By 2016, Norway will be missing 20 percent of the necessary qualified workforce to keep up with new projects related to conventional hydrocarbon production. The access to new hydrocarbon resources made the number of projects increase in Norway.
According to Andrew Gould, Chairman of British energy company BG Group Access, these new projects “will require a workforce bigger than we have seen for 25 years,” in Norway.
People with strong project management skills will be needed to keep up with the projects and meet deadlines. Gould said, “Though some advances have been made, we still aren’t anywhere near the capacity we require to handle all the projects companies are saying they will be conducting over the next ten years.”
The lack of skilled people can lead to delayed and abandoned projects in the Norwegian oil industry. Oil companies are now recruiting foreign talents to join their teams to combat the lack of a qualified workforce in the sector through the TUjobs.com portal.
TUjobs.com is an online recruitment website that posts daily job vacancies in the oil and gas industry. Some of the job positions advertised this week include:
• Advisor Fiber Optical Systems at Roxar in Stavanger
• Engineer/Senior Engineer Technical Safety at Aibel
• Instrument Engineer at Experis in Oslo
• Engineering Manager in National Oilwell Varco in Arendal
For more information about job vacancies in Norway’s oil and gas industry, visit www.TUjobs.com.