Need Advice - Upstream Oil & Gas (Drilling)


mtalalazam
Hello,
I have recently retaken my GMAT and scored a 650. (3rd attempt and just exhausted. Want to move on to the applications).

I have 5 years of WE in the Oil & Gas industry as a Drilling Supervisor. I have a background in Chemical Engineering.
Location: Pakistan

I am a bit uncertain about my career goals and not sure which role would be a good fit or relatively easier to transition into.
Generally, Finance does interest me but I have very little exposure to it. As for my research, some potential careers could be:

1) Operations Consulting for the Oil Gas/energy sector (GMAT might be a slight concern but I feel for Ops Consulting it might suffice. Not targetting MBB)
2) Investment Banking in the Natural resource/Oil gas practice. (I feel IB is much tougher than Consulting maybe)

Which career more sense or easier to transition into. I understand this may sound subjective but need a general preservice.

Will shortlist schools based on that (However preference is US or Asian market).

Also, it would be great to hear a perspective from people in the energy sector as well :)

[Edited by mtalalazam on Jun 29, 2018]

Hello,
I have recently retaken my GMAT and scored a 650. (3rd attempt and just exhausted. Want to move on to the applications).

I have 5 years of WE in the Oil & Gas industry as a Drilling Supervisor. I have a background in Chemical Engineering.
Location: Pakistan

I am a bit uncertain about my career goals and not sure which role would be a good fit or relatively easier to transition into.
Generally, Finance does interest me but I have very little exposure to it. As for my research, some potential careers could be:

1) Operations Consulting for the Oil Gas/energy sector (GMAT might be a slight concern but I feel for Ops Consulting it might suffice. Not targetting MBB)
2) Investment Banking in the Natural resource/Oil gas practice. (I feel IB is much tougher than Consulting maybe)

Which career more sense or easier to transition into. I understand this may sound subjective but need a general preservice.

Will shortlist schools based on that (However preference is US or Asian market).

Also, it would be great to hear a perspective from people in the energy sector as well :)
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Duncan
I think you should look at the LinkedIn profile of people with MBAs who have worked as drilling supervisors. That will give you some ideas about the most viable paths.
The five schools with the most such alumni:
- Robert Gordon University (Runs a famous oil and gas MBA)
- Heriot-Watt University (Does not have AACSB accreditation, but has popular distance learning MBA and a campus in the Gulf)
- FGV - Fundação Getulio Vargas (Brazil location for the respected Manchester Business School MBA in English)
- Texas A&M University
- BI Norwegian Business School

Look at the CareerLeader diagnostic test. It will give you an excellent idea of where you should set goals.

Unless you have US residency, it should not be a target. Canada could be viable. Does the Gulf interest you?
I think you should look at the LinkedIn profile of people with MBAs who have worked as drilling supervisors. That will give you some ideas about the most viable paths.
The five schools with the most such alumni:
- Robert Gordon University (Runs a famous oil and gas MBA)
- Heriot-Watt University (Does not have AACSB accreditation, but has popular distance learning MBA and a campus in the Gulf)
- FGV - Fundação Getulio Vargas (Brazil location for the respected Manchester Business School MBA in English)
- Texas A&M University
- BI Norwegian Business School

Look at the CareerLeader diagnostic test. It will give you an excellent idea of where you should set goals.

Unless you have US residency, it should not be a target. Canada could be viable. Does the Gulf interest you?
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laurie
RGU would be a solid choice.

Check this list:

https://find-mba.com/lists/top-business-school-by-speciality/top-business-schools-for-energy-and-natural-resources

The UK schools there - Warwick and Imperial - may be good choices. For something more 'purely' consulting or IB, LBS.
RGU would be a solid choice.

Check this list:

https://find-mba.com/lists/top-business-school-by-speciality/top-business-schools-for-energy-and-natural-resources

The UK schools there - Warwick and Imperial - may be good choices. For something more 'purely' consulting or IB, LBS.
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George Pat...
I think doing double change (country and industry) is harder
Probably best to focus on one of the two, so if you plan to change country, aim for something in the oil/gas/energy industry and not investment banking

[Edited by George Patsoulis on Mar 23, 2018]

I think doing double change (country and industry) is harder
Probably best to focus on one of the two, so if you plan to change country, aim for something in the oil/gas/energy industry and not investment banking
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