As we all know how the world is transitioning from using nonrenewable sources of energy to
renewable sources of energy for power generation. Renewable energy sources were the future of the world but today we can say that it is the present and future of the power industry which is very much linked with all industries in general. As we talk about how this transition is taking place the world is rapidly switching and translating if we talk about the thousands of people who have been working in the oil and gas industry open till yesterday we can safely say that even though this industry, in particular, is going to type there is so much more scope of work that is going to cope with this new lifestyle change. People who have been working in the oil & gas industry are wondering what’s next for them.
The nonrenewable industry that was once offering an interesting, varied and lucrative career for life, is no longer quite so secure. A combination of global environmental, financial, social, and political pressures has made even the biggest fossil fuel companies publish their “Net Zero” plans in an attempt to keep up with the big change happening around the world.
On the brighter side, Renewable energy is booming.
The switch from nonrenewable sources of energy to renewable sources of energy for power
generation is making Hundreds of billions of dollars invested in new technologies for
generating and transporting electricity, creating sustainable fuel sources, energy storage
systems, and more. Many reports show that upwards of $2.5 trillion was spent between 2010
and 2019, and this figure is likely to be beaten in the coming time very soon.
Positively, All this money being spent also means jobs being created.
The vast new industry has its own complex problems that need highly skilled specialists to solve. The key skill set required for all renewable energy projects are broadly;
• Engineering & Design
• Project Management
• Operations & Maintenance
• Electrical, Controls Systems, and Instrumentation
• Health & Safety and Regulatory compliance
• Quality Control and Inspection
Offshore wind is one of the key areas where the knowledge and technical expertise of oil and
gas workers can be used.
For example, as the size of wind farms increases for wind power plants so does the number of people needed to build and operate them.
While the future of the oil & gas industry may look a little less bright because of the obvious
switch happening around the world, the prospects for the workforce are very strong with new
opportunities coming in. There are many industries that are able to make use of the range of
skills, knowledge, and experience that people have just like oil and gas workers.