Your Company Benefits Benefit the Company?
benefits are a crucial method to attract, motivate, compensate, and retain
the most qualified employees. Programs
that are connected to company performance, target the needs of your staff,
and help sustain performance are most often the programs with the greatest
new talent and retaining experienced employees are more important than
ever. According to a MetLife
Study of Employee Benefits Trends, 88% of employers expect the competition
for valuable workers to increase or remain unchanged.
Traditionally, when companies were feeling the pinch, employee
benefits were one of the first things to be reduced or cut out completely;
however, businesses now realize that developing employee loyalty is far
more profitable than cutting benefits costs.
your creative juices flowing, we have included a few unusual employee
benefit programs that have proven successful for companies.
Spree Contest! The
premise of this benefit is to award deserving employees five minutes to
get as many groceries in their shopping cart as possible.
Employees qualify for the spree by meeting a previously defined
standard or goal. Other team
members get to come out and cheer on their coworkers to success.
is exactly what it sounds like. On
your employees' birthdays, bring them in for a piece of birthday cake or a
birthday breakfast and then give them the rest of the day off!
If the employee cannot take that day off or their birthday falls on
a weekend, give them a floating vacation day that they can use at their
Committees Choose Wellness Programs!
Let your employees decide which wellness programs your company will
offer. To implement this
benefit, establish an employee-run wellness committee to focus on
physical, financial, and community wellness, as well as team building. Conduct
a survey to learn what your employees want, and then establish a committee
to decide how to implement them.
that put your company at the top of the list of most desirable places to
work are truly a workplace enhancer. Remember
that benefits are only benefits if your employees agree they are! They
also don't have to break the bank. Flexible
hours, personal days, or even a sporting event get together create
invaluable employee loyalty.
following biographies are just a small sampling of the kind of talent
available in our talent pool of over 20,000 experts. Please call
managers if you are interested in learning more about
these professionals, or check out our website for more candidates.
with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering and 22 years of
experience working for a major oil and gas company.
Expert in leadership and integrity management surrounding large
offshore installations. Experienced
in providing technical guidance with installation, start-up, and
operations of marine equipment, pipelines, topsides piping, and subsea
structures equipment. Geographic
areas worked include California, the Gulf of Mexico, the United Kingdom,
Norway, Russia, Kazakhstan, Oman, and West Africa.
Facilities Subsea Project Manager with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering
and 14 years of experience with engineering, service, and energy
companies in the oil and gas industry.
Experienced in technical product applications ranging from
drill ship and offshore rig construction and commissioning, to downhole
equipment and operations. Computer
skills include EDR, Easydrill, and BHA prediction software.
Trilingual English, Spanish, and Arabic.
Environmental Engineer and HSE Specialist with a master's degree in environmental
engineering and seven years of experience in the oil and gas industry.
Expert in Phase I and II environmental site assessments,
health-based risk assessments, pollution prevention, and waste
minimization programs. Experienced
in environmental compliance audits pertaining to the Clean Air Act,
Clean Water Act, and Resource Conservation and Recovery Act regulations.
Geographic areas worked include Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma,
Arkansas, Utah, Colorado, and Wyoming, and internationally in Iraq,
Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, and Brazil.
Language fluency in English and Spanish.
with an associate's degree and more than five years of experience in the
oil and gas industry. Experienced
in hydraulics, electrical equipment, and onshore and offshore mechanics.
Additionally experienced in analysis, maintenance, and repair of
deepwater platform equipment. Geographical
areas worked include the Gulf of Mexico.
Certifications include BCO, BS, OIM, hydraulics, electrical, and
crane operations. See TI362.
with a PhD in gas turbine technology, a master's degree in mechanical
engineering, and 46 years of experience in all phases of offshore and
onshore oil and gas production facilities.
Expert in underground storage facilities, petrochemical plants,
refineries, and pipeline systems. Experienced
in project management of all phases and configurations of drilling rigs
including ship-shape, jack-ups, and semi-submersibles in conventional
and deep waters. Additionally
experienced in DCS and supervisory control and data acquisition systems
design, fabrication, offshore installation, hook-up, testing, and
fluency in English, German, French, Italian, and Arabic.
a master's degree in geology and four years of experience with a service
company. Expert in sequence stratigraphic interpretation.
Experienced in seismic interpretation, static reservoir modeling,
reservoir characterization, regional modeling, diverse geologic
field-mapping, and basin reconnaissance for unconventional prospects.
