Top five Shale oil rich nations in the world

Shale oil is a unique hydrocarbon produced by shale rocks that are very rare in the world. It is produced by the process of pyrolysis, thermal dissolution and hydrogenation. The process then converts kerogen- a mixture of organic chemical compounds abundantly found in sedimentary rocks- into synthetic oil and gas which is then used as a fuel. It is also upgraded to meet refinery needs as well.

It was first used in Switzerland and Austria in early 1300s. The historical concept about shale oil is that the Ute Indians of the Great Basin revealed Spanish explorers about a rock that burns. Its been seven centuries that humans are consuming Shale oil. Not long ago, researchers started debating on the commercial scale exploitation of shale oil as a reliable energy source.

Here, we will talk about the top five nations who are enriched by the recoverable shale oil and reserves.

  1. Indonesia:

Discovered in 1885, Indonesia wears the crown for being the first oil producer in South East Asia . It entered organisation of petroleum exporting countries (OPEC) in 1962, in 2009, Indonesia became the only country with significant declines in shale oil production. Indonesian govt. began two shale gas study projects, consequently in May, it was announced that the production will begin in 2018.

  1. Canada:

Canada is the sixth largest shale oil producer and the third largest gas producer in the world. Prime location is the East Coast of Canada; Albert oil shale has 100 l/t oil with the potential oil recovery as well. Other important oil location is the McMurray Formation. The location also consists of a mixture of sand, crude bitumen, clay minerals, water and silica. It is the only reservoir of crude bitumen in the world.

  1. Mexico

Mexico, a Central American nation is not a part of OPEC but among the largest sources of U.S oil imports. The supergiant oil field in Mexico naming,”Cantarell” peaked in 2004 producing around 2.14 million barrels per day. From that day on, Mexico has seen a steady decline in oil production.

  1. Venezuela

As per the records of organisation of petroleum exporting countries (OPEC), the republic of Venezuela contains around 297.5 barrels of shale oil and 197 tcf of natural gas reserves. The Orinoco Heavy Oil Belt is the only largest crude oil reserve, expanded on the area of fifty five thousand kilometres while the Orinoco Oil Sands is the second largest oil field reserve in the world.

  1. Libya

Libya comes on the 9th rank when we are talking about the largest shale oil reserves in the world. Libya is also the owner of Africa’s hydrocarbon stocks of about forty seven billion barrels. The catastrophe took place in 2011 sent oil production only of about twenty eight percent of its 2010 levels. Libya is a place of Silurian hot shale which is the most crucial hydrocarbon source rock in Arabia and North Africa.

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Why Hazell Engineering?

The global oil and gas production market is energetic and developing to meet growing demand from the world’s consumers and businesses. With rising environmental concerns and a requirement for more responsible extraction of fossil fuels, oil and gas engineering roles are becoming more and more varied across different departments. From conventional offshore, subsea, pipeline, and drilling engineering to modern Health Safety Security Environment (HSSE) policies for shale gas and environmental disciplines, power sector is seeing a lot of diversification in the resource area.

Global oil and gas operators/producers are continuously seeking new ways to develop cost-effective methods for exploring, extracting, facilitating, and distributing hydrocarbons while keeping into consideration the popular environment and healthcare concerns. Engineering roles in this challenging environment are therefore complex and need robust equipment and a handful of skilled and specialised professionals to compliment and support operations.

Besides, increase in volumes for oil and gas being produced from fields and farms located beneath the sea surface (subsea), engineers play a critical role in the management of oil and gas in such complex environment through the design, development, and installation of motorized systems for instance underwater pipelines and pumps, offshore drilling rigs and transportation equipment, etc. to ensure safe and appropriate extraction and drilling of resources.

