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.