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Joint report anticipates a continual rise in O&G recruitment with salary increases in the first half of 2011

Salaries in the global oil and gas industry are to increase throughout 2011 according to a joint report from, the international job board for the oil and gas industry, in association with partner Air Energi, a global provider of manpower solutions to the energy sector.

Focusing on employment and salary trends in the energy sector throughout 2011 the report, entitled ‘The Global Oil & Gas Workforce Survey: Expectations for hires and pay rates in the oil and gas industry H1 2011’, addresses the issues that affected the oil and gas industry across 2010 and what they mean for the first half of 2011.

The report predicts that, globally, salaries will increase throughout 2011, with the number of hires across Africa, the Americas, Asia Pacific, Australasia, Caspian, Europe and the Middle East also remaining strong. With activity set to rise in the oil and gas sector many companies are expected to focus recruitment on the individual – ensuring that the right talent is in the right place for the right price.

Mark Guest, managing director of, said:

“The global oil and gas industry garnered a lot of experience and understanding throughout 2010 and with the number of hires increasing by over 60 percent in core regions such as the Middle East, Europe and Americas, ensuring that the talent pool is positioned correctly is a vital component in the stabilisation of the industry going forwards.”

“It is a pleasure to be working with Air Energi and launch our first joint report in 2011.  This is a partnership which has come as a result of long term mutual respect and an interest in the increased confidence and optimism of the global energy sector.”

Ian Langley group chairman of Air Energi added,

“Some 2.5 million people are currently employed in the energy sector, producing 88.5 million barrels of oil per day and responsible for $490 billion in global exploration and production budget in 2011. In spite of these massive numbers or perhaps because of them, as we embark on what looks to be a very busy year, the focus has once again come down to the individual.”

“The Air Survey provides an indication of the optimism that 2011 holds and the focus that is consistently being placed on good talent being recruited into the right position.”

Click here to access the full Global Oil & Gas Workforce Survey

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