With over 30 year experience in the oil and gas sector,  Hazell Engineering is well positioned and well equipped to provide highly qualified and skilled professionals for jobs in oil and gas engineering covering a selection of permanent and contract positions in drilling, installation, marine, rig management, pipeline engineering, subsea operations, and maintenance, etc. Hazell assists some of the biggest production and supply companies in the market such as Production Service Network (PSN), Wood Group Engineering (North Sea) Limited, Technip, Sonsub division (Saipem UK Ltd), and more, helping them find the most resourceful and skilled talent out there.

 Hazell Engineering has time-honoured relationship with clients, contractors and permanent or potential qualified candidates. It takes pride on consistently improving internal processes and functions to serve their clients better, improve market knowledge, and enhance ability to target while offering valuable and satisfactory services to both clients and candidates. Whilst oil and gas recruitment are at the core of Hazell services, it also have a dedicated team of consultants who focus on finding best practices and latest industry information (compliance and policies) to ensure that the candidates are skilled and knowledgeable. More, Hazell recruitment teams are well aware of procedures and methods to offer the best possible services to all clients seeking contract or permanent staff or resources and also candidates who are looking to get help for their next career move.

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Empowering the full lifecycle of the global oil and gas industry!

Hazell Engineering is one of the leading specialist recruitment companies, with over 30 years of experience recruiting engineers and technologists in oil and gas sector, in both public and private companies throughout the UK.  It supports various oil and gas hubs (projects), providing expertise to ensure a personalised service, tailored in particular to meet custom recruitment needs in the energy sector. The Hazell Engineering team overseas operations through a matrix management model, providing a seamless delivery of recruitment services on behalf of clients and candidates.

Since its inception, Hazell Engineering has grown to be the best in the oil and gas industry, consistently bringing in the best recruits locally. Their ability to provide career opportunities is second to none, offering specialised services in specific technical areas of the industry, for instance subsurface or subsea, and guarantees satisfaction.

Hazell offers a deep level of expertise in recruiting qualified, skilled, and professional resources across the full lifecycle of the oil and gas industry with wide-ranging services include permanent hiring or contract recruitment in various capacities, such as drilling, process/chemical, HSE & QA/QC, completion/intervention, project engineering, and piping, etc.

Hazell Engineering’s recruitment experts perform a complete 360 degree role, i.e. specialised consultants provide assistance throughout the entire recruiting process and beyond, from requirement gathering to creating pool of potential candidates, interviewing, and negotiations, etc. Each consultant specialises in a skill area, further enhancing the effectiveness and sourcing capabilities of the agency all through the recruitment life cycle.

Hazelleng.com serves as an online job board for job seekers providing local access to a whole new world of lucrative jobs, recruitment tips and advice from industry experts, and up-to-the-minute industry news. This gives Hazell a unique edge and enables them to drive significant traffic through different portals to quickly fill vacancies posted on the website. To maximise reach and discover untapped talent, as a leading oil and gas recruiter, they utilise dedicated social networking platforms, media outlets, and other resources.

Specialities include:

  • Helping oil and gas companies attract and recruit the best talent.
  • Enabling companies to respond faster to changing market conditions and increasing demand for quality and versatile technical resources.
  • Using the best channels for recruitment including LinkedIn
  • Save time and efforts for oil and gas companies and allow them to focus on improved productivity and more profits
  •  With the help of experienced and skilled recruiters, Hazell Engineering offers custom managed services designed specifically for bulk recruitment or large projects.
  • Find and retain skilled oil and gas engineering professionals for faster job allocation and recruitment to meet demands on time.
  • To exceed customer expectations and deliver services beyond traditional means, across all areas of oil and gas recruitment.

Hazell Engineering has been supplying the services of high-calibre engineering personnel to the international Oil and Gas market, both on a contract and permanent basis, for over 27 years.

If you are looking to hire professionals in Oil and Gas engineering, visit http://www.hazelleng.com/ or contact the team here: administration@hazelleng.com

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Set yourself apart by wiping your CV clean of buzzwords!

