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The global oil and gas industry is experiencing a resurgence of activity, due in part to the resumption of activity in the Gulf of Mexico and the discovery of new shale oil plays, according to a joint report from OilCareers.com, 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.

 

Following the launch of its Global Workforce Survey, OilCareers.com managing director, Mark Guest, was interviewed on yesterday’s Platts Energy Week show, which airs live in Houston, Washington and other stations across the US.

 

“The development of current and new shale gas plays is a big step for the United States, and the survey signals a positive outlook for the sector with both mature and developing producing regions providing good reasons for continuing confidence and future optimism,” said Mark Guest.

 

Click here to view Mark Guest’s interview on Platt’s Energy Week show, which aired on September 30th 2012.

 

For further information visit plattsenergyweektv.com.

 

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Air Energi Global Workforce 2012

Latest OilCareers.com and Air Energi Global Workforce Survey Results Announced

 

While the global oil and gas industry is experiencing a resurgence of activity, both employers and employees face a plethora of challenges, according to a joint report from OilCareers.com, 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 2012 the report, entitled ‘The Global Oil & Gas Workforce Survey: Expectations for hires and pay rates in the oil and gas industry H2 2012’, addresses the issues affecting the oil and gas industry and what they mean for the second half of 2012.

 

The survey, now one of the most eagerly anticipated temperature checks of global employers’ perceptions of the energy industry, found operators and contractors have a largely positive outlook about the numerous, major projects underway or planned worldwide. Yet the research highlighted much concern over access to those with the necessary skills, a shortage of specific disciplines and pressure caused by local content regulations.

 

More than 170,000 oil and gas professionals were invited to participate from over 50 countries within the seven major oil and gas producing regions.

 

Mark Guest, managing director of OilCareers.com, said: “Despite significant economic challenges facing the global energy industry, the survey signals a positive outlook for the sector with both mature and developing producing regions providing good reasons for continuing confidence and future optimism.

 

“Local content regulations – where foreign operators are required to prove they have made every effort to recruit from local sources and to use indigenous business channels – are however proving particularly challenging in a number of regions including Africa, the Americas and parts of Australasia.

 

“Internationally, operators are embarking on a large number of major investments, benefitting greatly from technological advancements. Yet major challenges remain with access to skilled labour a pivotal concern, combined with a global shortage of those with the necessary experience to help companies fully realise the potential of these opportunities.”

 

Ian Langley, group executive chairman for Air Energi, said: “The global flow of labour is a highly complex equation that has historically been answered through just-in-time solutions, largely dictated by the price of oil. Operators are taking a global approach to hiring practices, while proactively recruiting or reassigning talent as it becomes available.

 

“Many have stated the importance of looking to the young stream of professionals entering the industry, and the need to provide young graduates with internships and other opportunities. Field experience and a succession of short-term global assignments have also been observed as successful methods. Fast-tracking may help, but there are no shortcuts to hands-on experience.”

 

Click here to download the full Global Workforce Survey

 

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Fantastic Start to 2012

Well what a start to 2012 it has been. Just 2 months in and we have already opened new offices in Perth and Brisbane Australia. On top of that we launched the latest workforce survey – Global Oil and Gas WorkforceSurvey

February saw us reach the one millionth registered user of OilCareers, while January’s traffic of over 714,000 unique visits, was a new monthly record.

With around 11-15,000 new jobs posted to the site each month and some 20,000 live jobs on the site each day OilCareers.com remains the number 1 site, for both candidates and employers working in oil and gas.

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Global Oil and Gas Workforce Survey Highlights Worldwide Optimism in Energy Jobs

They say confidence breeds confidence and despite political, financial and environmental obstacles worldwide, the global oil and gas industry continues to gain momentum.

With 2012 set to be an exciting year, Air Energi and OilCareers.com’s latest Global Oil and Gas Workforce Survey, provides the clearest indication yet of why this year looks to be one where confidence not only returns but swells:

AFRICA

A massive natural gas find in Mozambique could see it replicate the potential of Angola, Nigeria and Ghana – security concerns remain but super majors’ acceptance of ‘risk for reward’ of may well prevail.

AMERICAS

Project activity is booming in the Americas, from the tip of Alaska to the tail of Argentina. While regions around the globe have grabbed the LNG spotlight in recent months, but Latin America is not far behind.

ASIA PACIFIC

2012 promises to be a record-breaker in Asia Pacific once again with Asian economies expected to represent half the world’s growth over the next five years and 75 per cent of the global increase in energy demand.

AUSTRALASIA

Australia’s labour crunch tightened with the go-ahead of the Ichthys LNG project in January – the $34 billion development will require an estimated 4,000 construction workers once in full swing. Australia is creating solutions to remain competitive.

FSU CASPIAN

NOCs are wading carefully into offshore developments, remaining safely within national boundaries and avoiding any potential geopolitical upset.

EUROPE

While Scandinavia and the UK are near to booming and mainland Europe remains cautious given the potentially calamitous economic uncertainties, the region remains a centre of excellence for the industry.

MIDDLE EAST

With expats outnumbering locals 9:1, employers continue to offer some of the world’s most competitive day rates and attractive incentive packages. Industry has only slowed somewhat in Syria and Egypt due to the civil unrest but other Middle Eastern countries remain largely unaffected.

 

View the complete Global Oil and Gas Workforce Survey H1 2012 at http://www.oilcareers.com/onstream/workforce-survey/

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Training is key for a new era in energy production

Latest joint report encourages a shared responsibility in the recruitment and retention of a global workforce

Surging demand for oil and natural gas will see an influx in investment and rise in activity across 2011. This is expected to create an increase in global hiring according to a joint report from OilCareers.com, the international jobs board for the oil and gas industry, in association with partner Air Energi, a global provider of manpower solutions to the energy sector.

Continue reading “Training is key for a new era in energy production” »

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Get involved with the H2 2011 Oil & Gas Workforce Survey

Earlier this year, OilCareers.com partnered with Air Energi to produce the H1 2011 Workforce Survey.

This bi-annual report provides a complete insight into regional hiring and salary expectations for the Oil and Gas Industry.

Continue reading “Get involved with the H2 2011 Oil & Gas Workforce Survey” »

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