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I think the below, not in any particular order, are currently the highest compensated careers in the oil & gas industry:
Since there are limited resources and the current demand is high, those careers are prime to earn substantially more than their other engineering counterparts.
The senior levels of those positions can earn at least USD$2000/day in base salary and upward.
There is a recent study from Swift that put the highest paid salaries in the $2000-$3000 range per day (plus accommodation, meals, and transportation allowances).
A drilling manager in Australia earns $2942 per day
A completion manager in Australia earns $3075 per day
A subsea manager in Australia earns $2692 per day
And so on...