December 7, 2020

Industry body OGUK is urging the oil and gas workforce to rally behind its first ever survey on diversity and inclusion (D&I) with just three weeks to go until submissions close.

With a growing focus being placed on the integration of the energy industry, attracting and retaining a diverse range of talent, as well as ensuring inclusive and collaborative ways of working, greater D&I is vital for success. The responses provided by survey participants will play a crucial role in the industry’s drive towards a more diverse and inclusive working culture, which will be key in supporting the UK’s transition to a net zero economy.

The survey has received a large volume of responses since its launch, which will provide valuable insight and help promote D&I in the oil and gas workforce. The survey will remain open for a further three weeks before closing on Thursday, 31 December. The results and insights from the survey are expected to be released in Q1 2021.

The survey is accessible to individuals currently working in the global oil and gas industry, as well as those who may have recently retired, are currently not working or between jobs, but are able to share their experiences from previous roles.

Craig Shanaghey, President, Operations Services (Europe & Africa) at Wood, and D&I Task Group Chair, said:

“Dialling up the dialogue on diversity and inclusion is going to be key in our efforts to drive greater awareness, action, and improvement. It’s critical that we capture the diverse voice of the industry in this survey in order that the focused actions driven by the report deliver the meaningful impact and change that’s needed to underpin industry’s delivery of Roadmap 2035.”

Director of the RGU Energy Transition Institute, Prof. Paul de Leeuw, who is managing the UKCS diversity and inclusion survey, said:

“The oil and gas industry is facing significant change at the moment on the back of COVID-19, the energy transition, technology developments and rapidly changing industry dynamics. To ensure the industry is set up for success, we will need to unlock all of the talent in our sector, as well as be able to attract new skills and capabilities.

“So far we have received great support for the survey from across the industry. I would really encourage everyone to compete the survey and help us build a better and more inclusive industry.”

The anonymised and confidential survey has been developed by OGUK’s Diversity and Inclusion Task Group in collaboration with Robert Gordon University (RGU). The survey can be accessed here or via OGUK’s social channels.

 

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