Workforce Report 2019


2. Key Findings

A rise in drilling activity prompted an 18% increase in drilling personnel offshore

Total employment for the UK oil and gas industry in 2018 was 259,900 jobs

The industry supports jobs throughout the UK, with 56% of total industry employment located in England, 39% in Scotland, 4% in Wales and 1% in Northern Ireland

Increased production has seen the overall figure of barrels- per-worker rise by 5%, and is now 57% higher than in 2014

Forecasts for 2019 anticipate a rise of around 10,000 jobs to 269,100 1

Every £1 million spent by the UK oil and gas industry creates eight supply chain jobs and induces another eight jobs across the UK economy

Around 7% of those travelling offshore came from the EU

Almost 80% of workers travelling offshore in 2018 were employed by supply chain and contractor companies

Oil and gas supports more than 22,000 jobs in manufacturing alone

1 This is an estimate with the total supported employment expected to fall within the range of 253,800–284,400


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