Part 2: 50+LaidOff CVX
I was a reservoir engineer but the questionnaire that “Dr. Nicholas Perreira” sent to me was cut and paste from some typical managerial interview questions (word-for-word, including comma) from some web sites such as https://www.luc.edu/hr/recruitmentguide ... wq's.shtml
Later, I found that Petra Energia's Questionnaire were exactly the same from another company (Nitro Pro) that send me a questionnaire earlier but I ignored.
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COMPLETE IN CAPITAL LETTERS ONLY.
1. TITLE (PROF/DR/MR/MRS/MS/OTHER SPECIFY):
2. FULL NAMES (NO ABBREVIATIONS):
4. DATE OF BIRTH:
5. MARITAL STATUS:
6. PRESENT POSTAL ADDRESS:
7. CURRENT POSITION/SALARY:
8. LIST (2) POSITIONS YOU WILL LIKE TO OCCUPY WITH OUR COMPANY (WE HAVE VACANCIES IN ALL OUR DEPARTMENTS, SO WE'LL LIKE TO HEAR FROM YOU BASED ON YOUR EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS):
9. SALARY EXPECTATION MONTHLY (BRITISH POUNDS):
For references, we will use anyone noted in your CV. Except you confirm otherwise.
This information is being requested in accordance with federal regulations. The information is voluntary and will not be used when considering you for employment with our company.
Racial or Ethnic Group:
Do you have a Military Service background (Yes/No):
Question: Would it be a problem for you to relocate to the UK? How can we help you make your adaptation here easier?
Question: How long have you been looking out for a new job?
Question: Does your present job require decision making on your part? Describe your approach to making decisions and solving problems. Why do you do it this way?
Question: When you recommend something to management, what approach do you usually use?
Question: What areas are within your sphere of responsibility in your current position? How do, you make sure that you know what is happening (problems, changes, etc.)?
Question: What operating systems do you use to monitor and maintain control of your area of accountability?
Question: What responsibility do you have for budgeting? What budgeting method do you use?
Question: How do you delegate responsibility for an assignment? Who do you choose? What and how do you delegate, and what do you monitor and follow up?
Question: Do you have other employees work under you? If YES, how often do you evaluate them?
Question: How do you measure performance in your present company?
Question: How would you deal with “politics” in a work place?
Question: How do you typically get cooperation from someone in another department?
Question: Why would you think you are best fit for the position you hope to occupy?
Question: Would you like to ask us some questions?
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Petra Energia S.A. also included their company profile in the same email to me with the Questionnaires. It really looked professional. I had applied to so many oil companies every week and I did not invest time to investigate this company and go ahead spending a full day of my time to answer their questionnaire.
Below is Petra Energia fake profile:
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Petra Energia S.A 125 London Wall, London, EC2Y 5AS +44-203000-2697 [email protected]
Petra Energia S.A is a UK based company engaged on oil and gas exploration in North America, Europe and South America. Petra Energia S.A, together with its subsidiaries, is engaged in the exploration, development, and production of oil and natural gas around the world. The company was founded in 2005 and is based in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Petra characterizes one of the most successful stories on Brazil's oil and gas frontier exploration, since the end of the monopoly of the oil industry in 1997. It holds the largest concession area onshore Brazil and is formed by a group of professionals with a history of excellence, motivated to create value through the exploration of new frontiers.
Our investment approach is based on a long-term perspective and development of the projects through providing funding and participation in management.
For our investments we select the companies that combine the best operational practices and business models and mentor them through key strategic and management decisions.
Our team has a broad experience and diversified knowledge in different business areas. The combination of the professional team and investment funds available allows the Petra Energia S.A to successfully achieve its goals.
We mainly focus on the companies operating in energy, oil and gas, mining sectors as well as infrastructure projects. Petra Energia S.A constantly monitors international market trends in order to implement innovative technologies in the Middle East, South America and Europe. We closely analyze the International oil and gas markets, the production and selling oil gas equipment as well as engineering, project works and services.
Through a Joint Venture agreement, the company has recently launched activities in the United Kingdom. Petra Energia S.A through partnership agreements holds a 50% share in two joint ventures operating in the United Kingdom.
Petra Energia S.A business represents a continuous process chain ranging from exploration and production of oil to its processing into top-quality oil products and a developed marketing and transportation system
Among the responsibilities of the office in the United Kingdom are commercial and support operations for the company in London, one of the world’s main financial centers. We inaugurated our first office for exploration and production issues in United Kingdom in 2015. The goal is to help incorporate the best technologies available in the world and remain on the cutting edge of technology.
Additionally, we intend to speed-up the development of the oil fields, particularly those in the 16 / 26, 130 miles north-east of Aberdeen. The field lies in a water depth of approximately 138m. Alba was discovered by Chevron in 1984 and came onstream in January 1994. The field contains estimated total oil-in-place reserves of approximately one billion barrels and has recoverable reserves of around 400 million barrels. Petra Energia S.A awarded Wood Group a three-year engineering and construction contract worth £1.4b in October 2016 for the North Sea fields. Wood Group will provide its services for the platforms located at the Alba, Captain and Erskine fields. The contract also has two options to extend the services by one year. The services will be provided for the Alba, Captain and Erskine platforms for five years. RBG was awarded a contract in May 2016 to provide electrical rope access services at Petra Energia S.A U.K North Sea fields. Petra Energia S.A will conduct electrical inspection and overhaul of the Alba, Captain and Erskine platforms.
Petra Energia S.A is keen to grow its core business in the United States and the United Kingdom through new exploration and acquisitions in the Weald and Isle of Wight.
To complement the effort of the United Kingdom project, the company will be hiring foreigners to join experienced Petra Energia S.A staff to build a diverse work force.
We are happy to go through our hiring process with you. I wish you good luck for this process and hopefully having you on the team soon.
Christopher Perry Head, International H.R Team Petra Energia S.A
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