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Strong salaries for subsea, pipeline and drilling engineers reflect thriving oil and gas industry

Salaries for oil and gas engineering professionals are reflecting an active and increasingly confident industry according to The Oil & Gas Global Salary Guide 2012.

The Guide, which surveyed over 14,000 oil and gas professionals across the globe found that subsea, piping and drilling engineers are commanding the highest salaries of the 24 disciplines surveyed.

Drilling engineers in particular have seen impressive year-on-year salary gains with senior professionals now averaging salaries of $98,000 per annum while manager level staff earn US$142,500 equivalent. Subsea engineers came out on top of all disciplines surveyed and can expect average salaries of US$105,200 and US$146,900 respectively for the same levels of skill and responsibility. 

Reservoir and petroleum engineers also commanded impressive salaries with senior level practitioners earning an average pay packet of US$97,800 and manager level professionals at US$123,400.

Matt Underhill, Managing Director of Hays Oil & Gas, who produced the Guide with leading jobsite Oil and Gas Job Search, comments: “It is very encouraging news for engineering professionals as well as the industry itself as it reflects the increasing levels of confidence and activity over the last year and into 2012.”

Underhill adds: “These are figures for average salaries across the world and there will be many highly skilled engineering professionals earning considerably more, particularly those in high paying countries such as Australia, the US and Norway.  It is also worth noting that around 40% of engineers are contractors, which shows an industry that is bringing a wealth of new projects online.”

Duncan Freer, Managing Director of Oil and Gas Job Search comments: “There has also been a significant and welcome demand for graduate level engineers which was not the case in recent years.  Skills shortages have been a major concern for the continuing health of the industry and this change is a step in the right direction.” 

While the general trend for engineering specialisms has been upwards, there have been a few exceptions within the core-engineering disciplines of electrical, process and structural, all being relatively flat compared to last year.

Overall the Guide showed an industry looking forward to strong growth.  Employer confidence has seen a large increase with 26.7% extremely positive about the current market, up from just 9.7% in 2011. Three quarters of all employers expect staffing levels to increase in the next 12 months.
 
Duncan Freer Managing Director of Oil and gas job search comments: “The general picture presented by the research shows an industry with renewed strength and vigour, offering attractive rewards and opportunities to engineering professionals across the globe.”

Download your free copy at www.oilandgasjobsearch.com/salary or www1.hays.com/oil-and-gas/salaryguide2012.aspx

Source: Oil and Gas Job Search

OPEC pumps 29.17 million barrels of oil per day in March

The 12-member Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) crude oil production output plunged by 630,000 barrels per day (b/d) in March to average 29.17 million b/d, according to a just-released Platts survey of OPEC and oil industry officials and analysts. Higher volumes from several member states failed to cover the loss of 930,000 b/d of Libyan supply, the survey showed.Excluding Iraq, which does not participate in OPEC output agreements, production from the 11 membersbound by notional quotas (OPEC-11) fell by 580,000 b/d to 26.52 million b/d in March from 27.1 million b/d in February.

Libyan production, which had already fallen to 1.39 million b/d from 1.58 million b/d in February, was estimated to have averaged around 460,000 b/d over March.

“Even the simple counting of barrels shows how difficult it will be for the market to recover from the loss of so much Libyan crude,” said John Kingston, Platts global director of news. “Beyond that, the quality of the crude coming out of Libya is one of the highest in the world, with very good yields on the transportation fuels, particularly diesel, which the world needs. So one barrel of crude from another OPEC country doesn’t neatly replace one barrel of Libyan crude. The market will need to see a decline in demand to balance, and we are seeing signs of that reaction to higher prices ongoing.”

OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia pumped an average 9 million b/d, a 300,000 b/d boost from February levels. With the kingdom claiming 12.5 million b/d of capacity, this leaves Saudi Arabia with some 3.5 million b/d of spare capacity.

The United Arab Emirates (UAE) also increased production, by 100,000 b/d to an estimated 2.5 million b/d, while Kuwait boosted output by 70,000 b/d to 2.4 million b/d, the survey found.

Angola ramped up production to 1.7 million b/d from 1.65 million b/d in February.

But production fell in Nigeria, due in part to maintenance at the Bonga field, with the country’s total volumes declining to 2 million b/d from 2.16 million b/d in February.

Venezuelan output fell by 20,000 b/d to 2.21 million b/d. Iraqi production fell by 50,000 b/d to 2.65 million b/d from 2.7 million b/d in February.

