New data providing more insight into the employment picture of the UK offshore oil and gas industry is published today (7 October) by Oil & Gas UK – the sector’s trade body.
The people working on offshore installations are a key focus of the Workforce Report which reveals the areas they travel from across the UK to get to their jobs offshore and how many are based in different regions of the UK Continental Shelf.
The report also looks at total employment for the industry and shows the regions across the UK where jobs are based. Also highlighted are the other diverse industries – including financial services, retail and construction – where jobs are supported by the UK oil and gas sector.
The report says:
Report author Alix Thom, Workforce Engagement and Skills Manager with Oil & Gas UK, said: “Our report sheds more light on the employment of an industry that has seen a significant contraction because of the global downturn.
“While employment has fallen over the last two years, the rate of contraction appears to be slowing and we are seeing more positive signs, such as increased activity west of Shetland.
“With billions of barrels of oil and gas still to be recovered from the North Sea, we need more fresh investment into the basin to drive new activity and help safeguard the hundreds of thousands of UK wide jobs our sector continues to support.”
The report can be seen here.
Notes to Editors:
The Workforce Report 2017 expands on the industry employment data published within Oil & Gas UK’s Economic Report 2017.
It provides more detail on the total employment supported across the whole upstream industry, both on and offshore, and draws on the Vantage Personnel on Board data to look exclusively at the breakdown of the offshore workforce.
Meanwhile, as part of its effort to attract more investment into the UK Continental Shelf and drive new activity and help safeguard jobs, Oil & Gas UK has submitted its asks of Treasury from the forthcoming Autumn Budget. The trade body is calling for:
Issued by the Communications Team, Oil & Gas UK. Contact Communications Manager Jennifer Phillips on 01224 577279 / [email protected].
Oil & Gas UK is the leading representative organisation for the UK offshore oil and gas industry. Its membership comprises oil and gas producers and contractor companies.
 The number covers the full spectrum of employment – direct, indirect, and induced jobs.