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PE Live: Oil and gas skills fundamental to transition

Many skills transferable but redeployment of staff from fossil fuel business also requires new approach to learning

Oil and gas professionals have knowledge and experience that is fundamental to the transition to net zero, but successful redeployment of staff will require an openness to change and “continuous learning”, according to speakers on a PE Live panel discussion on the role of the net-zero workforce, held in association with Deloitte. “It is about dispelling the myth that they may not be able to adapt to a different subsector of energy,” said Marc O'Connor, consulting partner at Deloitte. “Technically, many people in that position will have achieved a huge amount in their careers, will have delivered great projects, will be running or improving assets or working in head office or back office—th

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