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From Dubai to Bangkok - A Global Odyssey in the Oil and Gas Industry

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Welcome to the “Redlist Distribution Download” podcast! In this episode, join host John Keller as he sits down with guest Sean Chapman, a seasoned professional with a rich background in drilling services and the oil industry. Sean’s journey takes us on an international adventure, delving into the challenges and rewards of working abroad.

John and Sean begin by discussing Sean’s entry into the international oil field service industry, starting with his job in Dubai during the early 2000s. They explore his unexpected extended stay in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), his work across various countries in Southeast Asia, and his managerial position in Bangkok, Thailand. Throughout the conversation, Sean shares his experiences, highlighting the adjustments required when living and working in a foreign culture, away from familiar surroundings.

The conversation also touches upon the evolving landscape of expatriate work, with an increasing emphasis on training and employing local staff in overseas locations. John adds his own perspective, sharing his personal experiences of living in Thailand and embracing the diversity and beauty it offers.

As the episode progresses, Sean reveals the challenges he faced upon returning to the United States and readjusting to an office environment after years spent abroad. However, he also emphasizes the value of the connections and contacts he made during his international assignments, which have proven invaluable in his current role of selling lubricants to the oil and gas market.

Whether you’re a seasoned sales professional or aspiring to enter the field, this episode of Sean Chapman’s international journey in the oil and gas industry offers valuable lessons in resilience, being open to new things, and the rewards one can receive from working abroad. Tune in to gain insights and inspiration to propel your sales career to new heights.

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