A Glimpse of Oil & Natural Gas Companies in Middle East

Posted November 13, 2013 by
Rashmi Karan

Rashmi Karan

Those looking for jobs in the petrochemical industry of Gulf have every reason to cheer! The opportunities and job avenues are getting diverse and the jobseekers have numerous options to choose from. Positions are available for the deserving candidates in various departments such as research and development, sales, marketing, maintenance, engineering, transportation, to name a few.

In the petrochemical industry, oil and gas segment has a very important role to play. Both the industries are interdependent and cannot function in the case the other one is dysfunctional.

Here is a quick overview of the top petrochemical, oil and natural gas companies in Gulf, who have been the top employers for both expat and the native professionals.

Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC): SABIC is engaged in diversified manufacturing processes such as chemicals, fertilizers, metals and industrial polymers. Based out of Saudi Arabia, SABIC is the largest company in Gulf, which has offered lucrative career opportunities across Middle East, US, Europe and Asia. SABIC offers extensive job opportunities specially designed for students as well as professionals across the region, some of the most popular ones include:

  1. Safety Engineer
  2. Inspection Engineer
  3. Planning Analyst
  4. Financial Analyst
  5. Planner
  6. Change Management Agent
  7. Senior Manager (different sections)

Website: www.sabic.com

Saudi Aramco: Officially known as Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Saudi Aramco is again an oil and natural gas company having roots in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. The company holds assets worth $10 trillion, and thus is named the world’s most invaluable firm. Saudi Aramco has a strong workforce of around 52,000 employees of different nationalities. The company has a diverse portfolio in fields like human resources, information technology, law, R&D, engineering, education, drilling, pharma, finance as well as management. Some of the job profiles at the company are that of:

  • Engineer (Chemical, Drilling, Scheduling, Estimating and Petroleum)
  • Geologist
  • Medicine Specialist
  • Endodontist
  • Director of Library
  • Corporate Planner

Website: www.saudiaramco.com

Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC): GPIC is among the big names in the petrochemical industry and has its key production facilities located in Sitra, Bahrain. The company is certified to ISO-9001:2000 quality standards, ISO-14001 environmental standard, and the OHSAS-18001 standard. The company is responsible in the manufacturing of ammonia, urea and methanol and has various job profiles for both technical and non-technical workforce across various departments.

Website: www.gpic.net

Equate Petrochemical: This is joint venture of some of the big names in the industry. Equate Petrochemical has an integrated world-scale manufacturing facility, which annually produces more than 5 million of quality petrochemical products and has its strong presence in Middle East, Asia, North Africa and Europe. The job opportunities are available in different segments include Production Engineering, Operations, HR, IT, Admin as well as management.

Website: www.equate.com

Qatar Petrochemical Company (QAPCO): A leader in the field of Petrochemicals Industry, QAPCO is responsible to supply ethylene and low-density polyethylene (LDPE) to the plastic industry, and has extensive work profile of producing fertilizers, refined petroleum products, steel, as well as natural gas liquids. QAPCO offers a range of technical and non-technical roles, in various domains including engineering, business administration, accounting and finance, HR, IT, logistics, and research & development.

Website: www.qapco.com

Chevron Phillips Chemical: Chevron Phillips Chemical is named among world’s top ranking companies for producing petrochemical products such as olefins, polyolefins, specialty chemicals as well as proprietary polymers for manufacturing more than 70,000 consumer goods and industrial products. The company has its headquarters in The Woodlands, Texas, and has 36 production facilities located in the US, Colombia, Singapore, China, South Korea, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Belgium with around 5,000 employees globally. Jobs can be searched for various career profiles including new catalyst development, product and process development, law and legal, HR, commercial process support, administration, among others.

Website: www.cpchem.com

Author Bio: A content writer by profession, Rashmi Karan is an ardent follower of the latest employment trends in the Gulf and shares her views on the varied range of topics such as petrochemical, oil and gas jobs in Gulf.

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