April 9, 2019

A report detailing the UK oil and gas sector’s skill requirements up to 2025 will be unveiled at the Oil & Gas UK (OGUK) Business Breakfast, sponsored by Deloitte on Thursday 2 May at Aberdeen’s Mercure Ardoe Hotel.

The Skills Landscape report, part of the UKCS Workforce Dynamics series produced by industry skills body OPITO in conjunction with the Robert Gordon University Oil and Gas Institute, will provide context for employers, governments, agencies, universities, vocational institutes and training providers to develop the necessary skills and capabilities to support the sector going forward, and will outline a number of actions needed to prepare the workforce for the future.

Commenting, Matt Abraham, Supply Chain and HSE Director Oil & Gas UK, said:

“OGUK is delighted to be working with OPITO to launch this vital report at our next Business Breakfast. This report will build on the research from last year by assessing the skills we will need to enable us to deliver on the industry’s Vision 2035 and equip us for the future.

“Oil and gas skills requirements are changing and its crucial we take action now to ensure we have the right skills for the future including equipping our industry for the accelerating energy transition in which we have a key role to play.

“As the champions of the UK’s offshore oil and gas industry we look forward to hosting a panel of industry professionals who will set out the findings from OPITO’s report, but more importantly, will discuss the actions and next steps the industry needs to take in response.

Speakers will be announced shortly. For full event information and to purchase tickets please visit the OGUK website here.

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Notes to Editors

  • 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.
  • Issued by the Communications Team, Oil & Gas UK. Contact Lucy Buglass on 020 7802 2404 / lbuglass@oilandgasuk.co.uk