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Angola: Leading Africa's Oil and Gas Industry
The country of Angola is the second largest oil producer in Africa with the industry now responsible for almost 50% of the nation’s GDP. Oil has been a key part of Angola’s economy since it was first struck offshore.
Major Oil and Gas companies have been quick to set up both onshore and offshore operations in the area and Fircroft has been assisting these operators with coping with the rising demand for skilled workers. Well before our
in the capital, Luanda, opened in January 2008.
Our office recently moved to larger premises, in a great central location, to deal with our increased work load. The office exists to support both our clients and contractors and our team consists of an operations manager and logistics and visa coordinators, amongst others. We work closely with our contractors; checking in with them and helping them to get settled in their new location.
The Fircroft team is also there to help them with more day-to-day problems concerning visas, payroll and any medical issues. Maintaining our relationships with our contractors is at the heart of what we do.
Oil Revenues Fuel Idyllic Paradise
The impressive speed of Angola’s economic growth is being driven by the oil sector. 45% of the country’s gross domestic imports and an incredible 90% of its exports are based around oil production and its supporting activities. We’ve seen first hand how the industry is booming; some of our team have already been based in Angola for six years and have seen how the country has evolved in that time.
Whilst the oil industry booms in the background, Angola is also a fantastic place to relax and unwind. You can end your day on one of the gorgeous beaches close to the natural harbour and then go and enjoy some of the delicious seafood that’s on offer in the numerous restaurants nearby. Throughout the rest of the country there is also incredibly unspoilt scenery to enjoy.
We are currently finding there is a high demand for experienced subsea engineers and drilling specialists in Angola, so if this sounds like an area of interest to you, you’ll need to check out our
current vacancies in Angola
or browse all of our current roles
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