Today, the oil and gas sector is one of Russia’s most strategically important industries. The market is developing rapidly using the resources of both domestic and overseas companies. Because of the dynamic growth over the past few years, the market is experiencing a significant shortage of professional staff, both at mid-level and senior management. Frequently, when inviting expats to work on contract in Russia, employers impose a condition that a Russian specialist be trained as a replacement.
Selection of staff for the oil and gas sector was placed in the hands of an independent Oil and Gas Department by Cornerstone in 2003. The department is continuing to expand, and in 2006 its staff increased from five to eight, and the number of completed orders rose from 34 to 56.
Among the department’s strengths are a database of more than 12000 specialists, and unique experience of working in the Russian regions.
At the end of 2005 TNK-BP and Shell independently gave Cornerstone the accolade of best personnel selection agency in Russia.
Head of Practice, Oil and Gas
Vladislav graduated from Moscow Pedagogical University as a teacher of economics. He started working in recruitment in 1997, and since 2000 he has specialised in the oil and gas industries.
Vladislav joined Cornerstone in 2003 as Head of the Oil and Gas Department. Over the four years of his leadership, this department, which he started from scratch, has become one of the best in the company.
Main directions of selection:
- Exploration & Production
- Crude Oil & Oil Products Trading
- Sales of O&G equipment
- Facility design & construction
- Approvals, Government Relations
- Procurement, contracts, logistics
- Project Management
- Drilling manager
- Business development manager
- GR Manager
- Head of oil services
- Vice president corporative development
- Marketing and development director
- Well site / drilling supervisor
- Directrion drilling engineer
- Reservoir engineer
- HSE manager
- Commercial analyst
- Project planning specialist
- Construction engineer
- Approvals engineer