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Article By Karl Poire

November 23, 2020, 9:02 am

To succeed in oil, we need to combine technology and openness.

The oil industry is hiring and finding seasoned employees is hard. This has led to significant increases in salaries and career opportunities. To succeed, it will be necessary to highlight his expertise and his skills in communication, management and interculturalism. The recruitment market for the oil sector is boiling. The mainstream media even moved. The business community was concerned: "Oil companies must now manage stars! "..." he added. According to our colleague, the oil and gas sector is now home to transfers worthy of football clubs - or almost. Some profiles, at least, would pull out. He gave a striking example: “an experienced geologist was recently recruited by Saudi company Saudi Aramco with an immediate salary increase of 50%! ”. And the newspaper recalled that the experienced professionals of drilling, geosciences and underwater exploration now have average salaries above 100,000 dollars. But generally, the average wage in the oil sector has still increased by 8.5% in 2012. There is a lot of work in the oil sector. For example, a young person starting out today can still achieve his whole career in the oil industry with very good career opportunities and very comfortable salaries. By 2050, 50% of the world's energy consumption will still come from fossil fuels. But, to succeed, mastery of the technique will be essential. Then, you must be mobile and open to the multicultural and not hesitate to engage. This means devoting a lot of time to his job".

The oil downstream also hires

In this oil sector, the exploitation-production sector is the most recruiting industry. The investments are enormous and the recruitment of engineers is massive. Especially since oil has for a long time been employed in these trades. Retirements in these sectors therefore create a real shortage of skilled and experienced employees. Then, the generation of the oil downstream with the refineries also hires. Finally, there are the transport, crude processing, refining and distribution/storage industries.

Have a general culture

There are many jobs there. These companies typically number about 500, and companies hire. One-third of these hires are for recent graduates and two-thirds are more experienced. Oil leaders also hosted 1,800 interns and 1,200 alternates (apprenticeship/professionalization contract). you need technical skills and you need financial knowledge. But it is just as essential to be able to adapt to other universes as fossil fuels. A lot is being asked of a future oil executive. The fastest-growing people will of course be hardworking technicians, but they will also need the skills to communicate, manage, withstand stress and live in a multicultural world. But they will also have to keep in mind that we need to think about sustainable development or be able to switch from oil to gas and gas to renewable energy. It means having a general culture to adapt to it, having geopolitical keys of reading, a wider knowledge of energy. Before, you could make your 30-year career in this industry. Today, trajectories are shorter, with the obligation to move from one geographical area and from one trade to another.

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