Blacklisting in the offshore oil & gas industry is causing corruption in the employees and pollutting our Gulf of Mexico waters and the seafood food chain in an ever increasing rate.
The major offshore oil & gas companies are moving away from the shallow waters of the Gulf of Mexico and selling off their properties on the Outer Contiential Shelf and moving into the deep waters and international waters in the Gulf of Mexico.
This results in major oil & gas companies selling off their “shelf properties” to the independent oil & gas companies , who practice greater levels of “cost control” to “maxamize profits”.
One of these “cost controls” is in minimizing company employees and maxamizing “contract employees”. This ensures greater control over personnel utilized to operate and maintance the offshore facilities and the oil company not being required to comply with government protection labor laws , and simply replacing contract employees who fail to see things as they do to cut cost and maxamize profits.
Contract employees are less experienced and have less education and experience , and are more willing to do whatever is asked of them in order to get a job and keep a job working offshore and climbing the latter to higher paying jobs. This includes allowing or engaging in pollution of offshore waters.
The offshore oil & gas industry has a blacklisting practice where as employees who the oil & gas companies and contract companies find unfavorable to the cost cutting practices which violate government regulations , and are unwiling to go along with the criminal activity are replaced.
The offshore oil & gas industry project managers and production foremen have a verbal blacklisting practice utilizing specific phrases to let one another know that this specific individual their co worker is considering utilizing or hiring for a position is one who will not look the other way or fail to report to authorities when criminal activity is engaged in to cut cost and increase profits.
These blacklisting phrases are:
1) He does not get along with others out there – meaning the empoloyee does not go along with illegal activities practiced by the other personnel on the facility
2) He has problems getting along with others – meaning the empoloyee does not go along with illegal activities practiced by the other personnel on the facility
3) He’s just not the right person for the job – meaning the empoloyee does not go along with illegal activities practiced by the other personnel on the facility
4) He needs to learn how to get along out there – meaning the empoloyee does not go along with illegal activities practiced by the other personnel on the facility
You get the point , the phrases are twisted with a different word here and a different word there , however the content is the same and the intent is the same. To let others in decision making positions know that this person will cause them problems at times when a decision is made on a offshore facility to engage in criminal activite which endangers the personnel, the environment or the facility.
Blacklisting does exist in the offshore oil & gas industry, its a verbal practice they have built a culture and a practice around to protect their client / contractor profitability and relationships.
Any offshore oil and gas employee wether they work offshore on in the offices of offshore companies and contract companies who deny the practice are “talking with forked tongue” to you as they do at work. People do not shift gears in their manners from the office and hom , they are who they are, at work as they are at home.