The Offshore Technology Conference 2014 is just around the corner and we are thrilled to announce that we will be exhibiting with an interactive booth which is set to top last years! The annual exhibition and conference takes place during the 5 – 8 May at the Reliant Park in Houston, Texas.
OilCareers.com is giving one lucky visitor the chance to win four Main Grandstand Trackside Weekend Tickets to the 2014 Austin Grand Prix. Don’t miss your chance to win a Grand Prix experience of a lifetime by visiting us on Booth #2341-B at OTC 2014.
OTC is one of the world’s biggest oil and gas conference’s held for the development of offshore resources in the fields of drilling, exploration, production, and environmental protection. The exhibition attracts over 90,000 professionals from over 120 countries.
We look forward to meeting you next month.
Last month we attended the 28th Offshore Achievement Awards 2014 to celebrate exceptional triumph within the UK offshore Industry. The awards which are organised by the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Aberdeen, recognises the most innovativeand successful individuals and companies within the offshore industry.
The annual event which is held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre welcomed over 500 industry professionals. The entertainment which was sponsored by OilCareers.com was hosted by Sean Lock, one of the UK’s most highly acclaimed comedians.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients for attending the awards with us and also huge congratulations to the 2014 winners and finalists. It’s safe to say a good night was had by all and we are looking forward to the 2015 awards ceremony.
To view some of our snaps from the evening, please visit our Facebook page.
OilCareers.com and Air Energi are calling for the oil and gas industry to collaborate more if it is to successfully tackle the skills shortage. This follows the publication of The Global Oil & Gas Workforce Survey 2014, a joint report on the people focussed issues facing the oil and gas industry.
According to the survey, which raises awareness of the people related risk in the industry and its impact on projects, engineers are the scarcest commodity with more than half of participants identifying it as the most in-demand role followed by project manager, drilling, contract administrator and geologist.
Air Energi CEO, Duncan Gregson, said: “The oil and gas industry is powered by a highly mobile and skilled workforce. Experienced professionals are extremely sought after, highly remunerated and are offered excellent benefits. The critical issue for the industry in 2014 will be retaining staff, which is one of the key drivers in budget-overspend and schedule delays. We must, as an industry, look to collaboration as a solution if we are to solve our on-going problems.”
Other key findings in the survey include 58% of respondents confirming they expect salaries to rise in 2014 and 50% predicting that hiring rates for both permanent and contract positions will also increase. 69% of those questioned believe that more must be done to promote the opportunities within the industry to younger generations.
OilCareers.com managing director, Mark Guest said: “Furthermore, 2014 must be the year where the industry seriously looks at the investment it is making in securing the future workers for the industry. The millennial generation holds the key to the future success of the oil and gas industry – attracting and retaining them is essential.”
Three-quarters of Global Workforce Survey respondents confirmed that their organisation offered internal training, although 29% of these admitted that there was not a full selection of training available.
Mr Guest added: “Companies don’t have a good track record of collaborating with each other when it comes to addressing the root cause of the skills shortage. If we are going to see a real and positive change in the skills gap the industry as a whole must work together on the development of education, training and local content initiatives.”
Also highlighted in the findings is the on-going challenge surrounding staff retention as an anticipated increase in project activity in the Middle East, North America, East Africa and Australia begins to filter through.
Both OilCareers.com and Air Energi are active participants within the oil and gas community and have strong links with operators and service companies.