Geographic areas worked include basins in Europe and North Africa.
Software proficiency in Petrel and GeoFrame.
with a bachelor's degree in business and 30 years of experience with
major oil and gas companies and small to large independent oil and gas
companies. Experienced in
maintaining surface and regulatory compliance for active drilling
programs, negotiating third-party agreements, and completing
acquisitions and divestitures. Geographic
areas worked include the Permian Basin, Eagle Ford Shale, Haynesville
Shale, and offshore Gulf of Mexico.
Licensed Attorney and Senior Counsel with MBA and 30 years of experience working
domestic and international for large E&P companies.
Expert in new ventures, acquisitions, and divestitures.
Experienced in a full range of international negotiations and
securing exploration and production rights.
Geographic areas worked include Pakistan, Yemen, Qatar, UAE,
Egypt, Libya, Nigeria, Liberia, Indonesia, Canada, and Ireland.
Licensed in the State Bar of Texas, State Bar of Virginia, and
District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
a bachelor's degree in geophysics and structural geology and five years
of experience working for a service company. Expert in salt and regional
structure interpretation. Experienced in depth velocity model building,
the derivation of anisotropic parameters, tomography updates, subsalt
velocity updating, and sediment geobody interpretation. Geographic areas
worked include the Gulf of Mexico. Computer skills include GIS, ArcMap,
Hampson-Russell, and proprietary geoscience software programs.
Drilling and Production
Engineer with a master's degree in chemical engineering and
44 years of experience working for operators, service companies, and as
a consultant. Experienced in drilling, completion, and reservoir
engineering; trouble-shooting operations; equipment selection; and
supervision of operations on land and offshore. Additionally
experienced in the development of subsea equipment and deepwater
drilling and production operations. Licensed Professional Engineer
in the State of Texas. See DP230.
Reservoir Engineer with a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering
and 35 years of experience working for mid-sized to major oil
companies and as a consultant. Experienced in compositional
reservoir simulation, reservoir characterization, log analysis, rock and
fluid property evaluation, emerging property evaluation, depositional
geology, reservoir mapping, and the design and maintenance of secondary
recovery projects and EOR projects. Additionally experienced in
the development of training classes. Geographic areas worked
include the Gulf of Mexico, Texas, Louisiana, Europe, Latin America, and
the Far East. Software proficiency in RMS and Landmark's VIP/Falcon
simulator. See R776.
Production and Reservoir
Engineer with a master's degree in petroleum engineering
and six years of experience working for service companies.
Experienced in enhanced oil recovery, depletion planning, reservoir
studies, reservoir simulation, reserve estimation, nodal analysis, and
field development planning. Geographic areas worked include Texas,
Oklahoma, Louisiana, the Gulf of Mexico, and Kazakhstan. Software
proficiency in PROSPER, OFM, MBAL, Eclipse, and PVTSim. See
Reservoir and Production
Engineer with a bachelor's degree and two years of oil and
gas experience working for an operator. Experienced in acquisition
evaluation, capital budgeting, reserve reporting, hydraulic fracturing,
and oversight of production and workover operations. Geographic
areas worked include the Permian Basin and south Texas. Software
proficiency in ARIES, WellEZ, PI Dwights, and Drilling Info.
with a bachelor's degree in geography and under one year of experience
working for a service company. Experienced in data processing, 2D and 3D
seismic data loading, data management, and 3-D imagery. Software
proficiency in ArcGIS. Certified in GIS.
with a bachelor's degree in business administration and over 25 years of
experience working for major E&P companies. Experienced in
supporting the geoscience, drilling, completion, and production teams
through QAQC, data management, designing and generating engineering
wellbore schematics, and research and analysis of well data. Software
proficiency in OpenWells/DIMS, WellView, TOW, and PI/Dwights.
with 15 years of experience working for a large independent oil and gas
company. Experienced in
loading and analyzing integrated sales volumes, processing monthly
allocations and regulatory reports, processing monthly prior period
adjustments, preparing annual state reports, coordinating with
Sarbanes-Oxley auditors, streamlining reporting processes, and training
and coaching junior analysts. Geographic
areas worked include Texas, Louisiana, and the offshore Gulf coast.
Software proficiency in Oracle P2.
Engineering Technician with
31 years of experience working for small to large E&P companies.
