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The oil and gas industry is ﬁnally bouncing back from the economic and job recession that hit in 2008.
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in 2006 and 2007. the fundamental principles of supply and demand were aligned to drive
prices to new highs. Smith Businesses. Schlumberger
Liz Thomas. With the series of major shocks to the ﬁnancial markets that came about in Q3 2008.”
Though Bob Glover. To put it simply. says it is a much better market today.000 b/d. However. I see nothing but growth and opportunity. Also during this period.92 (more than $4 per gallon for gasoline) in June 2008. they warn that we’ll never see the boom times again. As some of the world’s largest ﬁnancial institutions began to look at risk of collapsing and governments stepped in to prop them up. and demand for almost every product and service decreased.000 b/d. people lost jobs. the global gross domestic product increased by 10. Smith Businesses. from 2004 through 2008 oil prices increased because world petroleum consumption increased dramatically as the world economy accelerated while production struggled to keep pace. Looking back to the boom period of steadily rising and then skyrocketing oil prices. recruitment manager. Director of Recruitment. many companies’ worst fears began to be realized as access to capital became restricted.1%.
~ Liz Thomas. The surge in oil prices was an important contributing factor to the economic recession that began in Q4 2007. For example.I see nothing but growth and opportunity.
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. production from mature North Sea and Mexican ﬁelds decreased slightly and Saudi Arabian production decreased by 850. and Alan Waugh. The price
of oil doubled between June 2007 and June 2008. at Brunel Energy Inc. Chinese oil consumption grew by 870. general manager. agree that the market has improved. “I don’t see that changing. but no additional oil was being produced to offset the demand. the nascent recession that had been growing for several quarters truly took hold. Director of Recruitment. and the price of gas reaching a near-record high at $133. Schlumberger..
Rigzone. Schlumberger INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE: 20 years FACT: Thomas previously worked for Smith but left in 2007 to work for Oceaneering as a global recruiting manager. Falling consumer demand pushed many companies to cut back on production.000 per year. However. These broader trends in the worldwide economy and the oil and gas industry were mirrored in the hiring activity of employers in the industry. As companies searched for qualiﬁed
candidates to help expand their ranks. driving oil prices down more than $90 by February 2009 when NYMEX crude prices fell below $40 for the ﬁrst time since 2004. that all changed in late 2008.
NYMEX LIGHT CRUDE OIL PRICES
$160 $140 $120 $100 $80 $60 $40 $20
As Glover explains. the number of new job opportunities being posted on Rigzone each month more than tripled from January 2006 when there were about 900 jobs posted compared to the 2. that average had moved above $109. they cut back on spending. This coupled with the global ﬁnancial meltdown made ﬁnancing more uncertain. speciﬁcally to be part of the world’s largest oilﬁeld service company. This was clearly visible in the job market where the number of new jobs being posted to Rigzone plummeted nearly 50% between the start and end of Q4 2008. industry compensation averaged just below $106. From the candidate perspective. Oil companies panicked in Q4 2008 and Q1 2009 as the price of oil dropped. She returned to Smith in 2010. Lay-offs were extensive and the growth in hiring activity that had been ongoing for the previous four years came to a halt. In 2006. com’s Career Center saw a steady rise in hiring activity through Q3 2008. As people lost their jobs. By 2007.700 new jobs being made available in October 2008. letting people go to cut expenses. Many companies were desperately looking for talented
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POSITION: Director of Recruitment COMPANY: Smith Businesses. throughout 2009 the level of hiring remained well below 2008 levels. average levels of compensation also moved higher as well.” In what amounted to a rather vicious cycle.000 per year across a wide array of positions. the imbalance between oil supply and demand shifted quickly from shortfall to surplus. which brought about more layoffs and continued the cycle of slowing activity. closely correlated with the rise in oil prices. the boom years of 2006 through 2008 had provided a wide array of opportunities for candidates looking to move up in their careers. Companies started hording cash. While hiring activity typically recovered signiﬁcantly each January. a month before the merger with Schlumberger. With businesses and individual consumers demanding less energy. further reducing demand for almost every product and service in the global economy. Not only did the number of new job opportunities steadily increase with oil prices. companies across nearly every industry and country began to tighten their belts to better survive a period of impending tough times. “We saw oil prices increase dramatically and costs were spiraling out of control.
“Operating companies are feeling more conﬁdent that some of the heat has been taken out of the crazy prices. Today.com’s Career Center jumped nearly 80% between December 2009 and January 2010. and pointed to a changed job market in which more people were seeking work out of necessity.com) shows that in January and February 2011 worldwide industry compensation rose nearly 7% from 2010 to an average of $103. the number of jobs to which each candidate applied increased 40% and the number of applications per job opportunity nearly doubled. During the 2006 to 2008 timeframe.” Glover explains.rigzone. Together. as the price of oil improved. reaching an alltime high. the number of people applying for each job opportunity held relatively steady. the weak dollar. 2011. with the slowdown in hiring that began in late 2008 came a sea change in job seeker activity.” Glover says. and uncertainty in the Middle East continue to fuel its rise. the number of jobs for which a given candidate applied remained fairly steady. The Resume Activity Index peaked in Q1 2009. the
POSTED BY YEAR
source: rigzone. The price of oil recovered to Q4 2007 levels in Q4 2010 as the global economic market improved. Concurrently.com’s ongoing salary survey (salary. the rate for products. Looking at Rigzone’s Resume Activity Index. At the same time. Likewise. “Today the job market is buoyant and continues to grow. Not only are oil prices and job opportunities on the rise. moving up slightly in 2008.APPLICATIONS PER JOB
FROM JANUARY 2006 TO FEBRUARY 2011
source: rigzone. Rigzone. Thus. salaries have not recovered to the $107. economic improvement.000 today. and the operating companies are more conﬁdent that they are getting a fair price for staff and services. Brunel Energy reports that hiring companies are looking for good value
personnel. a measure of job seeker interest levels relative to the overall Rigzone membership.com 50 45 40 35 30 25 20 15 10 5
level of hiring activity as represented by the number of new jobs being posted has continued to rise. surpassing even the levels seen in 2008. so opportunities abounded. indicating that fewer people were looking for new jobs and the workforce was more stable. many oil companies didn’t feel the impact until late in Q4 2009. Although oil prices began to rise in mid2009.com
2006 2007 2008
Other Management / Support Production & Specialty Services Drilling Engineering
30 3000 2500
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. The Applications per Job graph above reﬂects
this trend as the line sloped downward in 2010. these numbers paint a picture of a very different oil and gas job market in 2009 – one marked by a higher level of desperation for ﬁnding a new job in the wake of layoffs and hiring freezes. the number of new jobs being listed with Rigzone. services and people has calmed down to a more manageable level. However.000 average seen in 2008. All of these factors point to a more candidate-friendly job environment in which job applicants have an array of options available. In fact oil hit $113/bbl on April 8. the level of job seeker activity inched upwards throughout 2006 and 2007 as more candidates investigated potential opportunities for earning a better income. but compensation as well. Since that time. Though this is an improvement.
instead of one focus. In line with Schlumberger’s hiring needs. According to Waugh. project. FACT: Waugh grew up 12 miles away from Houston’s namesake in Renfrewshire. she says that
BREAKDOWN BY JOB FUNCTION
source: rigzone. machine operators and NDT (Nondestructive Testing) inspectors. the majority of the industry is looking for people to “diversify in a number of disciplines. engineering positions continue to dominate the ﬁeld of new job opportunities on Rigzone.000 $110. maintenance. design. From the Smith side of the merged group.” Thomas concurs. he was in the Glasgow.com
Average Salary Offshore Average Salary Onshore Average Salary
$115. While Thomas also sees Baby Boomers leaving the market. the market is tasked to ﬁnd skilled young people to ﬁll those gaps.000 $105.000 $85. Schlumberger is also looking for ﬁeld specialists. all types – are in high demand. INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE: Waugh has been with Brunel for 8 years. Engineers – ﬁeld. but cost engineers with planning experience.000 $90. hiring companies are not just looking for cost engineers.com
Engineering & Geoscience Management/Support Oilfield Service & HSE Drilling Maritime & Trades Production
12% 12% 21%
9% 6% 41%
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. maintenance technicians. drilling. Scotland.ALANWAUGH
POSITION: Recruitment Manager COMPANY: Brunel Energy Inc. She says that Schlumberger is hiring to keep up with the needs of its global customers. For example. which is one way they are cutting costs. accounting for more than 40% of the new positions being made available each month. Prior to that. Waugh and Glover also point to a skill shortage in the industry right now.000 $95. The last 3 years he’s been in the Houston ofﬁce.610. Population:6. Scotland ofﬁce. geologists and rig managers. As seasoned staff retires.000 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011
FROM 2007 TO 2011
for their money.000 $100. Thomas sees a
need in manufacturing – machinists.
com.” Thomas says. According to Rigzone’s salary data.000 $80. FACT: “I’m originally from Scotland.000 $0 Entry Level Mid -Career Sr Level
POSITION: General Manager COMPANY: Brunel Energy Inc. Thomas says.000 $140.” Rigzone. “Use social media. workover or completion. someone who has the mindset of borderless career. who is open for rotation and relocation can be sent anywhere. The most desirable candidate must be willing to relocate anywhere in the world. the top paid entry level jobs in 2010 included MWD/LWD/Logging. The ﬁeld of opportunities for nearly anyone in the oil and gas industry remains very promising and looks to remain so for quite some time. like LinkedIn.com has tracked mid-level and senior level jobs with the highest annual salaries. foremen or superintendents.800.000 $40. “Don’t rely on the way you used to look for a job.
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. INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE: Glover has worked in the oil and gas recruitment industry for over 12 years.000 $60. target speciﬁc companies. in fact – that it tends to pull from internal sources to ﬁll those positions. Entry level employees who landed in one of these ﬁelds earned an average of $72.AVERAGE SALARIES
source: rigzone. We attract a large portion of new hires out of university and put them through structured training programs and move them up through organization. and dynamic position ofﬁcers earned the highest mid-level annual salaries in 2010 with an average income of $115. Directional drillers. but I got to Texas as fast as I could…”
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Schlumberger has such a large number of employees – 110. and the longer-term effects of $100-plus oil prices remain to be seen. “It gives the candidate the opportunity to learn and grow.” While economic uncertainty still remains in some corners. However. “Coming out of school.400 in 2010. However. dynamic position ofﬁcers.200.” Thomas explains. and network. she does recommend that out-of-work mid-level and senior level oil and gas industry workers update their resume.000 $100. petroleum engineers and
geologists. workover or completion.com
2009 Salary 2010 Salary
$180. what Schlumberger really needs. captains.000 $20. directional drillers and executives earned the highest senior level annual salaries in 2010. is “fresh out of university” staff.000 $120.000 $160. subsea engineers. Whereas drilling consultants.000. and attend networking events.” Thomas advises. which averaged about $188.
