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US Oil Rig Count Falls Again

Wall Street Journal - 2 hours ago
The number of U.S. oil drilling rigs—a proxy for activity in the oil industry—has fallen sharply since prices headed south last year. There are now 56% fewer rigs compared with a peak of 1,609 in...


National Geographic - 10 hours ago
But the bigger problem is the emissions from burning the oil the rig produces. Research recently published in Nature estimated that in order to have even a 50/50 chance of keeping the global...

After explosion, tragedy turns Gulf oil rigs safer

USA TODAY - 4 days ago
SHREVEPORT, La. — The BP Deepwater explosion of 2010 served as a catalyst for improving safety on Gulf of Mexico rigs, oil and gas industry experts say. Government, the major companies and even BP...

Kayaking protesters plan to meet controversial oil rig in Seattle

KOMO News - 2 days ago
Kayaking protesters plan to meet controversial oil rig in Seattle »Play Video. SEATTLE -- Protesters and the Coast Guard are gearing up for a showdown in Elliott Bay as Shell's Arctic fleet gets...

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Oil & Other Jobs In Dubai

Are you looking for an interesting job overseas?  With the right skills, you could get one of the many different summer jobs in Dubai or possibly one of the available graduate jobs in Dubai. In this part of the world there are many opportunities for everything from the high profile jobs that require specialized skills all the way down to the positions that unskilled workers can do. These jobs offer both permanent and temporary employment.

What Types of Jobs Are Needed?

Websites featuring Dubai jobs are among the first places to look for what types of jobs are available. For instance, if you’re searching for Dubai jobs in IT, check to see which major IT companies operate in the area. Once you’ve found that information, you can find out more about specific jobs, where the vacancies are and how many there actually are. Email is probably the quickest and easiest way to get this information or you could telephone the company in question. You’ll then need to get your resume in order, be sure you gear it towards the specific position you want. The competition for jobs in Dubai is stiff particularly as most of these jobs pay quite well.

The Tax-Free Status Lures Applicants

dubai skylineJobs in Dubai are highly coveted because it is a tax-free region. This great for job seekers. Some people will take a short-term job, earn a tax-free salary and send it home to their native country. Then, when the job has finished, they’ve had the excellent experience of working overseas (good on your resume!), as well as earning good money that’s not taxed.

By doing a Google search, you can find information on specific positions like driver jobs in Dubai or nursing jobs in Dubai as well as finding agencies or companies that deal specifically with recruitment for Dubai. They can help you find listings for specialized jobs which require more technical skills such as occupational therapy jobs in Dubai and help you with the other aspects of living in Dubai.

Once you have found the right agency, look for the potential employer on social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter to get the name of a person to contact. This will vastly improve the chances of your resume reaching the person doing the hiring or working directly with the potential employer. Continue reading

Apprenticeships – An Alternative Route into the Oil and Gas Industry


The industry organisation – OPITO (Offshore Petroleum Industry Training Organisation) – oversees the industry’s safety standards and training.

It provides training on several different levels and the Upstream Technician Training Scheme is their modern apprenticeship programme.

Through this programme, and others, they ensure that the industry has a steady stream of trained, skilled, competent, and safe workers.

This training programme involves many different employers within the whole of the oil and gas industry and offers young people an opportunity to gain the knowledge, skills and qualifications that they, and the industry, need for doing the jobs of offshore… Continue reading

How to Find an Oil Well Job Online

Your search for an oil well job starts with research and deep introspection. You will find jobs located throughout the U.S. as well as in Canada, so you first have to determine where you would prefer to work.

Are you free to travel anywhere that a job is offered? Or are you set on working in a particular state? You will find jobs in Texas and other areas near the Gulf of Mexico, but you can also find jobs in more distant states like North Dakota.

Once you determine where you would like to work, you can find an oil… Continue reading

What is Fracking a Well?

Hydraulic fracturing, better known as “fracking” is a drilling technique in which sand and chemicals are mixed into water and injected into horizontal wells that have been drilled into shale formations. The injection of this mixture is done at very high rate of pressure and it causes the formation of fissures in the bed of shale. The grains of sand embed themselves into the fissures, holding them open and releasing the natural gas that is trapped inside.

The mixture that is pumped into the shale bed is typically about 90% water, 9.5% sand, and 0.5% chemicals (usually just referred to… Continue reading

Oil Rig Work – What it Takes

Oil rig work is attractive because it offers a challenging experience, as well as pay rates that compete with some of the most highly skilled white-collar jobs. Pursuing a career in oil-rig work is a smart decision, but it’s not one that should be taken lightly. As lucrative as rig work is, it’s highly demanding and will only give back what you put in.

Even an entry level oil rig job won’t be a walk in the park, and can in some ways be the most demanding. If you want to maximize your chances of landing a job and finding… Continue reading

Key Resume Mistakes For You to Avoid

The major purpose of Resume/CV is to get you to the interview rooms. Therefore, for jobs seekers this is the step that requires great deal of care and holds vital significance in the whole process of Job Hunting.

Now I have listed down some key resume  mistakes to avoid so that your Resume/CV could give you better results the next time you send it.

1- Avoid Grammatical Mistakes:

At times this has been observed and has been sated by the employers that one of the most negative that could go against any candidate is having grammatical errors in their… Continue reading

What is a Combination Resume?

The combination resume highlights the key strengths of both the chronological format and the functional format, allowing a
Job seeker to emphasize both a steady work history and diverse skill sets. Although all good resumes meet these qualifications to a certain extent, the goal of the combination format is to showcase both a consistent employment record and a specific list of skill sets, incorporating a sound time frame to serve as the backbone of the resume.

Demonstrating to an employer how your skills directly resulted in accomplishments for the company in both the skill sets section and the work history… Continue reading

Resume Writing to Get the Job

If you are looking for a job, then it is very important that you understand how to offer yourself in the best way to an employer.

Resume writing is writing a ‘CV’ (curriculum vitae – Latin for ‘life story’), called in some countries a ‘resume’.

Different countries may have different requirements and styles for CV resumes. So you must follow the correct practice for your culture and country.

What is a resume?

A Resume is a self-promotional document that presents you in the best possible light, for the purpose of getting invited to a job interview. It’s not an official… Continue reading

Writing a Resume

Jobs today are hard to come by.

GOOD jobs are even more difficult to find. How do you land a great job?

The answer is, with a great resume!

When you go for an interview, the potential employer has no idea of who the applicant is. In some cases, the person applied to the ad while others used a headhunter or job site on the internet and matched their credentials for the position.

The first impression employers always look at is your resume. Given the many different people who apply, this usually takes about 30 seconds and so with the… Continue reading