North Sea Oil and Gas – workers voices

A very important report has been published today by Platform that collates the results of an extensive survey of the views of more than a thousand offshore oil and gas workers on their lives, the industry they work in and energy transition. We’ll publish more on the report over the next few days but we strongly recommend downloading the full version.

Front cover of the report

Key survey results include:

81% of offshore workers would consider leaving the industry 

43% had been made redundant or furloughed since March 2020 

91% of respondents had not heard of the term ‘just transition’

Given the option of retraining to work elsewhere in the energy sector, more than half would be interested in renewables and offshore wind.

Over 50% of workers deemed government support at all levels “nowhere near enough”

Current job security satisfaction was rated 1.9 out of 5, with 58% of respondents also identifying job security as their top priority in considering changing industries