000 in late 2008 and 2009.000 decline.000 salary. Average compensation in 2010 recovered. but reveals some surprising information. an increase of nearly seven percent from 2008 and 2009 levels. When the average compensation for offshore workers versus onshore workers is examined separately.000.000 workers.000 for companies with less than 20 workers to companies with over 2.000+ Employees
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.000. thanks to rising oil demand and prices as the global economy recovers from the ﬁnancial crisis in 2008 and 2009. The decline in average compensation was greater for onshore workers.000 $100. companies with over 2. the average
$104.000.000 in 2007.
The rebound in compensation and optimism over increased E&P activity reﬂects data Rigzone. Compensation levels are expected to keep growing as rising exploration and production (E&P) activity will generate the need for workers.000 1-20 Employees 21-100 Employees 101-500 Employees 501-2. the average oil and gas industry compensation level fell as the global ﬁnancial crisis set in and oil prices rapidly declined.000. This average salary level is likely to continue rising as projections by the International Energy Agency call for fossil fuels to still be a dominant energy source through 2035.000 $96.000 $92. while onshore workers earned an average $109. Not surprisingly.000 $94.000 in 2009.000 $86. a $15.000 in 2007. with the average salary retracting from $109. thanks to strong oil demand and oil commodity prices that pushed E&P activity. dropping from an average $107.Series By Karen Boman
The average salary for onshore and offshore oil and gas workers rebounded in 2010. Compensation levels for oil and gas workers in 2010 averaged between $92.000.com has gathered from its members throughout the year to gain insight into trends in compensation and industry activity. reaching $103. meaning signiﬁcant investment of ﬁnancial and human resources will be needed to explore for and develop the world’s untapped oil and gas resources.000 $90.000 in 2007 to $97. companies that had between 21 and 100 employees had the lowest average compensation at $92. Average compensation for energy industry workers peaked at over $109. In 2007.000 in 2007 to $94. offshore workers earned an average compensation slightly higher than onshore workers. Offshore workers earned an average $110.000 $98. However. offshore workers earned an average $110. that a larger company can offer more money. An examination of salaries by company size conﬁrms one assumption.000 $102. that compensation level declined to an average of $99.000 and $103.000. a decrease of $11.000 $88. However.000 Employees 2.000 employees had the highest average compensation with $103.
$140.000 in 2010.000 $100.000 $60. the second highest average of job functions surveyed.000 $120.000 $20.000 $100. with an average compensation of $98.000 $20. Companies with 101 to 500 workers paid an average compensation of $94.000 employees paid an average salary of $95.000 in 2010. Support
$160. Workers in production-related jobs earned an average $92. Still.000 and workers in trades-related positions earned an average $84.000. compensation levels for oil and gas jobs rise as workers gain more experience and education. safety and environment arena.000 $0 0-5 Years 6-10 Years 11-15 Years 16-20 Years 21-25 Years 26+ Years
$140. workers in management support positions earned an average salary of $101.000.000 in 2010.000 $80.000 $120.000 last year.000 $140.000 $0 High School Secondary Some College Tech/Vocation Certification Associates 2-yr Degree Bachelors 4 yr Degree Masters Degree PhD/MD Doctorate
Not surprisingly. and workers
with more than 11 years of experience reported earning average salaries above the $100.
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.000 mark last year. earning an average salary of $71.000. The lowest average salary in 2010.000 $100.000 $20. although entry-level workers and workers with a high school level education earn higher average income levels than other industries.compensation for companies with less than 20 employees was $99.000 last year. Demand for young workers to enter the energy workforce and for existing workers to remain means better compensation for workers of all skill levels and education backgrounds.000 $40. was for job functions in health. workers with less than ﬁve years of experience fared well.000.000 $60.000 $40.000.000 last year.000. while workers in oilﬁeld service jobs earned an average $89.000. job functions in the maritime area.000 $0 Drilling
Source: Rigzone Comp Tracker
Mgmt.000 $60. while workers with between six and 10 years of experience earned an average salary of $87.000 $80. $83. Workers in positions focused on drilling earned the highest average compensation in 2010 with $124. which paid workers an average $99.000 $120. which paid an average $97. Survey respondents with more than 26 years of experience earned an average salary of $145.000 $80. The top ﬁve salaries by compensation was rounded out by geoscience-related jobs.000. and jobs in the engineering focus area. while companies with between 501 workers and 2.000 $40. The surge in drilling activity worldwide places employees possessing these skills in a good position in terms of work opportunities.
Workers who had a PhD or doctorate reported earning the highest average salary in 2010 of $122.
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Saudi Aramco is not only the world’s leading energy provider. companies need to focus on introducing and developing technical resource now. A shortage of manpower as well as services also is expected in the next ﬁve years. the sector will come against challenges as a result of its failure to attract. Faced with a period of investment and expansion. golf courses and international travel at your fingertips.Aramco. while those who hold degrees from technical and vocational schools earned an average salary of $97.000 last year. sailing. while those holding a master’s degree earned an average $105.” While a shortage of manpower is anticipated.000. people with advanced degrees do earn some of the highest industry salaries. ensuring that the right talent is in place for the future.000 last year.000. $96. according to a report conducted by the Economist Intelligence Unit and sponsored by GL Noble Denton. Workers with some college credits earned an average salary of $98.000. “The industry needs to work more closely together to address the skills problem.
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Industry executives meeting at a round table organized by GL Noble Denton in early April echoed industry sentiments that more needed to be done to develop the next generation of oil and gas professionals. $92. GL Noble Denton said in a statement. Survey respondents whose highest level of education was high school or secondary school earned an average salary of $98.000 in 2010. and higher than the average salary for workers with a two-year degree. could return within ﬁve years.000. In a recent report put together by GL Noble Denton and the Economist Intelligence Unit. especially when Iraqi developments accelerate. The inﬂationary conditions that existed before 2008. local content requirement in countries such as Brazil may also raise costs.
While people from all educational backgrounds can reap substantial ﬁnancial beneﬁts working in oil and gas. which was actually higher than the average salary for workers with a four year college degree. executives surveyed are cautiously optimistic as they anticipate more investment. Jobs opportunities should continue as investment in oil and gas exploration and production sector returns following the recovery from the global ﬁnancial crisis.
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it is no easy task to provide this pipeline of talent. the second highest of any region.pull in skills for the coal bed methane projects. This unfortunately assumes that local talent exists and in many cases in the future this will simply not be the case. managing director of Hays Oil & Gas. “Salaries in Australia are already the highest in the world and companies may be missing an opportunity in recruiting overseas to save cost as well as provide timely recruitment solutions. Construction and commissioning engineers with experience in LNG projects are being sought after to help with many of the large scale construction projects underway. an energy industry recruiting ﬁrm that operates throughout Australia. is approaching uncharted territory. New Zealand and Southeast Asia. While “a great deal of noise is made about supporting resources/energy projects.
Since 2007. E&P activity has increased signiﬁcantly due to efforts to develop the nation’s offshore and onshore natural gas resources to feed domestic energy demand and demand for liqueﬁed natural gas (LNG) exports to Southeast Asia. while Far East oil and gas workers reported earning an average salary of $112.000 in 2010.
The Australia/Oceania region offered an average oil and gas industry salary of $115. at the same time as reducing immigration. Increasing salaries here are the result of the increase in E&P activity as well as a shortage of local talent in some discipline areas. oil and gas workers in both regions have earned the highest salaries of energy industry workers worldwide as the boom in oil and gas exploration and production (E&P) in both areas has ﬁred the need for investment of ﬁnancial capital as well as human resources.com
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.com. according to data compiled by Rigzone. Other areas experiencing a shortage of skilled labor include design staff from mechanical. as the level of oil and gas project work to be undertaken in Australia in the next few years. instrumentation and controls in particular to cope with growing project needs. Since the last recession.” Underhill said many companies also are underestimating or misunderstanding the scale and size of the shortfall in skills they face. the most lucrative of any region. Subsea engineering has been in high demand for some time and recruitment campaigns are searching worldwide for these people for projects locally. said Matt Underhill. process. Directional drillers also are in short supply as the Eastern States
Despite the demand for labor. Hayes reported that there is reluctance on the part of many companies to recruit from overseas. This has resulted from an explosion of deep sea projects globally out pacing supply of these skills. In Australia.”
Source: Rigzone. and geoscience candidates. and how companies are planning to staff these projects.000 in 2010. particularly senior department heads or senior technical leads. Visa restrictions also present a boundary for companies seeking to hire overseas. Underhill noted. A number of reasons for this reluctance exist. “Hiring locals where work history and references are easily checked holds a lot less issues than considering overseas talent. including the risks and costs associated with hiring internationally.” Underhill noted. the Australian government has used political pressure to reduce the number of imports into the country.
000 in 2007 and 2008. The average salary hit $85.000. whose capital city. geosciences and production areas in high demand. declining four percent to $104.000 before recovering to $88. The average North American oil and gas salary fell 16 percent from 2008 to 2009 to $98.000. however it is more about having an ingrained belief that they can tackle most problems themselves. Workers in Central Asia reported earning an average salary of $96. Africa had the second highest number of Western expat employees.000. with skills in the drilling.
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.000 in 2010. The highest paid Western expat employees are working in Central Asia.000 in 2010. mirroring an overall trend in compensation declines due to the global economic recession and falling oil prices.000 this year. the average salary in Australia bucked that trend slightly.
