Frank R. Lloyd explains why planning for growth is essential – even in a downturn.
The oil and gas industry has woken up to the fact that its people aren’t getting any younger and that within the next 10-15 years, much of its talent will retire and leave. Mark Guest explains the importance of continuing to invest in talent despite the drop in oil price.
Will universities and corporations develop enough talent to address the looming retirement deadline of 2016? Frank Rudolph, SVP of Human Resources at Devon Energy explains how America’s largest independent oil and gas producer is growing new talent and addressing the recruitment challenge.
The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers has been publishing safety data since 1985. Hans Jorn Johansen, Head of the Safety Committee, examines the improvements the industry has seen in the past 24 years and looks at what can be done in the coming years to enhance current industry standards.
The ‘Big Crew Change’ has been a topic of debate in the oil and gas industry for a number of years. The argument has been that the experienced people are retiring from the industry and there is not enough young talent coming through. There are suggestions that the industry is seen as old fashioned and in decline, in the eyes of the younger generation. However, the truth is that there are actually tens of thousands of people eager to start a career in the industry.