OTC: Industry needs to do more to avert personnel shortage, say attendees

GL Noble Denton's survey of attendees at the Offshore Technology Conference asking if the industry needs to do more to avert a shortage of technical professionals found 72% of those voting said "no".

Offshore staff

HOUSTON -- GL Noble Denton's survey of attendees at the Offshore Technology Conference asking if the industry needs to do more to avert a shortage of technical professionals found 72% of those voting said "no."

The poll, conducted as part of its new Industry Snapshot campaign, was taken on Tuesday, May 3, the second day of OTC.

"The increasing shortage of technical skills in the industry is a topic close to the hearts of oil and gas professionals. Today's poll reflects an overall feeling that the sector will encounter challenges as a result of its failure to attract, recruit and retain highly talented people," said John Wishart, president of GL Noble Denton.
"It is clear that we need to work together more cohesively to help educate emerging young talent on the benefits of joining the oil and gas industry."

05/04/2011

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