COMPENSATION RECOVERY IN OTHER MARKETS
Energy industry workers in Africa reported earning an average salary in 2010 of $105.000 last year. as the number of mergers and acquisitions are expected to rise sharply over coming years. In addition. the Far East is home to the highest number of Western expatriate employees. a nine percent jump. Southern Asia oil and gas employees report earned an average salary of $96. “Experienced equipment sales people are highly sought after as a result of numerous oil and gas projects launching around China. but still has ground to cover to reach the 2007 peak of $107.000 in 2010.” “Employers now realize that a hefty pay cheque does not necessarily secure long term commitment. According to data compiled by Rigzone. slightly higher than Australia’s average salary of $119. The average salary in this region has begun to recover from the average salary of $92. as are salaries.” Hayes said.000. While the average salary in this region recovered. Perth. particularly Western Australia. NOCs’ [national oil companies] are leading the way in overseas acquisitions so they are seeking experienced BD candidates with a good network of contacts.’ “This can sometimes come across as parochialism. Outside help is rarely embraced and often shunned. In Far East Asian countries such as China. In South America. The attitude of Western Australians is one of striving to ‘stand on their own two feet.000 that year.Series By Karen Boman
Underhill said. Employers are issuing contracts of two to four years.000 reported for 2008. Since 2007.000. particularly offshore. The average salary for oil and gas workers in the Far East declined by three percent in 2008 to $120. rather than paying for the associated costs of permanent beneﬁts.000 in 2008 and falling another ﬁve percent in 2009 to $99. indicating that salaries have recovered from the recent low of $95.000 in 2007. Hayes reported.000 in 2008. where they are earning an average salary of $158. instead of as a lump sum in order to encourage long-term commitment.000 seen in 2008 and the $115.000 in 2008 to $122. it has not yet reached the peak average salary of $118.000 average salary seen in 2007.000. Europe and the Middle East had the two lowest average salaries of any world regions. where rapid economic growth has fueled energy demand. rebounding from $112. who are earning an average salary of $150.000.000 in 2007 to $92.000 salary in 2009 but still below the $98.000. the ﬁfth highest average of any region. Workers in the Far East in 2007 reported earning an average salary of $123. North America boasted an average salary of $97. these employees are earning an average salary of $141. The Australian market has always been self-reliant.000 and hitting a low of $90. so various beneﬁts like ﬂexible working hours. is one of the most remote cities in the world. up from the average $89.000 recorded for Europe this year and an average salary of $91. Hays reports a lot of activity taking place in China’s oil and gas market. the average salary for oil and gas workers surveyed in 2010 was $103. Executive level candidates with experience in merger and acquisition activity in China are in high demand. Some companies are choosing to pay bonuses over a number of months. However. birthday leave and projected career paths are starting to become the norm for employers in this sector. In the Middle East.” Underhill noted. E&P activity is on the upswing. regardless of their size.000 reported for the Middle East.000. before declining seven percent to $114.000 in 2009. that average declined in step with the global economic patterns impacting salaries worldwide.000 and by nine percent in 2009 to $109.000 in 2009 and surpassed the average salary of $98.000. the average salary declined from $93. There is continued demand for Sales and Business Development (BD) professionals. the average salary for a European worker has declined from a peak of $113.000. particularly within oil ﬁeld services.000 recorded in 2007 prior to the decline in average salaries seen in most regions. The average salary earned by an oil and gas worker in 2007 was $108. with an average salary of $92.000. falling 13 percent in 2008 to $98. as is experience within the sub-surface department in upstream E&P.
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The oil and gas (O&G) industry offers some of the was the second highest paying job, with an average salary of and a lucrative opportunity that world’s best salaries for different career levels and a $76,000 ain 2010, education. The job of ﬂoorhand isdoes not require college another wide range of educational backgrounds, from highly position in the top 10 highest paying jobs for an entry-level educated scientists and engineers to recent high worker that does not need a college education. Workers in the position and experience level earned an average $57,000 school graduates performing manual labor. We’ve in 2010. outlined the top 10 highest paying jobs for all parts of the job cycle, from entry-level workers to mid-career MID-CAREER LEVEL JOBS workers and the most experience professionals. At this stage, workers are beginning to reap the beneﬁts of gaining
Oilﬁeld and drilling jobs topped all three of the top ten lists; these positions will likely remain well-paying as future energy needs worldwide will need to be met with continued onshore and offshore exploration and production (E&P) for both conventional and unconventional resources. The surge in U.S. onshore shale drilling activity in particular has boosted the need for directional drillers, which requires horizontal drilling to unlock shale resources. work experience in their respective ﬁelds, and are starting to see their salaries climb higher.
Entry-levels positions typically offer lower paying salaries as workers who hold these types of positions are relatively inexperienced. However, the oil and gas industry offers lucrative compensation not only to entry-level candidates but workers who hold a high school diploma. Jobs focused on measuring while drilling (MWD) and logging while drilling (LWD) activity offer entry-level workers, or workers with less than three years of experience, the highest average salary, $82,000, for 2010. MWD activity involves measuring directional information, including azimuth, inclination and tool orientation, downhole to adjust the drilling process and guide the wellbore to a speciﬁc target. LWD activity is a variation of MWD in which the LWD tool gathers information, including resistivity, density, porosity, gamma ray, about the formation while the well is being drilled. While some jobs on the list, including petroleum engineer, geologist, and mechanical engineer typically require a bachelor’s degree, other entry-level positions do not. One example is entry-level dynamic position ofﬁcer. This position
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Directional driller, the highest paying job among mid-career energy positions with an average $140,000 salary in 2010, or workers with four to 10 years experience in this position, oversees drilling wells at multiple angles, not just vertically, to better reach and produce oil and gas reserves, which allows for multiple wells from the same vertical well bore, minimizing the wells’ environmental impact. A subsea engineer with four to 10 years experience earned the second highest salary among mid-career positions, earning an average $121,000 in 2010. Subsea engineers design and install underwater structures, including oil well rigging, wellheads and pipelines. Subsea engineers also can ﬁnd work opportunities within the realm of oceanography research, supporting research divers and designing and customizing underwater vehicles and equipment to conform to a research project’s needs. The third most lucrative mid-career position is that of maritime vessel captain, a person responsible for the safe and efﬁcient operation of a vessel, including cargo operations, navigation, crew management and ensuring a vessel complies with local and international laws. A captain earned an average salary of $108,000 in 2010.
SENIOR LEVEL JOBS
Workers at this level have climbed to the top of the ladder in terms of experience and compensation, earning six-ﬁgure salaries well over the $100,000 mark.
Drilling consultant was the highest paying senior level job for workers with more than 15 years experience, earning an average salary of $216,000 in 2010. A drilling consultant is utilized to ﬁnd areas to drill by researching and using the most effective technology for getting to and collecting oil and gas; this worker also decides on the cost of the project and relays that information to the investment company. Drilling foreman/superintendents earned an average salary of $196,000 in 2010, the second highest paying job among senior level positions. Employees in charge of workover or completion operations earned an average salary of $186,000 in 2010, the third highest average salary earned last year.
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Entry-level workers with skill sets desired by the E&P industry would appear to have ample opportunities not only early in their careers but also in the coming years. Demand for college graduates to enter the oil and gas workforce is recovering compared to the pessimistic forecasts of 2009, and the supply of graduates from quality institutions will be tight. These young workers will be badly needed in years to come as older workers reach retirement age. According to the 2010 SBC Oil & Gas HR Benchmark published by Schlumberger’s SBC Energy Institute, the number of experienced petrotechnical professionals (PTPs), or geoscientists such as geologists, and petroleum engineers, will decrease in the next ﬁve years. SBC Energy Institute estimates that 5,000 experienced PTPs older than age 35 will leave the industry by 2014, decreasing this segment of the oil and gas workforce from 82,000 in 2009 to 77,000 in 2014. The loss of experienced PTPs, who are workers who possess sufﬁcient knowledge and experience to be able to make nonstandard, original technical decisions will be felt, as companies with strong PTP Intensity have higher operated production growth. Training young PTPs to be able to make these decisions will take time, and the loss of more experienced PTPs will lead to lower PTP Intensity for both major and independent companies. Given the need for new workers to enter the oil and gas workforce and experienced oil and gas workers to remain, it’s likely that salaries for the industry will remain robust in the coming years.
POTENTIAL PAY GROWTH IN CERTAIN POSITIONS
Several jobs appear on two or all three lists of top-paying jobs. Petroleum engineer is the third highest paying job on the entrylevel career list, with an average salary of $69,000. This job ranks number six among the 10 highest paying jobs for mid-career employees with an average salary of $101,000 in 2010; petroleum engineer also is sixth on the list of top ten paying senior level jobs, with an average salary of $168,000. A dynamic position ofﬁcer, or a worker responsible for dynamic positioning watch keeping and ensuring effective communication with the driller and engineers on duty, was the second most lucrative salary for a worker with less than three years of experience. This average salary for this position was $76,000 in 2010. Other duties include handling and operating the ballast system and the damage and leak protection system, and monitoring and keeping control of the drilling unit, draft and position. The role of dynamic positioning ofﬁcer also ranks in the top 10 highest paying jobs for mid-career workers, or workers with four to 10 years of experience. In 2010, a mid-career dynamic positioning ofﬁcer earned an average salary of $103,000, making it ﬁfth on the list. An entry-level geologist, a scientist who procures and interprets data pertaining to the strata of the earth’s crust, earned an average salary of $69,000 in 2010. A geologist with more than 15 years experience earned an average salary of $139,000 last year. Directional driller, the highest paying job among mid-career energy positions, also ranked number four on the top ten highest paying senior level jobs at an average $174,000 in 2010. Workover and completion well production specialist was the fourth highest paying position among mid-career jobs, with an average salary of $103,000 last year, and the third highest paying career among senior level jobs with an average salary of $186,000.
HIGHEST PAYING JOBS
BY EXPERIENECE ENTRY MID-CAREER SENIOR MWD &LWD $82K Entry-Level Dynamic Position Ofﬁcer $76K Petroleum Engineer $69K Directional Driller $140K Subsea Engineer $121K Maritime Vessel Captain $108K Drilling Consultant $216K Drilling Forrman/Superintendents $196K Workover /Completion Operations Manager $186K
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In late 1980. “So there was a link between what I did in my thesis and the practical life of an engineer in the oil and gas business. senior vice president of Global Subsea Production Systems at FMC Technologies. When I joined FMC I performed dynamic analysis MC’s increased oil recovery strategy and the technologies that go with it.” Halvorsen moved quickly through FMC in the early 1980s. I’ve always liked the mechanical part of business. We started off 15 years ago and have succeeded in establishing innovative and leading increased recovery techniques for subsea systems. Back then we had just a few pages of speciﬁcations.TORE HALVORSEN
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Tore Halvorsen. I’ve also been instrumental in developing FMC.”
IS HUNGRY FOR
Tore Halvorsen Senior Vice President of Global Subsea Production Systems. If you look at the combustion engine design. Thirty years ago Norway was not a large oil and gas hub. has been part of the company’s successful subsea technology advancements from the start. the company was on the brink of assembling and testing the ﬁrst subsea system in the North Sea. Halvorsen never dreamed of working in the oil and gas business. But while Halvorsen’s friends studied computers. “I’ve always liked cars. Computer science was the big focus for students in Norway. when Halvorsen joined FMC.” he says. and in 1983 he was appointed engineering manager for a project to develop the world’s ﬁrst diverless subsea system. FMC Technologies
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. He’s been interested in restoring motor bikes and cars since his youth and studied mechanical engineering at the university in Norway. the basic dynamic behavior is much the same as a riser system in the offshore world. he chose mechanical engineering and wrote his thesis on combustion engines of riser systems. I am pretty proud of being part of the ﬁrst diverless subsea system development and the fact that this became the standard for development of future deepwater subsea ﬁelds. From when he was born in the car on the way to the hospital—his mother didn’t make it on time—Halvorsen has been interested in the mechanics of how things work. “Today we have feet and feet of speciﬁcations in manuals.
but we are a trusted partner in developing these ﬁelds. We have several frame agreements and customer alliances that typically are signed for 5 year periods with additional 5 year options. making FMC the world’s largest subsea engineering. “I think the world sees FMC as a clear driver in subsea advancements. I was 39 when I became Managing Director of the Norwegian operation.
