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Why I'm proud to be in oil and gas; BUSINESS OPINION.

I'M proud to be in Oil & Gas, as it's an industry which has given me lots of opportunities early on in my career.

Within a year of joining EnQuest in Aberdeen, I was seconded to Hamburg for a project involving the refurbishment of a floating production storage and offloading vessel, ahead of its deployment to the Alma/Galia field in the central North Sea.

Alma/Galia was known as Argyll, which was discovered in 1971 and was the North Sea's first producing field.

It's exciting to be involved in a project that is revitalising a field which has already played such an important part in the history of the North Sea.

Originally from Stirling, I hadn't thought about working in the oil and gas industry until I started studying at Robert Gordon University.

I had heard a lot about EnQuest being a great company to work for, so I found out about job opportunities and secured a graduate position. Before I knew it, I was sent to Hamburg at the age of 23.

As a quantity surveyor, my job is about ensuring value for money. It's been a steep learning curve but EnQuest has a great working environment and I'm fortunate to have the support of everyone around me. Working in the oil and gas industry can open up all sorts of exciting opportunities.

Being rewarded for working hard is just an added bonus.

Energising the Nation's Future aims to showcase the oil and gas industry's importance to the UK through its economic contribution, innovation, and skilled job creation. Join the campaign at http:// energisingthenationsfuture.co.uk/joinus.

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Iain Kellock, Graduate quantity surveyor, EnQuest PLC
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
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Date:Oct 17, 2013
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