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It’s time to talk about homosexuality in the oil, gas & engineering industries 25 September, 2014 Is it ok to be gay in the oil and gas and engineering industries? Officially, yes. However, the serious lack of lesbian, gay and bisexual representation in these industries suggests the answer... > read more

Offshore Technology Focus: Issue 22 28 August, 2014 In the latest issue of Offshore Technology Focus we look at the worst territorial tensions over oil hot spots, ask why several companies are issuing retail bonds to fund projects and...

Gaining graduates: BP discusses its strategy for attracting young talent 23 July, 2014 Attracting students to the offshore oil and gas industry can be a challenge, but it’s paramount to guard against future skills shortages. BP’s head of UK Graduate Resourcing, Suzy Style,...

What lies beneath: training the next generation of deepwater offshore divers 23 June, 2014 Training offshore divers and ROV pilots using a leading-edge ROV vessel converted from a car ferry, The Underwater Centre is one of the world’s pre-eminent subsea training facilities. We talk...

Australia’s offshore oil and gas wage war 19 May, 2014 As the battle over wages in Australia’s offshore oil and gas sector continues, Elly Earls spoke to Australian Mines and Metals Association’s Scott Barklamb to find out how spiralling wages...

Offshore fire safety – new hazards and challenges in an ageing infrastructure 11 March, 2014 Offshore oil and gas fire safety has improved considerably since the days of the Piper Alpha disaster. However, fire safety faces new challenges today, such as an ageing infrastructure,...

BP’s global recruitment director discusses the offshore oil and gas skills outlook 04 February, 2014 The offshore oil and gas industry has a well-known skills shortage, but what other issues are currently facing industry recruiters right now and where in the world are skills in particularly...

Roundtable: which offshore oil & gas skills will be in demand for 2014? 30 January, 2014 As oil prices remain high and offshore oil and gas activities continue to grow, what does the international skills pool look like? Has industry made progress in plugging the much-discussed...

A glimpse into the life of an oil and gas recruiter 29 January, 2014 Like any job tenacity and perseverance go a long way, but what else does it take to become a specialist oil and gas recruiter? Experienced recruiter for Petroplan, Mathew Branch, explains...

Women in oil and gas: addressing the gender imbalance 07 November, 2013 With women making up just four percent of the total UK oil and gas workforce, attracting engineers from the female talent pool is a complex goal fraught with challenges. However, various...

Depth of knowledge: educating a new generation of subsea engineers 19 September, 2013 An acute shortage of 10,000 ultra-deep water specialists has prompted the University of Houston to establish the first ever US graduate programme in subsea engineering. Julian Turner talks...

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