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Interview with George Reed of Thorold Dewling Oil and Gas Recruitment, by Stephen Robb:

George Reed will admit he’s failed in business, because he’s convinced that failure six years ago is a major factor behind his current company enjoying the fastest growth by turnover of any in London and the South East right now.

“It was a disaster,” he recalls. “But you have to…

Fracking could generate £33bn and 64,000 jobs for UK:

Fracking could generate a £33bn investment windfall in Britain thanks to the creation of a new industrial supply chain, a report has claimed.Drilling of an estimated 4,000 horizontal shale gas wells over an 18-year period would generate 64,000 new jobs and spur massive investment to serve the industry, according…

Oil and gas sector poised for jobs and wages boom:

North Sea oil and gas workers expect to enjoy wage rises up to 10 per cent this year as the sector continues to benefit from “unprecedented” growth.

Buoyed by developments such as EnQuest’s £4 billion Kraken project and Dana Petroleum’s plans to invest £1bn in its Western Isles scheme, a…

UK Fracking Industry Must Highlight Lower Bills and Job Creation:

The energy industry must emphasize lower bills as well as job creation if it wants UK public support for fracking, according to a consumer survey published Thursday by market research firm Viewbank.

The research, conducted in the wake of high-profile protests against possible fracking for shale oil in West Sussex,…

North Sea oil and gas industry facing “recruitment crisis” as record numbers head for retirement:

The North Sea oil and gas industry needs to recruit and train 125,000 workers in the next 10 years as nearly half of the sector is hitting retirement age.

According to the quarterly industry survey from jobs board,, 44% of the workforce is already aged over 45.

The survey found…

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