Polls: Most Oil, Gas Pros Believe they Can Enjoy Long Career

Many energy professionals believe they can enjoy a long career in oil and gas despite the current downturn, according to Twitter polls conducted by Rigzone during the past week.

In a poll launched on Twitter on April 27, 54 percent of respondents said they either strongly agreed or agreed that they could enjoy "a long and rewarding" career in oil and gas, although the same proportion of respondents said that they had considered leaving the industry in our April 28 poll.

 

In other Twitter polls conducted this week, 82 percent of respondents agreed or strongly agreed that oil and gas companies rely too much on workforce reductions as a means of cutting costs, while 79 percent of people agreed or strongly agreed that the industry should still actively recruit new graduates. However, in Rigzone's April 26 poll 55 percent of respondents disagreed that universities are currently doing a good job of producing skilled and qualified professionals for the energy sector.

Rigzone's next poll asks if professionals in the oil industry who have been made redundant are unlikely to return to the sector.

Keep a lookout for further polls during OTC week from the Rigzone team @Rigzone.

A former engineer, Jon is an award-winning editor who has covered the technology, engineering and energy sectors since the mid-1990s. Email Jon at jmainwaring@rigzone.com

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