It pays comparatively better than other industries, even when oil price was in the doldrum, that is if you are spared from the retrenchment. I was even paid a bonus for joining my first company. That paid off my university school fee. Definitely help in my journey towards FIRE. If I didn't start my career in this industry, I wouldn't be writing this post.
Travels. ALOT of travels. It was fun. Spent months in Europe and Asia. The thing about people in my industry, they know how to have fun. So it’s work hard, play harder.
I used to be a PMET (a very Singaporean abbreviation, if you are unsure, it actually means professional, managerial, executive and technical) in the oil and gas industry, more specifically upstream oil and gas. Yes, the once sexy and lucrative industry back in the days. I don't regret making a career out of it as it does have its perks.