Iranian production was steady. However, industry sources said Iran was holding significant volumes of floating storage because of marketing difficulties. It was not clear whether this was crude only or a mix of crude, condensates and fuel oil. One industry source said 15 VLCCs (very large crude carriers) were being used.

OPEC has a notional output target of 24.845 million b/d for the 11 members bound by quotas. The latest estimates of OPEC-11 output show that, as a result of the plunge in Libyan supply, the volume of overproduction has been reduced to 1.675 million b/d

For production numbers by country, click http://www.platts.com/NewsFeature/2011/opec/prod_table.

Source: PR Newswire

Looking for a QA/QC Manager in Algeria

Location: Algeria > Mascara

Salary: £70000 – £80000 per annum + benefits

Working Locations: Site

Posted: 14 February 2011 at 16:00   (exp: 14/03/2011)

Job Description

An top ten international contractor is seeking a QA/QC Manager – Algeria

Position: QA/QC Manager

Location: Algeria

Industry: Power

Salary: Competitive Expat Package

A successful globally recognised contractor is looking for a QA/QC Manager to join their company on an extremely large power plant. This is a fantastic opportunity where the successful candidate will have complete control of all quality assurance and quality control duties on the power project.

As this is a senior role the QA/QC Manager must obtain the following attributes:

* Degree in Mechanical Engineering

* Minimum of 10 years experience in the field of power projects

* Previous experience as a QA/QC Manager of power projects

* Good knowledge of French (spoken and written)

* Previous experience working in the Middle East and/or North Africa

The QA/QC Manager will be offered a competitive base salary as well as:

* Accommodation allowance

* Transport

* Medical

* Flights

Salary is negotiable on experience

For this opportunity the successful QA/QC Manager will be willing to travel on single status.

If you are an experienced QA/QC Manager who meets the above criteria and is looking for a new challenging opportunity, please contact Rebecca Topping at Leap29 for further information about this opportunity.

Looking for a Drilling Project Manager in Norway

Our client, a well established oil and gas consultancy is looking to contract a drilling project manager to aid operations in the Norwegian market.

Location: Norway > Oslo

Salary: negotiable

Working Locations: Office

Posted: 27 January 2011 at 15:00   (exp: 24/02/2011)

This senior role requires an experienced consultant with knowledge of the whole planning lifecycle of a drilling campaign including well planning, well control, down hole systems and drilling procedures.

The successful consultant will be an experienced drilling project engineer with operational experience and preferably knowledge of working with Riserless drilling systems.

we are looking for a technically minded self starter with the ability to competently manage these drilling operations

This contract role is based in Oslo, Norway for an immediate start on a 12 month contract.

Click: http://www.oilandgaspeople.com/job/index.asp?job=98428869

Looking for a Senior Subsea Engineer (Control Systems) in Aberdeen

Job Details

Location: United Kingdom > Aberdeen

Salary: £50000 – £80000 per annum

Working Locations: International / Office / Offshore / Site

Posted: 25 November 2010 at 18:00   (exp: 23/12/2010)

Job Description

Senior Subsea Engineer (Control Systems)

Aberdeen

My client is a leading engineering and management company who specifically focus on subsea products & services for the international market. This company is known for their truly innovative products & solutions to some of the most difficult problems and terrains the world has to offer. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a successful team, to joining at a time of rapid & organic growth to develop you skills and move into management.

As a Senior Subsea Engineer (Control Systems) you will be a key member of an already successful team. Some of the duties you be doing on a day to day basis will be design and installation of subsea controls systems. These systems will be both subsea and topside systems. You will be a technical authority for Subsea and the projects you work on. Writing engineering reports. Logistical support of procurement of system components. The role will entail design specifications and procedures for these and more. Support for the testing, manufacturing and commissioning.

To be considered for this position you will have experience of subsea control system first hand, you will have knowedge of the international standards for design, a record of successful project engineering within subsea control systems, Extensive experience of offshore installation of subsea & topside equipment, experience of functional design & manufacturing, client liaising skills and a degree/HND in mechanical, electrical or related discipline.

Salary – £Negotiable dependent on experience. Market leading benefits for a innovative company.

Total Package £50-80’000.00

Monarch Recruitment Limited provides services as an Agency and an Employment Business.

Monarch is committed to equal opportunities and encourages applications from all sections of the community.

Click: http://www.oilandgaspeople.com/job/index.asp?job=32262694

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Marske Site Services, a leading recruitment specialist in the Oil and Gas Industry has today announced that from early January 2010 they will be utilizing the services of an innovative new recruitment website www.oilandgaspeople.com
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