Low levels of exploration and a 15% increase in production costs have both been significant challenges faced by the oil and gas sector in the last few years
Rig availability and access to capital are among the major barriers to success listed by oil and gas companies, as well as the struggle to replace highly skilled retirees leaving the sector.
With investment in the sector scheduled to fall by nearly half within three years, now is the time for oil and gas organisations to future-proof themselves with effective learning strategies.
There are several key opportunities for learning in the oil and gas sector. Firstly, high-risk working conditions (be they geopolitical, mechanical, technological or geological) pose a need for rigorous compliance training to ensure the safety of workers. Secondly, new technologies, such as 3D and 4D imaging software, have created a need for rapid skills acquisition to ensure the right people can use these expensive programmes effectively.
Meet our expert
Having lived in Melbourne for 10 years, I returned to these shores in 2011, landed at LEO in Brighton and am still here. I am a Programme Manager with a focus on leading a team of project managers within a larger account team. Our key drivers are perfect project management, great relationships and strategic account management, culminating in trusted partnerships and world-class learning technology driven solutions.
I mainly work across Travel, Oil and Gas, FMCG, Retail and Government clients, with projects ranging from the quick and tactical to large and complex global roll-outs.
Some would say that four+ years is a long time to be with one employer, given the pace of change we all talk about in today's world. The fact is, LEO moves just as fast, if not faster.
That is what has kept me here, and that is what excites me about LEO, and the world we work in. Living in Brighton, I enjoy keeping fit, a nice plate of fish and chips and the occasional dance.