Oil and gas

Companies with Accredited Company Training Schemes (ACTS)

The organisations listed below have demonstrated that they are providing optimum professional training and experience for new graduates seeking Chartered Chemical Engineer status. Contact the company directly for more information.


The Priestley Centre, 10 Priestley Road, The Surrey Research Park, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7XY.
Tel: 01483 579857 

BOC is a member of The Linde Group, a world-leading industrial gases and engineering company with more than 51,000 employees working in around 70 countries worldwide.
Following the acquisition of BOC, the company achieves annual gases and engineering sales of around 12 billion euros. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards earnings-based growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services.

BP Exploration and Production

BP's Exploration and Production business finds, produces and transports oil and gas to market. We operate in 30 countries and employ more than 20,000 people. Our strategy is to invest to grow production efficiently by:

  • Strengthening our portfolio of leadership positions in the world’s most prolific hydrocarbon basins, enabled by the development and application of technology and strong relationships based on mutual advantage.
  • Sustainably driving cost and capital efficiency in accessing, finding, developing and producing resources, enabled by deep technical capability and a culture of continuous improvement.

BP Refinery Kwinana, Australia

BP Refinery Kwinana (BPRK), Western Australia’s only oil refinery, was opened in 1955 and has a capacity to process 138 000 barrels (20 million litres) of crude oil a day.
BPRK supplies most of Western Australia’s fuel needs and it’s technology and environmental controls have led to the refinery becoming one of the most modern refineries in the southern hemisphere.

BPRK produces a wide range of products including:

  • LPG (Liquid Petroleum Gas, Propane, Butane)
  • Avgas (Aviation Gasoline)
  • Motor Spirit (Lead Replacement Petrol, BP Ultimate Petrol, Premium Unleaded Petrol)
  • Avtur (Aviation turbine fuel for jet aircraft)
  • Kerosene
  • Diesel
  • Bitumen
  • Fuel Oil
  • Sulphur


Over the years, BPRK has grown in national and international significance with regular export shipments of jet fuel, petroleum, diesel and fuel oils dispatched to other parts of the world. It is also the key distributor of fuel and lubricants for the significant mining sector of Western Australia.

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View BP employees sharing their passion for chemical engineering:

Aidan Hurley | Hannah Beck | John Driscoll | Matthew Wootton | Natalie Louis 

ConocoPhillips (U.K.) Limited

Rubislaw House, Anderson Drive, Aberdeen, AB15 6FZ. Tel: 01224 205000, Fax: 01224 205222

ConocoPhillips is an international, integrated energy company involved in every aspect of the oil and natural gas industry, including worldwide exploration, production, transportation, refining, marketing and power. It is the third-largest integrated energy company in the United States. Worldwide, it is the sixth-largest publicly owned energy company, based on oil and gas reserves, and the fifth-largest refiner.
Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ConocoPhillips operates in more than 40 countries. The company has approximately 55,800 employees worldwide and assets of $81 billion.

ConocoPhillips was founded in 2002, following the merger of Conoco Inc and Phillips Petroleum Company. Combined, the new company has more than 200 years of experience in the energy industry and a rich history of discoveries and innovation that make it the world leader it is today. The company has large oil and gas operations in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and Australia. Alaska is the company’s largest production centre, producing 375,000 to 400,000 net barrels of oil equivalent per day.

ConocoPhillips is known worldwide for its technological expertise in deepwater exploration and production, reservoir management and exploitation, 3-D seismic technology, high-grade petroleum coke upgrading and sulphur removal.
ConocoPhillips is committed to conducting its business within a set of values and are guided by what they call their SPIRIT of Performance – Safety, People, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation and Teamwork.

Aberdeen is the accredited site in the United Kingdom.

Essar Oil (UK) Limited

Stanlow Manufacturing Complex, PO Box 3, Ellesmere Port, Cheshire, CH65 4HB

Essar Oil UK is one of the leading players in the UK's refining sector with our Stanlow Manufacturing Complex producing over 15% of the nation’s transport fuels. Stanlow enjoys a number of advantages in a highly competitive sector, with its location close to the major cities of Liverpool and Manchester, impressive scale and Europe's largest residue cat cracker. With skilled and motivated staff committed to building a positive future for the business, our graduate programme offers high levels of coaching support throughout the development of your career.


Recruitment Centre, ExxonMobil House, Ermyn Way, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8UX. Brochure Line: 0845 330 8878

ExxonMobil is the world's largest free-enterprise petroleum company.

ExxonMobil's strengths are formidable. We have an expert talented workforce, a diversified and top-quality asset base, a long-standing edge in technology and strong financial resources.

