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!