Your Curriculum Vitae is perhaps the most important document you will ever write or produce. It is an opportunity for you to define your professional identity and set yourself apart from the ever-growing competition. But often, CVs are filled with shiny overused (and unwanted) words that do nothing to help you get hired and actually sometimes hurt job potential of the candidate. If you are really curious to get the attention of a managing hiring, make sure yours  stands out as an original and logical document.

In 2012, leading professional networking site published a list of top overused buzzwords. LinkedIn surveyed more than 180 million professionals around the globe and identified creative, analytical, and effective as the top three overused professional buzzwords used by people to describe themselves to potential employers.

Here’s the list of LinkedIn’s Top 8 Overused Professional Buzzwords in 2012:  

  1. Creative
  2. Motivated
  3. Effective
  4. Analytical
  5. Experimental
  6. Multinational
  7. Specialised
  8. Responsible

 The common mistake jobseekers do when writing a CV is to attempt to make it look and sound formal. Frequently, this means filling it with words straight out of a business book. Consider the hiring manager going through dozens (or even hundreds in some cases) of applications in a day and reading the same jargon. They can’t help but go on an autopilot mode and glide through all the CVs even faster, ignoring verbatim.

If you wish to avoid buzzwords in your future CVs and catch the attention of the hiring manager, here is our piece of advice that can help you recognise overused or clichéd words:

  • Avoid self describing words such as visionary, innovative, unique, and creative, etc. – Because there are just few people who are capable of holding these titles – Steve Jobs, Henry Ford, Shawn Fanning, and Warren Buffet – not quite common!   
  • Avoid words that are hard to comprehend or confusing. For example: Out-of-the-box thinking, 360-degree, and change agent, etc.
  • Do not use jargon when writing down accomplishments. Avoid words similar to knowledge of, experience with, familiar with, value added, responsibilities include, leverage, and utilise, etc.
  • Avoid writing qualification (MBA, CPA, CPS, MACS, or GP, etc.) right beside your name on the top. Instead, put your qualification related details in the body of your CV.
  • Let us know if you know other buzzwords that should be avoided! 

Hazell Engineering has been supplying the services of high-calibre engineering personnel to the international Oil and Gas market, both on a contract and permanent basis, for over 27 years.

 

 If you are looking to hire professionals in Oil and Gas engineering, visit http://www.hazelleng.com/ or contact our team at administration@hazelleng.com for assistance.

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How to select a firm for Oil and Gas recruitment?

In a recent report, Oil and Gas: Rising Fortunes 2, Lloyds Banking Group reported that 83% companies in the sector expect to see more business. This expected growth would translate to over 34,000 new jobs when applied to the entire sector and related businesses. However, many companies are concerned skills shortages could limit their growth and spark a “war for talent”, according to the study. Specialised recruitment agencies and staffing consultants are perhaps the best bet for businesses to meet concerning talent demands.

A lot of companies are turning to these recruitment firms to find the right skilled and qualified professionals. But again, searching for the right recruitment firm/consultant is not easy. There are an overwhelming number of recruitment agencies out there, from small/local firms to big names.  Before you approve a firm to recruit on your behalf, it is important to know whether they are up to the job and that your specific requirements will be fulfilled.

Here are some questions you must ask before selecting a firm for oil gas recruitment to avoid errors and attract top talent in the sector:

  1. Should it not work, is there a guarantee?
  2. How long have you been in this sector?
  3. What is the minimum and maximum time for an average task?
  4. What are the implications should you fail to adhere to the timeline?
  5. How consultants are assigned to a task?
  6. What methods will be used to find potential candidates?
  7. How will you ensure that we have the best/right talent?
  8. Will you conduct in-person interviews?
  9. At what stage will you carry out the reference check?
  10. Do you have an evidence to demonstrate your level of success in the sector?

Hazell Engineering is an ISO 9001: 2008 accredited by DNV, “for the provision of specialised recruitment services to the offshore oil, gas and petrochemical industries”. We are also First Point Assessment Limited registered and a fully accredited member of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation. F or over 27 years, we have supplied the services of high calibre engineering personnel to the International Oil and Gas industry, both on a contract and permanent basis. Our highly experienced recruitment team utilises one of the industry’s most comprehensive personnel databases, this enables us to respond rapidly to our client’s individual requirements.