To achieve this.
Halvorsen has been interested in the mechanics of how things work all his life. like putting processing systems on the seabed. We have long-term frame agreements with these operators because at FMC not only will we keep the operators at the forefront of technology.”
I’m more hungry to break new barriers today than I was 30 years ago. At the end of the day it worked out well. FMC was a small component of FMC Corporation. Cobalt. We are hungry to improve and take the next step and break the next barrier. And most of all.” Big decision making goes hand-in-hand with Halvorsen’s successes. He recommends joining a company that has a clear strategy of where it wants to go to position itself as part of a leading group in this business. one day he foresees FMC moving all offshore development to the seabed without the use of platforms. We’ve had a standing agreement with Shell for the past 17 years in the Gulf of Mexico.” Halvorsen also points to FMC’s stable management structure and its management development as a reason to admire the company. Leaving engineering and moving into management was one of the hardest decisions Halvorsen has had to make in his 30 year career with FMC. We were the ﬁrst ones to do that. “we form relationships with operators that are very much based on trust. FMC recruits top engineers from universities around the world to develop new technology and support the vision. The best has not been developed yet. Today we’ve achieved a lot and I see even more challenges ahead. FMC Technologies has seen revenues grow to $4. Shell. Also. Anadrako. “When I joined the business.” says Halvorsen. In the last 10 years. It was a major step. Halvorsen believes that “you are only as good as your last achievement. Halvorsen attributes that recognition to being consistent in leading the industry in subsea technology advancement. It is also part of why we stay ahead of the competition. I saw a lot of potential.”
HARD WORK PAYS OFF
Recently Fortune magazine recognized FMC as the 2010 World’s Most Admired Oil and Gas Equipment. procurement and construction company. I thought. have patience and don’t be afraid to challenge the way we do business today. It’s been part of FMC’s genes for years. “I was always promoted too early.In 1993 FMC purchased Kongsberg Offshore from Siemens.4 billion per year. Service Company. Halvorsen also advises new engineers to learn the business properly and get as much breadth in their experience as possible.
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. It spun off FMC Technologies in 2001. When Halvorsen joined FMC in 1980.” FMC stays ahead of its competition by deﬁning the future vision of its business and carrying through with the plan. I’m more hungry to break new barriers today than I was 30 years ago. “We believe that anything you can do topside. like under ice in the Arctic. Halvorsen explains. he says. you can eventually do subsea. He tells new entrants to the industry that FMC is all about breaking new barriers of where oil and gas is produced from. In the oil and gas business. and BG Norge. Some examples include Petrobras.
“In difﬁcult times. Allen Danos started the business in 1947 with his brother-inlaw. “I was proud of the work I did and the money I made. Hank remembers watching his father make a presentation to his customers. Danos & Curole had 150 employees and provided labor services with a couple of inland luggers in the Gulf of Mexico (GOM). We went head-to-head on a job. The biggest concern for Hank was carrying on the legacy his father started. Hank and his brother wasted no time expanding the company. In the early 1970s. the ones that deal with people’s lives and careers. Curole. Together they launched a small tugboat company to transport oilﬁeld equipment offshore.” The brothers bought out the Curole share of the business in 1971. even in the difﬁcult economic times of the 1980s. He also worked in the oilﬁeld. public. It was the perfect job for us at the time. “We used a small acquisition to build a geographic reach to the western GOM. those are the hardest decisions to make. “but inevitable. and the fact that I’m the caretaker of a business my father started is always looming. died of a heart attack in 1959. Hank. “One of our customers wanted to consolidate all of their work and we were on a short list with a large. “It gave us a chance to grow the business. chief executive officer of Danos & Curole.” The 1980s was the ﬁrst time the company was faced with a slow down and Hank had to lay some people off. and Hank later bought out his brother’s share of the company in 2006. Allen made a point to expose his son. But when his uncle. Syriaque Curole.” Hank says. died from cancer in 1970. “There was no question that I would continue working with Danos & Curole after graduation. “We’ve had our ups and downs.” Danos says. to the family business. but when his father died and left him the family business when he was 21. “My father dressed me up to make sales calls in New Orleans. he knew he had to carry on the legacy. Hank then attended Louisiana State University (LSU) and studied human relations management and personnel management. isn’t a gambler.” In his teenage years.All in at
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Hank never expected to run Danos & Curole at such a young age. leaving the company to Hank and his brother Al.” The company continued to grow and expand.”
Hank Danos.” Hank says. Between sessions he worked in the ofﬁce. “It was a little premature. As the business expanded. when we have to part company. international company. he could either play the cards he was dealt or fold. and his father. but we lost.” Hank was fortunate to have inherited a successful business with loyal employees and customers. which made Hank question if his service company was sustainable. Danos & Curole also faced customer consolidations in the 1980s.
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.” says Hank. The brothers expanded the business in the 1970s when they acquired an oil well service business that provided labor and equipment to the oil industry in the western GOM. I had the privilege of tagging along with him and visiting with customers and employees. Allen Danos. At that point we were mainly in the central GOM.
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.” Hank explains. “The fact that we could compete with “My father was a real risk taker. The company opted to refocus on their core services evolving around ﬁnding. but the lack of drilling and lack of permits in 2011 This is the same advice Hank gave to his four children. he had to bet it all.Want a career helping energy producers overcome their most difficult challenges? That’s what we do at FMC Technologies. so the moratorium has slowed down some time.fmctechnologies. Danos “That’s an accomplishment I’m most proud of. the Danos & Curole programs. Passing the torch to his sons will free up some time for Hank to ﬁsh and hunt with his family and friends. that’s a More recently. and Danos & Curole won back the contract. A year later. It takes hard work and primary area of emphasis. Two of the four will be carrying those principles and values through the next is a concern. the GOM is our easily. but when you bet it all. international companies. but will never put the entire enterprise at 7. Join our top of the line engineering team and see how you can get ahead by delivering the bottom line results our customers need.” may have had more dollars at stake. There is no instant recipe for success. He’s also active in a and developing people. services.875 x 5 and the oil company used the large service company in the other risk for single business expansion. “Success usually doesn’t come quickly or us.” & Curole no longer offers marine services. We’re still trying to determine the extent. “We’ve felt some slowdown in activity because of the moratorium on drilling. And keep you ahead. coatings and consultants. systems and services outperformed the big guys.” he advises. fabrication. like my father and uncle.” generation at Danos & Curole. And though we are an international company. they have 1. “We are in the process of passing Today.110 employees worldwide and provide labor on leadership and. gave us conﬁdence to go abroad. into the third generation. a philosophy quite the opposite two-thirds of the GOM. “Every time he built something. ownership.
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He says his basic premise to building his company has always been to make money. I was commuting between New Orleans and Lake Charles every week. ﬁnanced the purchase with a loan for $500. The company has By Phaedra Friend survived based on perseverance. “W&T was just a shell of a company when I capitalized it in 1983 with $12. The next thing Krohn knew he was on a crew boat on his way to a rig in the Gulf of Mexico and “puking my guts out for 14 hours. and patience has helped him make good decisions. Reid Lea also became CFO and Executive VP for W&T Offshore. He spent a few years with
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Life in the
How W&T Offshore became a billion dollar Gulf player
Tracy Krohn. Inc.” The bullet riddled blue Impala is a far cry from the Ferrari he now drives to work. I guess it never occurred to me that that would happen. a stop to see his mother in New Orleans on his way home to Houston from Europe led him down a different track.” Krohn said.” Krohn bought his ﬁrst properties in 1985 at Big Lake in Cameron Parish and Grand River in the Atchafalaya Basin.” Dr. “There are some opportunities for us as a result
.” Krohn never intended to become an oil man. Reid Lea. and although I enjoyed learning about the offshore drilling business. Despite the economic downturn and the BP oil spill in the GOM. I felt like it was very interesting as well. Taylor took Krohn to a well site where they watched the running of surface pipe.” Pat Taylor paid for his tuition at LSU on the condition that one day Krohn would do the same for others. drives his successful business like he drives his race car – with patience and perseverance.
Mobil before working for Taylor Energy in the early 1980s as a senior engineer. driving around trying to cook up deals and get ﬁnancing.” He worked as a roughneck on an offshore rig before deciding to go to Louisiana State University to study petroleum engineering (PE). I didn’t want to be roughnecking for the rest of my life. Krohn survived those tough times with a positive can-do attitude. However. I’d spend 5-6 days a week in Lake Charles and I basically lived in my car because a hotel room was too expensive. “I liked the business because it was very demanding. We focus on cash ﬂow and full-cycle economics and make sure we don’t incur too much debt. and making sure we don’t spend more money than we make is very important to us.000. chairman and chief executive ofﬁcer of W&T Offshore. Krohn left Taylor to start his own company. His mother worked for Pat Taylor of Taylor Energy and. founder. I lived in it to a certain degree. Krohn has W&T poised to capitalize on others’ weakness and mistakes in the Gulf. but we’ve always drilled within our budget. but planned to follow in his father’s footsteps after high school into the insurance business. “I don’t ever remember thinking I wasn’t going to succeed. Krohn started working for Mobile Oil in the GOM in 1977 before he graduated from LSU in 1978. at that time a vice president in the energy department for Hibernia Bank. Krohn has kept his promise to Taylor and has sponsored several students throughout the years who have focused on a range of majors. In 1983. Years later.Fast Lane
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“We don’t spend more than we make.000. while visiting. He is currently sponsoring a student who attends LSU and is studying PE. “When I left Taylor I had a blue Chevrolet Impala that had a couple of bullet holes in it from one of the landowners who didn’t want me on their property. Cash ﬂow. cash on hand. “We’ve drilled some dry holes.
he thought long and hard about it.” Krohn said. Founder. It appears to be a management issue. Krohn spends his free time with his wife and two daughters (ages 31 and 19). It is an increasingly more difﬁcult business as an independent operator in GOM.” Racing has also proved to be a way for Krohn to escape the stresses of running a successful E&P company. It has scared people off.” Krohn said. My reactions are so good that I can react quicker than think about what I need to do. “I’m not sure they are not wise in that decision. but patience has proved to help me go faster. “Clearly it had some advantages for us. but that’s how it looks to me.”
