Breaking Up Is Hard To Do - Opportunities for Organizations and Job
The recent announcements
of energy companies to split downstream and upstream (and in some cases
midstream) businesses into separate units could invoke quite a few
personnel changes on the market, and here is why:
When companies separate,
some people will take the opportunity to make career moves they may
have contemplated for a long time.
Depending upon the pre-planning of compensation packages, these
may be unplanned departures. Positions
left vacated by personnel moves will have to be refilled.
A number of positions,
mostly in support roles, but also technical ones, may have to be
doubled up as each segment recreates and recompletes its organization.
This will mostly affect corporate oversight roles, HR, IT, SCM,
and similar. It is quite
possible that technical personnel will leave, too, increasing the need
for additional personnel to manage the assets.
Once the reorganizations
are complete, it is easy to foresee a period of asset re-evaluation as
the newly separated companies make sense of their assets in the
respective markets. Changes
of this kind will require business development and transactional
experience that may or may not currently exist.
Another reason for recruiting talent!
The period of asset
re-evaluation will result naturally in newly required operational
expertise. This will cause
healthy demand for additional personal with a background to handle the
newly defined assets within a couple of years after the transition.
Each of the ideas above
will have effects on service companies supporting the clients.
New ways of doing things, new teams, and a renewed focus on
different assets will cause a change in activity with service
companies. While certain
aspects and work processes will stay in-house within the newly
reorganized companies, one can naturally assume that service companies
and vendors supporting the client will be called on to provide
different and additional help as needed.
In short, changes create
plenty of opportunities for career minded individuals and for the
organizations seeking to enhance bottom-lime performance.
The best thing to do is to stay informed and keep your networks
open to the people in all segments of the industry as the changes that
could affect you are being made.
following biographies are just a small sampling of the kind of talent
available in our talent pool of over 20,000 experts. Please call our
managers if you are interested in learning more about these
professionals, or check out our website for more candidates.
with a master's degree in geophysics and more than 20 years of
experience working for national and international oil and gas companies
and as an independent consultant. Experienced
with seismic reprocessing, both pre-stack and post-stack, DMO,
migration, depth imaging and modeling, seismic facies evaluation,
reservoir characterization, reservoir and fault seal, overpressure
assessment, velocity modeling, and depth conversion.
Additionally experienced in major seismic sequence stratigraphy
and integrated structure, salt tectonics, and sequence stratigraphy
projects for shelf, deep shelf, and deep water projects.
Geographic areas worked include the Gulf of Mexico, South
America, west Africa, southeast Asia, and Europe.
Software proficiencies include SMT, GeoQuest IESX, Landmark,
Paradigm, and AVO and seismic inversion software.
Ask for GP753.
and Gas Marketing Specialist with a bachelor's degree
and over 15 years of experience with producing companies and gas
marketing firms. Highly
experienced in gas marketing, contract negotiation, title checking, and
due diligence for acquisition, lease negotiation, and product hedging.
Geographic areas worked include Texas, New Mexico, and Oklahoma.
Ask for L7.
and Development Geologist with a master's degree in
economic geology and 30 years of experience working for large and
mid-sized E&P companies. Expert
in 3D prospect generation utilizing AVO and attribute analysis.
Additionally experienced in operations planning, wellsite
operations, and field studies. Geographic
areas worked include the Barnett, Frio, Wilcox, Hackberry, and
Vicksburg, and offshore Texas and Louisiana. Software proficiency in
GeoQuest, Landmark, and SMT. Ask
with a master's degree in geological sciences and four years of
experience working for a mid-sized independent E&P company and
academia. Experienced in structural analysis, regional structural
analysis, data integration, seismic interpretation, salt, extensional,
and inversion tectonics, and basin modeling. Geographic
areas worked include the Gulf of Mexico.
Software proficiency in Landmark OpenWorks and SeisWorks, Petra,
and the Kingdom Suite. Ask
Reservoir Engineer with a bachelor's degree
in petroleum engineering and 33 years of experience working for
mid-sized and large independent E&P companies. Experienced in
business development, personnel management, exploration planning,
project development planning, commercial assessments, and budget
experienced in field development, reservoir modeling, well evaluations,
prospect evaluation, operations support, reserves analysis, and
reservoir modeling. Geographic areas worked include Texas, the Gulf
coast, the Gulf of Mexico, Louisiana,
Utah, Wyoming, the Rocky Mountains, Mississippi, Gabon, South Africa,
and the North Sea. Computer
skills include Peep, Decline, Decision Tree, MBAL, PROSPER, GAP, and
Reservoir Engineer with a master's degree in
petroleum engineering and five years of experience working for a major
oil and gas company. Experienced
in uncertainty analysis, reserves estimation, reservoir simulation,
integrated production modeling, PVT modeling, and economic analysis.
Geographic areas worked include the Green River basin and the
deepwater Gulf of Mexico. Software
proficiency in Peep, Prosper, STARS, GEM, IMEX, OFM, and IPM Suite.
Ask for R946.
Production Engineer with a bachelor's degree
in petroleum engineering and three years of oil and gas experience
working for a large independent. Experienced
in production optimization of shale plays, writing AFEs, minimizing and
managing lease operating expenses, identifying field and well workover
candidates, and consulting on fracturing jobs.
Geographic areas worked include Texas and Oklahoma.
Software proficiency in PERFORM, SNAP, and WEM.
Ask for P647.
Production and Business Development Engineer
with a bachelorís degree in petroleum engineering and 26 years of
experience with oil and gas service companies.
Strong background in developing markets for well construction,
expandable tubulars, mud logging, surface and downhole testing,
directional drilling, and logging while drilling products.
