Industry Overview
The Oil & Gas industry operates across national and international borders, working with governments as well as companies across the globe. The sector includes those who operate oil fields as well as the petrochemicals industry. Investors, too, are a vital market.

It is a sector that works with a global approach. Wherever it works and operates it requires a national understanding. Day to day as well as strategic roles include surveying, drilling and managing offshore sites alongside the sectors role as energy supplier. There’s a need and an opportunity for investment as well as developing a sustainable infrastructure. Oil & Gas is a major employer and a vital source of income for a national economy.

It is a profitable sector, but not without its challenges. Recent headlines have focused on a safety and security record. As demand increases for ecological sources of energy there is a focus on greener issues. For the industry to continue to grow and adapt the skills and abilities of its staff becoming increasingly important. Health and safety, using innovative technological solutions as well as looking at environmental concerns are a factor for every member of the team.

Objectives

  • Human Resources & Development ensures a company to create the right team, first and foremost with the raw skills needed to grow and develop. The Oil & Gas industry often works alongside academies and colleges to develop training schemes.
  • In an industry where safety is paramount it is vital to work within a team and set the boundaries and expectations for behaviour. Team Building & Leadership help to communicate a key ethos.
  • When working at remote or offshore locations it is important that a code of practice is followed and adhered to be every member of staff. For senior members training in Management & Supervisory can ensure this.
  • Project & Time Management training can make sure work is completed effectively and efficiently.

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Case Study
When there is a new influx of staff it is important they learn how the company works. This induction often involves a series of training courses which is established to make sure each member of staff possesses their own individual skills but also understands what is expected of them within the company. They are also taught how they should operate.

Management and Supervisory training is important for members of staff as they are promoted. Managing staff at remote or offshore locations increases the significance of a shared ethos and company culture that is followed and practiced by every member of staff.