Many U.S. military veterans have found the oil and gas industry a good fit, with skills they learned during their service being helpful in their careers. Some oil and gas companies have hiring initiatives specifically for veterans.

Lisa Tobias is a U.S. Navy veteran, and the Offshore Personnel Manager at Helix Offshore Solutions Group. She says, "Energy is a great fit for many veterans transitioning out of the military because they are moving out of their respective military branches as highly trained and skilled individuals who possess a wide range of technical, logistical and administrative skills required for this industry." She adds that their drive and dependability makes them great assets to oil and gas employers.

Rigzone has compiled a Top 10 list of "the most popular employers that veterans / ex-military professionals would like to work for." Here they are:

  1. Shell
  2. ExxonMobil
  3. Chevron
  4. BP
  5. Halliburton
  6. Schlumberger
  7. Saudi Aramaco
  8. Baker Hughes
  9. Transocean
  10. Maersk

For more information, see the full article from Rigzone.

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