For more, visit our Web site at http://www.hazelleng.com.

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How to select a firm for Oil and Gas recruitment?

In a recent report, Oil and Gas: Rising Fortunes 2, Lloyds Banking Group reported that 83% companies in the sector expect to see more business. This expected growth would translate to over 34,000 new jobs when applied to the entire sector and related businesses. However, many companies are concerned skills shortages could limit their growth and spark a “war for talent”, according to the study. Specialised recruitment agencies and staffing consultants are perhaps the best bet for businesses to meet concerning talent demands.

A lot of companies are turning to these recruitment firms to find the right skilled and qualified professionals. But again, searching for the right recruitment firm/consultant is not easy. There are an overwhelming number of recruitment agencies out there, from small/local firms to big names.  Before you approve a firm to recruit on your behalf, it is important to know whether they are up to the job and that your specific requirements will be fulfilled.

Here are some questions you must ask before selecting a firm for oil and gas recruitment to avoid errors and attract top talent in the sector:

  1. Should it not work, is there a guarantee?
  2. How long have you been in this sector?
  3. What is the minimum and maximum time for an average task?
  4. What are the implications should you fail to adhere to the timeline?
  5. How consultants are assigned to a task?
  6. What methods will be used to find potential candidates?
  7. How will you ensure that we have the best/right talent?
  8. Will you conduct in-person interviews?
  9. At what stage will you carry out the reference check?
  10. Do you have an evidence to demonstrate your level of success in the sector?

 

Hazell Engineering is an ISO 9001: 2008 accredited by DNV, “for the provision of specialised recruitment services to the offshore oil, gas and petrochemical industries”. We are also First Point Assessment Limited registered and a fully accredited member of the Recruitment & Employment Confederation. F or over 27 years, we have supplied the services of high calibre engineering personnel to the International Oil and Gas industry, both on a contract and permanent basis.

 

Our highly experienced recruitment team utilises one of the industry’s most comprehensive personnel databases, this enables us to respond rapidly to our client’s individual requirements. For more, visit our Web site at http://www.hazelleng.com.

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How to get prepared for a Job Interview?

The job interview is one of the most crucial parts of your job hunt. It is your chance to present your knowledge, expertise, skills and career objectives to a potential employer. Securing an opportunity for a job interview calls for a celebration but often the hard part comes afterwards. From Skype interviews to video conferencing, job seekers confront more diverse and challenging job interview set-ups than ever before. In a competitive job market, job seekers are put to test under varied conditions and are required to be distinctively geared up for all situations. With preparation and practice, you can discover the skills needed to interview successfully. So, in this post we’ll cover how to be prepared to tackle different scenarios you might face at a job interview.

Do market research on your potential employer.

 

It is essential as a part of your job interview preparation. No matter what is the size of the organisation or what sort of interview you are up against, it is important to know the target market, portfolio (products, services, and solutions offered), and fine details of your potential employer.

“As soon as you’re invited to a job interview, begin learning as much about the organisation as you can,  use all the sources you can find – the internet, newspapers, libraries, well-informed friends and corporate literature – to find out what your potential employers are all about.” says Brendan Barber, General Secretary of the United Kingdom’s Trades Union Congress.

Know the interviewer

 

In a job interview, success is down to preparation. The more you know about the organisation and the person taking the interview the more confident you will be.

 Before you attend an interview, it is good practice to find out who is conducting the interview. That way you can learn a bit more about where they are in the organisation and also you can find out ab bit more about the vision of the organisation in question.

Identify your strengths

 

A vital aspect of doing this pre-interview research is to identify what problems your service will solve for your employer or what are your unique strengths that might be useful for the organisation. To make a stellar interview and stand out, it is important to communicate your unique strengths in a compelling manner.

