So, Mauritania and Guinea don't shape up as likely candidates. I'm sure the jobs are fascinating but I'm not big on the kidnapping prospects. The promising Botswana option has gone on hold so I've been working my way through some other options. There's a fantastic job going in Oman but the roster is very unfriendly, 6 weeks on and 3 off, and, for the first time my age has popped up as an issue. Laos is another option but it's a big company and I'm not sure I'm a big company employee. South America is also beckoning but they're not keen on offering a fly-in fly-out option.
Something is going to come up soon, it's just a matter of time.