Responding to the release of the recent UKCS Workforce Dynamics Review, Subsea UK Chief Executive Neil Gordon said it was “encouraging” to see that the UK oil and gas industry will continue to need tens of thousands of new people over the next 20 years.
“As industry introduces more technology and develops remote operations, the skill sets required will need to adapt to the needs of the numerous new job roles created,” Gordon said in a statement sent to Rigzone.
“It is crucial that the subsea sector is ready to take advantage of those opportunities,” he added.
Opito’s UKCS Workforce Dynamics Review, produced in partnership with Robert Gordon University’s Oil and Gas Institute, says the UK oil and gas industry will likely need to recruit more than 40,000 new people from now to 2035.
Around 10,000 new workers are expected to be needed in new areas such as data science, data analytics, robotics, material science, change management and remote operations, according to the report.