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If you choose oil and gas definitely work for an Operator if you can, avoid service companies at all costs is my suggestion. If you have to work for a service company then make it SLB as this is best for the CV and they train people really well.
Actually I'm looking for a job with oil and gas now, trying to move to an Operator like a DE job, might be hard though. Service company work ground me down and I needed a break. I'm on linkedin. Cheers, Joe uk.linkedin.com/in/josephrydell/
It's hard for me to say really. I've never worked for an Operator or been a Petroleum/Drilling engineer. At the risk of sounding sexist the industry I know isn't very friendly for women. Not that I mean it is sexist, just most I see do it for a short period of time then do something else after getting fed up with it. Having said that they were not working for Operators as engineers, they were working as like MWD hands for service companies even if they had an ostensive 'career path' like with SLB were management positions were a kind of carrot to do the grind of offshore work for a few years.
I've seen the way some Operators work and they come in a few varieties. I have seen horrible toxic workplaces and also companies like BP and Shell who are really good. In general it's a pretty hard business to work in, getting oil out of the ground isn't really a creative type industry or where people have a passion for it. Mostly it's all to do with money and prestige and it's pretty relentless and non-stop.
I guess what I am trying to say is that it doesn't suit everyone, but then what does? Having said that there are lots of opportunities right now as things are buoyant, also bear in mind that it is cyclical and even BP etc will dump staff if necessary. Another thing is that travel and working all over might seem quite cool when you are in your 20's but can become a grind and you might resent the lack of stability, it can be a problem for relationships. If you work for an Operator you are more likely to be based somewhere like an office, of course you might have to do some time offshore if you want to become a drilling engineer of course. A few years of that isn't so bad though even if you hate it. I'm not sure what junior DE's have to do...a year? Few hitches? Dunno. As an offshore experience it will be mega cushy compared to MWD.
!!! but it's only harder to get into because so many ***** want to do it!
Yeah... I'm embarrassed
Ballin'. Do you come back at the end of every term (or semester)?
but I could be one if I was a doctor? ok
don't you have lectures to go to?
ur pro pic is like a creepy femle Version of that horror movie of that doll killin ppl
Queen Lucy Pevensie the Valiant of Narnia
- About me
- Goals in life in chronological order: (Decided January 1 2000, in a golden frame on my wall)
-Circumnavigate the world in 80 days COMPLETE 2006
-Get in to Cambridge University OFFER DECLINED
-Meet HM Elizabeth II COMPLETE
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-Fly at least one Terrestial orbit in space above 300km altitude
-Have four kids 2 boys and 2 girls which will be named Peter Edmund Susan and Lucy
-Get elected as fellow of the Royal Society and an oxbridge college
-Accumulate private assets of 5 million pounds (2001 adjusted for inflation) in an uncontroversial way
-Make Britain Proud so that GCE A level History students in 2060 will write examination essays about me
-Get buried in Westminister Abbey with [Blessed are the young, for you shall inherit the national debt] on my tombstone
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- Enough for offers from MIT and Cambridge, guess I exceed public expectation for the investment of their taxmoney
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