Norway’s oil industry will need 17,500 new employees by 2026

Sleipner oil platformPhoto: Marit Hommedal / NTB
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Norway’s oil and gas industry will need several thousands of new employees by 2026 due to a change in activity and several other factors, a new report from Norce shows.

The report has been prepared on behalf of Norwegian Oil and Gas, an interest and employer organization for oil companies and supplier companies related to the oil business on the Norwegian continental shelf.

Despite political debate around the oil and gas industry, the organization believes that there are good opportunities to get a job for young people who have the relevant education.

Mechanical and electrical sciences, in particular, will become more important as the electrification of the Norwegian continental shelf and the development of offshore wind projects increases, specialist adviser for expertise in Norwegian oil and gas, Målfrid Rønnevik, stated.

According to Rønnevik, the opportunities for young people will increase in the coming years.

“More people are retiring, and activity on the Norwegian continental shelf is estimated to be stably high for several years to come. This means that we as an industry need new employees – a number corresponding to a full Brann Stadium until 2026,” she said.

Brann Stadion can accommodate 17,686 spectators.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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