Management styles in the oil and gas industry

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Introduction OPITO The Oil & Gas Academy is the focal point for skills, learning and workforce development for the oil and gas industry. Its role is to help employers to develop a safe and competent workforce. The production of oil and gas is a key industry in the primary sector and in the UK supports nearly half a million jobs. Of these, 380,000 work in oil and gas extraction from the area of the North Sea known as the UK Continental Shelf (UKCS). A further 100,000 jobs are involved in the export of oilfield goods and services. The industry makes an annual direct tax contribution to the United Kingdom in excess of £10 billion. The skills and competencies of this workforce are vital to ensure safe and reliable oil and gas extraction. Only by having a safe and skilled workforce can the UK oil and gas energy supply be sustained and security of supply be maintained. Over the years the industry has built up considerable expertise. This has been exported across the global exploration and production networks through the movement of people. However the need for continuing staff training and skills development is essential as the UK industry will exist for...

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