Also experienced in completion design, including sand control.
Proficient in MS Office and engineering applications.
Geographic experience in Latin America.
Ask for P234.
Health and Safety Manager with a master's degree
and over 15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry.
Expert in oil and gas safety
program management, project HSE consulting, and blending of safety
management systems resulting from mergers and acquisitions.
Experienced with safety systems design, implementation and
management including audits, risk assessments, and hazard identification
experienced in the development, implementation, and management of
emergency response programs related to hazardous work environments in
direct support of production and drilling operations.
Geographic areas worked are the Gulf of Mexico, Alaska,
California, offshore Trinidad, and the Persian Gulf.
and Regulatory Executive
with a master's degree and over 30 years of experience in the oil and
gas industry. Expert in
governmental, regulatory, and environmental affairs related to the U.S.
Bureau of Land Management, wetland
regulations, Threatened & Endangered Species Act, and site
construction permitting for LNG power plants. Experienced
in environmental and regulatory contracts for gas pipelines, LNG plants,
conventional and unconventional drilling operations.
Additionally experienced in the preparation of environmental
impact statements and assessments for oil, gas, and shale oil field
compliance. Geographic areas
worked include Alaska, Rocky Mountains, and Virginia.
and Marketing Manager
with a master's degree in management and over 20 years of experience in
the oil and gas industry. Expert
in business development and strategic planning within the petro-chemical
in the sale and marketing of caustic soda, polyethylene glycols,
methanol, and other commodity chemicals to large industrial
manufacturing firms, agricultural accounts, national distributors, and
large manufacturing firms. Additionally
experienced in shipping terminal arrangements, account management,
distribution, and procurement. Geographic
areas worked include the northeastern and mid-west United States and
western Canada. Ask
Database Administrator with a master's degree and 20 years
of experience in the oil and gas industry. Expert in SAP system
implementation and maintenance of technical software and networks
integrating modules for MM, PP, PP-PI, SD, PS, QM, PM and FI/CO.
Experienced in SAP relevant technologies related to oil and gas,
industrial, and commercial machinery. Software proficiency in SAP
R/3 ECC6, SAP Solution Manager, MS Project & MS Visio, HP Quality
Center 10.0, Relational Quality Manager(IBM), Meter Data Management
System (MDMS), RDBMS, Mainframe COBOL, SQL, RDBMS, UNIX, and Maximo.
Review thousands of talented people in
more than 30 upstream disciplines at
Networking Can Lead You To Your Dream Job!
For many professionals
looking for a new career challenge, turning to an online job board often has
been the first resource. However, statistics say that jobs are
landed at a rate of 70% through networking. This should be the most
productive aspect of your job search.
Human-resource experts say job hunters should not give up on job
boards, but also should use every other tool available to them.
are progressively looking for new ways to find prospective hires such as
their own company websites, employee referrals, and often industry-related
staffing agencies. As
employers' workloads escalate, their time does not permit them to read
mounds of resumes, so turning to professional oil and gas agencies provide
them with the top qualified candidates.
a professional, you should incorporate networking in your everyday
practice, whether you are looking for a job, looking for a candidate, or
just staying abreast of industry trends.
You never know whether the next person you meet will be your future
employer (or employee).
Tips on Networking
- Join professional
organizations and networking groups; attend professional conferences;
sign up with an industry-focused staffing agency.
- Face-to-face meetings and telephone calls are
the most prevalent forms of networking. Email and online networking
account for only 6% says www.careerchangechallenge.com.
- Maintain and expand
your knowledge base through industry journals, magazines, newspapers,
- Research companies
that meet your requirements for a desirable employer and tell your
recruiter. We can
get your resume in front of the right person.
Pitfalls to Avoid
- Do not transfer the
responsibility for your search to those with whom you are networking.
- Do not pass out your
resume too quickly. Have
business cards ready to exchange with your contacts.
- Do not forget to thank those in your network who
have been helpful to you, preferably with a personal thank-you note.
- Be careful what you put on your social network
account (i.e. Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn). More than a third of
hiring managers immediately screened out candidates based on what they
found on candidates' social networking profiles.
Recruiters are dedicated
networkers. Our success
depends entirely on the resources and contacts we develop and maintain.
We assertively create new relationships on a daily basis.
We consistently stay abreast of industry developments by
communicating with a broad range of clients and candidates.
Can you name a more convenient networking resource?
As a candidate, it costs you
nothing to plug into our network. We'll
protect your confidentiality; expose you to the "hidden job
market" - the open positions that are not publicly advertised - and
give you the inside scoop on trends in your industry. Try us - you'll like
the Industry's Experts...
Energy Staffing Inc.
is a full-service agency specializing
in the placement of energy and EPC personnel and including the disciplines
listed below (other supporting personnel are managed upon request):
|Accounting and finance
Administrative and clerical personnel
Civil and architectural engineers
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Geologists, geophysicists, and petrophysicists
Health, safety, and environmental personnel
Human resources personnel
Instrument and electrical engineers
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Marine engineers and naval architects
Materials and corrosion engineers
Pipeline, riser, and subsea engineers
Production operations supervisors
Project managers and support personnel
Quality control and inspection personnel
Sales and marketing professionals
Technicians, drafting and graphic
Technicians, engineering and geoscience
Careers to the Next Level...
Career Management applies
its deep understanding of the career paths of technical professionals in
the E&P and EPC communities to help companies and professionals build
successful organizations and careers. We leverage Collarini's unique
combination of industry knowledge and technical expertise to guide
companies and individuals during transition, training existing employees
for high performance, and designing customized technical training plans
for companies and individuals.
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