Oil professionals rate best employers

Royal dutch shell logo DennisM2 Flickr public domainShell take the top spot in the Rigzone survey. (Image source: DennisM2/Flickr)Shell come out on top as Rigzone undertake their inaugural ideal employer survey of 8,400 professionals in 100 countries

According to a survey undertaken by Rigzone, the first since the global downturn, Shell, Chevron, ExxonMobil, BP and Halliburton have been ranked as the top five employers by 8,400 oil professionals in more than 100 countries. 

The people surveyed were asked questions on key issues for the the oil and gas industries, such as values, performance and pay rates. Overall, a commitment to health and safety is the single most important attribute for people working in the upstream,  midstream and downstream sectors across the world. 

In the Middle East, Shell finished top with Saudi Aramco coming in second place. Schlumberger were in third with Halliburton and BP fourth and fifth. The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and the Kuwait National Petroleum Company were listed sixth and fourteenth respectively. 

Rigzone''s managing director, James Bennet said, "The results are revealing as this is the first major survey to be conducted with the global workforce, and against a background of continuing challenging economic circumstances for the sector.

“That the largest companies in the sector complete the top 30, the majority having undergone significant change due to the effects of the downturn in the past 18 months, will give them confidence that the workforce remain committed to the sector.” 

The full listings and survey information can be found here

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