Norwegian oil industry seeks qualified professionals to meet high demand

Norwegian oil industry seeks qualified professionals to meet high demandAccording to Offshore Magazine, Norway needs 8,000 engineers to meet industry needs and there is currently a high demand for experienced engineers and skilled people in the sector.

As the market continues to heat up due to global demand and high prices, a new report by Hays Oil & Gas and Oil and Gas Job Search shows that oil and gas professionals in Norway saw a 8.5% rate of growth in salaries in 2012. The report, titled Oil and Gas Global Salary Guide 2013, showed that the global average salary is $87,300, which puts Norway in the top 5 countries with average local salaries alongside Australia, New Zealand, the Netherlands, and Canada.

Duncan Freer, Managing Director of Oil and Gas Job Search, commented, “Despite the concerns in Europe and a slowdown in China’s growth, the sentiment in the industry remains positive. Current employees and new entrants to the industry can look forward to working in a dynamic and highly rewarding sector.“

Due to this demand, a number of Norwegian companies have been using – an online recruitment company specialised in online recruitment for the oil and gas sector. The website features daily posts about new job vacancies, making it easier for people to apply for jobs.

Here are a few examples of vacancies on TUjobs this week:

•  Project Coordinator at Experis in Oslo
•  Senior Engineer Instrument/ Automation at Aibel in Forus
•  Well Intervention Engineer at ConocoPhillips in Stavanger
•  Technical Safety Engineer at Experis in Rogaland

Visit to look for more jobs in the industry and learn more.