How to Be Indispensable at An Oil, Gas Company
“The best way is by listening and learning and gathering feedback [on] how people see you performing and developing. Courses will take you only so far, putting things into practise will make the difference,” Arokyla said.
Gonzalo Velasco Perez, international communications manager at Repsol S.A, echoed the value Arokyla placed on adaptation, stating that flexibility and the ability to easily adapt to new situations was required in cementing your role.
Perez added oil and gas workers need to be innovative and always looking for new, non-explored ways to reach a company’s goals, along with possessing ‘deep’ industry knowledge.
“If you have these … tips well developed, you will be in a good position to manage the appropriate information and ready to face industry and company challenges,” Perez told Rigzone.
Houston-based consulting firm Graves & Co revealed last year that more than 440,000 oil and gas workers had been laid off since the beginning of the most recent downturn. Of these 440,000+ job losses, Graves estimated that 178,466 were in the United States and 124,000 were in the North Sea.
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