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If there's a larger industry in the world than the petroleum we'd like to know about it. Oil and gas drive the economies of the world. It seems there's never enough oil to fill the demand and with every price increase stock markets are all about Oil Industry Jobs
From the mid-1980s to September 2003, the inflation adjusted price of a barrel of crude oil on NYMEX was generally under $25/barrel. Then during 2003, the price rose above $30, reached $60 by August 11, 2005, and rose above $147 in June all about Oil Industry Stats
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Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemical companies. With 104,000 employees in more than 110 countries, Shell plays a key role in helping to meet the world’s growing demand for energy in economically... Shell
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BP p.l.c., previously known as British Petroleum, is the third largest global energy company, a multinational oil company ("oil major") with headquarters in London... BP
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Chevron Corporation (NYSE: CVX) is the world's fifth largest non-government energy company. Headquartered in San Ramon, California, USA, and active in more than 180 countries... Chevron
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ConocoPhillips Company (NYSE: COP) is an international energy corporation with its headquarters located in Houston, Texas. It was created through the merger of Conoco Inc... ConocoPhillips
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Total S.A. (Euronext: FP, NYSE: TOT) is an oil company headquartered in Paris, France, and one of the six "Supermajor" oil companies in the world. Its businesses cover the entire oil and gas chain... Total
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The Exxon Mobil Corporation, or ExxonMobil, is an American oil and gas corporation and a direct descendant of John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil company. Formed on November 30, 1999... ExxonMobil
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It is not uncommon for a person starting at the bottom with no previous oil field experience to be making $40,000 to $60,000 a year, and that is for working only six months out of the year! Oil Jobs Income
0 - 2 $95,000 $82,800 $58,000
3 - 5 $145,000 $107,800 80,000
6 - 9 $153,000 $121,100 $99,000
10 - 14 $155,000 $119,800 100,000
15 - 19 $185,000 $151,600 $101,000
20 - 24 $260,000 $167,400 $134,000
25+ $200,000 $162,800 $130,000
The oil industry can be broadly classified into two areas – upstream and downstream. Upstream consists of the oil exploration and extraction and is focused on geo-science whilst downstream considers processing, distribution and trading and handles how oil is utilised once it has been pulled from the all about Oil Job Description
The world's first offshore oil rig was built in 1869, the same year that designer T.F. Rowland patented his offshore rig design. Rowland's concept resembles modern offshore drills, but his designs were used only in shallow waters. Developments in offshore technology wouldn't allow for deep sea drilling until after World War II. In 1947, deep water drilling began in the Gulf of Mexico, which remains one of the primary offshore sites today. On a global scale, there are 971 total offshore rigs comprised of 676 mobile rigs and 295 permanent all about Offshore Oil Rig Jobs
Oil and gas engineers work in offices that are usually situated onshore. There, they must spend some 40 hours each week. This is not like working offshore, where the working schedule is usually 12 hours on and 12 hours off for two weeks. The rest of the month, they are being left onshore. The salaries are quite good in this particular field. The work of an oil and gas engineer requires that the person has skills for solving any problem that might occur and work well in a team or being able to lead one. Oil and gas engineers must have a scientific approach to their work and be prepared to work away from home from time to time. These persons must also be responsible and all about Onshore Oil Jobs
Oil sands (also called ‘tar sands’) are found in about 70 countries in the world, from Venezuela and Trinidad/Tobago in the Caribbean to as far north as Russia. By far, the main deposits are hosted within Cretaceous rocks of Venezuela and Canada, and among these, the largest is the Athabasca oil sands of northeast all about Alberta Oil Sands Jobs