Experienced in creating and maintaining databases, evaluating wells by
retrieving data, running economics, and managing capital accounting
data. Geographic areas worked included Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast,
Egypt, the North Sea, Argentina, and Canada. Software proficiency in
ARIES, PHDWin, and Peep. See
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more than 30 upstream disciplines at
Recently, we have talked about the avalanche of new
and tightened regulations and how they can affect an individual's career.
The news of the day as reported by the media, special interest
groups both for and against our industry, and a political landscape using
the issues to influence an election could scare the heebie-jeebies out of
anyone even a little faint of heart. Should
we believe that the sky is falling on the entire oil and gas industry? From
our perspective nothing is further from the truth; we face a challenge to
We believe that new rules and regulations, once
completely understood and processed into any operator's or service
company's organization, will have the positive effect of making our
industry safer and more efficient - if one considers safety and efficiency
as important drivers in a company's performance.
Despite the increase in regulations, this country
will continue to produce the energy it needs to keep its industries
humming and society safe. Recent
reports indicate that overall the U.S. could become a net exporter of oil
and gas. To use an old adage,
there are many points of light in our industry - growing interest in CNG
and LNG, the potential for major untapped oil reserves in the U.S, the
continual development of oil and gas technologies as recently seen at the
OTC - the list is long with opportunities for our country's energy
security. What do all of these
factors have in common? Job
opportunities! Behind every
risk is an opportunity for the career-minded individual to make a good
move and add value. Simply
looking at the challenge from a different perspective could spell success
for the positively minded individual.
Macondo was a game changer.
Or as one person put it: a perfect storm of an accident with the
lowest possible probability and the highest maximum impact.
Chances are that an accident such as this will not happen again
soon, if ever; too many protective measures have been put in place to
reduce risk. Some fear this
event will kill the offshore industry; some will succeed by seeking their
- Improved BOP technology is at its highest
level. OTC 2012 showed
examples of our industry's brilliance and ability to respond quickly
to very difficult challenges. Technologically,
we will continue to develop even safer and more advanced solutions in
this area. We have seen an
interesting increase in demand for professionals with an advanced
understanding of BOPs to help develop even the next generation in
- HSE expertise is in high demand.
All companies are doing the right thing for their shareholders
and for their communities. Safety
processes are reviewed, enhanced, and toughened where they need to be.
The industry has reacted, and talent has risen to the occasion.
- The GoM cleanup efforts provided insight into
the impacts of chemicals and non-natural materials which might harm
the ecosystem. Scientists
are working hand-in-hand with HSE experts to study more natural
cleanup methods which can assist nature as it cleans up itself.
Certainly the results will find their way to the consulting and
service industry to assist in the future.
The entire industry was affected by the deepwater
tragedy, but we will prevail if we are diligent in employing the lessons
The search terms "fracking" and
"hydraulic fracturing" combined have about 20 million hits when
searched on Google. Not quite
up there with the big search names, but considering that "BP
Macondo" gets under two million, it is noticeable how this subject
has moved to the forefront of environmental and regulatory concerns.
As science and reason prevail, the exploration and development of
shale plays around the U.S. seem to be the real game changers and a
full-fledged boon to all seeking employment in this industry.
Watch for these trends and factors as they play out.
- New standards in the Clean Air and the Clean
Water Acts are emerging as the industry realizes large increases in
natural gas production. No
one is disputing that the frac process produces emissions which can contain methane,
volatile organic compounds and toxic chemicals such as benzene.
This would generally spray into the environment were it not for
technologies which do exist.
- Natural gas production in the U.S. is at an
all-time high, and there are now serious challenges to storage as we
seem to be bursting at the seams in gas.
In the mid- to long-term, this much gas gives us the
opportunity to find new markets. CNG
and LNG are getting attention, with gasoline replacement and
exportation no longer dreams, but emerging realities for companies
that made the investments a decade ago.
With more and larger scale user groups in the U.S., such as
power plants, bus fleets, and CNG powered equipment and vehicles this
is an area with plenty of future employment opportunities.
- The midstream industry will yield employment
opportunities transporting oil and gas to new markets as regulations
are understood and safe routes are developed.
administration has since approved the southern leg of the Keystone
project while rumor has it that the project will be approved in full
before the election. Bottom-line
for job seekers: This is a
viable and interesting branch in our industry that will need a lot
people to build and eventually operate.
Look for the silver lining
while keeping your eyes on the clouds.
Staying informed and ahead of the hubbub will serve us well in the
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