For the past year or so, we’ve seen steady growth in the oilfield consultant job market following the 2015 downturn in the oil and gas industry. Oil prices have been steadily climbing, while rig counts continue to rise. Many oilfield workers who were laid off during the downturn have returned to work. However, there are many more still looking for jobs. Competition remains extremely tight for oilfield consultant positions.
At DTC Energy, we’ve seen significant changes in the oilfield consultant job market. Many operators went through major changes during the downturn, adapting to lower oil prices by making innovations in both field and business operations. They’ve cut costs while maintaining productivity. Many are focusing on improving current operations rather than expansion.
With these adaptations, we are seeing a shift in what operators are looking for in oilfield consultants and how they make hiring decisions. Hiring managers are becoming more diverse in what they’re looking for in terms of experience and personality. They have unique and often very specific requirements for the individuals they recruit. In the current market, having the most experience doesn’t necessarily put a candidate at the top of the hiring list. Many hiring managers also seem to be utilizing networking and referrals more frequently as well.
DTC Energy takes great pride in having the best consultant network in the country. Our recruiting reach spans across the nation and taps into a significantly broad range of talent and experience. We serve many major operators throughout the U.S. and have hundreds of consultants working nationwide. We strongly encourage job seekers to expand their own marketability and connect their own personal network with ours.