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Need advice and suggestions - regarding O&G jobs for a foreigner

Postby leepark » Wed, 10 Feb 2016 1:33 pm

Hi, happy new yr to all.

I am currently based in seoul with career background in O&G and EPC sectors. I recently worked as a management consultant for Korea epc companies, but had to leave due to decreased oil prices and projected projects. I am trying to move to a company not from consulting area, but its quiet tough because of the market shrinks here - So, I am expanding my eyes to find jobs including Singapore which is a hub of energy market in AP. but wondering if i could have chance with my career background - any advice/suggestion would b welcomed.

fyi, I have 8yrs career experience including an IOC and major consulting firms with overseas working experience (majorly participated in epc and energy related projects for operational excellence and analytical pjt). I recently had an interview with a trading company which has a AP HQ in singapore but seems their priority is hiring appliance who lives there..

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Re: Need advice and suggestions - regarding O&G jobs for a foreigner

Postby sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 10 Feb 2016 4:12 pm

Personally, I think it is a dangerous move at the moment. O&G here is in the doldrums and will be for a while as long as the barrel prices are as depressed as they are. EPC projects are few and far between. My close friend from NZ just left a 3 year project with Pertamina in Surabaya, Indo and was trying to find something for the past two years to get back into Singapore (where he owns a condo and 'was' a PR (lost it due to the contract in Indo). He just left for a 1 years contract with JGCON in VN. He's worked in the region for the past 20 years and with JGC previously but the pickin's are few and far between at the moment. KepFels has has about half of their contracts for newbuilds in the jackup/semisub areas of O&G rigs building for the coming year put on hold and they have recently downsizes their workforce by around 5000 men. If you have something longish term there, I believe I'd sit on it for the next 6 to 12 months until we see where it's going. But that's only my view from my feelers on the ground here.

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Re: Need advice and suggestions - regarding O&G jobs for a foreigner

Postby PNGMK » Wed, 10 Feb 2016 8:36 pm

I tend to agree. You're not in a robust part of the business either.
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