List of Oil and Gas Recruitment Companies
Apart from its status as one of the richest oil and gas conglomerate in Nigeria. Chevron Nigeria engages in online employment recruitment service in Nigeria.
Address: Chevron Drive, Lekki Peninsula, Lekki, Lagos Nigeria
Contact: 01 277 2222, 01 735 7799
Energi Talent Resourcing
Energi Talent Resourcing is a well known and one of the most influential recruitment agency in the oil and gas, energy, and engineering sectors in Nigeria. Its head office is situated in Lagos Nigeria.
Address: Plot 5, Oniru Road, Victoria Island, Lagos Nigeria
Contact: 01 277 4699, 01 277 4697, 01 277 4698
[email protected] is the Nigerian LNG Limited job application portal that hunts for talents in the oil and gas sector. It is located in Porthacourt, Rivers State in Nigeria. It is one of the largest and well known recruiter in the oil and gas sector.
Address: Bonny Island, River State Nigeria
Contact: 0803 905 5588, 0802 473 5000084 285 000
Office Address: 21 Olatunbosun Street, Shonibare Estate, Maryland, Lagos, Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
How can I get a job in the oil and gas industry in Nigeria?
You are probably a graduate, technician, or professional who is looking for an opportunity in the oil and gas sector which is one of the most lucrative industries to work for globally, and in Nigeria.
Many people have considered job hunting in this sector a matter of total luck or connection, however, getting a job in the oil and gas sector is not as difficult as many people think.
Although the Covid 19 pandemic has greatly affected all sectors of the economy, Oil and gas companies (check the top 10 oil and gas companies in Nigeria) still recruit new workers regularly. The oil and gas industry requires the services of professionals such as engineers, marketers, medical personnel, and other allied professions.
To work in the oil and gas sector certain skills must be acquired at first. Some jobs also require professional training and certain academic qualifications.
To get a job in any sector of the oil and gas industry the following guide should be strictly adhered to.
Network more: “Your network is your net worth”, is a very popular statement that we all agree with. The truth is in whatever circumstance, those who have connections always have far unfair advantage over other job seekers. Building a very strong network is one of the most vital assets in life.
Use social media: The social media era has opened us all to more opportunities online. We can literarily connect with industry stakeholders from the comfort of our rooms.
Follow pages and groups where the people in your industry are mostly found. Make sure you are active in those groups and let your friends or connections know that you are searching for a job in the oil and gas sector.
Enroll in Oil and Gas Training Programs: One of the ways you can gain access to the oil and gas industry is through the various training programs organized by reputable organizations.
Training programs give you a hands-on experience of what is obtainable in the oil and gas sector. Training in the oil and gas sector usually culminates with the issuance of certificates from the Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR).
You don’t need a science or an engineering degree in all cases to work in this sector. The oil and gas sector is so wide that almost all professions can find a spot.
Write a good CV: it is important to write a simple and clear CV summarizing your educational and professional achievements. It is also good to work as an intern with a company if you’re a recent graduate or if you’re about to be mobilized to the National Youth Service Corps Program.
What are the different types of recruitment agencies?
There are many types of recruitment agencies. Depending on your job-hunting needs, below are the types of recruitment agencies in Nigeria.
Temporary contract agencies
These are the types of recruitment agencies that can find you a temporary contract job. In this arrangement, the company will be responsible for your salaries and benefits instead of your employer.
This agency also works as recruitment consultant. They work to find a permanent position for job seekers.
Many of these recruitment agencies focus on vacancies within a particular sector such as IT, accountancy, marketing, charity, and not-for-profit.
Jobsites or job boards
There are increasing numbers of online job sites these days. Indeed.com is a very popular job site that has distinguished itself in this. You will be required by most job sites to upload your CV for employers to look through, there is also a search functionality where you can search for vacancies.
Job search engines
They are similar to the generic web search engines to search, collate and apply for vacancies advertised from various online sources.
Head hunters or executive search agencies
Head hunter mostly work for big companies and most hunt for high quality and valuable employees from their competitors. They make enticing offers in order to attract their competitor’s best brains.
How can you tell if a recruitment agency is bad?
