What sounds synonymous to the idea of working in the UAE? The first thought that might have come to your mind is the humongous oil and gas industry this country possesses and why not!
A country which had nearly one-third of its GDP share coming from the oil industry and revenue worth US $ 126,307 generated from petroleum exports, sure does have immense options pertaining to a career in oil, petroleum or gas industry in the region.
We have compiled a list of prominent oil & gas firms in the UAE providing employment to those having the right qualifications and the required skills-set.
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company – ADNOC (Abu Dhabi)
A state owned oil-firm working in the UAE, ADNOC is the fourth largest oil company on the globe with access to nearly all of the country’s oil reserves. As of 2007, the company produced 137 billion barrels of oil, making it the largest company in the UAE.
Currently headquarters worth 1.2 billion USD with 300 offices spread all across the seven emirates are being built. Going by the oil reserves, the company is also the world’s leading firm and at present produces nearly 2.7 million barrels of oil per day.
With 14 subsidiaries leading in both upstream (exploration) as well as downstream (refining) operations, the company provides opportunities for those excelling in procurement and contracts, marketing and corporate communications, aviation operations, risk management, logistics, allied services and maintenance & technical services. It also holds a major stake (68%) in one of UAE’s largest gas producing companies- GASCO ( Abu Dhabi Gas Industries Limited).
ADNOC website has a section for jobs (link here).
Emirates National Oil Company – ENOC (Dubai)
A Dubai government owned oil firm, ENOC operates with thirty actively growing subsidiaries. Established in 1993 with the prime motive to develop downstream and upstream operations, the ENOC group has diversified into several growing business sectors to make itself self-sustainable.
The group’s business portfolio includes operations like refining, oil trade, terminalling and storage, bunkering, aviation fuel marketing and lubricants blending & marketing with core operations in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Africa.
ENOC at present has a working population of over 6,000 employees globally and aims at attracting the top talent in business to ensure maximum efficiency in its operations. ENOC website has a careers section.
Crescent Petroleum Sharjah
A privately owned oil and gas firm headquartered in Sharjah, UAE is one of the first independent companies to start acquisitions, exploration and development of oil and gas concessions. Being the largest stakeholder in Dana Gas company ( the largest private sector natural gas company in the Middle East), Crescent Petroleum has come up as one of the market leaders in both domains.
Since the last 40 years the group has been operating as a major oil and gas company involved in upstream operations solely. The conglomerate has a group of 25 subsidiaries working underneath the same roof for generating business in producing high quality petroleum concessions.
The company provides employment opportunities in the field of plant operations, exploration and production, business development, process engineering, LPG supervision and administration. Details can be checked at their website.
International Petroleum Investment Company – IPIC (Abu Dhabi)
Established by the government of Abu Dhabi in 1984, the International Petroleum Investment Company is solely owned by the government of Abu Dhabi. It works with a business objective to invest in energy related industries all across the globe.
IPIC offers plentiful employment opportunities for professionals interested in either the investment market or the technical aspects of the oil and gas industry consisting the downstream applications in petrochemicals and plastics. They also have a regular demand for administrative staff to support their ongoing growth. Details can be found at their website.