Company History

SSG formed in 2008, driven by a strong desire to contest industry standards, an ambition to advance niche E&P recruitment capabilities, and ultimately ‘Challenge the Future‘. Over the last decade, we have achieved our goals, developed an internationally recognised and reputable organisation, and serviced the Upstream Oil & Gas industry to high standards. We are very proud of our achievements and all of the individuals who led us here.



SSG formed to ‘Challenge the Future’

Set up in Scotland, our business was built on a foundation of achieving results while maintaining a reputation for integrity, honesty and reliability. We are proud to uphold these principles to this day.


Expanding into the Middle East

SSG set up its first overseas office in Abu Dhabi, UAE. We are proud of our UAE business and long-term relationships in Abu Dhabi, as well as the employees and consultants who have grown this business unit since 2009. Abu Dhabi proved to be a logical step and we were fortunate to hire some great people that are still with us today.


Industry Boom

By 2012, SSG were a well-established consultancy services and recruitment organisation within the E&P industry. Our staff and consultants were recognised as prominent members of the upstream community, working extremely hard to develop relationships with a variety of international E&P operating companies.


New Offices

With growing demand we expanded with new offices in the UK, UAE and Iraq. We invested heavily in technology and processes to keep our business safe and secure. Following the 2015 recession we remained resilient, standing by long serving clients.


10 Years

We celebrated 10 years in business in 2018. We love what we do and are committed to strengthening our client and candidate relationships long into the future. If you would like to know more please get in touch with us below.


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“I have worked with Subsurface Global for five years. I have found both to be credible, honest and realistic; qualities that help to distinguish SSG from the majority of Oil and Gas recruiters. SSG recently helped me secure a contract, proof that they have good contacts and strong relationships that remain robust in these tough times. I would wholeheartedly recommend Subsurface Global to anyone looking to be represented to potential employers.”

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