“A key thing I found out is that I can go faster by exercising more patience. Chairman & CEO of W&T Offshore
of what’s occurred in the Gulf. Krohn advises.” But most importantly. We rank just below lawyers and hookers at this point in the public’s eyes. and that was the hardest part of business…operational issues. and a lot of larger players in the GOM are abandoning some previously held positions out there because they need capital to move forward. “Racing is one of the things that keeps me in good physical condition and mentally alert and a way to take vacation. Krohn advises young people who are thinking of someday owning an E&P business to have a good grasp of the actual ﬁeld operations side of it and understand it. You don’t have a lot of time to think in a race car. if you will. completing wells and things you need to do to actually get gas to market. “Don’t ever give up. “That’s where I concentrated when I was a young man. but that one alone was the most difﬁcult decision I ever had to make. “I don’t know how you ﬁx stupid. I only have to think of one thing . Neither one of his daughters has a desire to follow in their father’s footsteps. There were stupid errors. “It turns out it was the right decision. you just have to react.” Krohn said. I’m glad we did it.Tracy Krohn. “You’ve got one incident among thousands of wells drilled safely and within compliance.” Aside from driving. Krohn said he is disappointed to see the political reaction Washington regulators and legislators are taking in the aftermath of the BP oil spill. a visit to a sports psychologist two years ago for physical testing revealed that Krohn had quick reﬂexes and faced no physical issues that would keep him from racing cars. some others lost their appetite for it. Though Krohn is older than the average age of 25 and physically not considered a prime candidate for race car driving.driving.
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. That’s training and personnel. not an equipment issue. So when he was faced with the decision to take on long-term debt.
A key thing I found out is that I can go faster by exercising more patience. I wish them well.” His patience and perseverance in making savvy oil business decisions have translated well to his other business – race car driving.” Krohn reveals.”
Krohn has made it clear that his success is based on good money management. When I get in the car.
and simply the most awesome. Given the large group of Rigzone users hailing from countries far and wide and the ever growing opportunities for international employment. the most promising. Karen Boman. a wide array of cities with close ties to the petroleum industry circle the globe. transportation.
For those with the know-how and a desire to see the world. Robin Dupre and Matthew Veazey by Saaniya Bangee. individuals from nearly every country regularly ﬁnd themselves working together on projects all over the globe. Houston has long dominated the list of oil and gas cities. with vast supplies of oil and gas being brought to market from places as varied as frozen Artic plains and sweltering equatorial jungles and nearly everywhere in between. cities like Aberdeen. The question then becomes: where in the world do I want to live and work? As everyone in the energy industry knows. reigning as the de facto energy capital because of its location near Gulf Coast oilﬁelds
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and its preponderance of major international energy players. Stavanger. Yet there are a whole host of other amazing cities that have risen up as major centers for oil and gas exploration. With such a far-ﬂung workspace. we wanted to let our users speak out on which oil and gas cities they think are the most exciting. Karen Boman. From the meteoric growth of Dubai to the slower paced life in Ciudad del Carmen. Elsewhere around the world.The 10
The petroleum industry is one of the most expansive and multinational industries in the world. the opportunities for international mobility are unrivaled. the most important. and Riyadh have long been seen as major hubs of the oil and gas industry because of their location near important resources and the pull of the giant companies operating there.
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drawing visitors from far and wide for the array of music. Later.”
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“70% of mexican oil output comes from Ciudad Del Carmen. which is located 65 miles northwest of Ciudad del Carmen in the Gulf of Campeche. shallow water that is ideal for swimming. the city offers job opportunities with drilling contractors. Even today. when Mexico’s state oil company Petróleos Mexicanos (Pemex) began to develop the enormous Cantarell oilﬁeld nearby.#10
Located on Carmen Island in the southwest corner of Mexico’s state of Campeche. Becan and Chicana also offer visitors a chance to see examples of Mayan architecture and art.
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Since that time. Visitors can catch a glimpse of howler monkeys in the tree canopy above. growing from a small town to a city of nearly 200. which features white sand and clear. Dozens of major companies including Halliburton. which covered over 10 square miles and featured over 600 structures. Schlumberger. The close proximity of Mexico’s two largest oilﬁelds. the city served as a connection between the Aztec and Mayan civilizations. the residents of the island celebrate the Festival of Carmen for more than two weeks in July. The ancient ruins of Balamku. Grupo ASE Oilﬁeld Supply and Horizon Offshore have operations in Ciudad del Carmen. the city offers a number of beautiful beaches. Visitors can look for pottery shards and arrowheads amid the ruins of the ancient city. During the 16th and 17th centuries. it became a trade hub between Spain and New Spain from the 16th to 18th centuries. food and sport. The city’s ancient buildings reﬂect the style of architecture used in European structures in the 16th century. promises a long future as a major oil and gas destination for this picturesque seaside city. including Playa del Norte.
What’s So Great About Ciudad del Carmen?
Founded in pre-Hispanic times. However the city keeps its very own taste. Not far from Ciudad del Carmen lie the ancient Mayan ruins of Calakmul. Today.Roberto Rangel
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.000 inhabitants. the island served as a base for pirates until July 16. dancing.
Virgin of Carmen whose feast is celebrated that day. 1717. Ciudad del Carmen was mainly known as an island ﬁshing village until the 1970s. For example. a major archaeological site surrounded by Mexico’s largest tropical forest reserve. when Spanish forces expelled the pirates and renamed the island as La Isla del Carmen. the city has become a major oil and gas hub. subsea construction contractors and oil ﬁeld service companies. there are a lot of restaurants near the beach with very fresh ﬁsh. Cantarell and Ku-Maloob-Zaap. Nicknamed “The Pearl of the Gulf”.
pristine beaches. and has the largest population in Southeast Asia.
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Jakarta is the Indonesian port of entry for many businesspeople.
What’s So Great About Jakarta?
Within Central Jakarta lie such attractions as the National Monument. helping to continually fuel the city’s rapid growth. many international oil companies have extensive investments in Indonesia. Trafﬁc jams always happen. you need a little time and effort to adjust yourself in order to stay in Jakarta. In West Jakarta one can ﬁnd an array of museums. the waters of Southeast Asia boast the most diverse collection of coral and oceanic wildlife in the world. Indonesia boasts more than 17. shopping centers and some of the city’s famous nightlife. role in that growth. including Chevron. though changing. a string of small islands stretching north into the Java Sea which offers uninhabited islands. 300 cultural groups. I enjoy this city because I like the people and their smiles. Jakarta was made the capital of the diverse and populous nation of Indonesia when the country became independent after World War II. Indonesia was the only Southeast Asian member of OPEC until declining oil production caused it to withdraw from the group in 2008. which is considered Asia’s largest wholesale mall. Couple that with clear waters and it is easy to see why Indonesia is a worldclass diving destination. As the meeting place of the Indian and Paciﬁc Oceans.Chris Chui
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“People are very friendly and the culture is so rich. BP and ConocoPhillips. the beaches and underwater ecosystems of waters surrounding Indonesia are major draws. increasing more than ﬁve-fold since 1990 to stand at an estimated $593 billion in 2010. and an escape from the bustling city. Today. accounting for close to half of the world’s LNG exports during the 1990s and still ranking among the top three global LNG exporters. The Indonesian oil and gas industry is largely dominated by Pertamina. quiet hotels. The oil and gas industry has played a signiﬁcant. Of course. the state-owned oil and gas company. its economy has grown immensely. For many. While the country has seen signiﬁcant inﬂation over the past 20 years. the Presidential palace. making it the 10th largest city in the world. Jakarta alone is home to nearly 10 million people. While North Jakarta is home to the Thousand Islands. ExxonMobil.”
. and the Mangga Dua shopping center.
However. Total. the country is a major natural gas developer. especially during peak hours.Jakarta
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shopping and nightlife. such as the City Center. In 1998. housing numerous colonial-era buildings and the old Chinese commercial center. Its proximity to the Strait of Malacca that links the Indian and Paciﬁc Oceans makes it an important route for seaborne energy trade.Vijayan Samuel
“Kuala Lumpur has everything needed for the oil and gas industry.2 million people.
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Kuala Lumpur is the fastest growing metropolis in Malaysia. Meanwhile.”
. Kuala Lumpur Railway Station. Kuala Lumpur holds a myriad of attractions.9%. Kuala Lumpur is also one of the host cities for the Formula One World Championship. supplies more than 40% of Malaysia’s revenue.”
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“Kuala Lumpur is a beautiful and safe city with a vibrant population. The City Center district retains Kuala Lumpur’s earlier traditions. National Mosque and the Golden Triangle. logistics…strategic location in the paciﬁc region. now known as Chinatown. Kuala Lumpur hosted the XVI Commonwealth Games. Kuala Lumpur now has a population of 7. making it the ﬁrst Asian country to act as a host. such as technology. Kuala Lumpur’s location and proximity to other major markets propel this city forward as a prime hub within the petroleum industry. Kuala Lumpur connects the country’s main pipelines from its offshore ﬁelds to its onshore storage and terminal facilities. The skyscraper serves as an iconic symbol of Malaysia’s modern developments. it was ranked the 80th largest and the 13th most proﬁtable corporation in the world in 2009. It is also a very business friendly city and it is a testament to how many global Fortune 500 companies there are from the oil and gas arena.Normai Alias
. the country’s largest oil and gas company. Kuala Lumpur is home to the world’s tallest twin buildings. is located midway along the west coast of Peninsular Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur. Petronas.
What’s So Great About Kuala Lumpur?
The ﬁfth most visited city in the world. The capital of Malaysia. professional manpower.Kuala Lumpur
Once a small tin-mining Chinese village. the Golden Triangle district boasts the city’s ﬁnest ﬁve-star hotels. the Petronas Twin Towers.
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What’s So Great About Cairo?
Egypt’s capital Cairo. center between Middle East & North Africa… clever workers.Magdy Elsayed
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. The city’s heritage and diverse attractions offer something enticing for almost everybody. Egypt is also home to the largest oil reﬁning sector in Africa.”
. The Suez Canal serves as an important transit point for oil shipments out of the Persian Gulf. the Gulf of Suez and the Nile Delta. whether it’s a trip to the Giza Pyramids.
“I think in the future. a shopping excursion at the Khan al-Khalili bazaar.” is the largest city in Africa with one of the world’s most densely packed populations. Eni. petroleum exports and Suez Canal tariffs. such as BP. A few of the world’s largest oil and gas ﬁrms operate in Egypt.
