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Re: Top 10 Most Demanded Jobs In The Oil And Gas Industry by TheCode(m): 5:41pm On Aug 28, 2014
Alright bro. One luv @ gudrated
Thanks @ xfire. Pls another thing is, for a graduate with no 'real' work experience but with internship and nysc experience, is a 1.5- or 2-page cv frowned upon? Must it be restricted to one page?
Re: Top 10 Most Demanded Jobs In The Oil And Gas Industry by xfire: 5:52pm On Aug 28, 2014
DrFunmi: @OP
Tanks 4 highlighting some of top courses in the oil industry, though u left out occupational health as HSE is very essential 2 oil companies. I believe dat there is a demand for occupational health /industrial health workers in d industry, especially offshore health workers. Am currently considering dat option since I am in d medical line. Wat do u tink?
Well...This is definitely not a list of all the career fields in the oil and gas industry. This is just a list of the most demanded ones. Oil companies employ occupational / industrial health workers. But would I say that they are in high demand in the oil industry? No, I wouldn't put them as one of the most demanded fields in the industry.
That option is cool. There are a good number of opportunities for industrial health workers, even outside the oil industry.

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Re: Top 10 Most Demanded Jobs In The Oil And Gas Industry by Mcslize: 7:45pm On Aug 28, 2014
xfire,
thanks for this thread, I want to know those related courses one can do for master's degree for someone that had a Bsc degree in chemical Engineering.
Like the above mentioned areas like Subsea Engineering and Drilling Engineering which is more suitable for a graduate of Chemical Engineering who wants to proceed to a master level?
Re: Top 10 Most Demanded Jobs In The Oil And Gas Industry by Nobody: 9:21pm On Aug 28, 2014
autofreak2020:
Please do you have an idea of where and how I can get qualification and certification as NDT technician in Nigeria?
I do not want quack, impromptu or seminar like training like the one advertised by mound inspections.
Trinityndt is world class.
Re: Top 10 Most Demanded Jobs In The Oil And Gas Industry by DrFunmi(f): 6:48am On Aug 29, 2014
xfire:
Well...This is definitely not a list of all the career fields in the oil and gas industry. This is just a list of the most demanded ones. Oil companies employ occupational / industrial health workers. But would I say that they are in high demand in the oil industry? No, I wouldn't put them as one of the most demanded fields in the industry.
That option is cool. There are a good number of opportunities for industrial health workers, even outside the oil industry.
Thanks smiley. I would go for it smiley
Re: Top 10 Most Demanded Jobs In The Oil And Gas Industry by iamtoyosi(m): 9:12am On Aug 29, 2014
I know a friend that is about registering for RCE-HSE training program. How is that relevant to the oil and gas industry? Is it a good one?
Re: Top 10 Most Demanded Jobs In The Oil And Gas Industry by TheCode(m): 12:44pm On Aug 29, 2014
Pls, for a graduate with no 'real' work experience but with internship and nysc experience, is a 1.5- or 2-page cv frowned upon? Must it be restricted to one page as some online cv coaches preach?
Re: Top 10 Most Demanded Jobs In The Oil And Gas Industry by TheCode(m): 12:46pm On Aug 29, 2014
TheCode: Pls, for a graduate with no 'real' work experience but with internship and nysc experience, is a 1.5- or 2-page cv frowned upon? Must it be restricted to one page as some online cv coaches preach?

xfire, darellrivers, bigdreams, jarus, other knowledgable minds, pls enlighten us on this. Thank you
Re: Top 10 Most Demanded Jobs In The Oil And Gas Industry by autofreak2020: 12:55pm On Aug 29, 2014
imag5: Trinityndt is world class.
Please what do you mean by trinityNDT?
Re: Top 10 Most Demanded Jobs In The Oil And Gas Industry by xfire: 3:52pm On Aug 29, 2014
bluish: @xfire

Sir,petroleum engineers should be on high demand too.

Wats ur take on dat?
Most of the disciplines listed are specialized fields under petroleum engineering. But in the industry, any engineer can work as a petroleum engineer. Chemical, electrical, mechanical and even civil engineers work as petroleum engineers. So it's thrown open to all.

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Re: Top 10 Most Demanded Jobs In The Oil And Gas Industry by xfire: 3:53pm On Aug 29, 2014
edwardjr: OP wat r d prospects of environmental engr. in the oil and gas industry as u've nt mentiond it amongst ur ratings?
I did mention environmental specialist, though it does not fall under the top 10 count.
Re: Top 10 Most Demanded Jobs In The Oil And Gas Industry by xfire: 3:55pm On Aug 29, 2014
TheCode: Alright bro. One luv @ gudrated
Thanks @ xfire. Pls another thing is, for a graduate with no 'real' work experience but with internship and nysc experience, is a 1.5- or 2-page cv frowned upon? Must it be restricted to one page?
No. It is not frowned upon. A 1.5 - 2 pages CV is very okay.
Re: Top 10 Most Demanded Jobs In The Oil And Gas Industry by Nobody: 4:52pm On Aug 29, 2014
autofreak2020:
Please what do you mean by trinityNDT?
it a name of an Ndt coy in pH that specialized on training
Re: Top 10 Most Demanded Jobs In The Oil And Gas Industry by Chuxchudi: 4:53pm On Aug 29, 2014
How do you get the required experience when you need the job to gather experience? At some point, one would require "oga @ d top" connectionz to get in.
Re: Top 10 Most Demanded Jobs In The Oil And Gas Industry by Nobody: 5:31pm On Aug 29, 2014
Chuxchudi: How do you get the required experience when you need the job to gather experience? At some point, one would require "oga @ d top" connectionz to get in.
There are entry level positions in oil firms na. I came in as a procurement analyst fresh from school. Most reputable coys have graduate programs. People overrate the influence of connections, bro... cry

