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Anyone managed to get a Qatar Petroleum work visa lately?

Anyone managed to get a Qatar Petroleum work visa lately?

Old Feb 9th 2021, 8:28 pm
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So looks like it is going to be a long process if they are still processing visas from July!
Mine is directly for QP as economist.
Let me know how it goes with your application please. Good luck!
HI Jearel,

Are you being offered an economist role on technical services department? When QP told you about they have applied your visa, they told me they have applied my visa on 2 Jan 2021, but till now no news on my visa status.
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Old Feb 10th 2021, 10:57 am
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AAAAARGGHHHH!!! Job offers can be a bit like buses: you wait ages for 1 and then 2 turn up at the same time!!!

I'm still in UK waiting for my QP fitness to work approval (had to re-do a medical hence the slight delay). However ADNOC Onshore from Abu Dhabi (ex-ADCO) have got in touch with me a few days ago and looks like they're about to make an offer for me, for a very similar role - this is a direct hire position with ADNOC. I had an interview with ADNOC in Feb last year for this position but this was through a local agency in UAE, Star Services. The agency never got back to me for interview feedback despite repeated requests, so i assumed i was unsuccessful. Unless ADNOC make me a very impressive offer, then I think I will stick with QP as their salary is still very good (QAR 55k per month). Also with QP, there's no overnight stay involved at any of the oilfields whereas i have been told that i will often have to stay 1-2 weeks in ADCO oilfields in the Liwa area, eg Bu Hasa, Shah etc. QP working hours are also great, from 0630hrs to 1430hrs 5 days a week , not sure if ADCO can match those. Sometimes its nice to sleep in your own bed every night
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Old Feb 10th 2021, 11:39 am
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Aha..that's is normal.You wait for one offer, then come another offer . So presume you have being offered technical role in QP right? If you don't mind sharing the title and grade that QP been offering you Indeed, reading from the google and blog as well QP financial standing, looks like better than ADNOC . But as far as country is concern, UAE is much better than Qatar, have plenty to explore and nearer to Oman which famous of its nature.

Have Adnoc share their benefits like QP? Which one is better, esp. in term of education allowance or housing allowance then?
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A So presume you have being offered technical role in QP right? If you don't mind sharing the title and grade that QP been offering you
That's a bit cheeky, you might try to get the job for yourself!
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Old Feb 10th 2021, 1:55 pm
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Aha..that's is normal.You wait for one offer, then come another offer . So presume you have being offered technical role in QP right? If you don't mind sharing the title and grade that QP been offering you Indeed, reading from the google and blog as well QP financial standing, looks like better than ADNOC . But as far as country is concern, UAE is much better than Qatar, have plenty to explore and nearer to Oman which famous of its nature.

Have Adnoc share their benefits like QP? Which one is better, esp. in term of education allowance or housing allowance then?
Yup both roles are technical and field based and both Geomatics related. The QP role is through an agency, SPIE Oil and Gas, ie not direct with QP. There's nothing in employment contract which mentions employment grade etc. I suspect it might do if I was employed direct by QP.

Not received my ADNOC contract yet but I *think* they base basic salaries on their internal grading structure with a generous housing allowance. They've asked to see my last 3 payslips from my previous employer, if they offer something similar as a base salary, I would be seriously tempted by the ADNOC offer. My last role was with BP in Algeria, on a day rate of GBP 500.

Not too fussed with Qatar/Doha lifestyle, as I've lived and worked in places like Iraq, Pakistan, Libya and Algeria - Doha is a relative paradise. And yes, I've lived and worked in Doha previously
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