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Skills gap challenges oil and gas majors

Companies are finding it difficult to recruit high-powered graduates with the right skills to meet the challenges of the energy transition Companies are finding it difficult to recruit high-powered graduates with the right skills to meet the challenges of the energy transition.
By Peter Stewart 7 August 2019 World / Companies & Finance 0 34467
A drilling worker in Norway. (Kjetil Eide/Equinor)

As new graduates thumb through job listings after their university graduation ceremonies, fewer of those with advanced digital and engineering skills are looking to the oil and gas sector for employment. That risks problems ahead.

Skills shortages have recurred in the gas and LNG sector in recent years as projects have become more complex. But the need to mesh the use of fossil fuels with intermittent renewables and demand-side management in the power sector will throw up huge technological challenges in the near-future.

In its Energy Barometer...