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Are you looking for a new position in an exciting location? NES Global Talent has been operating in the Middle East for a number of years and work on some of the biggest projects there, providing some of the leading oil and gas jobs in the region.

Read our top oil and gas projects in the Middle East below and find out where you could be working next.

Rumaila, Iraq

The Rumaila field is based in southern Iraq and is considered to be the fourth largest oilfield in the world.

New providers took control in 2010 and since then the number of producing wells has increased by around 50%.

The field has produced more than 3 billion barrels since the new providers started operations in 2010 and in December 2016 was producing 1.45m barrels a day.

NES Global Talent has supported this project since February 2011 by providing expats and Iraqi nationals.

We have over 540 Iraqi nationals on the Rumaila Project who support the operation with security, engineering and support. We also have over 150 highly skilled expats from different nationalities in supervisor and management positions on a rotational basis to cover and support work on site.

For more information, read our blog on the Rumaila Oil Field or contact one of our Iraq offices.

Jazan Export Refinery, Saudi Arabia

The Jazan Refinery, based in south-west Saudi Arabia, will have an anticipated capacity of up to 400,000 barrels per day and produce 80,000 bpd of gasoline. As well as a refinery, the project will also have a shipping terminal on the Red Sea, and will be part of the wider Jazan Economic City.

The project was started in 2014 and in January 2017 the refinery was 70% complete, and the workforce building the project has been estimated at 40,000 in total.

NES Global Talent is supplying 70+ contractors on the construction of the Air Separation Unit, which is one of the biggest in the world. The project carries significant challenges relating to its extreme remote location and current lack of infrastructure, so is interesting for all contractors involved.

To discuss job opportunities on the Jazan Refinery project, please contact our Saudi Arabia office.

Khazzan, Oman

The Khazzan field is a natural gas field located in the desert 350km south of Muscat.

The project began in 2014 and is expected to contribute roughly 33% of Oman’s total gas supply from a total of 300 wells. In October 2016, phase 1 of the project was 80% complete and on-track to start delivering gas in late 2017.

In November 2016 a new agreement was signed extending the development of the field by around 1,000km2 allowing the second phase of development, which is due to start producing in 2020.

NES currently has over 100 contractors in the Khazzan field and has supported through the drilling, wellheads and well site engineering and construction phase, which is now complete. We are currently supporting the project through commissioning and startup, with first gas anticipated at the end of Q3 2017 and will continue to support as the site becomes operational.

NES will continue to support the Khazzan project during phase two of the project, which has been named Ghazeer.

For more information, contact our Oman office here.

Sitra Oil Refinery Upgrade & Expansion, Bahrain

On the island of Sitra is a refinery, known simply as Bahrain refinery, which produces around 2670,000 barrels per day of crude. In 2012, an expansion project to upgrade the facilities to a capacity of 360,000 bpd started, which is expected to be completed in 2017 after a total investment cost of £5bn.

NES has an agreement to supply contract personnel to the project management team for the Sitra Refinery Upgrade. This contract will allow NES to support the project from engineering through to start-up, once the EPC contracts are awarded later in 2017.

Please contact our Saudi Arabia office to discuss opportunities here.

Atrush, Iraqi Kurdistan

The 270km2 Atrush oil field is located near Dohuk in Iraqi Kurdistan, 85km northwest of Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan.

Kurdistan has an estimated 45 – 50 billion barrels of oil as well as 6 trillion cubic feet of gas. The Atrush block is estimated to have 1.5bn to 2.89bn barrels of oil.

Oil is said to be near production after a series of delays since 2013, with initial production expected to be around 300,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day. Oil will be exported via the Kurdistan Export pipeline to Turkey’s Ceyhan port.

NES manage assignments at the Atrush field for temporary consultants from various countries including EU and non-EU nationalities. We provide multiple services including recruitment, onboarding & external consultant support and payroll.

For more information contact one of our Iraq offices.

Safaniya Oil Field Upgrade, Saudi Arabia

The Safaniya Oil Field was first discovered in 1951 and production was started in 1957. The field, located 200km north of Dhahran in Saudi Arabia, is the largest offshore field in the world, with 37 billion barrels of oil reserves.

As the offshore field is maturing, the Safaniya Master Development Plan was created, which details a two phase approach. The first phase involves upgrading the crude oil gathering facilities, crude oil transport, and power supply. The second phase will see well heads upgraded and installation of artificial lift infrastructure.

NES has a contract to supply personnel to the planned $1.2 billion upgrade of the existing Safaniya oil field project once the construction begins.

Contact our Saudi Arabia office if you are interested in a contract position here.

West Qurna, Iraq

The second largest oilfield in the world and home to an expected 21 billion barrels of oil, the West Qurna field was discovered in 1973 and is geographically a structural extension of the Rumaila field, but was designated a separate field and a different asset for development.

West Qurna is split into 2 phases. Phase 1 has reserves of nearly 9 billion barrels of oil with contracts awarded in 2009 to develop the field.

Phase 2 has reserves of around 14 billion barrels and is expected the project’s total investment will come to $25bn in the full-scale implementation of the project. Construction started in 2012 and first commercial oil was produced in March 2014. The current production rate stands at 450,000 bbl per day and in 2015 the field had achieved a total of 20 million tons of oil.

NES Global Talent has had a presence in Iraq since 2008 and has been involved in a number of projects, including the West Qurna field. Typical disciplines we recruit for in the area include drilling, logistics, QA/QC, and HSE. Contact one our Iraq offices to discuss opportunities at West Qurna.

Al Shaheen Oil Field, Qatar

Located off the north-east coast of Qatar, the Al Shaheen Field lies on the largest gas field in the world, the North Field.

After the 2005 Al Shaheen Development Plan was implemented at a cost of $6.5bn, the field had a total of 18 platforms, 160 operational wells, and 26 exploration and appraisal well.

NES Global Talent has been providing staffing solutions to operations at the Al Shaheen field since 2005 and recruits for various job roles there. Contact our Doha office to find out more information.

Basrah Gas Project, Iraq

The Basrah Gas Project is a plan to develop the gas obtained from three oil fields in Iraq: West Qurna, Rumaila, and Zubair. These three fields produce a total of 1 billion cubic feet per day.

The aim of the Basrah Gas Project is to commercialise this by building infrastructure, facilities, and expanding capacity. It is estimated that if this gas is turned into electricity it would generate roughly 4.5 GW per day – enough to supply some three million homes with electricity or monetised for around $3.5 billion per year into Iraq’s economy.

NES Global Talent has supported this project since 2012 by providing personnel with the right skills for the operation. As this project is still in the construction phases, NES has supported mainly on engineering positions, instrument, electrical and mechanical construction.

As the project is critical due to the large expectations to increase the power for the south of Iraq by using the generated gas from this field, NES is supporting with qualified safety personnel to secure the work flow and conditions. Since December 2016 an increase on manpower is required and NES is working on a day-to-day with the management team to make sure we are supplying the right caliber for this project.

Contact one of our Iraq offices to find out more.

 

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