Professional Capability Statement

Professional Capability Statement

Our story

OGR was established in 2009 and since then has provided superior recruitment services to the oil and gas industry including contract personnel, labour hire, payroll
services, and temporary and permanent placements.

We offer a tailored solution to deliver on our clients’ specific needs. OGR is known for its can-do approach and commitment to service excellence.

Our client portfolio includes smaller local companies through to multi-national organisations across the oil and gas sector such as E&P operators, vessel management companies and construction organisations who work within the industry.

Our capability

OGR has a strong background in providing exceptional contract, temporary and permanent white collar personnel across a range of roles in the oil and gas sector.

This means we are able to quickly gain an understanding of our clients’ needs for engineering personnel, from concept and design, through to start-up and operations.

Our sourcing strategy includes our extensive industry networks, our internal database, strategic advertising and direct head-hunting.

Our approach

We believe that our professional approach to how OGR interacts with their clients is second to none, and when assigned to undertake and deliver recruitment solutions you can be assured of the following:

  • Highly competent and dedicated people;
  • Robust quality framework;
  • Our people work with honesty and integrity; and
  • A cost effective service without compromising

Why our clients choose OGR

Our clients continue to partner with OGR because:

  • OGR goes to great lengths to find the best and most suitable personnel to meet their needs,
  • our clients tell us we are easier to work with,
  • we have a can-do approach,
  • we are committed to service excellence, and
  • we deliver safe, reliable personnel to meet their
    recruitment needs.

Our clients

OGR works with leading oil and gas companies.
Some of our current clients are:

  • BHP
  • Bumi Armada
  • IAS
  • Bibby Shipping Australia

Benefits of working with OGR

Clients working with OGR will enjoy a number of benefits:

  • Proven track record of providing white collar personnel with a pro-active, performance driven culture.
  • Ability to integrate with clients’ personnel and onshore and offshore teams.
  • Experienced resourcing staff who are committed to selecting and mobilising competent and capable personnel.

Comprehensive support framework

Based on our deep understanding of day-to-day operations in the industry and the importance of a specific and flexible workforce to your business, OGR offers a comprehensive range of professional and technical staffing solutions. From exploration, conceptual, detailed design engineering, construction, commissioning, right through to production, maintenance and ongoing operations, at OGR we are able to offer a tailored solution to support your business. The types of professional candidates we can provide are outlined in the table below:

Offshore/onshore projects
Facility Managers
Project Managers
Maintenance Planners
HSEQ Managers
Administration Staff
Maintenance Superintendent
Project Engineers
Project Controls Advisors
Cost/Engineer Managers
Planning Engineers Managers
Contract Advisor
HR Recruitment Personnel
Marine operations
Project Managers
Maintenance Planners
HSEQ Managers
Administration Staff
Materials Coordinator
Logistics Personnel
Drilling operations
Drilling Engineer
Administration Staff
Materials Coordinator
Logistics Personnel


Our key strengths

Excellence in recruitment

Our two principals have deep functional oil and gas experience across a diverse range of white collar roles.

This industry familiarity ensures highly targeted and efficient candidate identification, unlike generic recruitment organisations that simply look to fill any vacancy.


We pride ourselves on forming lasting, close working relationships with our clients. Face-to-face and on-site briefings are an essential part of our process, so our staff is able to fully understand your recruitment needs.

Response time

We understand your need to quickly mobilise personnel. OGR provides middle management to senior qualified white collar personnel to meet short
to long-term project requirements and fulfil urgent and surge requirements quickly and professionally. We pride ourselves on our turnover time from initial request to placement of personnel.

Tailored solutions

At OGR we understand that our clients are diverse and that they all have different requirements and internal processes. We work closely with you to ensure we work in accordance with your policies and can tailor customised solutions to address your individual needs. We can either provide you with the full recruitment service, or we design a personal recruitment package that incorporates the elements you require.

