API Launches Oil and Gas Workforce WebsiteSource: Offshore Energy Today | 16 June 2014
The American Petroleum Institute (API) officially launched–www.oilgasworkforce.com–a new website that provides information to anyone interested in careers, training, and certifications in the oil and natural gas industry.
“The website is another tool building on API’s worldwide leadership in standards, training, and certification to strengthen the next generation of oil and natural gas development and the industry workforce,” said John Modine, API vice president of Global Industry Services in a conference call with reporters. “Our goal is to create a resource to help meet our nation’s ever-growing need for a workforce that can help us realize our energy potential for the future.”
A recent report by IHS predicts an additional 1.3 million new career opportunities in the oil and natural gas industry by 2030, and a 2013 Energy Information Administration study estimates that job growth has been 40 times higher in the oil and natural gas industry compared to the economy as a whole.