Are oil and gas workers affected by the current economic turmoil? The news that went around the loop says that unlike a year ago, many projects now by oil companies are still on hold. Perhaps by the year 2010 recovery will begin. Demobilization of staff started early this year especially for QATARGAS where a lot of construction work is nearing completion. New projects are still far in sight. Even the Asian region has its share of slow development in the oil and gas industry for this year. However hope still shines in the Russian Region where the country of Kazakhstan offers many jobs at the moment.
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To the readers of this blog, kindly send your cv’s directly to the link below, instead of posting them on the comment section. I hope you could find jobs, suitable to your qualifications. Just be wary of bogus or fake recruiters or manpower agencies. Go for direct hiring if you can.
NES Overseas Ltd has opening for Engineers for its South Korea project to fill the following positions:
- with Design and Onshore experience-
Kindly check their website for more info.
Technip is a worldclass company employing people in the field of engineering, technologies and construction in the oil and gas industry.
The following shows partial list of the available positions. Please check their website below for more job opportunities in th US, Netherland, Mexico, Australia, France and Thailand projects.
Riser Engineer/Design Engineer
Senior Engineer/Lead Engineer
Senior Subsea Process Engineer
Senior Subsea Commissioning Engineer
Senior Project Manager
Subsea Systems Engineer
It just dawned on me that applying for jobs in oil and gas on family status could be very rewarding for an applicant who already has a spouse and children. Unlike bachelor posting, family status could be more expensive to the employers. More so if the benefits would include relocation and educational assistance for the children if there is any. This is a monumental undertaking and a social responsibility which might deter the employer to entertain married status application. On the other hand they could employ both the husband and wife especially if their qualifications match the company vacancies. For example an engineer husband and an accountant wife could very well fit the project/operation and administration/finance requirement. Somehow this is like a “package deal” employment. I believe companies like Qatar Petroleum is doing so. Kudos!
Filipinos in the oil and gas field are one of the sectors affected by the strengthening peso, brought about by the weakening US dollar. The US dollar is still suffering from the sub prime mortgages problem. It would be beneficial if they could suggest or request reasonable adjustment in compensation as their earnings now are too much lower in value (dollar converted into peso) as compared to the peso value they signed in their contract. Will there be reasonable and generous employers who will heed their request?
HSBC economist Paul Neumann expects that the peso will appreciate further to 44php to a dollar at the end of this year and 41php by the end of 2008.