I need urgent advice for interview

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Hi everybody,

I have invitation for interview next moth with 2 companies (ADCO and GASCO) and I would like to have an idea of what should be my expectations about;

1. What basic salary will be expected for a Oil and gas process operator?
2. Which of the 2 companies will offer better work/life balance and benefits according to the reality of the country (housing allowance, helth care, car loan etc).
3. How much for a 3 beds villa in the suburbs?
4. How much for groseries for a 2 children family?

I hope anibody can help me, the interviews are next month and Im still clueless of wath to expect0or ask...


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Dhabi's picture

First of all check this link, read both the post and comments

As far as I know both companies are good, so it is hard to tell.
For the villa I guess 140k to 160k will be good.
Groceries and daily expense depends on you, your life style and how good you can manage, 4k to 5k should be enough.
Good luck

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Wed, 28/09/2011 - 07:57

@Dhabi Thaks for your reply!

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Thaks for your reply! I've read all the post and comments you suggested !
Really appreciated!

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Wed, 28/09/2011 - 08:21

@Dhabi Thaks for your reply!

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Thaks for your reply! I've read all the post and comments you suggested !
Really appreciated!

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Wed, 28/09/2011 - 08:22

More about salary

Abu_Dab's picture

I appreciate some more details on whow much cash should remain in my pocket after paying all the house school and utilities ?
May be if i give you brief talk of my expertice and experience some one working in my field can give more details;
Im a 13 years experience operator with DCS and field experience, 2 major project commissioning too...

every comment is welcome

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Wed, 28/09/2011 - 14:35


einzoe's picture

i just came across this website for salary in UAE.
Hope this will help for others too

Hope i'll join u guy too later in AD hehehe


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Wed, 28/09/2011 - 21:46

ADCO salary

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Abu Dab,

See previous forum for your questions :

1) salary

2) ADCO & GASCO both under ADNOC so same package benefits

3) Accomodotions

4) groceries & Abu Dhabi in general

Guys. all questions you are asking in this forum somewhere, search them.


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Thu, 29/09/2011 - 09:13

Operations Foreman

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Hii All's;

I'm new here in this forum. I found out it is very useful and really help newbies like me with lots of information wrt living in AD. Thanks to everybody that are cooperative enough on posting such useful info , especially info posted by Ebdoosh. Hereby, I need some more info should any of the forumer here able to provide me with some answers;

1. Does anybody know, what is the expected basic salary range (min/max) for operations foreman working with ADNOC/ADCO, and that person is having 17++ years experience in oil & gas co? At what possible salary grade in ADCO for expartriate?

2. How much is the average renting rate for landed property/house that has at least 3 rooms + furnished as of today in AD?

3. Does anybody know the different between monthly supplemental allowance vs monthly general allowance, ie. the term used in ADNOC for expartriate?

Fyi, I'm Malaysian.

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Sat, 01/10/2011 - 20:47


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What about ADMA-OPCO, do they offer the same package as ADNOC and ADCO?


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Sun, 09/10/2011 - 21:39


ebdoosh's picture

hparacha dear...ADMA is also under ADNOC Group... so same package.

and kudalaut,
This allowance is substitute for the Annual Flight ticket back to country of origin. And the other I think for living/sustenance ...but who cares? LOL
Experience 17 years normally between Grade 15-17 (professional level).
House 3br furnished in AD if in city quite expensive around 200k above. But if outside the city you can get as low as 100k but thats villa. But dear check http://www.abudhabiliving.net/node/2852 as I have given a link to rental property in Abu Dhabi


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Tue, 11/10/2011 - 00:09

Thanks dear

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Thanks Ebdoosh.


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Tue, 11/10/2011 - 15:30

Urgent << ADMA-OP-CO>>

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May Peace be up on you All.
Asalaamu alaikkum.

I hold 4+ software experience in Data Warehousing. I am a new member.

To summarize in short, last week, i had got an email (From and Sent by are described below) asking me to submit my profile as they have some openings. I have forwarded the same. Two days later, i was being asked to endorse fully, the Official Online questionnaire of Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company,United Arab Emirate. I have filled them which had 15 questions.
This week, they have sent a contract package and want me to thoroughly have a look and take it forward.

Not sure, what is happenig or if it is fake/trying to grab some money or whatever, i am clueless here. I have even dropped a note to the ADMA feedback form on this and no replies yet.

Your help is highly appreciated. Hope it will be informative.

Email sender details:

From: careers[at] adma-op-co [dot] com
Sent by:
Dr Abdul Majid
Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company
TEL: +971-502540767
EMAIL: careers[at] adma-op-co [dot] com
http://www [dot] adma-opco [dot] com


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Wed, 12/10/2011 - 04:18


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It's a scam!! ADNOC group will never offer any position without a proper interviews and protocols. They will never ask for money to process your application or visa. In my case I only used my own money first when I have to do medical check up and document attestation, the rest all arranged by ADNOC group. Plus if you see in that appointment letter that this people is using a mobile phone number as a main contact and not the landline number which is a typical scam. Beware!!


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Wed, 12/10/2011 - 08:49


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I can smell a spam in this, as you noticed the email address [adma-op-co] is different from the official website, and if you try to visit, it will give you nothing.
You better pay attention while dealing with them.

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Wed, 12/10/2011 - 08:50


SIRAJUDEEN's picture

Thank you brothers. Its good to know from you.
* No money to be asked from my end.
* Any ways to let ADMA know on this to make sure that other brothers need not become prey for it.


