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
The needs of learners in the FMCG sector are evolving. Those now entering the workplace are of a generation used to accessing information immediately at the point of need, in smaller quantities and in their own time. This increase in the desire for smaller ‘bite-size’ chunks of learning is also facilitated by the increase in mobile technology. Along with that we are seeing a shift in learning delivery, with more than 50% of formal corporate learning now taking place outside of the classroom. It’s an exciting time of innovation, with VR, 360°/interactive video, mobile-first content and learning analytics continuing to gain momentum.
Here at LEO, my team and I have worked with some of the top FMCG organisations to design, develop, implement and measure the impact of learning programmes. We distribute these globally to both established markets and emerging markets such as China and the Middle East. We work closely with our clients’ sales, brand, commercial and product teams in order to align our services to their rapidly moving businesses needs.