Very professional, yet relaxed work environment. They are a bit old fashioned and are reluctant to change but get the job done. There are engineering practices that may have been good 15 years ago, but they still practice them :)
- As First Geo, 3rd party opinions, regional studies, some times redetermination work
- As First Geo, redetermination work, volcanic reservoirs, calcareous reservoirs, saturation based on capillary pressure
- As First Geo, good, but still we got problems, when the oil surge came
- As First Geo, very good work culture
- As First Geo, prepare for much variations in number of projects
- As First Geo, skilled and good personalities
Worked for Aker until made redundant in late 2015. Sent several applications lately, but all been turned down without explanation. They certainly do not care about former staff whose lives are in ruins due to the oil price collapse.
Good interpersonal skills, liaising with members of other disciplines and departments. Fabrications follow up as when it’s needed.
At present I am working on ConocoPhillips job in Aker solutions Stavanger Norway as a Discipline Responsible Engineer.
I have had positive experience in AS in terms of work type I was performing(different tasks, refer to my CV), so there was nothing like a typical day at work for me.
I have learnt new software like MS project, as well as how to be a test engineer.
The relationships between employees and managers were very harmonious, and the workplace culture was very pleasant and enjoyable.
The hardest part consisted loosing my employment due to oil&gas downturn.
The best part was a flexible work-time.
Typical day: Starts latest to work at CET hrs. 07.00 - working Far East customer & suppliers. Finish at CET hrs. 16.30. Frequently back in office at CET hrs. 19.30 - finish CET hrs. 22.00 - working US suppliers.
What did you learn: Communication - written verification there of. ISO9001 audits both internally and externally. QC - following up internal production and external by suppliers.
Management: communication is of the essence - create mutual respect and understanding - working together in order to achieve targets.
Workplace culture: little gossip or going behind people's back. In general / overall good.
Hardest part of job and most challenging: Like most other PM - deadlines and budgets.
The most enjoyable part of the job: Working in a very international environment - getting to know other cultures
End users always very pleased, but pleasin management and middle men / companies could be challenging
Great work life balance and salary.
Terrible management practices and opportunities for advancement for energetic ambitious people. They assign dull tasks and are annoyed if people want to change the status quo. Seniority is king for career advancement even when not deserved.
Jag hade de bästa relationer med mina kollegor på Aker och Technip.
Hade inga problem med pendling Uddevalla- Oslo/Lysaker
Skaffade själv en hybel nära arbetsplatsen
Jobbade mest med (gamla) oljefältet Goliat. För att få upp det mesta ur denna brunn.
Det var att få upp det mesta med värme DEH. Induktion eller ånga.
Deltog även i projekt i Valve, Saudi och en förstudie Petrobras - Carioca.
Bra att man kunde jobba en hel vecka måndag- torsdag!
Aker Solutions är ett bolag som verkligen bryr sig om sina anställda, t.ex grillkvällar och afterwork afton