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LONDON (Bloomberg) — Oil companies have a problem, and his name is Robert Paver. This 22-year-old graduate, along with his fellow students of earth sciences at the University of Oxford, should be natural recruits for an industry that has a long and lucrative history in the U.K. But instead of contemplating a career at an offshore driller, he’s planning to become a management consultant.

Out of Paver’s cohort of 28 students, only one is going into the oil and gas industry.

“Twenty or thirty years ago, oil was definitely very popular for students, but there seem to be a lot fewer people going into it these days,” Paver said in a phone interview. “A lot of alumni went into BP and Shell in the past, more than currently.”

For decades, science and engineering graduates have followed a well-worn path from top U.K. universities into the oil and gas industry, supplying the skilled workforce that’s needed to discover and develop resources all over the world. In recent years, the flow of talent has slowed to a trickle, raising fundamental questions for an industry that remains a vital cog in the global economy.

The decline began in earnest after 2014, when the price of oil went into freefall and the petroleum industry hemorrhaged jobs. Companies slashed graduate recruitment, with the number of hires halving in two years.

Yet that’s not the whole story. Crude prices have recovered and the industry has found its feet again, but the number of British graduates going into the sector has continued falling to the lowest since records began in 2012. There are growing signs that the once-desirable industry isn’t the employer it used to be.

 “People are worried that there aren’t going to be as many jobs in the future, especially geology-related jobs because of a movement away from fossil fuels,” Paver said. “With oil companies making fewer discoveries and not wanting to invest as much in exploration, they’re worried in the future it’s maybe not going to be viable.”

The industry is facing recruitment challenges all over the world. In a survey of more than 33,000 people working in oil and gas conducted by oilandgasjobsearch.com and NES Global Talent, almost 90% said skills shortages were damaging productivity, with gaps widening in every sector of the industry.

To combat this, companies are going further than a high starting salary to attract graduates. Some are grooming talented students before they even finish their degrees. BP offers 3000 pound a year ($3,600) scholarships to science, technology, engineering and mathematics students at Oxford, with the recipients being “fast-tracked” to a job interview at the end of their studies, according to the university’s website.

These incentives aren’t always enough to attract the best talent. Big Oil’s association with climate change and environmental damage is affecting graduate recruitment, said Lucy Williams, geoscience manager for Rockhopper Exploration Plc and chair of the U.K. Geological Society’s Petroleum Group.

“University petroleum courses are being asked to take petroleum out of their name, because people think petroleum is the devil,” Williams said in an interview. “I suspect some people who start on it in their education and then get turned away from it.”

According to data compiled by the Higher Education Statistics Agency the number of graduates going into oil and gas exploration in 2017 was at its lowest since records began in 2012, having fallen by 61% in four years. Trendence U.K., a market research firm, found that 91% of surveyed students cared about working for an ethical company, and 67% considered doing a job that contributed to climate change to be unethical.

“Environmental concerns are the overriding driver putting people off going into the energy industry,” said Mads Huuse, professor of geophysics at the University of Manchester. “A lot geoscience students in the U.K. don’t work in the industry, they work in insurance companies and banks. Just a few years ago petroleum was a selling point. Now its dwindling.”

To tackle their recruitment problem, some oil companies have tried to add a youthful sheen to their public image. One example is Connor Tann, a petrophysicist and “data revolutionary” at BP. He stars in the company’s promotional material as a fresh face to demonstrate that it thinks about its future.

At 26 years old, he’s young for the industry, which has an average age of 42.2 according to a report by Oil and Gas U.K., a trade association. As part of the BP’s mentoring program, he gets access to the company’s top executives, including upstream chief Bernard Looney, who hopes to learn how to keep recent graduates from turning instead to cooler startups or tech giants such as Facebook Inc.

With the generous salary and benefits the oil giant can offer, BP should have reason to be confident of retaining his services for a long time. But Looney said earlier this year that he fears the company may lose people like Tann if it can’t find a way to make them enthusiastic about the careers it offers.

“What we’re hearing from young applicants is that they want to be part of the energy transition and to make a difference in working on solutions to the challenges that the world faces,” said a BP spokeswoman. The company isn’t finding it difficult to attract graduate or intern applications, she said.

Oil companies’ recruitment challenges could deepen as the industry returns to financial health after the price slump, which saw international benchmark Brent plunging in January 2016 to an almost 13-year low of under $28/bbl. In the first half of this year Brent averaged over $66/bbl. While recruitment should start to ramp up again, graduates may not fill the gap left by years of job cuts and spending restraint.

“Since the last crash, most of the older people thought ‘Bugger it, I’ll go and play golf and take my retirement package’,” said John Howell, professor in geosciences at the University of Aberdeen. “That creates a vacuum at the bottom. Companies will try to recruit, and I’m not convinced they are going to be able to fill that niche.”

Source: https://www.oilandgaspeople.com/news/19101/oil-industry-has-a-millennial-problem-as-talent-pipeline-trickles/

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Flange Facing Machine(s) from Patriot International offers reliable inner and outer diameter flange facing. The Flange Facing Machine(s) are powered by our pneumatic or electric motors to accurately meet your requirements.

Portable Flange Facing Machines

We have a variety of portable flange facing machines for 0.75 to 120 inch (1905mm to 3048mm) diameters, for ID mounting. Couple of our machines can be set-up for facing, milling or even both. Most of our models have capabilities to reface, mill, bevel, square or counter bore. They can even end-prep for welding. The systems are easy to setup, the smaller units use integral mandrels so they lock quickly into place. The larger systems can be installed using a separate mount or chuck to which the body is installed.

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In-Situ Machining comes into its own when a work piece is too large or fixed in application and cannot be moved to a machine shop.

Portable machines can be used in some of the most remote situations and produce equally high standards of quality and finish to that of a machine shop.

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Patriot International has a continually growing inventory of specialist equipment in its fleet. Our products are suitable for oil, gas, petroleum, energy, wind power, construction and fabrication industries. All our equipment and tooling has been specifically chosen for its ease of use, reliability, innovation and safety.

We are not restricted to any one brand or manufacturer and are free to identify the most suitable equipment to fit our client’s demands. Our product portfolio consists of controlled bolt tightening, machining, pressure testing and heat treatment. All equipment in our topside rental fleet is also available for purchase.

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We strive to raise the standards against which others will be judged. We build upon a team of people that have attitude, determination and who will not be afraid to attempt the difficult and in doing so, will become capable of achieving the impossible.

Easy to use, reliable, innovative and safe subsea equipment

Patriot International has a continually growing inventory of specialist subsea equipment in its fleet. All our equipment and tooling has been specifically chosen for its ease of use, reliability, innovation and safety.

We are not restricted to any one brand or manufacturer and as such we are free to identify the most suitable equipment that best fits our client’s demands and provides the most fit for purpose solution to the piping problem. All equipment in our subsea rental fleet is also available for purchase.

Hydraulic Hand Tooling

Patriot International offers a comprehensive range of subsea equipment for sale and rental. The underwater range of hydraulic hand tooling is designed to be lightweight and diver friendly. Used throughout the marine environment for construction, maintenance and inspection through to decommissioning.

Controlled bolt tightening (subsea)

Our range of subsea bolt tightening equipment for torquing and tensioning provides the diver with the most up to date tool designs available in the market today. The Subsea tensioner features the split reaction nut for quick assembly onto the stud, minimizing the flange make-up time.

Additional subsea equipment

In addition to our Subsea bolt tightening range, we can also offer a complete range of additional equipment for the work-scope associated with Subsea flange joint integrity.

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