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Profile Evaluation - Oil & Gas Field Professional

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Status: INSEAD - my dream school !! :-D
Joined: 08 Jul 2011
Posts: 22

Kudos [?]: 5 [0], given: 2

Location: India
Concentration: Operations, Strategy
GMAT 1: 740 Q50 V39
GPA: 3.6
WE: Operations (Energy and Utilities)
Profile Evaluation - Oil & Gas Field Professional [#permalink]

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New post 11 Feb 2013, 06:40
Please evaluate my profile - Specific questions are at the end


GMAT: Not taken yet. Scoring around 720 (Q49, V35) consistently in all practice tests. Will definitely take in May'13.

WORK EXPERIENCE: July 2010 - Present (2 yrs 8 months)
Working as Drilling Fluids Field Engineer for one of the top 3 oilfield products and service providers in the world.

• Managed delivery of drilling fluids products & services in 20 Oil & Gas exploration projects with median drilling fluids budget of $500,000.
• Responsibilities included but not limited to drilling fluids formulation and management, daily reporting & costing, inventory & contingency management and ensuring adherence to HSE standards.
• Worked on offshore & onshore drilling sites in multiple countries viz. Papua New Guinea, Oman, Bangladesh, Gulf of Thailand & India for elite national and international energy companies. With multinational personnel in culturally diverse, highly dynamic and often harsh work environs.
• Attended Halliburton training courses in USA along with engineers and managers from multiple nationalities.
• Successfully led teams of 10 or more members of local drilling crews as drilling fluids site supervisor.
• Trained and assessed junior field engineers and technology scientists in the area of rig operations management.
Achievements at Work: Successfully tested two new technologies for 2 different clients on rig site which increased oil well production, and also increased revenue for my company.

Freelance Consulting
• Optimized resources & strategically modified shop floor layout using KAIZEN methodology for a CNG & LPG Kits manufacturer. Implemented standard safety norms at shop floors and imparted operational training to workers. This resulted in decreased in-process inventory, safer working conditions and 30% increment in plant productivity.
• Developed market entry, distribution & cost management strategy for a local Speed Limiting Device manufacturer. Led to 40% sales escalation by incorporation of OEMs, vehicle retailer tie-ups and setup of 3 retro fitting centers.
Leadership Roles
• As convener, led a team of 100 students to organize the annual cultural festival of my undergraduate school. Arranged a total sponsorship of $ 60,000 for the festival, which recorded a footfall of 20,000 over 4 days.
• Served as Public Relations Coordinator of a non-profit organization aimed at creating awareness against terrorism.
• As Head of Student Council in senior high school, organized various cultural, academic and sports events and represented school at national level.
• Also, gave private mathematics tuition to make ends meet while in college. Basically worked my way through college doing any job I could get my hands at, as family was going through financial turmoil.

Bachelor Of Engg., Manufacturing Processes & Automation from one of the top 8 engineering institutes of India. - 75%, Top 15% in batch.
Class XII - 91% - Merit Scholarship
Class X - 95 % - All India Rank #16, Merit Scholarship.

ISB, India (2014-15 Batch)
INSEAD, France (2015-16 Batch - December Intake)
ESADE, Spain (2015-16 Batch)
IESE, Spain (2015-16 Batch)
McCombs, Texas

The reason for MBA is that I want to expedite my career in the Oil & Gas sector. Post MBA, I have 3 choices (in order of preference) of what I would like to do to:
1. Work for Oil & Gas major operator like Chevron, BP, Exxon Mobil or Repsol etc. in a O&G operations management role.
2. Work for the Oil & Gas practice of consulting firms like McKinsey, Bain & Co. etc
3. Work as a consultant for a Oil & Gas service company. (I would be happy to go back to the company I am working for now).

Also, I am really interested in working in Europe(Hence, the choice of schools). ISB is more like a safety net for me with reasonable :lol: fee and more chances of being admitted.

I have financial constraints; though I can sponsor my MBA at ISB. For others I would definitely need financial aid.

1. General Evaluation of my profile.
2. My chances at my target schools?
3. Based on my post MBA goals, please suggest more target schools and also advice if my current target schools are the right choice.
4. Considering the financial conditions and reducing no. of employment visas being granted in Europe, what are the chances of securing a job in Europe post MBA?

Thanks & Regards,

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Re: Profile Evaluation - Oil & Gas Field Professional [#permalink]

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New post 12 Feb 2013, 20:55
You should be competitive with your profile, and seem to have an impressive list of professional accomplishments despite your relatively few years. The energy sector is hot and attractive to b-schools, and I like the fact you have done some consulting as well and understand the concept of KAIZEN, which is generally covered in most top b-schools. These kinds of insights can make you valuable to your classmates and will be appreciated by the adcoms. I am not as familiar with the specific curricula of your target schools to be able to adequately comment on whether or not they will set you up for the best run at your post MBA employment goals, but I know that they generally are attracted to a post MBA vision which makes sense and is in line with your past experience. I think you will come across as very employable, which is very important these days and is a metric on which schools are evaluated (% of students with a job at or soon after graduation). Unfortunately I am also not the best resource for commenting on your employmen chances in Europe post MBA. This would be a great question to take to the admissions offices of your target schools, and one which they can not only answer, but also give you some meaningful stats to support their claims of employment. You might also check with your target employers to see if they sponsor VISAs for MBAs.

Bryant Michaels
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