I’ve worked in the construction industry for an MEP contractor as an engineer for around 2 years, however I’d like to shift my focus to the Oil & gas industry. What is the best way to go from construction to Oil & Gas?
The last project I worked on was actually a plastic production plant, which more or less is an oil refinery, so having this experience is a step in the right direction. The problem is that all my job offers are from other MEP contractors doing standard construction projects. I don’t want to go down this road again, the pay is crap, the hours are criminal & the work is dull. What is the best route to take?
Obviously I’d love to go straight to one of the super majors like Chevron or Exxon but I think a more realistic approach would be to try & get in with a drilling contractor or consultant, but even this is difficult.
Any advice is much appreciated. Thanks.