by Bernt Rostad
Question by firstname.lastname@example.org: How much would it cost to live in oslo for the summer ?
I want to move to olso and maybe rent an apartment for the summer next year,but i will need a job in olso for funds to live.I am enlish and want to know if there are cheap places to let in olso for the summer.Also if there is any like part time work or anything that i could do and if that is possible.
If getting a job is possible what will i have to do to make me working and living there for the summer legal
Answer by Elizabeth
You can find short-term room rentals in Oslo for 3000+ NOK, utilities are sometimes included. They may ask for a deposit. Assuming that you can find a cheap flat-share, I’d recommend an absolute minimum of 8000 NOK/month.
Your best option is to put up a room-wanted ad here:
Housing is also advertised here, but there’s a fee for placing an ad:
If you have British citizenship, you’re legally allowed to live in Norway as long as you can support yourself. You need to pre-register your stay online, though you only need to follow up at the police station if you’re staying longer than 3 months. You will need a temporary id number from the tax office though, unless you want to be taxed at 50%.
As for getting a job, Norwegian is generally required. Some highly-skilled jobs in companies that do a lot of international business don’t require it (oil, engineering, science), but nearly everywhere else will.
You can search jobs at the following links, though I recommend starting in the UK with British companies that have branches in Norway:
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Question by Syed: How to become a subsea engineer?
Which earns more sallary a subsea engineer or a reservoir petroleum engineer?
Which is the highest paid engineering?
How to become a subsea hardware engineer/petroleum?
Bsc in what field?
Answer by Kaiser
Subsea, piping and drilling engineers are paid the highest salaries amongst oil and gas industry professionals, according to a recent study.
The Oil and Gas Global Salary Guide 2012 surveyed more than 14,000 industry professionals in 24 disciplines across the globe. It was produced by Hays Oil & Gas, a global specialist recruiting group, along with the jobsite Oil and Gas Job Search.
Subsea engineers were the highest paid of all disciplines surveyed and can expect average salaries of between $ 105,200 and $ 146,900, depending on levels of skill and experience.
Drilling engineers in particular have seen effective year-on-year salary gains, with senior professionals now averaging salaries of $ 98,000 per annum, while the survey found that manager level staff can expect to earn around $ 142,500.
Reservoir and petroleum engineers also commanded impressive salaries, with senior level practitioners earning an average annual wage of $ 97,800 and manager level professionals in this area receiving $ 123,400.
Hays Oil & Gas managing director Matt Underhill said: “It is very encouraging news for engineering professionals, as well as the industry itself as it reflects the increasing levels of confidence and activity over the last year and into 2012.
“These are figures for average salaries across the world and there will be many highly skilled engineering professionals earning considerably more, particularly those in high paying countries such as Australia, the US and Norway.
“It is also worth noting that around 40% of engineers are contractors, which shows an industry that is bringing a wealth of new projects online.”
Oil and Gas Job Search managing director Duncan Freer added: “There has also been a significant and welcome demand for graduate level engineers, which was not the case in recent years. Skills shortages have been a major concern for the continuing health of the industry and this change is a step in the right direction.”
In addition, the survey found that employer confidence has increased, with 26.7% of participants answering that they are extremely positive about the current market, up from just 9.7% in 2011.
How to be a subsea engineer – the qualifications required
Individuals interested in becoming a subsea engineer will need at least a bachelor’s degree in engineering, although a graduate degree is preferred. A degree in ocean, mechanical, or petroleum engineering is typically sought by employers.
As of November 2012, there was just one subsea engineering graduate degree programme in the U.S. Offered by the University of Houston in Texas, this programme focuses on the practises and basic sciences involved in underwater engineering. Courses include convection pipeline and riser design, heat transfer, applied mathematics and flow assurance. Other topics include subsea materials, corrosion, systems and control. Students must also complete a major design project.
Another graduate option is a master’s degree in ocean engineering. This programme teaches students how to solve engineering problems associated with an ocean environment. This work includes offshore structures, oil rigs and underwater robotics. Students also learn how to develop ways that materials can withstand wave forces and prevent corrosion.
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