“No one is added to the payroll for the love of mankind. In every instance, we are hired to anticipate and solve problems within our particular areas of expertise. Think of the problems you tackle in every aspect of your current job and you’ll be thinking along exactly the same lines as your employer’s line of questioning. You might identify the typical problems you tackle on a daily basis. Come up with plenty of specific examples and recall how you solved them.” elaborates Martin John Yate, Interview expert and Author of Great Answers to Tough Interview Questions.

Prepare for different interview formats

 

Employers are using all sort of different interview formats these days, including group interviews, Skype interviews, panel discussions, telephonic interviews, and so on. Job seekers are almost sure to stumble upon these unconventional interview methods during the course of their career. It is worth knowing that often the purpose of these job interview formats is to cut down the large pool of applicants. Therefore, make sure you know the candidate criteria thoroughly and are able to communicate loud and clear.

Looking to pursue a career in oil and gas industry? Visit Hazell Engineering at http://www.hazelleng.com or contact our expert recruitment consultants at +44 (0) 1224 630123.

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How to write a winning CV for an Oil and Gas Job

A professionally written and comprehensive CV is your opportunity to sell your skills, signifying why you and not any other applicant should get the job! Not just in the oil and gas sector, often job seekers fall into the universal trap of listing all skills, academic qualification and experience to win an interview, but what if other individuals applying for the job have similar set of skills, qualification, and experience? How would you differentiate yourself from them? In competitive markets such as Oil and Gas, it is rather more important to tell the recruiter what they exactly want to know and differentiate your application from others through relevant achievements in the field – in a quick and precise manner!

Here are some tips to write an interview winning CV for a well-paying and lucrative oil and gas industry job position:

  • Qualify and Quantify your Achievements – Whatever your role was in the previous organisation, there is always something we have done better or exceptionally well, be in our job or through supporting others and there is no better place to show it off than your CV. Think of projects, campaigns, rigid deadlines, team achievements, and improvements you have made, no matter how trivial, and make them visible on your CV. Quantify the time/money saved or improvements made in production or quality owing to your contribution in the organisation. You can also quantify quality by mentioning reduced error rate, increased customer retention or satisfaction, and feedback. 
  • Highlight your transferable skills – Remember oil and gas is not just the most lucrative job market out there but it is also one of the most challenging fields to work in. Transferable skills are always received well and appreciated by the employers in such dynamic industries. If you have any relevant transferable skills in project services, engineering, or commercial oil/gas production, do highlight it on your CV.
  • Tailor your CV, do not use templates – When producing your CV, avoid using templates or cut paste career objectives and past job responsibilities. Whether you have worked for an oil and gas company in the past or not, tailor your CV specifically for the oil and gas market. Showcase your experience, interest, or knowledge about the field and convince recruiter with the use of right language and popular industry jargon.
  • Show your love for Energy conservation – If you are willing to work in Oil and Gas industry, energy optimisation and conservation is the one thing you should be enthusiastic about. Show your love for go green technologies and market your optimism about energy saving.
  • Stand out through your CV– Use powerful verbs to list your achievements on the CV. Be wary of listing plain responsibilities. While writing your CV, reflect projects you contributed to, processes you enhanced, feedback and recommendations you received from managers, your unique strengths, and how well you perform from other applicants.

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It’s Time to Switch to a High Paying Oil and Gas Career

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In today’s world, there are over five thousand companies that drill for oil and gas.  It is the world’s largest and most important industry, and will continue to be so, in the present and near future.  Right now, they are located in many oil rich countries, from the United States and Canada, to the United Arab Emirates.  If you are seeking work on an offshore oil rig, your opportunities continue to grow.  The economic slowdown does not appear to be affecting the oil industry, especially the offshore rigs.  Approximately half of the workforce on the offshore oil rigs will be retiring within the next ten years, creating a large labour shortage.  There has never been a better time for entry-level workers to find employment on an oil rig.