The world is currently experiencing an economic downturn of which Nigeria is not an exception. The rate of unemployment in Nigeria has made the recruitment ground a fertile ground for criminally-minded persons. Recruitment agencies are supposed to provide the proper guidance and support that job seekers need; however, it is not always the case. Below are some of the popular indicators that a recruitment agency is bad.
They charge fees: Although that may not always be the case, most times recruitment agencies that charge fees for services turn out to be fraudulent. Typically, fees are supposed to be paid by the employer and not the job seekers.
They are unprofessional in their dealings: This is one sure indicator of a fraudulent recruitment agency. When you search the web, you will see tons of advice from so-called ‘well established’ recruitment agencies advising job seekers to lie about their individual or professional history. It is important to stick to the truth at all times and run from any form of unethical behavior.
They are overconfident: Recruitment agencies are just agents that work for real agencies. It is only the company that can make the final decision on whether to hire a person or not. Therefore, any recruitment that is promising a full guarantee of a job is simply manifesting indicators of a bad consultant.
Too much information is being requested: It is vital to avoid consultants who are bent on knowing every single detail about your life. Sometimes they ask you for detailed information about your past jobs, or companies you have also submitted your applications to, in order to lead other candidates to those companies without your knowledge.
What jobs are in the oil and gas industry?
There are several jobs opportunities available in the oil and gas sector. The oil and gas sector is vast and each year vacancies are announced for various positions. Below are some of the most popular jobs in the Oil and gas industry.
Project Manager: The Project manager is majorly tasked with ensuring that an entire project from start to finish is on track, in the budget, to specifications, and within safety guidelines. The Project manager also ensures that communication is flowing between different management groups.
Drilling Supervisor: Drilling supervisors are involved in making sure that drilling operations are safe and adhere to all guidelines. These categories of employees do not need a university degree
Construction Manager: Construction managers are responsible for delivering construction in compliance with HSE standards and schedules. They work hand in hand with the project managers to manage projects that pertains design and construction.
Drilling Engineer: This position manages rig staff and is responsible for assessing and maintaining wells, ensuring safety measures are implemented, and is generally responsible for the financial and technical operations of drilling for oil or gas.
Geophysicist: A geophysicist studies the physical aspects of the earth to determine what lies beneath the surface of the earth.
Mechanical Engineer: Mechanical engineers support plant equipment, and design, develop, install, and maintain equipment that is used for processing oil and gas, with a focus on safety, reliability, quality, and sustainability.
HSE Manager: Health, Safety, and Environmental managers develop and implement organizational safety programs for the oil and gas sector. They draft, review and update HSE policies, as well as conduct risk assessments in order to create precautionary measures. Most HSE Mangers possess a BA in occupational health sciences, safety and risk management, or degree in the environmental sciences.
Project Engineer: Project Engineers ensure that the design, construction, and major maintenance projects are safely completed, and completed within budget. They review progress reports and proposed construction changes, as well as monitoring and communicate project progress to stakeholders.
Who is the richest oil company?
Chinese state-owned oil and gas company Sinopec is the richest and most valuable oil and gas company in the world. Sinopec is said to be valued at about 329 Billion USD as of 2019.
It was one of the first companies to feel the effects of the Covid 19 pandemic in China when the lockdown was imposed. However, with the reduction in the number of cases and the gradual reopening of the formal economic sector, the company is gradually recovering.
Although Chinese companies are known to publish little information about their profits as well as expenditure, official documents in China show that Sinopec earned a total revenue of about 320 Billion USD in 2020, which represents a shortfall of about 30%.
What is the highest paying job in the oil and gas industry?
Project Management is the highest paying job (See the highest paying jobs in Nigeria) in the Oil and Gas sector with an average annual salary of about 180,000 USD. A project manager is tasked with ensuring that an entire project from start to finish is right and on track, made according to budget, to specifications, as well as agreed safety standards. A project manager is also responsible for information flow between other teams in the management chain of the oil and gas sector.
- John Aina Ajibola has a Masters degree as an engineer and has over 3 years of teaching and research experience. He is happiest when on a bike and is also interested in electric energy and computer Science.