What has been your biggest inspiration in your career in oil and gas?

9th September 2015

Neil Sims, Vice President – Europe CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States):

For me, the best aspect of working in the oil and gas industry is the variety of work and the people you come across. Furthermore, the fact that it is such a global industry means there are opportunities in every continent.

When I first joined the industry, what really excited me was the opportunity to travel. I’ve held positions at Expro that have involved a lot of international trips and I was also based in the US for a number of years.

At Expro, there are a lot of like-minded people working together in a fairly informal environment which allows for discussion and sharing ideas. From my perspective, anyone new coming into the industry for the first time would consider it a big selling point to find themselves in a working environment that’s pretty open and inclusive – and that’s what I like. It’s the reason I came back to the industry after nine years in the music industry.

I’m also inspired by the ethos of the company and ‘how we go about things’ – the idea that everyone is connected to the end product and our clients’ experience. I know it sounds a bit corny but you spend so much of your life working, why not work somewhere that you feel you can make a real difference?

The old phrase that you should be the author of your own life rings true to me. I thrive on working in an industry where I feel empowered to make a difference and support my colleagues to reach their goals. That’s what gets me up for work every day.

Related articles

08th March 2019
Today we welcome Dolores Sarical, our Technical Sales Manager for Fluids. Dolores has been with us for seven years, and manages
05th March 2019
Say hello to Karen Love, our ECIS Region Finance Controller. Karen’s been with Expro for nine years and manages the finance func
05th March 2019
Meet Emmanuella Uche, our Subsea QAQC assistant based in Nigeria. Emmanuella has been with us for over seven years, starting out
04th March 2019
Starting her career as a Wireline Field Engineer, Ghina had multiple roles in the field, before joining Expro in 2012 and is now
Find detailed information about our products and services.