be considered: 1. HUET or BOSIET 2. RigPass or SafeGulf 3. Marshall Islands Booklet 4. USCG Booklet 5. Twic Card 6. Passport 7
  • Job type Contract
  • Location USA, Texas, Houston
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Description Spencer Ogden is looking to speak with Toolpusher's with Cyber Jack up Experience. The ideal candidate has to have the following certifications and documentations to qualify: -Atleast 5 years on a
Rig Mechanic
  • Job type Contract
  • Location Denmark
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Description Rig Mechanic urgently required for temporary assignment on a conventional jack-up drilling rig operating in the Danish sector of the North Sea. Applicants must be immediately available
Radio Operator
  • Job type Contract
  • Location Scotland
  • Salary Negotiable
  • Description Radio Operator required for temporary assignment on a jack up drilling rig operating in the UK sector of the North Sea. Candidates must have previous experience working on offshore drilling