The accredited site at Fawley refinery near Southampton has an annual intake of chemical engineers. It is the largest refinery in the UK, producing a wide range of products from a variety of technologies, providing graduates with the chance to make a real impact on the rapidly changing world of energy.
We have a unique development programme, created in conjunction with the London Business School, a world-class academic institution, which will equip you with a portfolio of both personal and intellectual skills. Upon completion of this three year programme, you will obtain alumni status of the London Business School.

ExxonMobil Chemical

Recruitment Centre, ExxonMobil House, Ermyn Way, Leatherhead, Surrey KT22 8UX.
Brochure Line: 0845 330 8878

ExxonMobil Chemical is one of the largest worldwide petrochemical companies. We are an integrated manufacturer and global marketer of olefins, aromatics, fluids, synthetic rubber, polyethylene, polypropylene, oriented polypropylene packaging films, plasticizers, synthetic lubricant basestocks, additives for fuels and lubricants, zeolite catalysts and other petrochemical products. With worldwide operations, the chemical company is a significant and growing part of Exxon Mobil Corporation.

The accredited sites at Fawley near Southampton and Fife near Edinburgh have an annual intake of chemical engineers. The products ranges from synthetic rubber to olefins, from aromatics to oxygenated solvents, and includes basic chemicals such as ethylene, providing graduates with a challenging and rewarding work environment. We also have the size and scope to grow with you. We'll provide you with ongoing development through job assignments and training with colleagues throughout the world.

Our unique development programme, created in conjunction with the London Business School, a world-class academic institution, will equip you with a portfolio of both personal and intellectual skills. Upon completion of this three year programme, you will obtain alumni status of the London Business School.

Fluor Limited

140 Pinehurst Road, Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14 7BF – United Kingdom

Fluor Limited is the UK operation of Fluor Corporation, one of the world's largest, publicly owned engineering, procurement, construction, and maintenance services organizations.

Consistently rated among the world's safest contractors, Fluor's primary objective is to develop, execute, and maintain capital projects on schedule, within budget, and with operational excellence. These projects range in size from small process studies to multi-billion pound engineering and construction developments.

Fluor serves customers in a wide variety of traditional and evolving industries worldwide, including chemicals and petrochemicals; commercial and institutional; government projects; life sciences; manufacturing; microelectronics; mining; oil and gas; power; telecommunications; and transportation infrastructure.

Fluor's work force numbers more than 30,000 employees worldwide. In addition to project offices, Fluor maintains a network of base offices in more than 25 countries across 6 continents. Fluor Limited operates with over 1,400 people, mainly based in Camberley in Surrey, which is our accredited site.

Genesis Oil and Gas Consultants Ltd

262 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7NA
Tel: 0207 6115555 Fax: 0207 6115555 

Genesis is a market-leading engineering company focused on providing engineering and technical services to the global upstream oil and gas industry. The company’s services are utilized by oil and gas companies during planning and development phases of oil and gas projects and in the execution of subsea, onshore and offshore engineering projects. Its clientele includes super-majors and national oil companies, as well as small independents.

Genesis develops innovative solutions for the E&P business, by leveraging on its core engineering and techno-economic skills. The company helps achieve world-class performance from its assets by providing expertise, novel methods and tools to realise its maximum potential.

Today, Genesis is a company with more than 1,450 engineers and offices in sixteen locations worldwide. Genesis is an ISO 9001: 2008, ISO 14001: 2004 and OHSAS 18001: 2007 certified company.

Ingen-Ideas Ltd

111 Gallowgate, Aberdeen, AB25 1BU
Tel: 01224 619700 Fax: 01224 619749

Ingen is an upstream oil and gas engineering consultancy specialising in field development and project decision support. Our staff of more than 50 project managers and engineers work on projects including field developments, production assurance, facilities and subsea activities.

Our creative approach to upstream oil and gas consultancy provides our clients with clear answers to their most important questions. Our services are multi-faceted, high-value and forward-thinking, and bring demonstrable benefits to production, cost, risk and schedule over the lifecycle of new and existing developments.

Since our inception in 2000, our people have fuelled our reputation for creative thinking and high-quality engineering. We believe that they are the catalyst of our success, and supporting their development is important to us. In recognition we’ve been awarded Bronze Corporate Partner status from the IChemE and have reached the finals of the Oil & Gas UK Awards 2014 for Investment in People. 

Penspen, Bristol

Recruitment office, 3 Water Lane, Richmond upon Thames, Surrey, TW9 1TJ, United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 (0)20 8334 2700

Penspen is an energy services company that is committed to shaping the delivery of tomorrow’s energy by helping its clients engineer and operate their assets across the entire project lifecycle, maximising returns and delivering technical excellence.

We have over 60 years of experience helping our clients develop new energy assets by providing customised engineering and project management services, and by assisting them with the rehabilitation of existing energy assets to maximise productivity and efficiency.

