Skills shortages forecast for UK upstream

09/15/2003
A rosy future is predicted for UK exploration and production professionals, but challenges lie ahead for employers when skills shortages emerge, said SMCL, a UK-based specialty consulting firm.An analysis of 10 years of data revealed the following changes to the UK upstream oil and gas industry employee population:The average age of the population had increased to 41 in 2003 from 36 in 1994.The overall proportion of employees under the age of 30 had dropped to 14% in 2003 compared with 27% in 1994. Professional level staff under the age of 30 was 10% in 2003 compared with 20% in 1994. In 1994, professionals accounted for 55% of the survey population while managers accounted for 12%, and s...
read-story

Why Register?

Non-subscribers can only view whitepapers by providing name, home and email address, phone number and other information and comment on/rate articles.

Why Subscribe?

Oil & Gas Journal subscribers with login credentials can access these premium features of OGJ Online:

  • Current Issue – an html version of the current week's issue of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • Past Issues – An Electronic OGJ Archive. A keyword-searchable archive of all issues of Oil & Gas Journal dating back to 1990; also searchable by issue date.
  • Market Journal – a weekly round-up of the oil and gas markets, with observations from leading analysts.
  • Editor's Perspective – a short article of insight and opinion by the Editor of Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Industry Stats – quick access to current industry statistics from Oil & Gas Journal.
  • OGJ Survey Downloads - quick access to exclusive reports from Oil & Gas Journal.

 

Subscriber Help or Subscribe

Oil & Gas Journal Subscribers: Have your subscription number (from the mailing label on the cover of your Oil & Gas Journal) and e-mail address ready to set up your online account through Customer Service Assistant.

If you're not an Oil & Gas Journal subscriber, start a subscription and gain access to the subscriber areas of OGJ Online now.

Stay Connected