Imagine that you are working at an oil and gas company and your notices that some employees are happier day-to-day moving from one position to another while others are filled with frustration and anger?
So what makes the difference? Is it a kind of kismet?
The answer is NO, but they are top-performers. In highly competitive oil and gas sector you get paid for performance versus activities. Despite all downsizing and cost cutting, oil and gas companies now place a huge premium on productivity and high performance form the workforce.
Top performers receive a big paycheck and are moving to managerial positions when time is right in their companies
Here are some ways to become top performing oil and gas professional:
Stay current with the latest technology.
There are growth and introduction of high technology in the oil and gas industry. You need to modernize your skills and capacity to take advantage of these changes. Oil and gas companies will need employees with the skills set needed to thrive in the modern workplace.
There is a lot of the latest technology being used in the oil and gas industry. Those technologies are still black boxes for professionals in the oil and gas industry.
To move from just user to top-performer you must capitalize on the new technology. Because oil and gas companies require people with expertise in technologies.
For example, for geologists or reservoir engineers who are capable to use software to do seismic acquisition design right from his office using his laptop will stand out from the rest of the pack.
Because they save the company hundreds of thousands of dollars that are paid for seismic providers to do design.
Are you familiar with highly sophisticated technology like Kirchhoff? Do you capable to use standard static modeling software in the oil and gas industry like Petrel 3D?
Be Passionate about what you do
Some people were once planning to enter the oil and gas industry during high time and many only motivated by wages and personal economic benefits and nothing else rather than a genuine interest in the industry.
To become to performer and project leader you must work hard and long hours. Firs you should passionate about the industry. That way you will be capable to learn and advance your career.
For example, if you get those field jobs you might want to forget the idea of free weekends. You will work for 7 days a week 12 hours straight in a day. You might work for a month and get a week off.
So if you were keen on the industry because of the excellent pay the industry offer, you will end up with an unhappy and unfulfilled career.