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Oil & Gas in
Europe and The Middle East
Europe is lesser known for its abundance of oil reserves found in many countries across the continent. Best known for its offshore operations, Norway employs many individuals in the oil and gas industry both in full-time and rotational positions. Russia is known as the largest oil producer in the region, and taking third place is the United Kingdom, which also engages in several offshore operations.
The Middle East
Countries in the middle east are famously known for their rich oil deposits across the entire desert region. Many of each Middle Eastern country’s revenues and operations are based around their success in the oil and gas industry. This is mainly why many professionals from across the world choose to relocate to the region to obtain careers in the industry. The top five producers in the region are Saudi Arabia, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, and the United Arab Emirates. Many of these countries now have booming economies that were initially boosted by their success in oil and gas; they have now expanded as global tourist and commerce destinations.
Other countries with substantial oil and gas reserves include Libya, Kazakhstan, Qatar, Azerbaijan, Oman, Yemen, Syria, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, and Jordan.
When considering relocating to one of these countries for a position in oil and gas, two important factors to consider are the political climate as well as the common temperature levels. As stated, these are desert regions and the temperatures are generally very hot for outdoor working conditions. If you are sensitive to these types of circumstances, then relocation to a different region with a cooler climate will likely be a more suitable decision for your lifestyle.
Below, we’ve outlined some of the oil and gas companies that are either based in Europe and the Middle East. A great place to start your job search would be to visit the websites of the company and check to see if they have a careers section or job board available to list the positions they are currently hiring. This will give you a good idea as to where to start your job search.
Oil and Gas Companies in Europe and the Middle East:
- BP Oil – United Kingdom
- Premier Oil – United Kingdom
- Rosneft – Russia
- Lukoil – Russia
- Statoil – Norway
- Royal Dutch Shell – Netherlands & United Kingdom
- Maersk Oil – Denmark
- Atlantic Petroleum – Faroe Islands
- Azerbaijan International Operating Company – Azerbaijan
- National Iranian Oil Company – Iran
- Missan Oil Company – Iraq
- Kuwait Oil Company – Kuwait
- KazMunayGas – Kazakhstan
- Saudi Aramco – Saudi Arabia
- ADNOC – United Arab Emirates (UAE)
- ENOC – United Arab Emirates (UAE)
- Qatar Petroleum – Qatar
- Petroleum Development Oman – Oman
Other Destinations for Oil and Gas Jobs: