Oil & Gas Leaders Meet to Map Out Talent Landscape in India

Senior Oil & Gas industry executives are gathering today in New Delhi to discuss how technical talent in India could be better utilized for this sector. At an exclusive conclave, leaders from Indian and international companies are examining the issues and opportunities emerging from the Indian talent landscape.

New Delhi, India, February 05, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Senior executives, including CEOs, Directors and Country heads of several public and private Oil & Gas companies are attending a Leadership Conclave on The Human Dimension of Oil & Gas today in New Delhi. The conclave is hosted by Global Energy Talent and the Petrotech Society, and features a roundtable discussion on leveraging the talent landscape in India for Oil & Gas firms. The session is being moderated by industry veteran Ian Rushby.

As Oil & Gas production and consumption increases and projects become more complex, there is increasing demand globally for skilled professionals to manage these projects. India, with its large pool of technical professionals particularly in engineering and the geosciences, can take advantage of this demand. However, some issues remain- professionals need to be trained on emerging technologies and additional specialty training institutes will need to be commissioned. The industry also needs to do a better job of attracting a new cohort of workers- both from other industries as well fresh graduates, many of whom see it as an old & polluting industry. Can Oil & Gas create a model similar to the successful IT industry in India?

“There is a great opportunity for public- private partnership on this issue.” said J.L.Raina, Secretary General and CEO of the Petrotech Society, an industry body. “We need to do a better job of attracting and retaining smart people”. Yagya Ahuja, CEO of Global Energy Talent added- “Indian Oil & Gas companies, both public and private, are expanding their regional and global footprints. Building the right human capital pipeline is absolutely essential to be successful in these ventures. A substantial talent pool does exist in India- the challenge is for Indian industry to come together to create the right skill sets for tomorrow”.

About Global Energy Talent: Global Energy Talent manages the human capital development needs of public and private organizations in the Energy sector. It is staffed with a worldwide network of senior energy executives with more than 2000 years of industry experience. Building on its deep industry and domain expertise it works with companies to address complex personnel issues that are unique to the energy industry. It has provided specialized recruitment, training and human resources advisory services to clients in three continents. www.globalenergytalent.com

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