The North Sea is a mature oil and gas basin, which has seen its fair share of hard times over the last few years. But recent reports show cause for optimism. This month, the Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) predicted that 11.9 billion barrels of oil will be extracted by 2050 – up almost 50% from the eight billion barrels forecast four years ago – as a result of reduced production costs and new discoveries. That’s not all, these new fields are technically complex and some of the most exciting the industry has ever seen. So, with what looks like a bright future ahead, there are bountiful opportunities for the industry to grasp. The challenge now for the sector is to ensure that the talent supply can keep up. Amongst other things, the difficult decision to cut graduate schemes, apprenticeships and training during the downturn has left some firms […]