Skills Shortage impacting growth of Norway’s oil and gas industry

Skills Shortage impacting growth of Norway’s oil and gas industry The Norwegian oil and gas sector has turned into a global industry. Norway is the main provider of oil and gas in the world and is now facing an accentuated skills shortage crisis that may impact the follow year’s growth and development of the oil sector.

According to Boston Consulting Group study, skills shortage, especially in senior engineers, is affecting sector growth. The study revealed that the main restriction is the lack of qualified personnel, especially experienced engineers. Eighty-four percent of the surveyed firms said that a shortage of experienced engineers and project managers is a major challenge.

The ratio of foreign workers in the oil industry increased 10% between the years 2003 and 2010. Many sectors now see themselves “obliged” to hire and look for qualified labour overseas, the study showed.

Due to this, Norwegian oil companies are using to hire foreign talent. The online recruitment website specialises in advertising oil and gas jobs, posting daily vacancies for the Norwegian oil industry.

Here are a few examples of job posts on this week:

•  Estimation & Weight Control Teamlead at Experis in Akershus

•  Senior Pipeline Engineer at Rambøll in Oslo

•  Mechanical Engineer Hydralic Systems at Experis in Troms

•  Engineers in Automated Drilling Systems at National Oilwell Varco in Stavanger

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