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Re: Top 10 Most Demanded Jobs In The Oil And Gas Industry by TheCode(m): 8:44pm On Aug 29, 2014
gudrated:
There are entry level positions in oil firms na. I came in as a procurement analyst fresh from school. Most reputable coys have graduate programs. People overrate the influence of connections, bro... cry

Exactly. Nepotism may be prevalent in the industry to a degree but it has not infiltrated every nook and cranny of recruitment processes, and shall not because it is not even in the interest of any serious corporation (for obvious reasons). Meritocracy still holds sway in any respectable institution or corporation. The competition may be stiffer than before, and shall get stiffer still, but entry by merit shall always be there. Do not listen to some pessimists or conspiracy theorists who go about preaching doom to fellow graduates who, like most of us, have no 'oga-at-the-top'. I believe one can get there if one remains focused, remains prepared, pursue the right information and listen to people of like minds/vision. Gudrated, xfire, darellrivers, jarus, etc, etc, remain living testimonies...

my two pence... no b say i sabi pass... wink

Chuxchudi: How do you get the required experience when you need the job to gather experience? At some point, one would require "oga @ d top" connectionz to get in.

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Re: Top 10 Most Demanded Jobs In The Oil And Gas Industry by Nobody: 11:34pm On Aug 29, 2014
Feex:
Though I will like to move, I wonder if my years of experience as a process/production engineer will count when applying for jobs. I don't want to start from entry level or earn pays commiserate with entry level. Is the engineering experience in food/beverage industry (maintenance of boilers, steam pipes, pumps, chillers, process vessels, etc.) useful in the oil industry?

I know at least 2 engineers that left the FCMG coys (one from Guinness and the other from P & G) to join oil firms as experienced engineers. So I believe that your current experience counts.
Re: Top 10 Most Demanded Jobs In The Oil And Gas Industry by tyconcepts(f): 6:19am On Aug 30, 2014
Job for the selected few lipsrsealed
Re: Top 10 Most Demanded Jobs In The Oil And Gas Industry by YoungDaNaval(m): 6:29am On Aug 30, 2014
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Re: Top 10 Most Demanded Jobs In The Oil And Gas Industry by XketchDesigns(m): 6:35am On Aug 30, 2014
imag5:

kudos xfire

imag5
Hi, I sent you a mail.
Re: Top 10 Most Demanded Jobs In The Oil And Gas Industry by uyplus(m): 6:46am On Aug 30, 2014
Xfire.. I'm a graduate of pharmacy, preparing for a certification in supply chain (APICS CSCP) and an M.ba in SAP ERP.. can ds fetch me an O/G job even witout an engineering background?
Re: Top 10 Most Demanded Jobs In The Oil And Gas Industry by Osinitu(m): 6:46am On Aug 30, 2014
Nice thread xfire, this is very creative of you.
How lucrative is planning in the oil and gas industry, I'm referring to Project Control or if you like Project Management?
Re: Top 10 Most Demanded Jobs In The Oil And Gas Industry by Flips: 6:46am On Aug 30, 2014
Hmmm.....nice one OP smiley
Re: Top 10 Most Demanded Jobs In The Oil And Gas Industry by wakes: 6:47am On Aug 30, 2014
imag5: so many good NDT sch out there,am currently the head of training/qaqc dept in my coy,send me pm,we discuss on how to get certified.location of training is PH.
Interested. I have Biochemistry background. How do I fit in please Sir ? I am in PH too. Thanks

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Re: Top 10 Most Demanded Jobs In The Oil And Gas Industry by bigx(m): 6:50am On Aug 30, 2014
xfire: This is meant for those who desire a career in the oil and gas industry, especially for graduates and undergraduates who may want to be informed.

It's ironical that despite the high graduate unemployment rate and imminent glut in oil supply due increase production worldwide, there is actually a shortage of skilled and specialized labour in the global oil and gas industry. Unfortunately, the most in-demand occupations require specific skills that can only be acquired through experience.

As an oil and gas professional, I have followed the trend and revolution in the industry globally over the past few years. I also follow technological breakthroughs (especially the fracking technology in the US that is redefining the dynamics of the industry worldwide), oil discoveries and hiring patterns all over the world. Based on these trends and statistics, I have come up with a compilation of the top 10 in-demand occupations in the oil and gas industry. This is not limited to the to the industry in Nigeria. This is based on global demand.
I can guarantee that you will always get a quality job (somewhere around the world) if you have at least 5 years experience in the fields. If after gaining five years experience in any of the top 10 fields mentioned below, you lack a well-paying job for more than 6 months, you better go and see your pastor or imam for deliverance. Maybe na from village.