Energy & the Economy
Ranked ﬁrst in the Middle East. the nearby Pyramids of Giza and Great Sphinx are among the most recognizable structures in the world and point to Egypt’s unique past. making it a vital transit corridor for world energy markets. during which ex-President Hosni Mubarak’s regime was overthrown. energydriven industries. “The Conqueror. Presenting a cultural history dating back some ﬁve millenia. The recent revolt was driven by a new generation of young people demanding political freedoms and improved living standards. make up the most signiﬁcant portions of Egypt’s revenue. The country’s oil production is mainly based in the western desert regions.
A juxtaposition of ancient and modern.Sherif Nabil
“Friendly people. Likewise. Apache. Cairo’s economy grosses twothirds of Egypt’s gross national product.”
Currently.2 trillion cubic feet (Tcf) in proven natural gas reserves. Cairo is world renowned for its Ancient Egyptian artifacts and medieval Islamic history. and the Nile Delta and Mediterranean hold over 80% of Egypt’s natural gas reserves and 70% of its gas production. and BG Group. Cairo’s Museum of Egyptian Antiquities is home to the most extensive collection of Egyptian artifacts in the world. or unwinding at an ‘ahwa’ coffee house smoking sheesha. Cairenes are facing the after-effects of the January 25 revolution. This rich history and vibrant culture have led some to refer to Cairo as the cultural capital of the Middle East. low prices. along with its contemporary high-rise hotels and buildings overlooking the Nile River. Egypt boasts 77. Cairo will be one of the most uplifting cities in the oil market.
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Perth is a gourmand’s delight with restaurants serving virtually every cuisine imaginable. The state’s proximity to markets in the Far East has helped it become a key LNG exporter. sail.”
. Chevron’s Gorgon Project and Woodside’s Pluto LNG. with regular musical and theatrical performances and an annual arts festival. baseball. along with several projects under consideration.”
. With miles of world-class sandy beaches nearby. The city straddles the banks of the Swan River and is wedged between the Indian Ocean and an escarpment called the Darling Range.
“Most relaxed oil town in the world. soccer. While in the city. The capital of Western Australia and Australia’s fourth-largest city. venture northwest of the city to Namung National Park. Mediterranean climate that offers ample opportunities for outdoor activities.
Energy & the Economy
In 2009 Western Australia discoveries yielded 69% of Australia’s oil and condensate production and 56% of the country’s natural gas production. Perth is near the southwestern corner of Australia in the state of Western Australia.
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“Major oil companies are located at the CBD as well as service companies. Perth is a great place to surf. For another magniﬁcent sight. rugby and Australian rules football teams. according to the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association. Fans of team sports follow local professional basketball. Perth enjoys a mild. Cosmopolitan city that it is. should cement Western Australia’s role as an LNG exporter--and Perth’s status as a world energy capital--for decades to come. cricket. North West Shelf LNG. all within easy driving distance from Perth. Perth is home to approximately 1. Coastal and Great Southern regions. The park features limestone formations called “The Pinnacles” in the aptly named Pinnacles Desert. Wineries are clustered in the Swan Valley.Piero Hidalgo
. Perth also boasts a vibrant arts scene.Perth
Often ranked highly in terms of quality of life. be sure to take in a bird’s-eye view from a treetop-level elevated walkway in King’s Park. Western Australia is home to four distinct wine regions. Margaret River. snorkel or just sunbathe. which makes it easier and convenient to conduct business.7 million people.
Landlubbers may prefer to visit a nearby winery.Edward Hartland
What’s So Great About Perth?
Basking in sunshine for more than 300 days a year.
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The Singapore Economic Development Board states the oil and gas and maritime services sectors make up 12% of the city-state’s GDP. More recently.the Malacca Strait.
“Lovely city. Most Singaporeans are multilingual. Restaurants serve everything from aloo gobi to baked ziti.
Five million people of myriad backgrounds manage to coexist harmoniously as one nation in Singapore. More than US$20 billion in upstream and downstream investments occupy the artiﬁcial island. modern and they retain the cultural heritage of each segment of their population. clean. Engineering and construction ﬁrms such as Keppel FELS and Sembcorp provide rig design. repair. Take in a table tennis match. In 2010.Harry Turner
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. the Malay Peninsula. Many recreational and spectator sport opportunities exist in Singapore. Chinese. Singapore’s booming economy has drawn so many expatriates that they now comprise one-ﬁfth of its population. DC. wildlife viewing. India and Eurasia have long gravitated toward the cosmopolitan city-state. Malay and Tamil. Singapore’s ofﬁcial languages are English. golﬁng. catch the action of a Formula 1 race.200) and a mere 2.
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Singapore has prospered under an efﬁcient free-market economic system with low taxes and largely transparent and corruption-free government. Sentosa Island offers diversions such as beach resorts.SINGAPORE #5
Located off the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. the city-state of Singapore comprises a group of islands roughly three times the size of Washington. and other services for clients worldwide from Jurong Island. construction.
What’s So Great About Singapore?
Singapore boasts an abundance of culinary and leisure pursuits.”
. it boasted the world’s sixth-highest per-capita gross domestic product (an estimated US$57. crime free.1% unemployment rate. The tiny country has gotten a big economic boost from its strategic location in one of the world’s key shipping lanes . amusement parks and even a movie studio. Immigrants primarily from China. cheer on a local rugby team or strap yourself in for a reverse-bungee jump.
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mountain biking and more extreme mountain sports.
Energy & the Economy
Denver’s position near the mineral-rich Rocky Mountains has also encouraged many mining and energy companies to relocate to the area. During the winter months. at an ofﬁcial elevation of exactly one mile above sea level. For those preferring their sports in the spectator variety.#4
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The Mile High City of Denver sits in the center of the state of Colorado. Denver is located in the middle of some of the hottest oil and gas plays in the continent. With roots going back to the Colorado Gold Rush. Today. Smith International. Newmont Mining. Denver is one of only two cities in the US that is home to eight professional sports teams.
What’s So Great About Denver?
With the Rocky Mountains and some of the most beautiful scenery in the world
“The weather is great – and you can get anywhere in the US by air in 2. body of water or transportation route. river rafting. During the temperate summers. 10 of the nation’s 100 largest natural gas ﬁelds and three of its 100 largest oil ﬁelds are found in Colorado.
only miles away. According to the United States Energy Information Administration. The city of Denver experienced a major boom and associated growth when oil embargoes drove the price of oil skywards during the 1970s and early 1980s. Its generally sunny weather makes it a great location for a variety of outdoor sports. A-Basin and Vail.”
. pro-growth and energy savvy. which is now home to more than 2. camping. Denver is a high-proﬁle. but great skiing can be found throughout the mountains of Colorado. Yet this has not hampered the city. educated population that is pro-business. Colorado residents can enjoy the state’s 10 national parks and monuments. there are literally dozens of world-class ski resorts littered throughout the area. Denver has long been a popular destination for lovers of the outdoors. Noble Energy and Anadarko.5 hours.Eliot Barton
. Some of the most popular ski resort towns are Aspen. several well-known companies have ofﬁces in the city – EnCana. Halliburton. 42 state parks and 13 national forests by taking part in an assortment of recreational activities including hiking. Rio Tinto Group. The state is also responsible for more than one-fourth of all coal bed methane produced in the US.5 million residents within its greater metropolitan area. Denver is one of the few cities not built along a river.
are also die-hard sports fans who have something else to celebrate: Rio will host the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the 2016 Summer Olympics. rainforest.
What’s So Great About Rio de Janeiro?
Rio offers an exciting mix of breathtaking natural surroundings. Rio is Brazil’s second-largest city and the capital of Rio de Janeiro state. the city features a diverse landscape that includes beaches. From its Rio headquarters. fun and bright people. logistical and commercial challenges of exploiting enormous pre-salt reservoirs of light hydrocarbons in the ultra-deepwater Santos. Campos and Espírito Santo basins.Andrew Leitch
RIO de JANIERO
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.” Rio de Janeiro occupies a strip of Brazil’s southeastern coastline near the Tropic of Capricorn. Many “Cariocas. perhaps nowhere has this been more evident than in the company’s ability to overcome the daunting technological. hills and mountains. transferring its sophisticated research capabilities into results. and the Olympics and you have a pretty cool and upand-coming city!”
.Nicknamed the “Marvelous City.
Energy & the Economy
Rio is the base of operations for Petrobras. The pre-salt discoveries are dramatically elevating Brazil’s reserves proﬁle among the world’s oil and gas producers. Petrobras has earned a reputation as an innovator.
“A truly magical city with the most friendly. Two of the city’s most famous beaches are located in Rio’s Ipanema and Copacabana districts in Rio’s afﬂuent South Zone. With an elevation rising from sea level at the Atlantic Ocean to more than 3. and hospitable people. Visitors and residents alike take time to swim. No visit to the city would be complete without a tram ride up Corcovado Mountain to observe the city from the base of the worldfamous Christ the Redeemer statue. Brazil’s leading integrated oil and gas company. Partying is a year-round affair in Rio. With a population of 7 million people. In recent years. but it reaches its zenith during the four-day pre-Lenten Carnival celebration. celebrations.” as the locals are called. surf or just people-watch at more than 10 local beaches.300 ft in the Brazilian Highlands. the company commands a growing energy powerhouse that does business in 27 countries. the World Cup. Chuck in 100MM boe of pre-salt reserves.
the energy industry helps drive the Albertan economy. The mountains. Both ﬂy ﬁshermen and spinner ﬁshermen share the river in all four seasons of the year. which centers on the world’s largest rodeo. Shell Canada.2 million people.#2
Calgary. Accounting for 13% of the city’s GDP and employing around 6% of the city’s workers. the city of Calgary takes on a decidedly western ﬂair when the Calgary Stampede.
“Great all around city. billed as “The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”. Imperial Oil. big sky and fantastic people all make this a very vibrant city. and energy-related engineering and consulting ﬁrms. situated in the south of the Province of Alberta and just east of the front ranges of the Canadian Rockies. making it the fourth largest city in Canada. Calgary is a popular destination for year-round sports. is a beautiful city that is home to nearly 1. EnCana. a river nestled in the city. TransCanada and Nexen. which help to draw thousands of workers to the region each year and ensure a long and prosperous future for the city of Calgary. Canada holds the world’s second largest reserves of oil. Calgary is home to the majority of Canada’s oil and gas production companies. The bulk of these reserves are found in oil sand deposits in Alberta.
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Calgary boasts one of the lowest unemployment rates of any major metropolitan area in Canada. Each summer. The city hosted the
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. Bow River holds rainbow and brown trout that have one of the best growth rates found in any river system in the world today. well-known companies include BP.Robert G. Shaw
What’s So Great About Calgary?
