Oil + Gas Overview
Oil + Gas Overview
If you’re new to oil and gas you might not know what part of the industry you’re interested in. There are many diverse options out there, so read up on the industry to see where you’d fit best!
Learn more about the different types of careers in oil + gas. This is a good starting point if you have a general idea about the type of career you would like, but need to find out more information about a job field in general.
Learn more about the different types of careers in oil + gas. This is a good starting point if you have a general idea about the type of career you would like, but need to find out more information about a job field in general.Darth Hibbert
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Learn about the different categories of careers in the oil + gas industry – and view the range of careers in each. This is a great starting point if you know what field you’d like to work in, but are unsure of the specific career options available.
Business and operations support covers about 65,000 employees in a wide range of occupations that support the various aspects of the petroleum industry’s business. These activities include functional service areas such as air transportation, energy asset management, environment, health and safety, surface and sub-surface rights acquisition, administration, management, regulatory affairs and stakeholder relations.
In the next five years, approximately 6,000 job openings within this group may need to be filled to support industry activity and over 10,0000 jobs could be vacated due to retirements. Although not all of the job openings are expected to be filled as a number of companies continue to look for ways to optimize productivity and with some still going through mergers, acquisitions and restructuring, workforce demand is still significant. Purchasing agents and officers including landmen, managers and supervisors, inspectors in public and environmental health and safety as well as various standard functions such as IT, HR, etc. are expected to have the greatest hiring needs. Some of the specialized roles requiring industry-specific knowledge and experience are already experiencing labour shortages which are expected to escalate in 2018 and 2019.
If oil prices and market conditions are more favourable beginning this year, this occupation will see an 11% employment growth – or 400 new job openings between now and 2021. Potentially adding to this challenge is that almost a fifth of the current workforce could retire over the next five years.
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