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Oil and Gas headhunters: Our Headhunting Process Is Very Refined

With over 25 years Headhunting experience in oil and gas recruitment

Global Oil and Gas Headhunting

The oil and gas sector has been experiencing a turbulent time with prices dropping by over 50% back in 2015. Despite an improved position, in 2023 there continues to be a shortage of labour that has occurred over the last few years with an ageing workforce and limited younger talent entering the oil and gas industry. This lack of talent has led to increasing competition for talent with the industry and highlights the need for headhunting services.

“I have had to deal with quite a few Executive Search firms over the past few months and MSC Headhunting have been by far the best… an company that specialises in Oil and Gas.”

The oil and gas industry is expanding across the entire globe with considerable activity in China, Australia, Brazil, Africa and the Gulf of Mexico.  Most oil and gas companies are segmented and standardised according to business segment, assets or function. We have been involved with a number of exciting ICO and NOC projects across key countries including the Middle East, Russia, USA, UK and Europe.

Despite companies announcing job cuts in response to the situation in O&G, this short term cost cutting could leave businesses unequipped for when the industry recovers. If you are looking for the highest quality candidates to fill your vacancy then we can guarantee success in finding even the most challenging role anywhere in the world.

We work extensively within the following areas of Oil and Gas:

Service and Supply
Technology Applications
Oil Production onsure and offshore
Deepwater Drilling

We have an extensive international network within the Oil and Gas sector having completed projects worldwide and most commonly in the Middle East, South America, Russia and Africa. Through our extensive market knowledge we can ensure we provide only the most suitable Oil and Gas candidate for our client’s specific positions. We recognise that to remain successful in this carbon-constrained world you need to hire the right people.

Case Study – Petrolium Company, Middle East:

A Success Story in Oil and gas executive search

A prominent government-owned petroleum company in the Middle East faced a significant challenge when they lost their General Manager of the Maintenance Department. This role was pivotal, overseeing the maintenance of a vast refinery processing over 200,000 barrels daily and associated terminals with a storage capacity exceeding 10 million barrels.

Headhunting process:

Understanding the urgency, MSC Headhunting was entrusted with the task, promising a shortlist of ideal candidates within a mere 4-6 weeks. The search was extensive, spanning multiple continents and involving over 150 potential candidates from various sectors of the oil and gas industry. After rigorous screening, including phone and face-to-face interviews, a shortlist of five standout candidates was presented to the client within the promised timeframe.

Headhunting results:

The client’s selection process was thorough, involving video interviews and on-site visits. Their top choice was offered the position within a week of the site visit, marking a swift and successful conclusion to the search.

The client praised MSC Headhunting’s professionalism, responsiveness, and specialized expertise in the oil and gas sector, stating,

“I have had to deal with quite a few Executive Search firms over the past few months and MSC Headhunting have been by far the best… an company that specialises in Oil and Gas.”


MSC Headhunting discreetly identifies and approaches key individuals from your competitors

We provide our clients a confidential and discreet recruitment method to find key individuals from your competitors. Our experienced teams have helped a large number of prestigious and start up companies locate and hire great people. In addition, MSC Headhunting offers our clients three guarantees that further provides commitment and a long term partnership. For over 25 years MSC has been headhunting candidates in the oil and gas industry. But we do not have a database because every project we undertake is bespoke and tailored to each client. Contact us confidentially to discuss your vacancy with one of our experienced headhunters based in the UK, Germany or The Netherlands.

Together we can achieve a lower-emissions environment.

To understand how our headhunting services have helped oil and gas companies, we have provided some case studies below.

European Headhunting

We have headhunted key individuals for a significant number of private businesses and government organisations. Some typical roles we have headhunted for include:

General Managers
Operations Director
Engineering Manager
Lead Geologist
Project Managers
Technical Director
Head of Safety
Commercial Director
Engineering Consultant

Contact Our Teams

MSC Headhunting UK Office
Booths Hall
Chelford Road
WA16 8GS
United Kingdom
Tel +44 (0)1565 757 877

MSC Headhunting Deutschland
Lyoner Straße, Frankfurt

MSC Europe BV
3584 BH Utrecht

Oil And Gas Industry Case Studies

General Manager Maintenance – Head of Maintenance Engineering
Middle East

A leading Government owned Petroleum company in the Middle East had recently lost their General Manager of the Maintenance Department. The role was responsible for the maintenance of the large refinery (handling over 200,000 barrels a day) and related terminals with a storage capacity of over 10 million barrels…
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Chief Engineer – Oil Terminals
Caspian Sea

A JV Oil Company located in the Caspian Sea region were looking to hire a Chief Engineer to manage two of their key terminals in the region. The role required a candidate with extensive experience of previous terminal, pipeline and Health and safety knowledge as well as managing relations with local and International oil corporations and management…
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Head of Business Development
Russia and South America

A leading International Oil company contacted MSC via a referral regarding a highly urgent assignment. Following several calls and a video conference it was established that the company needed a worldwide Head of Business Development to negotiate high value deals….
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Tell Us About Your Vacancy

    MSC oil and gas headhunters has a proven track record of delivering successful appointments to a wide range of corporate businesses across the globe. Our success stems from sourcing and persuading the very best people to work for our clients. Candidates and clients trust MSC because we deliver more than we promise. That’s why clients across Europe and the globe always return to us as you can see from our portfolio of customers and their references.