Due to its close proximity to the Rocky Mountains. and the energy industry plays a large role in the city’s thriving economy. the Bow River. major pipeline operators. The event. Suncor Energy.”
. begins its 10-day run. oilﬁeld service and drilling companies. is a popular spot for ﬁshermen.
1998 Winter Olympic Games in the Canada Olympic Park – a multi-purpose athletic facility designed for sports in the winter and summer months. draws a million visitors each year. In the summer. with an estimated 187 billion barrels in 2009. Some of the larger.
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south of the Persian Gulf. While the UAE has the world’s seventh largest reserves of both oil and natural gas. Dubai’s gross domestic product was $82 billion. With this tremendous growth in population Dubai’s cityscape has been rapidly transformed from a small town to the home of the world’s tallest buildings. most of these resources are concentrated in the emirate of Abu Dhabi.
What’s So Great About Dubai?
Over the last 50 years. Yet the city continues to attract major oil and gas industry players.Amjad Taha
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. respected business hub with excellent opportunities and facilities…global fulcrum for oil and gas products and services. the city touts both the world’s ﬁrst and second tallest hotels. while Dubai ranks as a distant second in terms of reserves.”
. inhabitants. live and work…never felt like a foreigner. with the Burj Al Arab following closely behind at 321 meters. the population of Dubai has expanded very rapidly. despite recent economic troubles.”
. The Burj Al Arab mimics the sail of a boat.
“Best city in the world: no taxes. mainly expatriate.Located on the Arabian Peninsula. Dubai serves as a prominent tourist attraction and business hub.000 inhabitants between 1960 and 1975. This extravaganza attracts approximately 3 million people each year. more than quadrupling to 183.” Among the many astounding architectural achievements of Dubai. nearly quadrupling again between 1975 and 1995. designed to symbolize Dubai’s urban transformation. noted for its westernized assimilations of the Arab culture. Dubbed the “Shopping Capital of the Middle East. Dubai is the most internationally celebrated of the seven emirates in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). In 2008. Dubai now boasts a diversiﬁed economy based on its strategic location and open trading. shopping and entertainment galore. and nearly tripling again between 1995 and today. peace and tranquility. a total that. With nearly 1.” Dubai hosts an annual month-long shopping and entertainment exhibition known as the Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF). developed and interesting place to stay. earning it the title of “Tallest City in the World. which moved its global headquarters there in 2007. the Rose Rayhaan is the tallest hotel in the world.”
. The city is also referred to as the “City of Gold.
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Once built on its oil industry.8 million. the most notable being Halliburton. is set to climb between 3% and 4% this year.” a concept coined during one of DSF’s awareness campaigns.Pat Mehraban Irani
“It’s an amazing city with so many opportunities for expansion in the oil and gas sector.Luis Duarte
“Dubai is really a very nice. At 333 meters.
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WFS_Recruiting_Ad_7. please visit our website www. staff retention is high on our priorities and we invest in our people. development and production industry providing: Management. Our expert staff is recognized for quality performance. onshore and offshore Description: ELPER specializes in engineering and technical services for the oil and gas exploration. Consulting.derricksl. Our range of accreditations and API licenses leaves no doubt about our standards to the fundamental issues such as quality. Derrick Services (UK) Limited is an API licensed company providing a range of construction. Fast Response and Depth of Service. Asia Description: Established worldwide. Brazil. Or please visit us at stand 2641-F with the UK Pavilion during the 2011 OTC Exhibition and Conference. To Apply: To learn more about us.875_X_5_RigZone_02_04202011. HSE and integrity of service. Our clients are the major global energy companies and their first tier engineering. Our people are known to be not only the most productive in the industry but are probably the safest and most well trained available to our clients today. DSL clients benefit from our highly motivated and dedicated personnel. Operations. To Apply: If you wish to be part of the exciting growth and success of DSL. Our scope includes design. construction and operations contractors. DSL is committed to becoming the engineering. ELPER is registered with the department of Petroleum Resources for: • Offshore Production and Pipeline Services • Pipeline and Production and Maintenance • Supply of Specialist Oilfield Equipment • Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Construction • Inspection and Quality Management Training services are also provided in the areas of competence. visit: www. Inspection and Quality Management services. We are always seeking talented new member to join our team of professionals. Our People.rigzone.elpernigeria. and certified to ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System. DSL offers an attractive package including benefits and opportunities for the right candidate to grow with the company. responsiveness and the know-how to get the job done right.pdf 1 4/20/2011 8:41:55 AM
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Employer: Forum Energy Technologies – www.EPC’s .West Coast . Slips. • Knowledge of industry related codes and standards and knowledge of drilling operations a plus • 3-D design experience required. performance.1342475 • Technician Training Coordinator . FET’s 2. and Senior Level openings • Solid Works Designers & Drafters • Electrical Controls Drafters • Welding and Materials Engineer/Metallurgist • Environmental. Texas Description: Forum Energy Technologies (“FET”) is a global provider of manufactured technologies and applied products to the energy industry. • Has significant impact on product design. and pipe handling equipment for use in onshore and offshore applications. from drilling and production. manufacturing methods/ standardization. SOX • Field Service Technicians – Mechanical/Electrical • Planning & Logistics • Technical Insides Sales Representatives • Operations & Production • Materials & Procurement • Sales & Marketing • Human Resources and IT To Apply: Please submit your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Houston. TX. designers.1326891 • Product Initiatives Leadership Program Member . cost. • Design of lifting equipment including cranes. bills of material. and strategically located in over twenty-five world-wide manufacturing and distribution facilities. customer solutions.f-e-t. we make talent meet demand effectively. With the right qualifications. and technicians.com
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Employer: GE Oil & Gas Location: Worldwide Description: GE Oil & Gas (www. To Apply: Please submit your resume to email@example.com • Product Regulatory Program Manager – Services . Design of 6A Gate Valve product line • Work with Sales and Manufacturing evaluating customer requirements to ensure maximum product application while remaining profitable • Create designs and documentation to facilitate manufacture of products including drawings. Commercial Operations . Solid Works a plus. and Twister Tools • Design of pressure control equipment including blowout preventers for use in wireline and coil tubing applications. Come share the vision with us. Petrochemical & Power & Utility sector organisations & professionals. Casing Scrapers. Texas Description: • BSME & 5+ years’ experience in design of oilfield equipment.1312517 • Sales Manager EPC . Health and Safety Managers • Quality Managers & Directors – API & ISO • Internal Auditor – CPA.000 employees provide the products and technologies essential to solving today’s increasingly complex challenges in the production of oil and gas.com Location: Houston. Mid. Our client is currently looking for: • Petroleum Engineer Specialist/ Consultant • Reservoir Engineer Specialist/ Consultant • Sr. Petrophysicist • Specialist Geophysicist • Reservoir Modeling Specialist • Senior Geologist • Modeler Geologist • Specialist Development Geologist • Facility Specialists • Gas operations Training Specialist • Mechanical Training Specialist • Process and Production Operations Training Specialist Minimum Requirements: • Bachelors Degree • 15+ years of experience in the relevant positions • Excellent English written and verbal communication skills To Apply: Please send your CV to jobs@jvgenergy. • Design of pipe handling product line: Elevators. Rotating Mousehole. CIA. Forum Energy Technologies is accepting applications for the following positions: • Mechanical Engineers – Entry.1321074 • Drilling Measurements Key Account Executive . • Guide and coordinate efforts of engineers.jobs. and patent analysis and submission. attitude and commitment. Kelly Spinners.1341064 • Principal Engineer/Technologist – Subsea Production .1341895 • Drilling Measurements Technical Sales . Vision. Headquartered in Houston.gecareers.1323294 • Counsel.1319742 • Wireline Key Account Executive . refining and petrochemicals.com or write to us at careerfair@ge. and design files. • Develop project schedules and creatively address design challenges in order to meet deadlines. apply online at www. Spiders.CAREER CENTER | jobs.West Coast .1255041 • Director of Business Development .1342809 • Senior Technical Sales Representative .com/oilandgas) is a world leader in advanced technology equipment and services for all segments of the oil and gas industry. Stabbing Guides.com Mechanical Engineers
Employer: Forum Energy Technologies – www. material specifications. Intellectual Property .f-e-t. warranty cost minimization. Tongs. there’s almost no limit to how high you can go. We are currently seeking dedicated individuals who are ready and to move their career in a positive new direction.1341001 • And Multiple Field Service Opportunities Apply: If unable to visit our booth.1341889 • Senior Project Capture Engineer – Subsea Equipment . Experience. We’re creating a new company and opportunities exist for many experience levels. Bowls & Bushings. pipelines and storage to industrial power generation.
