SNRG Corporation has almost 30 years of experience recruiting professionals for Upstream Exploration and Production Companies both Domestically and Internationally.  We have recruited expertise with Conventional Oil and Gas experience as well as Unconventional Oil and Gas experience.  We have an equal compliment of experience recruiting and placing top talent both Onshore as well as Offshore, Globally.

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 The prolonged downturn over the past 3 years has had a big impact on the Upstream E&P Industry.  There have been some hard lessons learned and unfortunately, some very deep layoffs to the likes we haven’t seen since the 80’s.  This time, we have seen many people leave the industry out of necessity to pursue other financial means and we have seen many retire.  There is reluctance for some college students to consider a career in oil and gas because of this last downturn.

The challenge that the industry is going to be facing in the years to come is going to be a talent shortage.  This, in addition to losing some collective knowledge from the experienced generation who are retiring, is going to have an impact on the Upstream E&P business.

Having said that, companies have also learned how to do things better and smarter and have utilized technology in ways they haven’t done so in the past.  The new buzz is Digital Transformation and it will be very interesting to see how Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIOT) will impact how companies will extrapolate Big Data and make good business decisions.

If you are a company that has been waiting for your competitor to start hiring, our recommendation is DON’T WAIT!  Identify your gaps and make a recruiting plan before a bidding war for talent ensues.

Passive candidates are looking for opportunities and a good culture and a solid mission statement will give you an edge over your competition.

We have extensive experience recruiting top talent in the upstream E&P sector and we can assist you with your strategic hiring initiatives.  In addition to the Management position listed, we have also successfully completed many individual contributor searches across all disciplines within the Energy Industry both on and offshore, Globally.

Please note below a partial list of successful search engagements we have conducted in the Upstream E&P sector.


Upstream Executive Search

  • President and CEO
  • Vice President of Finance
  • Manager of Information Systems
  • Chief Digital Officer
  • Vice President of Commercial
  • Vice President of Supply Chain
  • Vice President of Human Resources
  • Vice President of Production
  • Vice President of Drilling and Completions
  • Vice President Geology and Geophysics
  • COO
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Vice President of Engineering
  • Vice President of Operations
  • Vice President of Exploration
  • Vice President of Subsurface
  • Vice President of New Ventures
  • Vice President of Health, Safety and Environmental
  • Vice President of Supply Chain


Mid-Level Upstream Onshore Search Experience

  • Field Development Facilities Manager
  • Team Leader of Drilling and Completions
  • Engineering Manager
  • Manager of Operational Excellence
  • Manager of Facilities
  • Manager of Plants and Pipelines
  • Production Manager
  • Commercial Manager
  • Team Lead and Manager, Reservoir Engineering (Conventional and Unconventional)
  • Team Leader, Construction and Integrity
  • Gas Plant Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Exploration and Exploitation Manager
  • Manager of HSE


Offshore Search

  • OIM (Offshore Installation Manager)
  • Offshore Operations Manager
  • Manager, FPSO
  • Production Manager, FPSO
  • Start up and Commissioning Manager
  • Subsurface Manager
  • Exploration Manager
  • Completions Manager
  • Production Manager
  • Facilities Manager
  • Topsides Manager
  • EHS Manager
  • Conceptual Design Manager
  • Subsea Engineering Advisory
  • Subsea Field Development Manager
  • Delivery Manager
  • Wells Manager
  • Subsea Well Intervention Manager
  • Rotating Equipment Manager
  • Production Superintendent
  • Engineering Manager
  • Drilling and Completions Manager

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