Latest statistics from oil and gas jobs board OilCareers.com have shown a significant increase in the number of QHSE applications in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) with the number up nearly 30% on 2012.
The figures, compiled by the company’s business insights team, indicate that competition for positions related to QHSE is increasing in the region, with subsea inspection accounting for nearly half of all related applications through the site.
OilCareers.com managing director, Mark Guest said: “This data is significant for the industry in the Gulf of Mexico. We have seen, over the past 12-18 months a real recovery in the region in terms of production and these figures suggest that the safety initiatives and promises made in the aftermath of the Macondo incident are starting to take effect.”
“Looking at the figures more closely, it is no real surprise to see the number of applications for subsea inspection professionals increasing given the unique geography and the extreme depths companies must operate at in the Gulf of Mexico.”
Engineering disciplines still account for 37% of all GoM applications made through the job board, with data showing an increase in the requirement for mechanical expertise in particular.
Mr Guest added: “The recovery of the industry in the Gulf of Mexico is encouraging with many operators and service companies deciding to increase their investment levels in the area once again. Indeed since the incident we have seen the number of rigs increase steadily, with the total now sitting at just below 80.”