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We shall observe some examples of career paths
for each sector of the oil and gas industry:

·        
Upstream Sector

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A
job that can be attained in the oil and gas with less than secondary school
qualifications and no work experience is entry level operating. If one wanted
to move up in his career as a roustabout or oil rig worker, the ideal next step
is to become either a pumper or a well tender. This job requires secondary
school qualifications (a diploma or its equivalent) but requires three to five
years of experience (as an entry level operator). Those qualifications can be
attained by furthering one’s education while working as previously stated. The
next step is to become a rig manager, although a secondary school diploma (or
its equivalent) is needed, experience is not required. This means that a top
performer can get promoted from being an entry level operator to being a rig
manager. The final step is becoming a roustabout. It also require a secondary
school diploma (or its equivalent) and no experience. This is the end of this
career path but there are many others.

·        
Midstream
Sector

The
midstream sector deals with the transportation of produced oil to refineries
for refining so transportation is a major part of this sector. A common and
relatively easy job to attain is industrial truck and tractor operation. It
requires one to two years of experience in the related field and a secondary
school diploma (or its equivalent). The next step in this career path is to be
the lead truck driver. This job requires the same educational qualifications
but one to two years of experience in the oil and gas industry (this means that
individuals that were not formally truck drivers or that are from different
sectors can attain this position). Although this job does not look like much,
it pays very well because there is very high demand for it. The experience
gathered from this job could also qualify one to be a gyro surveyor but that is
another career path entirely.

·        
Downstream
Sector

The
downstream sector is majorly involved with distribution so a suitable career
path would be that of a supply chain manager. The first job in this chain or
path is that of a field buyer/planner. The minimum educational qualification is
a bachelor’s degree and it requires at least three to five years of experience
in the field. The next job in this chain is that of a senior manager. The
minimum educational qualification is a bachelor’s degree and it requires three
to five years of experience in the oil and gas industry. The next job is that
of a purchases manager. It requires the same qualifications and more than five
years of experience. At the end of the career path are the supply chain
managers: logistics coordinator, procurement representative and materials
manager. The minimum experience requirement for any of these jobs is one to two
years and the educational requirement is at least a bachelor’s degree.