I got recruited to work for Aramco as a Rig Liasonman via a company called National Petroleum Services (NPS) last year August. I was able to complete only one shift with them during which I passed the compulsory well simulation test and supervised drilling and completion of two wells but I have not been able to return to work since then over 9 months now. I came to understand that this NPS contractor company has a problem with obtaining visas and have since requested for my contract to be transferred to another company but so far nothing has been done.
They don't reply my numerous emails neither do they return my calls. They don't seem to want to get a visa for me neither do they want to let me go to another contractor the reason for which I don't understand!
I must also say it's a shame Aramco does not follow up on the status of contract staff who work for them.
Please anyone with information on what I can do and what exactly is going on would be appreciated.
I'm confused by your post. What do you mean you "have been unable to return to work since then" 9 months ago? I don't understand.
Did you actually deploy to Saudi Arabia? It appears you actually worked here..."I was able to complete only one shift with them during which I passed the compulsory well simulation test and supervised drilling and completion of two wells." How did you complete two wells? Were you sent home after that? Please fill in the gaps here.
How did you deploy to Saudi Arabia without a visa? If you are under contract to NPS, you are not Aramco's responsibility...NPS is responsible for your contract, right? Not sure how Aramco could be responsible for you if you're under contract with NPS, but you're not in Saudi Arabia and you havn't been able to work for 9 months?
What part of the story am I missing or not understanding?
Post by james_unlimited on May 10, 2015 5:01:35 GMT
He will have come over on a business visa, which would have expired, so when he left the kingdom he would be unable to return.
The same thing happened a few years ago with JAL they were unable to get the right Iqama's for their staff, a lot were terminated and a few I know of managed to leave JAL and come back with another Sponsor.
james_unlimited is right, I came on a business visa the last time and the plan is to keep coming on such until maybe Aramco absorbs me as a staff. The update so far is that I have been assigned to another sponsor which I have started my processing with all over again, however long it takes at least for now there seems to be some light at the end of the tunnel.
Post by james_unlimited on Feb 20, 2016 8:49:56 GMT
Did you ever get sorted?
I know aramco doesn't convert many contract staff...
However there is going to be a recruitment drive in the future. The plan is to get as many staff and contractors in on much lower salaries while the oil price is low/recovering... so rule one... never take the first offer...