Skip to comments.Survey reveals most valued skills for oil and gas workers
Posted on 04/12/2013 10:23:36 AM PDT by thackney
As the oil and gas industry faces a severe workforce shortage, identifying top talent and building targeted training programs have become critical pursuits for employers.
The most valued skills in oil and gas industry are detailed in a new study by the Society of Petroleum Engineers, sponsored by British oil giant BP. The results, coming from 773 members of the Society of Petroleum Engineers worldwide, outline the top talents you need to get a job and get ahead in your oil and gas career.
See which skills were rated very important for a successful career in oil and gas by the highest percentage of respondents.
2. TEAMWORK -- 61 percent
3. COMMUNICATION -- 60 percent
4. WORK ETHIC -- 58 percent
5. TECHNICAL SKILLS -- 57 percent
I think my nephew should get to the oilfields and put his welding skills to good use. Sure he’d be a trainee but he has a good work ethic and willingness to learn.
Big demand for welders willing to work long hours in desolate places and make it to work each morning on time.
Welders are always in demand.
If I were a younger man, that’s where I would be.
It can make you an older man in a hurry.
I spent 5 years in Yemen during 1993 and a couple months into ‘94.
Your never going to be any younger than you are right now!
I worked on an oil exploration crew for a while here in Michigan back in the 80s. Long days out in any kind of weather.
I see Midland on that list:
Midland counts on 53-story tower as oil again buoys Texas
It will be the tallest office building between Dallas and Los Angeles.
We lived in western ND at the start of the boom where one trucking company there had a bonus that would have been laughable 40 years ago.
The bonus was $500 per month just for showing up on time each day.
I see the necessity and value of the bonus considering the work ethic of today’s workforce, for example a neighbor who was to be at work at 8 am felt she did not need to leave her home until 8 am. I knew several like her.
Now the major oil companies are coming back to Midland, led by Chevron, which is building a $100 million office campus and more than doubling its local employment to 1,500, said County Judge Mike Bradford. This boom shows promise because demand is growing as new technologies open up drilling opportunities, said Perry, who runs an oil and gas investment company.
You got any MI contacts in O&G? I’m in regulatory complance but an extensive background in E&P, midstream and transmission.
I’d really like to get back to MI...
You just depressed the heck out of a lot of us.....some good joke available at our expense though. I told a friend I went to the doctor for some help. He asked, "What sort of help do you need Mr. Bob?" I said I needed to have my sex drive lowered. He looked at me in amazement that an old soul such as I could have such a problem. Of course his amazement became a bit more somber when i said, "I'm trying to get it lowered from between my ears to down where it belongs"....
Well, one guy there took a job with them and worked all the overtime until it was done. He lived in the company housing and ate their food. Saved every dime and sent it home to his wife. A ton of money and he planned to retire when he got home.
When he got home he found that his wife was long gone, she had sold the house, and there were no bank accounts left.
She had sold everything he owned and skipped town.
I really doubt a jury would convict him if he had ever found her.
That happened to a friend of mine in the Navy.
A neighbor is a supervisor for some oil company in ND. He said when it’s real cold he works them for 10 minutes outside then they take a break for 15 minutes inside to warm up.
A buddy of mine in Yemen with me came home to an empty house as well. She even took his clothes and gave them to the new boyfriend.
Does beat the hell out of sitting behind a desk doing the same thing, day after day, year after year.
Ooofff. That hurts.
The neighbors told him she sold the house and moved less than a year after he went to work on the pipeline.