Our services

Contract/temporary placement

OGR can provide third party contractor personnel for short or longer term assignments for your engineering needs. In addition we can provide temporary staff for emergency relief, increased business demands and peak periods.

Permanent recruitment

OGR consistently strives to not only match the right skill-set to your job requirement but also work to understand the culture and environment of your company ensuring the right personality profile you are seeking is selected.

Our process

Your dedicated OGR representative will:

  • Search our extensive database of qualified candidates
  • Utilise our well-established industry contacts
  • Develop an effective advertising program
  • Conduct reference checks
  • Interview potential candidates

Getting you the right people sooner

At OGR, our labour supply and placement model makes people management easy. We apply a rigorous vetting and selection process to ensure you get the right people to meet all your short and long term requirements sooner.

  • Conduct skill and competency testing
  • Initiate a medical if required
  • Screen the shortlist thoroughly
  • Refer a shortlist
  • Organise interviews
  • Assist with final offers
  • Provide support during decision-making process
  • Monitor and provide post-placement follow-up for all contract, temporary and permanent employees.

Total resource management solution

All OGR services are supported by our experienced in-house administration and logistical capabilities which include:

  • Detailed engagement processes to ensure our staff are safe, reliable and skilled;
  • Strong relationships with travel and accommodation providers for efficient logistics;
  • Robust account management systems to provide accurate timesheet and billing data;
  • Up-to-date understanding of immigration legislation to manage visa arrangements; and
  • Strong relationships with training providers to support your training and compliance requirements.

Our commitment to zero harm


OGR is committed to the health and safety of our employees and any personnel who come into contact with our company.

We ensure that our internal staff, as well as the staff we supply to our clients, comply with all relevant regulations and legislative requirements, workplace health and safety policies, and police checks if required.

We retain strong training and competency matrices to ensure our training of personnel is up to date and meets our clients’ requirements. OGR also has a specifically designed HR software system that ensures all of our staff have all the necessary training and qualifications.

Should personnel be required to go offshore or visit a site then personal protective equipment (PPE) is supplied in accordance with the Workplace Health and Safety Act. Any additional requirements can be discussed with the client.

Furthermore, we are in the process of becoming ISO accredited for Health Safety and Environment (ISO 4801: 2001 and ISO 14001: 2004) for best practice management of risks in our services. OGR is on track for certification to these standards by the first quarter of 2016.


OGR’s services are provided in accordance to our ISO 9001 certified Quality Management System awarded by Bureau Veritas. This professional focus and certification ensures our clients will consistently receive high quality service delivery, and the adminstration and support of all placements is professionally managed.



OGR was awarded a general licence in 2009 to conduct business as an employment agent and is valid until 2018. This licence comes under the Employment Agents Act 1976 and was granted by the Government of Western Australia by the Department of Commerce.

OGR has strict HR/IR guidelines that have governed the development of employment contracts for fulltime, casual and contracted personnel. We are also fully compliant with all state and federal statutory requirements for GST, taxes and insurances.

Our experience

Ian Cantley

Founder and Managing Directorbr
OGR was founded by Ian Cantley who has 20 years’ experience in the oil and gas, mining, construction and property management industries, with 10 years spent as a chief engineer working in North America and Australia. As OGR’s Managing Director, Ian is committed to meeting our clients’ needs and is supported by our management team and head office administration team.

Joanna Georgiou

Business & Account Development Manager
Joanna has 17 years’ experience in recruitment, predominantly working in the oil and gas industry both in Australia and internationally, with some exposure to the mining and construction sectors. Joanna has worked with oil and gas clients such as Chevron, BP, Inpex, Woodside, Technip and Subsea 7. Her main area of expertise in the last eight years has been working in business development and account management roles.

Russell Collins

Corporate Development Manager
Russell has worked in the offshore oil and gas industry for 24 years, predominantly in the subsea sector. His experience includes working with most of Australia’s oil and gas operators such as Woodside, Chevron, Santos, BHPB, ConocoPhillips, Vermilion and Coogee.