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  • Matt Spencer

Discover the career of a SHUT DOWN HSE SUPERVISOR with working experience in the Algeria Desert


I work within the field of Oil & Gas and my skills are HSE supervision, works permit coordination, fire protection, scaffolding, working at height, lifting works.

What inspired you to get into this sort of industry?

The availability of employment in HSE, and to develop my knowledge and experience 

What qualifications and experience did you have to gain In order to establish yourself and therefore become a professional within your industry? 

I have participated in large projects with large foreign companies such as:

  1. IHI Japanese company in the proposed construction of three LPG separation train.

  2. KHPT Korean Company: Adaptation of the Arzew refinery.

  3. Hanwha: revamping project of the ARZEW refinery.

  4. Total-Sonatrach, Repsol: Shut down the plant treatment gas and condensate.

What is the most challenging aspect within your field of work?

The most challenging aspect within my field is the constant worry of the occurrence of potential hazards.

How do you manage and overcome these challenges?  

I manage these challenges through risk assessment, control and inspection of the workplace with vigilance.

What has been the highlight of your career?

Participate at the TFT shut down preparation.

If somebody starts as a trainee / beginner within your line of work, what could they earn in salary?

Roughly 800 euro’s on a monthly basis is what one can expect to earn at this junior level.

What can this person expect to earn (It doesn’t have to be an exact figure, a rough guide is sufficient) after 10 years of experience?

Roughly 2500 euro on a monthly basis is what an employee can expect.

What motivates you to work this hard?

My principles I would say is what motivates me to work hard.

What is your outlook within your industry over the next 5 years? 

My outlook is that I aim to increase my years of experience in order to improve potential contracts and future offerings, as well as working abroad.

As you know, numerous African countries are being invested in due to their rich minerals. Which country within Africa do you think will be the next hot spot and why?

I think the next hot spot for Africa would be Guinea golf.

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