Oil and Gas


Oman’s oil and gas industry plays a massive role in the country’s economy. The sector is by far Oman’s largest, and is continuing to grow over time. With a daily production of over 943,000 barrels of crude oil, the industry is finding new ways to meet the huge demand for oil. In recent years, the Omani government implemented a new program to boost oil output as a result of the increasing demand, which in turn has led to more job openings within the sector. 

Employees in the oil and gas industry are mostly qualified mechanical, or chemical engineers as well as geology or geochemistry graduates. Other scientific disciplines, such as physics and chemistry are also well represented throughout. There is work offshore on rigs, on ships, on FPSO’s; and onshore at terrestrial wells or at company headquarters as well as research and development hubs. 

In order to be eligible for a technical career in the Oil and Gas industry, it is preferable to have studied the following disciplines at university: 

Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Earth Sciences, Electrical Engineering, Geology, Geophysics, Geochemistry, Mechanical Engineering, Mining Engineering, Petroleum Engineering, Physics, Safety and Environmental Engineering, Mathematics, Materials Engineering. 

Source: http://www.ogwaexpo.com/oilGasIndustry.php

Useful Websites:

GraduateLand: http://graduateland.com

Gulf Talent:

Monster Gulf:

A lJazeera Jobs:


Rigzone: http://www.rigzone.com

Key Employers: 

BP: http://www.bp.com/en/global/bp-careers/professionals/locations/oman.html

Oman Oil Company S.A.O.C.: http://www.oman-oil.com/Career.html

Ras Al Hamra: http://www.rasalhamra.com/#careers-jmp

OOCEP: http://www.oocep.com

PetroTel: http://www.oman.petrotel.com/careers.html

Orpic: http://www.orpic.om/people/index.html


Aside from the job opportunities offered by PetroTel, the Oil and Gas Company also provides a variety of courses and training to those interested in learning the insights needed for the different jobs in the industry. The courses aim to teach practical reservoir characterization, reservoir simulation, reservoir management, enhanced oil recovery, field development, and exploration practices. They are spread across three categories: Engineering, Geoscience and Resource Evaluation. 

Learn more about PetroTel Training here: http://training.petrotel.com