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Oman: A Leading Destination for Oil & Gas Jobs

>> Jul 11, 2013

Are you looking for a lucrative job opportunity in Arab states? Which state in Arab can offer great career opportunities than Oman? This article discusses the job scenario in oil and gas industry in the region. Read on to know more.

Oil & Gas Industry in Oman...

The Gulf States, including Oman, Kuwait, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar are home to modern business and ancient history. The job opportunities in these Arab states attract job seekers from across the globe. Oman is one such Arab state, which is a perfect place to live and work. The huge reserves of oil and gas, and flourishing industries like Banking, IT and Finance make it a hot location for job opportunities.

Also known as the Sultanate of Oman, it is strategically located at the Persian Gulf. Like other Arab States of the Persian Gulf, Oil & Gas is Oman’s economic mainstay that provides a large portion of its GDP. It is a beautiful place that is abundant in natural gas and oil reserves. It is a perfect destination to get a lucrative job in Oil and Gas, Telecoms, Accountancy, and IT.

Oman is considered as an appropriate place to work as it encourages the participation of private sectors, encourages foreign investments, and free trade. Let’s take a look at the jobs available in its Oil & Gas sector. 

Oil & Gas Jobs in Oman

All the oil & gas projects and infrastructure in Oman are under the purview of the Ministry of Oil and Gas. The jobs in this sector are available in different categories, including Procurement manager, Lead Electrical Engineer, Proposal Manager, Project Manager Mechanical, and Store Inventory Control Manager. Apart from these, the other lucrative job options are available as IT Portfolio Consultant Operator, Process engineer, QA/QC Engineer, and Senior Petro physicist. 

Employment Visa

Working in the Gulf is, undoubtedly much different from America, Canada, and European countries.  Once you get a right job proposal to work in Oman, the next step is to understand employment regulations for getting the employment visa. This visa is granted only at the request of your employer or the local sponsor who takes your responsibility of getting employed in Oman. In fact, the application form is typed, signed and approved by the sponsor. The visa should be used within 6 months from the date of issuance. With a valid visa, the employee can stay in this Arab state for a maximum duration of two years from the date of visa issuance. However, it can be renewed, if required.  

The other requirements for applying for the Visa include:

  •  The person seeking an employment visa should not be less than 21 years of age.
  • The person sponsoring the candidate applying for visa must be a local one and held responsible for all the details mentioned in the application form.
  • The employment details and sex of the candidate applying for visa should match with that mentioned in the labor permit.

Have you ever thought that why sometimes your job application gets less response? Well, your key to success in searching a right job in the region mainly depends on your approach. With time, the process of recruitment and requirements keep on changing. Hence, it is crucial to keep yourself up-to-date about the recruitment process in Gulf countries. It is always advisable to familiarize yourself with the common questions asked in a job interview.

Oman is always abuzz with business activities. The reputed oil & gas companies in the Arab state always recruit a large number of experienced and fresher. With a good job opportunity in this state, there is no looking back. So, get ready to be the one of them! 

By: Swati Srivastava

Swati Srivastava is a professional writer who loves to share her knowledge and information on employment sector in gulf. The above article for Naukrigulf.com gives an overview of Oil & Gas jobs in Oman.

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