Offshore oil rigs can be highly dangerous that’s why there are safe working practices being practised, lived and breathed at every step. To be prepared and have a better opportunity for a position, prepare yourself with certifications in safety, CPR and BLTC.  Read books on offshore safety.  Many people believe that the oil rig job is a road paved with gold, but this is not true.  Most of the crew, that bring in the higher wages, have spent years in the industry and are supported by education and proper training. Due to the special aspects of the job, preparation for employment includes attendance at an oil rig school. These schools provide the specialized training and contacts necessary to procure employment anywhere in the world where oil extraction is under way.

Offshore oil rig jobs can be found in the United States, Canada, Central and South America and many other places around the world. Oil companies come in all shapes and sizes but they all deal in the drilling, extraction and refining of petroleum in one form or another. Operations can be on land or offshore and both offer opportunities for personal and professional development. If you land an offshore oil rig job, you could find yourself travelling to, and working, in other countries or far out at sea. Offshore oil rigs need the skills, talents and expertise of crane operators, roustabouts, roughnecks, maintenance personnel and others for drilling operations, plus all sorts of engineers, scientists, administrators and managers, as well as housekeeping staff and cooks.  Oil rigs are huge structures that can involve several hundred workers to keep the oil flowing.

Research has shown that there are over 300 different occupations related to the offshore oil and gas industry. And while most people tend to think of offshore careers first, approximately half of the positions are actually found onshore. To make a career in the oil industry, you have to have a strong work ethic, the ability to work as part of a team and the required skills for the job you’re looking for.  If you’re a person who doesn’t mind working hard and long hours or getting dirty, then oil rig vacancies in the oil and gas industry could be just the right opportunity for you to earn a much higher salary than many other jobs pay. This may be just the time to change jobs and go for one of the high paying oil careers.

 

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Oil and Gas Recruitment – Tips for Success

Looking for employment in the Oil and Gas industry is definitely a worthy experience, as the large range of positions are easily filled by many types of professionals. The oil and gas domain is a complex one, and you will be able to see this even in the types of interview formats and questions that you will experience while applying for a position. Although many of the smaller oil companies have a recruitment process that can be classified as formal, others have begun to focus on the global aspect of the oil industry and adapt their recruitment techniques according to their worldwide practices.

The oil and gas companies have adapted their selection techniques according to their needs and objectives, but the final goal is the same: to form a highly professional team of oil and gas employees. Before you decide which company is the best for you to build a solid career in the Oil and Gas industry, you should know that a little research can work wonders on your selection process.

The first step you should do when preparing for a job interview for an oil and gas company is to find out more information about the basic sectors and operations in the Oil and Gas industry. The amount of information available on the topic is vast, including books, publications such as the Oil and Gas Journal or The Internet. It is the best way to be prepared for any kind of questions or case scenarios that the employer might try to surprise you with, and you will demonstrate your profound knowledge on the inside mechanisms of the oil industry. You will also find who the major players of the Oil and Gas industry are and which company is the best working environment to build a solid career.

Even if you are nervous and you think that you might not be accepted, consider the fact that usually, employers tend to choose the person that fits the company, instead of the most qualified applicant.

  • Be confident, happy and full of energy
  • Be interested in finding more information about the company

You can pass any job interview if you will consider following the next set of tips:

  • Arrive at the company earlier, maybe 10-15 minutes earlier. In order to achieve that, make sure you allow time for any traffic problems. In case you are late apologize briefly and don’t offer any excuses, because you shouldn’t have any.
  • The handshake should be firm. If you are nervous and your hands are sweaty, you can run some cold water over them and wipe them with a napkin.
  • Make sure you choose the appropriate clothing for the position you are applying for
  • Be prepared with useful information about the company and the oil and gas industry and you will build an interesting conversation with the interviewer.
  • Speak clearly and try to avoid using words like ‘hmm’ or ‘ah’ that could leave the impression you don’t know what to respond.

 

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