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Record Investment Flowing into the North Sea as Oil Flows Again

Oil and gas engineering contractors and consultants roll up, roll up and hear the good news!

According to BBC News a consortium of oil companies is to invest more than £330m in an appraisal drilling programme which could lead to the development of a massive Atlantic field. The BP-led consortium said drilling had already started on the first of five wells planned over the next two years at Clair, West of Shetland.

Oonagh Werngren,Oil and Gas UK‘s Operations Director, said: “We welcome the news that BP is investing significantly in appraising the third phase of its Clair field to the west of Shetland. By applying the latest technologies, BP and its partners have, through continued investment over a number of years, unlocked significant potential that had previously lain unexplored. The Clair field is proving that there are exciting giant fields still to be explored on the UKCS.

There have been other announcements in recent months. The UK sanctioned $7bn investment by Statoil of Norway in the Mariner field which requires pioneering technology and will bring hundreds of high skilled, long-lasting oil and gas jobs across the country. It is expected to produce oil and gas for thirty years.

The change in North Sea Oil fortunes is partly due to the emergence of new technology that has helped extract reserves from sites that were in the past classed as uneconomic and are referred to as ‘awkward squad’ fields. According to a report in the FT, Malcolm Webb, Chief Executive of Oil and Gas UK Group,the capital investment in new fields will rise from £11.4bn last year to £13bn in 2013. There is a five fold increase in production on the average for the past three years resulting in 470 million barrels of oil and gas coming on stream.

The other influence has been the government’s series of tax allowances promoting the exploitation of small and technically challenging fields. A strategy document entitled ‘UK Oil & Gas – Business and Government action. You can access a copy here.

This industry provides a source of employment for over 400 thousand people across the UK.

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Engineering Consulting

Are you a highly skilled Engineer? Would you like to work in the UK for a Consultancy that offers Tier 2 Work Permit Sponsorship? If so Commonwealth Contractors can help!

At Commonwealth Contractors we work with a number of Clients, Employers & Consultancies who are desperately in need of highly skilled and experienced engineering professionals. Many of our partners are Tier 2 Licensed and are prepared, where required, to ‘sponsor’ an individual on a Tier 2 General Visa (formerly UK Work Permit).

To find out more about working in the UK as a professional engineer call Commonwealth Contractors now on 0800 294 4388 or Submit your Details and we will get right back to you!

Engineering Shortage Occupations

The UK Border Agency (UKBA) considers many engineering roles to be officially in shortage in the UK, especially those within the Oil, Gas and Electrical Engineering sectors.

The following table sets out the current Engineering Shortage Occupations.

CIVIL ENGINEERS

  • Geotechnical Design Engineer
  • Geotechnical Specialist
  • Reservoir Panel Engineer
  • Rock Mechanics Engineer
  • Soil Mechanics Engineer
  • Geomechanics Engineer
  • Mining Geotechnical Engineer
  • Mining & Coal Engineer
  • Wells Engineer
  • Tunnelling Engineer
  • Petroleum Engineer
  • Drilling Engineer
  • Completions Engineer
  • Fluids Engineer
  • Reservoir Engineer
  • Offshore & Subsea Engineer
  • Control & Instrument Engineer
  • Process Safety Engineer

MECHANICAL ENGINEERS

  • Mechanical Engineer in the Aerospace Sector

ELECTRICAL ENGINEERS

  • All Electrical Engineers in the Oil & Gas Industry
  • The following jobs in the electricity transmission and distribution industry:
    • Power System Engineer
    • Control Engineer
    • Protection Engineer

CHEMICAL ENGINEERS

  • All jobs in the Chemical Engineering Occupation Code

DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERS

  • ONLY the following jobs in this occupation code:
    • Design engineer in the electricity transmission and distribution industry
    • Simulation development engineers

PRODUCTION AND PROCESS ENGINEERS

  • ONLY the following jobs in this occupation code:
    • Manufacturing Engineer (process planning) in the Aerospace Sector
    • Technical services representative in the aerospace sector

PLANNING AND QUALITY CONTROL ENGINEERS

  • ONLY the following jobs in the electricity transmission and distribution industry:
    • Planning / Development Engineers
    • Quality, health, safety and environment (QHSE) engineers

ENGINEERING PROFESSIONALS NOT ELSEWHERE CLASSIFIED

  • Geoenvironmental Specialist
  • Geoenvironmental Engineer
  • Contaminated Land Engineer
  • Landfill Engineer
  • Metallurgical / Mineral Processing Engineer
  • The following jobs in the aerospace sector;
  • Aerothermal Engineer
  • Stress Engineer
  • Chief of Engineering
  • Advance tool and fixturing engineer
  • The following jobs in the decommissioning and waste management areas of the nuclear industry:
  • Operations Manager
  • Decommissioning Specialist Manager
  • Project / Planning Engineer
  • Radioactive Waste Manager
  • Radiological Protection Advisor
  • The following jobs in the electricity transmission and distribution industry:
  • Project engineer
  • Proposals engineer

If you possess skills considered to be in shortage our Consultancy Partners will be interested in sponsoring you on a Tier 2 visa (formerly UK Work Permit). Tier 2 General Visas;

Are Initially approved for 3 years, but may be extended for a further 2 years
May be secured within 1 – 4 weeks depending upon your situation
Qualify for Indefinite Leave to Remain after 5 years (Permanent Residence)

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Are you a highly skilled IT, Engineering, Accounting or Actuarial Professional? Would you like to work in the UK as a professional Consultant? If so Commonwealth Contractors can help!

At Commonwealth Contractors we partner with Tier 2 Licensed Employers & Consultancies who may be prepared to sponsor an individual on a Tier 2 Work Permit.

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he UK is in desperate need of highly skilled Engineering professionals, especially those working within the Electricity, Oil, Gas and Aerospace Industries!Many roles are officially recognised by the UK Border Agency as being in ‘shortage’ therefore if you are an Engineering professional get in contact now to find out how you can make the most of lucrative UK assignments.To find out more click hereOR

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Actuarial Consultancy

Actuarial Professionals are some on the most highly paid individuals in the UK. Entry level roles often land candidates £40,000 to £60,000 per annum and senior level roles can pay £150,000 to £250,000 per annum!

In November 2011 the UK Border Agency responded to the country’s chronic shortage of actuarial professionals by placing qualified actuaries working in the Life Assurance, General Insurance and Health & Care Sectors on the Shortage Occupation List.

If you are a highly skilled Non EEA Actuary Commonwealth Contractors may be able to help you secure Tier 2 Work Permit Sponsorship with a Tier 2 Licensed Employer. To find out more and to view average salary rates CLICK HERE.

Accounting Consultancy

Are you a professional Accountant capable of highly autonomous work on a project based contract of at least £250 per day? If so you may be able to secure Tier 2 Work Permit Sponsorship with one of our Tier 2 Licensed Partners. To find our more CLICK HERE.

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