So, for your graduates desiring a lasting career in the oil and gas industry, you may consider these specialized fields. Just work on getting basic experience and you will become indispensable:

1) Geoscientists
2) drilling engineers/ drilling supervisors/driller


No (1) & (2) With recent oil and gas discoveries all around the world including Africa (East Africa and the Gulf of Guinea) and the aggressive exploration for oil all over the world, there is a very high demand for geoscientists (geologists and geophysicists). Geoscientists are involved in the exploration for oil and also in the initial stages after oil discovery. Drilling engineers/ drilling supervisors /drillers are involved in drilling operations (both for exploration and production). There is an shortage of experienced drilling engineers worldwide. A colleague of mine who is drilling engineer told me that he has already received two good offers via linkedIn (even without applying!). And he barely has 3 years experience!

3) subsea engineers
4) subsurface and completions engineers
5) pipeline and piping engineers


No (3) - (5) With oil companies going into the more uncertain but rewarding deepwater operations, there is a high demand for individuals with deepwater experience. Subsea engineers design, implement and maintain structures, tools and equipment used in underwater components of offshore oil and gas production. Pipeline engineers design and maintain subsea pipeline in offshore fields. You can't ignore subsurface/completions (well) engineers who ensure oil is produced at optimum level from oil wells.

6) Marine specialists / engineers
Marine specialists are very critical in oil and gas industry. You need marine professionals in offshore oil and gas operations. This is because of the constant use of marine vessels and boats for supply and transportation of crude oil, liquefied gas, food, equipment, etc. Besides, the increase in FPSO's (floating vessels for oil production in deepwater fields) all around the world requires the specialized skill of marine professionals to maintain vessel stability on the sea.
Believe me, marine specialists are on top of their world. I know a marine specialist that has worked for 3 major oil companies in Nigeria in the last 8 years.

7) Offshore maintenance technicians
These are the mechanical, electrical and instrumentation technicians working in rigs and production platforms both onshore and offshore. There is a high demand for them globally. And the minimum requirement to become one is just an OND.

(cool Truck drivers and crane operators
Yes, you read right! There is a high degree of lifting operations in the oil and gas industry and certified crane operators are in demand. Believe me, they earn well.
Truck drivers are in great demand too, especially in US and Canada where there is a significant onshore oil production. Truck are needed to move rigs and equipment, haul oil, water and sand away. The new fracking technology that has made USA self-sufficient in oil production requires constant evacuation of sand from drilling sites. The drivers are also expected to be mechanics, able to fix to fix their large trucks. With USA set to be a net exporter of oil to the global community (competing with the likes of Nigeria for markets), there is currently a shortage of truck drivers to meet her goal.

9) Tax accountant
The oil and gas industry is technology driven, thus the technical professionals are the most demanded. However, the only non-technical profession to break into the top 10 is accounting. With oil and gas companies always the easy targets for governments and public ministries in areas of tariffs, royalties, taxes and other deductions, the role of experienced oil and gas accountants become critical. There is a crying need for accountants (especially tax accountants), who can balance the books and ensure sustained profit.

10) Reservoir Engineers
Eventhough this list is in no particular order, I think reservoir engineers are actually No. 10 on the list. The reservoir engineers play a significant role in the oil and gas industry. Their job is identify oil and gas reserves and develop strategies to maximize recovery and conducting simulation studies to ensure the optimum recovery.

Other in-demand professions that did not make the top 10 list include technical safety engineers, environmental specialists, welding technicians, process engineers and machinery (mechanical) engineers

Trusting Nigerians, Above listed (the easy ones) would soon be in "high supply"

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Re: Top 10 Most Demanded Jobs In The Oil And Gas Industry by xfire: 6:51am On Aug 30, 2014
uyplus: Xfire.. I'm a graduate of pharmacy, preparing for a certification in supply chain (APICS CSCP) and an M.ba in SAP ERP.. can ds fetch me an O/G job even witout an engineering background?
Of course it can. Many members of APICS are employees of respectable oil firms. Besides, many oil firms are use the SAP software. You don't need to have an engineering background to work in an oil company. There are many, many non-engineers in the industry. Just try to get experience, even if it is in another industry at first. You are good to go smiley
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Re: Top 10 Most Demanded Jobs In The Oil And Gas Industry by Michaelemry: 7:03am On Aug 30, 2014
What of someone that study quantity survey or survey and geoinformatics dont they have job in the oil sector
Re: Top 10 Most Demanded Jobs In The Oil And Gas Industry by ALKARULEZ615(m): 7:03am On Aug 30, 2014
Oga X-fire:

Any hope for Economists?
Re: Top 10 Most Demanded Jobs In The Oil And Gas Industry by k777(m): 7:04am On Aug 30, 2014
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Re: Top 10 Most Demanded Jobs In The Oil And Gas Industry by malele(m): 7:09am On Aug 30, 2014
Wow I can see automation and control Engineering there.

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