Contract Recruitment Case Studies
Our client was working on the fabrication of a large offshore Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) platform. The fabrication was to take place in Malaysia, a country where they had very little presence or exposure. They were in need of an experienced staffing partner who could manage the entire project staffing process on their behalf, giving them access to a high volume of quality talent in a tight timescale.
We have a large established office in Kuala Lumpur, however after consultation with the client, one of our experienced local consultants was assigned to work full time in our client’s office to ensure they could fully understand the challenge and therefore manage the project effectively.
One of the largest oil producers in the world was building a floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) unit in South Korea, then sailing it over to a licence block in offshore Nigeria. The company needed a staffing partner who could supply a team of engineers with expertise in subsea systems, umbilicals, flowlines and risers and fully support the contractors in both locations.
As this was such a high profile and high value project, our client needed the support of a company with proven multi-national project experience and a track record of supporting oil and gas clients from first mobilisation through to first oil.
With our global reach, including an office in South Korea and two offices in Nigeria, we were able to use our international presence and discipline specific understanding of the industry to scour the global talent pool and find exactly the personnel required for the construction and commissioning phases of the FPSO unit. In addition, our local presence enabled us to offer dedicated assignment support to our contractors, including visas, full mobilisation support and facilitating payment in the required currency.
We sourced a team of specialists from 13 different countries to work on the initial phases of the FPSO unit in South Korea. Prior to the FPSO unit tow from South Korea to Nigeria, we returned all of the contractors back to their home countries to secure the relevant visas and work permits and ensure that they were fully compliant with Nigerian legislation as well as arranging the necessary medical insurances and security support.
Every single member of staff required was present at the initial project site in South Korea and the new site in Nigeria ready to start work where they were needed and when they were needed.
Our client, a global oil company, required a senior reservoir engineer for a key project in Iraq. Due to the location of the project the company needed a candidate who could speak Arabic fluently. As this was an extremely senior and high value position, our client needed to work with a company that it knew would dedicate experienced consultants to source the right person for the job.
Our discipline specific recruitment consultants took time to fully understand our client’s needs. We accessed our global talent pool to find the specialist candidates the company was seeking, ensuring the candidate had the technical and language skills required. Our team of consultants sourced an Arabic speaking senior reservoir engineer with 13 years’ subsurface experience working for major oil and gas operators all over the world, including Canada, Libya, Italy and Scotland.
Such is the niche level of our candidate’s skills and expertise that he regularly performs training sessions to workers and representatives from major oil and gas companies in both English and Arabic. This was perfect for our client as the company needed somebody who could manage both expatriates and local workers, ensuring that they have been retrained to the appropriate standard and are working to the best of their ability.
As a result of a number of highly successful specialist contract placements, which no other company has been able to make, we have become the preferred supplier with this client making approximately 650 placements per year in Iraq.
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