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Wed, 12/10/2011 - 13:25

Selected but...

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Hi guys,

I just finished the interview with ADCO and Im sorry to say that everything was fine until I saw my offer :''''( sorry to say the is very away from my expectations, they offer 110K for housing when must 3BR in Abu dhabi in decent area will start from 140K, they offer 30K/year for every child education when must schools fees vary from 30K-80K in a good american or british stream, and by the way what they call general allowance is nothing but cheating trying to make your salary higher that what it is, additional to all the working schedule is 5 on 3 off /8hrs but you can not join your family every day.

Good lock for those who got something better than me.

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Mon, 17/10/2011 - 04:53

Abu Dab

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Sorry to hear that it's beyond your expectation and congratulation for making a right decision. I assume they offer you Grade 10.
With 110k for house allowance you cant get a decent accomodation inside the city. But there are accomodations with 3 br outside of city that meet that allowance allocation.
However for the school education, there are good & decent international schools that offer American & British syllabus which is within 30k. But of course not all the teachers from America or Britain.
Of course it is frustrating not to be with your family all the time especially when you have small kids. But if it is field position, thats the way it is.
Good Luck!!


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Wed, 19/10/2011 - 09:55

interview adnoc

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I am Malaysia citizen and currently staying at Sabah, Malaysia. Today, i got an email from hr@adnocc.com regarding interview as the position above. The interview will be held at Conference Hall at ADNOC Abu Dhabi. The interview letter had state that the company 100% responsible to sponsor all candidate to attend this interview scheduled including Visa, Airfare, Feeding, Accommodation, Airport pick up and Local transportation, with one condition Refundable security deposit US D480.00 must be paid by candidate to attend this interview, but it will be refund after the interview. I'm kind of suspicious regarding this, but if this is true i`m interest to attend this interview. Is anyone have same experience about this especially candidate from Malaysia? Kindly advise


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Sat, 10/12/2011 - 07:21

Selected with ADMA OPCO

SUMIT's picture

Hello Friends

I got selected with ADMA in aug 2012. Everything complete, SC , medical in one month . Now the agent has asked me to resign. My current notice period is three months. they are pressing me to make it shorter. That is beyond my control.

what is the general notice period in other companies from where people have been selected. I hope ADMA will patiently wait for my notice period to get over and provide me visa and tickets after that . These three months seems long now.pleasae reply everybody about your notice periods.


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Fri, 05/10/2012 - 11:37

plz. reply about your working schedule.

suma's picture

dear sir,

what is your working schedule.for e.g 4 days on 4 days off or 45 days on and 15 days off like that.moreover i wnt to know about you got family status or not.

plz. reply

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Mon, 08/10/2012 - 13:52

Interview as Maintenance Engineer (Control & Instrument)

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Dear All,

I am short listed for face 2 face interview at ADCO, can any one guide what to prepare for interview other CV details please.


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Thu, 15/11/2012 - 14:15

need advice for interview

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Hi Sumit,

Congrats for the offer,

I have also been shortlisted for F2F in december, i will appear for the position of machinery engineer. i have 7.5 yr of work ex.

what is the level of tech interview?? is it very detailed ?? usually how many candidate they call for one position??

can we stay in AD with family and go to site daily?? do they have family accommodation at all sites??

Your kind response and some helpful tips will be of great help.


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Fri, 23/11/2012 - 15:48

Hi Dan,

JAYESH5.PATEL's picture

Congrates for offer to attend interview.
Pls share that which agency has contacted you for this opening ?
When did u get mail for shortlisting ?


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Mon, 26/11/2012 - 16:43

Hi Jayesh

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Thanks, I was contacted by sofomation.
what position you have applied for and your total ex ..


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Mon, 26/11/2012 - 16:52


JAYESH5.PATEL's picture

I have applied for Sr Fire Officer.
Total Experiance 7.5 years ,Exclusively in Oil Refinery and Petrochemical sector.
My agent is BD select.
After BD select,two more agency had contacted me but i didnt shared my CV with them.



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Mon, 26/11/2012 - 18:08

How is ADGAS compare to othercompnies under ADNOC

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I get offer from adgas with rotational schedule, how is adgas compare to adnoc, adma, gasco?

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Mon, 17/12/2012 - 05:13

ADCO F2F Interview on 19th to 2th Sept. 2013

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Please, for those of you who did their interview earlier, can yo please share with us your experience...what are the questions ask......please share with us....don't keep to yourself alone.

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Sun, 25/08/2013 - 15:29

ADCO F2F Interview on 19th to 2th Sept. 2013

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What to aspect for a senior construction engineer....please share the interview

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Sun, 25/08/2013 - 15:32

F2F Interview 2013 ( Sept.)

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Any idea about Sr. Piping / Pipeline Engg Tchnical interview questions? Please post


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Wed, 28/08/2013 - 19:21

HSE Training officer F2F interview

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Hi all!
Wow, it is amazing how helpful you all are on this site.
I have been invited for a F2F interview at GASCO on 12/11/2013 which is next week already. I have been advised that this is a grade 13 position so can you please advise on possible salary expectations and also additional benefits that the ADNOC (GASCO) group offer?

Are there any guidelines on some possible interview questions? This is my first international interview so would really like to arrive there prepared.

Comments on this post are available or your e-mail to tfdreyer97@gmail.com will also be highly appreciated.

Hope to hear from you soon.


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Wed, 06/11/2013 - 23:48

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