Responsible for selecting appropriate equipment for projects. Responsibilities • Work closely with all parties involved to execute projects from inception to completion • Provide onsite field support and manage expenses • Work closely with Client.90.Project Management (Filtration/Well Test)
Employer: CETCO Oilfield Services Location: Houston. routinely conduct site visits and provide technical support for project meetings.888. well testing.com . Engineering degree or background To Apply: www. Must maintain project files.cetcooilfieldservices. routinely conduct site visits and provide technical support for all project meetings. and must be able to provide general project engineering as required.recruits@CETCO. Responsible for selecting appropriate equipment for projects. 3+yrs project management experience or 5+yrs pipeline experience • Have excellent communication. prepare procedures and drawings on each project. TX Description: Seeking experienced FILTRATION/WELL TEST PROJECT MANAGER to oversee the operation of equipment. Must maintain project files.CETCO . organizational and interpersonal skills • Must have working knowledge of MS Office . organizational and interpersonal skills • Must have working knowledge of MS Office .90. or pipeline cleaning and servicing a plus • Experience with API 14C Offshore Guidelines • B.S. prepare procedures and drawings on each project.888. provide progress reports • Manage multiple projects simultaneously while effectively adhering to deadlines • Ensure jobs are performed in a safe and environmentally responsible manner • Regulatory Requirements (14C) Skills Required • Minimum 3yrs project management experience or 5+yrs O&G production experience • Must have excellent communication. provide progress reports • Manage multiple projects simultaneously while effectively adhering to deadlines • Ensure jobs are performed according to all applicable Regulatory Requirements with HSE as a priority Skills Required • Engineering degree.CETCO .cetcooilfieldservices. Responsibilities • Work closely with all parties involved to execute projects from inception to completion • Provide onsite field support and manage expenses • Work closely with Client.MS Project and MS Visio • Background in pipeline pigging operations/cleaning/inspection/servicing/ commissioning/ decommissioning service a plus • Background with filter separators and separation equipment Experience • Follow API Recommendations • Experience with DOT regulations and Nitrogen helpful • Willingness to learn and share assignments and able to thrive in a fast paced environment To Apply: www. and must be able to provide general project engineering as required. attend meetings. attend meetings.com
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Employer: CETCO Oilfield Services Location: Broussard.MS Project and MS Visio • Ideal candidate will be detail oriented and possess leadership qualities Experience • Background with produced water treatment. LA Description: Seeking experienced PIPELINE SERVICES PROJECT MANAGER to oversee the operation of equipment.com .com
Omron Oilfield & Marine offers a variety of exciting and challenging careers in the oil and gas industry.S. Wright’s Well Control Services is seeking: • E-Line Engineer with Warrior System and Logging System Knowledge • Plug and Abandonment Supervisors & Technicians • Slick-Line and E-Line Technicians • Pump Technicians To Apply: Submit resumes at www. Proven Leadership.Omron. etc.com or Houston@natleng. dental.mcdermott.CAREER CENTER | jobs.com Come grow with us! To Apply: Email your resume to recruiter@omron.E. Visit us online at www.com under the Career Opportunities tab or fax to (337) 502-4163 EOE
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. N.com. short and long term disability. dental and vision insurance is provided to all employees. vision. pipelines and subsea systems for the offshore oil and gas industry. wireline & e-line. is a contract and direct hire staffing company that utilizes various personnel recruitment techniques to locate candidates locally. www.C. Location: Worldwide Description: Empowering Solutions. Controls & Instrumentation Engineering • Project Engineering • Process Engineering • Planning & Scheduling • Design & Drafting • Subsea Engineering • Construction • Materials & Procurement • HSE Engineering & Risk Management • Rotating Equipment Engineers • Contracts Management To Apply: Submit CV to LisaK@natleng. 100% coverage of medical. TX / Gulf of Mexico Description: N.Oilfield. paid time off benefits.S. decommissioning & platform removal. LA Description: Wright’s Well Control Services offers rigless plug & abandonment. Wright’s offers the opportunity to work with many first-to-market technologies in a friendly small-company setting.S. Location: Houston. life and AD&D insurance.com to learn more about us and apply at the “Career Center. procurement. fabrication facilities and engineering offices. We currently have openings for: Ocean Engineers/Naval Architects • Civil/Structural Engineers • Project Managers • Mechanical Engineers • Electrical Engineers • Subsea Engineers • PDMS Designers and Drafters To Apply: Visit www. well pumping. The company is a dynamic organization with opportunities at every level. regionally and nationally. construction and installation (EPCI) company focused on delivering fixed and floating production facilities.E. 401(k) retirement plan.natleng.
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Employer: N. Check out the careers section of our website for more information on our job openings.Technology for the Future. Inc. durable and dependable. pipeline.C. both offshore and onshore. We specialize in technical and engineering disciplines within the oil & gas (on and offshore).E. hydrate remediation & other services in the Gulf of Mexico and beyond. refinery and petrochemical industries. explosive.com and indicate for which position you are applying. our integrated resources include a diversified fleet of marine vessels. currently has excellent opportunities for candidates with experience ranging from entry level up to 20+ years experience. Texas Description: Omron Oilfield & Marine is a leading provider of AC and DC drive systems and custom control systems for oil and gas and related industries.rigzone.C.com
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Employer: Omron Oilfield & Marine Inc Location: Houston. Grow as the company grows with rapid advancement for employees who know how to work hard in a team environment.wwcs911. System Design Specialist/Engineer • Mechanical Design Engineer • Quality Control Technician • Oilfield Service Technician We are an equal opportunity employer with competitive salaries and an excellent benefits package including health. The company is rapidly gaining market share based on products that are innovative. We are growing and currently have various employment opportunities such as: • Product Manager • Sr. We are recruiting for the following Offshore Engineering & Technical disciplines: • Project Management • Civil / Structural Engineering • Mechanical Engineering • Electrical. a leading engineering. completion & recompletion. Our engineers and project managers are involved with some of the most interesting and complex solutions to safely harness the world’s offshore oil and natural gas reserves.
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Employer: W&T OFFSHORE. visit us today at OTC 2011 KBR Booth #2753! To Apply: Send Resumes to AllstatesSouthwest@kbr. • Providing Senior Management with accurate sales. Competitive Benefits and Bonus. We are focused primarily in the Gulf of Mexico area. Base salary + Bonus + Health benefits for successful candidate. Production Engineers • Sr. Company currently handles RFQ pipeline volume of $3-5MM/month. Allstates Technical Services brings long-term connections & job opportunities to thousands of qualified professionals throughout the U. Floating Storage Units. revenue and business related forecast and reports on an on-going basis. • Support Service Supervisors. where we have developed significant technical expertise and where the high production rates associated with hydrocarbon deposits have historically provided us the best opportunity to achieve a rapid payback on our invested capital. • Responsible for providing direction and supervision at the well site for high profile job. • Responsible for directing the overall activities of CT well servicing operations in accordance with policies established by the Xtreme Coil. Please submit resume and references to info@lagoaresources. client and crew in the planning. LLC Location: Worldwide Description: With 65+ years experience serving engineers & the oil & gas industry. TX – Eagle Ford Shale Description: Responsible for the overall supervision and successful operations of the Coiled Tubing (CT) Well Servicing activities. We are currently recruiting for the following on & off shore positions and competencies: Process Engineers. Ensures the CT well servicing line operates on a cost-effective basis within the US operations. Reservoir Engineers • Sr.rigzone.CAREER CENTER | jobs. SACS. and FPSO We take the time to understand our candidate & client needs to ensure there is a good fit for both parties. operating offshore properties for over 27 years. TX Description: Lagoa has recently opened northwest Houston office to support its domestic and international procurement business.com EOE – M/F/D/V NYSE symbol: ‘’WTI’’
Coil Tubing. Facilities Engineers • Engineering Technicians (Aries) • Geologists & Explorationists • HSE & Regulatory • Landman • Finance & Accounting Requirements: At least 8 years prior experience in E&P company. Our senior management team has achieved considerable technical expertise and industry experience and is continuing to attract top talent in the offshore as well as domestic onshore energy industry. Basic/Minimum Qualifications: • 5-10 + years Procurement Experience with some Sales Experience • Computer literate • Bachelors Degree or some college • Ability to travel up to 40% is expected • Some international travel Preferred Qualifications: • Background in Drilling Operations and/or Drilling equipment • History of working with manufacturers and suppliers within O&G Exploration & Production Industry • Proven ability to perform in Entrepreneurial Environment and manage multiple Projects • Strong Communication skills – Highly organized • Self Starter able to work under general supervision and with multi-national team • Motivated and Results Oriented – sliding scale bonus structure • Positive Attitude To Apply: Lagoa is an equal opportunity employer. The Procurement Specialist/Buyer will work with a small cross-functional team to source and secure quotes for domestic and international clients. contract-to-hire or direct job opportunities.wtoffshore. Topside Floating Systems. • Partner with Senior Management and Project Managers on new build and refurbishing CT well serving rig projects. INC. & Internationally. Operations Manager – 10+ Years Experience
Employer: Xtreme Coil Drilling Location: Alice. Equity opportunity for high-performing candidate. Optimal candidate will have existing relationships with Manufacturers and Suppliers and be able to identify additional Procurement solutions to benefit Clients. Whether your interests are in contract. TX Description: Independent oil and gas exploration & production company. Drilling & Completions Engineers • Sr. Topside Structure Equipment.
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Employer: Lagoa Resources America Location: Houston.asts. Controls Systems Engineers & Designers. SESAM. • Able to solve special oil well drilling and production problems related to CT. Engineers and Sales Staff in daily activities of CT well servicing operations in a safe. Must be US Citizen. Permanent Resident or Green Card Holder. Find out more at www. . Overseeing and managing coiled tubing services deliverables and maintaining customer goodwill.com Engineering & Piping Design Opportunities
Employer: Allstates Technical Services. efficient and cost effective manner. To Apply: Email resume to careers@wtoffshore. Civil / Structural Engineers & Designers. • Client management and quality control. coordination and execution of our service. negotiations and procurement. • Participates in decision-making and long range planning activities for CT well servicing operations. • Communicate effectively with management. To Apply: Please submit your resume to Recruitment@Xtremecoil.
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. Min. While onshore. creation. and working out in the elements. ability to multi-task and prioritize.halliburton.rigzone. Majors and Degree: Bachelors in All Engineering. Mechanical Engineering or Chemistry preferred Strong knowledge of oil
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Employer: VELOSI Description: The VELOSI Group.com.parkerdrilling. We are currently seeking candidates within the multiple disciplines. Safety and Environment (HSE). rental tools and project management services to the energy industry. For more info. & Performance is what sets us apart.and shore-based operations in various international locations. provides Asset Integrity. Quality Control. Louisiana. and select international markets. team-oriented.velosi.S. fleet includes 13 barge rigs in the U. founded in 1982. dedicated innovators that Parker enjoys such a solid reputation. the UK.rigzone. WHO ARE WE? WE ARE. please forward your resume to VelosiUSAjobs@velosi.S. The Velosi Group operates globally through five regional headquarters in the USA. Parker’s international fleet includes 25 land rigs and two offshore barge rigs.
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Employer: Ensign Energy Services Location: Opportunities around the world. Gas and Energy sectors on a 24/7 basis. Gas & Energy Specialists Location: Worldwide Description: At PG Global we have over 10 years experience and professionalism in creating personalised tailored solutions to meet our Clients and Candidates needs alike. PG Global has recently launched its new website allowing Clients to log on to our internal database and view more than 75.net or email: email@example.com. We handle Engineering. Personnel Manning.rigzone. Payroll Management. Individuals who demonstrate required skills will be assigned roles or responsibilities commensurate with their skill level. Engineering.000 registered and referenced Candidates that work within the Oil. Whether you have absolutely no experience in the drilling industry or years of experience Ensign may have an opportunity for you. Project Support & Commercial roles. but not limited to: Recruitment Services.com Offshore and Onshore Job Opportunities
Employer: PG Global Oil. These are some of the main areas of expertise we cover. To Apply: 1-888-ENSIGN-0 E-Mail: hr@ensignenergy. We offer a full end to end recruiting service in the following areas. Description: Ensign offers fantastic opportunities for individuals interested in commencing a career in the oil and gas drilling industry. Maintenance. This ensures that every employee has the opportunity to work outside the field based operations and associated positions as required for drilling and completion operations.South America Mechanical Engineering Specialist Reliability Engineer Rotating Equipment Engineer Electrical Engineer Senior Mechanical Estimator Building Engineer Pipe Recovery Specialist Smart Plant Administrator Mechanical Subsea Technician Telecomms Specialists Senior HSE Engineer Lead Process Engineer Facilities Engineer Maintenance Head of Product Quality Senior Instrument Technician
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