Penspen was founded in the UK in 1954 as Spencer & Partners and has grown to become a global organisation with major offices in London, Aberdeen, Houston, Villahermosa, Abu Dhabi, Bangkok and Singapore.  


Level 47, Tower 1, PETRONAS Twin Towers, KLCC, 50088, Kuala Lumpur

Petroliam Nasional Berhad (PETRONAS) is Malaysia’s fully integrated oil and gas multinational ranked among the largest corporations on FORTUNE Global 500®. Operating our core business in the Upstream and Downstream sectors, we have a presence in more than 60 countries since we were first incorporated in 1974. We are among the top five oil and gas companies (in terms of production) and the most profitable company in Asia. We are steadily driving for new solutions and pushing boundaries to develop and add value to oil and gas resources in a manner that carefully balances commercial, environmental and social considerations.

Shell UK Exploration and Production

1 Altens Farm Road, Nigg, Aberdeen, AB12 3FY.
Tel: 01224 882000 

Shell UK Exploration and Production is one of the leading producers of oil, gas and natural gas liquids from the UK sector of the North Sea. Activities cover the full field and asset life-cycles from discovery through development and operation to abandonment.

Accredited sites include the office locations in Aberdeen, together with the gas processing plants at St Fergus, Mossmorran and Bacton.

View Shell employees sharing their passion for chemical engineering

Carlyn Greenhalgh | John Abbott | Kirsteen van Welie-Campbell | Marco Frondoni | Wim Leenhouts 

Total E&P UK Limited

Crawpeel Road, Altens Industrial Estate, Aberdeen, AB12 3FG.
Tel: 01224 297000

TOTAL E&P UK Limited is one of the largest operators in the UK sector of the North Sea in terms of production and reserves, and is one of the largest exploration and production subsidiaries of the TOTAL Group.

Our challenge has always been to develop new, more efficient and cost-effective ways of optimising the productivity of existing fields, maximizing the value of mature ones, finding and developing new reserves – and maintaining the focus on safety and environmental performance.

We have access to sophisticated technologies. We have the geological and geophysical knowledge. We have diversity in our exploration acreage. And, we have the drive to source the ability to transform those discoveries into productive capacity.

Wood Group PSN

15 Justice Mill Lane, Aberdeen AB11 6EQ
Tel: 01224 851000

Wood Group is an international energy services company with $5.5bn revenues, employing around 36,000 people and operating in 50 countries. The Group has three businesses - Engineering, Wood Group PSN and Wood Group GTS.

Wood Group PSN is the largest provider of brownfield services to the oil & gas industry. The company is a global provider of conceptual and FEED studies, engineering, construction, hook-up & commissioning, pre-operations, operations & maintenance, project management, consultancy, training and decommissioning services. Wood Group PSN’s high integrity services optimise the performance of facilities, maintain production, reduce operating costs, ensure asset integrity and extend the operating life of fields.

Graduates joining Wood Group PSN will gain on-the-job experience, have a dedicated mentor and follow a highly structured training scheme. From day one you will be working on one of our busy projects or corporate groups. A range of technical and business skills training will be provided to compliment the practical experience you will gain.

International secondment opportunities are available. Learning and social opportunities also exist through our ‘Young Talent Forum’ which is run by our graduates and trainees. Furthermore, on completion of your graduate programme we provide continuous development opportunities including career workshops and advanced training for emerging leaders. 


Xodus Group

138 Cheapside, London, EC2V 6BJ

Xodus Group is a worldwide independent, international energy consultancy founded on an integrated approach to energy challenges in two key energy markets – oil & gas and low carbon. More importantly, Xodus is an exciting, varied and fun place to work, offering exceptional opportunities in training, career progression and work/life balance.

We work on projects for clients at every phase of the lifecycle – from conceptual front-end analysis and risk-based decision-making through to technology development, project delivery, operational support/troubleshooting and decommissioning.

We have offices across the UK – in London, Southampton, Anglesey, Aberdeen, Orkney, Glasgow and Edinburgh – as well as a worldwide presence with offices in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, The Hague, Oslo, Houston, Lagos and Perth.

On joining Xodus, graduates are assigned a dedicated mentor and have regular performance management reviews with their line manager. As a degree qualified Chemical Engineer you could find yourself working in our Process & Facilities, Production Assurance or Technical Safety division.

Following our IChemE accredited training scheme, you will embark on a combination of project experience, internal courses/coaching and external courses, allowing you to progress rapidly to Chartered Engineer status within the recommended 4-6 years.

Our annual in-take of graduates supports our ambitious growth plans and career progression opportunities are endless, offering opportunities to work in clients’ offices in the UK and abroad. 

The culture and size of our company means that senior managers are very accessible – everyone has a voice and is valued. Flexible working is encouraged and a wide variety of organised activities such as sports, dinners and family fun days help people relax outside of the office.


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