The upcoming AOG Conference in Perth will feature a special presentation on a new model of assessing the recruitment needs of individual projects in the oil and gas industry.
Australian oil and gas operators will benefit from this model, which is already yielding great results for oil and gas companies, government agencies and academic institutions in the US, according to Thomas Murphy from the Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research (MCOR).
Co-Director of MCOR at Penn State University, Murphy will discuss the applications and success of the innovative workforce assessment model in ‘Assessing Workforce for the Emerging Shale Gas Industry’, his presentation at the Australasian Oil & Gas Conference (AOG).
The workforce assessment model evaluates the number of workers that will be needed in each project and the skills required by each person. Murphy explains that the model differs from available solutions in the oil and gas industry as it evaluates the employment trends over the lifecycle of a well to more accurately determine workforce needs across the duration.
This allows academic institutions a clearer vision of opportunities for graduates, and the curriculum can be modified to reflect the employment needs of the industry.
With an entire session dedicated to resourcing, the AOG Conference will explore solutions for Australia’s current skills shortage and delve into questions such as engaging the best in, not on the market, designing and implementing global resourcing campaigns, and encouraging engagement and commitment in fly-in fly-out workforces.
Session highlights will also include presentations from gas industry advisor, Barbara Jinks on securing sufficient expertise for gas operations, and a labour market update from Peter Dyball, Founder and Managing Director of Pit Crew Management Consulting Services.
AOG will also join forces with leading universities and energy employers to encourage the next generation of oil and gas leaders at the AOG Graduate Careers Day on 22 February 2013.
The AOG will be held at the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 20-22 February 2013.
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