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Our toplist has included the world's ten biggest oil and gas exploration companies that have direct influence on the well-being of the global economy:

10. Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, production output 3,2 million barrels of oil per day. The company was established in 1934 by the shareholders from UK and USA, currently known to the world's wide public as respectively BP and Chevron. In 1975 Kuwaiti authorities overtook the ownership from the two oil giant foreign owners and established the government control over the production of the oil. By 1980 the total energy industry of Kuwait was nationalized. During the Gulf War, the company's assets have suffered serious losses and reduction, followed by the recovery that turned out slow. At present time, however, Kuwait's economy is ranked one of the most stable among the Middle East countries, and this oil producing country can be rated the world's 10-th nation by the volume of natural oil and gas production. Kuwait Petroleum is also known as a major oil rig jobs provider both for the country's citizens and foreign workers, especially engineering staff.

9. Chevron: 3,5 million barrels per day. In 1984, two American oil & gas exploration companies, whose predecessors were PCOC, Standard Oil Company of California and the Gulf Oil, merged. The merger was immediately recognized to be the largest in the history at the time. A new company, formed by the merger, was called Chevron. In 2001, after buying Texaco, Chevron oil company became even a stronger player on the global energy market. In 2010, Chevron purchased Atlas Petroleum for $US 4.3 billion and grew to become one of the leaders in oil & gas production in the world. The company operates in 180 countries and have lots of people, working for them. Additionally to gas and oil, this oil giant is engaged in the development of geothermal energy sources. Contrary to popular belief that like any big oil company, Chevron rarely makes direct offer of oil rig related jobs, here's the vacancies with Chevron we found recently available for the taking: Integrity Engineer - UK, Regional Marine Superintendent - UK, Reservoir Engineer - Scotland. Of course, no vacancies for low-end staff, even experienced.

8. Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex): 3,6 million barrels per day Before 1938 it was British and American oil & gas exploration companies that actively developed oilfields of the country. In 1938 the Mexican government nationalized the whole energy sector. Today, the oil giant Pemex provides a third part of the state's budget revenues. Like many other petroleum companies, Pemex is the country's major taxpayer. In recent years Pemex faced a number of emergency situations, while some managers were accused of corruption.

7. Royal Dutch Shell: 3,9 million barrels per day. Shell is a British-Dutch oil giant, created in 1907 on the basis of merger, remains one of the most diverse in the gas business, as the field develops around the world and provides a wide range of products, including the popular today LNG. Shell is also investing in solar energy and wind turbines. The company's revenue in 2013 fell slightly down to $US 451 billion from the impressive $US 470 billion in 2011 through $US 467 billion in 2012.

6. BP: 4,1 million barrels oil per day. After the known blow-up accident on the platform type offshore oil rig Deepwater Horizon in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, British Petroleum, which then ranked second in the world rankings of the biggest oil and gas exploration companies, rolled back, sfter having to sell BP was forced to sell $US 40 billion worth assets in 2010 to pay for the biggest ever oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, caused by the explosion on the offshore platform Deepwater Horizon. Anyway, the company still keeps showing impressive volumes of crude oil production.

5. Rosneft: 4.1 million barrels per day. Rosneft is the world's largest public oil and gas exploration company in terms of oil production. The company's oil and liquid hydrocarbons production in 2013 amounted to an average of 4.176 million barrels per day, representing an increase of more than 70% compared to 2012. Rosneft cooperates with major foreign oil and gas exploration companies. The alliance with BP did not take place after the disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, but the agreement was signed with ExxonMobil. Rosneft is the largest taxpayer in Russia.

4. Petrochina: 4,4 million barrels per day. Petrochina was created in 1999, and since then it has been running the lion's share of oil and gas assets of China. Petrochina can undertake exploratory drilling and development of shale oil and gas deposits in China.

3. ExxonMobil: 5,3 million barrels per day. ExxonMobil is the largest player in the USA, whose revenue from oil and gas sales has been in in excess of $US 400 million a year. The company's net income reached $US 30 billion. There were problems, for example the wreck of the Exxon Valdez tanker in 1989, but the company continues its global expansion.

2. National Iranian Oil Company (NIOC): 6,4 million barrels per day. NIOC was established back in 1951, but only after 1979, Iran was able to turn its government owned oil and gas exploration and production company to a single potent structure that receives huge revenues each year even against the sanctions.

1. Saudi Aramco: more than 12 million barrels per day. Saudi Aramco is the national oil company of Saudi Arabia. It Is the largest oil company in the world within the terms of oil production and the size of the oil reserves. It is for reason that this oil and gas exploration company occupies first place in all ranking by a wide margin over the rest of the world's major oil companies.

It is developments in Ukraine and Iraq that made us think again about who today controls the natural gas and oil production.

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There are many entry level positions available for starters on oil rigs, you can get employed and earn big salary even if you don't have experience and are not trained extensively. Offshore jobs are significantly more difficult than jobs on land based rigs due to the amount of travel and the time spent away from the mainland.

There are many job placement opportunities for people, who would like to work on oil rigs. The oil industry, including its upstream sector (drilling for oil and oil extrusion) is one of the biggest employers worldwide. Oil drilling contractors are always in need of seamen, painters, catering personnel (cooks, chefs, stewards, galleyhands, camp boss), engineers, electricians, welders, safety instructors, etc.

Offshore Instrument Technician on oil rigs performs scheduled or unscheduled maintenance & repairs of all kinds of electronic equipment, security systems, instruments and process control equipment - this is the summary of offshore Instrument Technician job that gives a clue of what this kind of specialist does and what his roles, responsibilities, and duties are all about aboard offshore oil rig.

Featured offshore electrical jobs: Rig Electrician job, offshore, permanent full-time contract, extensive benefits package applies. Vacancies location: in the Gulf of Mexico (salary $ 50,000 a year); in Saudi Arabia (salary $ 80,000 a year). Read about the requirements for getting job on oil rigs regardless of the position you would like to get employed to work in.

MSL announced lately another vacancy of Mechanical Technician with prospects of being promoted to Rig Mechanic, who would like to join the already existing and completely manned crew, working on offshore oil & gas project in Canada. There are still over 600 mechanical vacancies on the list, including mechanical technician jobs and jobs for holders of technical trade certificates

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