Research reveals challenges faced by oil and gas industry

Both employers and employees in the global oil and gas industry face a series of challenges despite a resurgence of activity, according to a joint report from job board site OilCareers.com and Air Energi, a provider of manpower solutions to the energy sector.

The report, entitled The Global Oil & Gas Workforce Survey: Expectations for hires and pay rates in the oil and gas industry H2 2012, focuses on employment and salary trends in the energy sector, and addresses the issues affecting the industry.

The research found that operators and contractors have a largely positive outlook about the many projects under way or planned worldwide. However, the report also highlighted concern over access to those with the necessary skills, a shortage of specific disciplines and pressure caused by local content regulations.

More than 170,000 oil and gas professionals from more than 50 countries were asked to participate in the research.