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thegoodprofessor



Joined: 03 Sep 2009
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 7:57 am    Post subject: Checking out S. Oil Reply with quote

I've been on the site and wondering if anyone who is there right now can tell me about the teaching hours, class sized and how long the work week is.
thanks
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sharter



Joined: 25 Jun 2008
Posts: 878
Location: All over the place

PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2009 3:27 pm    Post subject: Sirte Oil Reply with quote

Office hours 7am till 5pm 7 days a week. Lunch 12-2.
10-17 students in a class.
Canteen food.
Internet and mobile access, (the latter is expensive).
Headway/Objective Pet, soon Cutting Edge.
Limited access to supplementary materials.
Bring a laptop with good virus protection.
Bring everything in fact.
Get into keep fit.
Bring enough money to get a tv, sat dish and box.
Could be on the coast, where there's a nice beach, but could be inland, where life's easier in many ways as the food is better, there are no transport issues and the gyms can be quite good.
The teaching's the easy bit....living in solitude and stark surroundings is what makes most people turn tail.
No booze, women or social life.
42 days 0n, 21 off.
They pay on time.
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eflnoil



Joined: 08 Nov 2008
Posts: 23
Location: AKTAU

PostPosted: Sat Oct 03, 2009 4:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, we've had some guy from sirte oil in Libya, who says he's still working there, apply for a position here in one of the Kazakh oil fields.
This suggests that working in Libya and places such as Equitorial Guinea in the oil and gas sector is not necessarily the dead-end that many seem to think it is.
It also goes to show that several years of working there can provide one with the experience to move up to jobs such as mine.
cya
eflnoil
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sharter



Joined: 25 Jun 2008
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 06, 2009 2:55 pm    Post subject: Yep Reply with quote

I couldn't agree more with the previous post.

Sirte Oil is quite well paid as it starts at around 3,000 Euros a month. The rotation at 6 and 3 is 'do-able'.

Several of the old teachers here moved on to the Adgas gig on Das Island, Abu Dhabi and I myself have looked at that position in Kazak; it looks good, a shorter rotation, similar work and the lifestyle to die for if it's for you.

Rotations don't suit everyone though.
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sisyphus



Joined: 20 Sep 2009
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:54 am    Post subject: Oil gigs Reply with quote

Whats the best way to get into these Oil companies? I have sent a few speculative emails to a few but never get any reply. Is it through agencies etc?cheers.
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sharter



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PostPosted: Mon Oct 26, 2009 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

For Libyan oil companies try Smart Recruitmant Specialists, Harley Street, London. Ask to speak to May Dean, 'Head of Recruitment'.

Not for the over 50s.
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BocaNY



Joined: 24 Mar 2009
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2012 4:05 pm    Post subject: newer info Reply with quote

Since this post is a few years old...is there any new information? What's the best way to get work with an oil company?

Thanks for the help. Smile
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Daktari



Joined: 08 Mar 2010
Posts: 57

PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 8:30 am    Post subject: These, allegedly, are the facts......;-) Reply with quote

1-8 hour shifts.
2-Approx 4,000 Euro a month to start x12 annually.
3-Internet access and mobile coverage.
4-Accommodation and food free.
5-Worldwide BUPA.
6-42/21.
7-Beginners to IELTS.
8-Oil and Gas courses.
9-Safe environment.
10-Smart Specialists in Harley Street recruit for many Libyan oil gigs.

It's a good job and Libyans are good people.
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dragonpiwo



Joined: 04 Mar 2013
Posts: 780
Location: Berlin

PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2013 7:38 pm    Post subject: ahem Reply with quote

I heard the place has unravelled now.
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desertdawg



Joined: 14 Jun 2010
Posts: 137

PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know expat engineers who've been back a year. Not sure about the English training.
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dragonpiwo



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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:48 pm    Post subject: ha Reply with quote

They've been back 14 months I heard Wink
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twistedtongue



Joined: 28 Jun 2013
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are women considered for these positions?
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dragonpiwo



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 07, 2013 5:51 am    Post subject: no Reply with quote

No.
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