Oil & Gas Sector Guide

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  • The Oil & Gas industry is crucial to our everyday needs. Without oil and gas, we wouldn’t be able to function as we do today. It heats homes, fuels vehicles, supplies energy to the power industry and is even used to manufacture products like plastics, fertilisers and medicines.
  • There are vast amounts of oil and gas beneath UK waters. Through exploration and discovery, development, and production; the UK’s Oil & Gas industry provides an immense amount of fuel which is used to drive the country’s exports and economy.
  • Working in this sector will involve bringing the latest innovation and technology to bear on solving the environmental and energy challenges of the future.
  • In Oil & Gas, there is a diverse range of careers to choose from.
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Oil & Gas
Sponsored by CGG
  • A global leader in high-tech geoscience, CGG utilises the latest technologies to analyse geoscience data.
  • Its services and products are used at all stages of the exploration and production life cycle of oil and gas fields.
  • The company helps its clients build an incredibly precise understanding of the structure and properties of the earth’s subsurface and the natural resources it holds; lowering the carbon intensity of their operations and enabling new opportunities in the energy transition.
  • CGG’s exceptional team is made up of physicists, geoscientists, machine learning engineers and mathematicians.

CGG Hub on Gradcracker

Gradcracker spoke to CGG during a webinar to find out how you can join their remarkable team and work with pioneering technology on a day-to- day basis. Watch the webinar on CGG’s hub to unearth what we found out!

Deliver unrivalled geoscience insight

Their ‘What we do’ page is constantly being updated with useful and interesting content – ranging from the work CGG’s team is doing around the world, to how the company is continually improving its environmental performance.

Follow your passion for data

CGG has opportunities for students and graduates – all of which can be found under their ‘Internships’ and ‘Graduate Jobs’ tabs. On their Gradcracker hub you can also find out more about CGG’s offices, its stance on learning and development, and how to make sure that your application to CGG is a successful one.

Discover CGG’s opportunities – and join a culture driven by innovation.

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Oil & Gas – Manufacturing
Sponsored by ExxonMobil
  • A key player in the Oil & Gas industry, ExxonMobil operates facilities and markets products around the world.
  • It explores for oil and natural gas on six continents, and its products serve as the building blocks for a wide variety of everyday consumer and industrial products.
  • By researching and developing next-generation technologies, ExxonMobil is striving to meet growing demand for both energy and high-quality chemical products, while also reducing its environmental impact.
  • The company’s four business divisions are Upstream, Downstream, Chemical and Low carbon solutions.

ExxonMobil Hub on Gradcracker

There’s no such thing as a typical day at ExxonMobil and there are many different career paths available: from a technical career to a leadership position to a commercial role. To find out more about the different directions your career can take at ExxonMobil, visit the company’s Gradcracker hub.

Challenging, rewarding and varied

ExxonMobil’s engineering graduates help to create the innovative energy solutions of tomorrow, and their commercial recruits focus on developing opportunities. You can learn more about the wide-ranging experiences of ExxonMobil placement students and graduates – from Design Engineer, Hannah, to Trader, Nikita – on the ‘Our People’ tab.

Powering the world

The ‘Videos’ page also has some great content. Discover what’s on the company’s ‘to-do’ list – and what measures they are taking to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions associated with energy development.

Join ExxonMobil to help fuel the world.

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