Here's how to build a strong career in oil and gas sector

Posted on 02nd Jun 2016 | 1098 views

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Demand for talent in oil and gas sector continues to grow mid stream and downstream projects. The current sentiment in oil and gas sector was not well as was in the past. But the demand for specialized talent continues to grow due to shortage of skilled talent. Here jobs will be created jobs will be created through new projects and expansion of refineries and downstream projects like setting up of natural gas terminals. There will be more jobs expected to be in EPC (engineering, procurement and construction) too.

Career experts mentioned that there will be limited jobs in the upstream projects due to slow down. Oil and gas sector professionals will have different routed o grow in the sector for a long term career path in the sector. Moving from one domain to another is a challenging task either in upstream, mid-stream or downstream projects. Currently oil and gas sector professionals are having opportunities in maintenance, projects or in supply & distribution and sales too. However, one has to evaluate several things before joining in oil and gas sector to work in. Here one must one must first evaluate through research if oil and gas sector is what he/she wants to make a career in.

Firstly these jobs are not located in cities as the factories are away from cities. The sector is volatile for many reasons like geographic and it may affect business models also. Obviously, career growth will be linked with the growth of the sector. For a long term engineer career in oil and gas sector, one has to be highly disciplined, safety-oriented, process-oriented and willing to move to remote places. The jobs can be offshore or in harsh geographies or in small cities. Experts believe that the falling crude oil prices have primarily affected profitability of the companies which are in upstream sector. Companies which focus on mid-stream (refining) and downstream (retail), are actually benefiting from falling oil prices.

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