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March 19, 2019

How AI can help manage the oil and gas talent crisis

There’s no getting around the fact that oil and gas plays a critical role in the global energy infrastructure. While renewable technologies have made remarkable progress, we still rely on fuels like oil and gas to power our vehicles, to keep our lights on and to move goods and people around the world. Therefore, problems in the industry — like a talent crisis — can have serious global consequences. The bad news is that the oil and gas industry does have a talent problem right now. Too many experienced workers, including highly trained engineers, are retiring from the industry, and there are too few newcomers to fill their shoes. Moreover, some are retiring with knowledge of proprietary and/or legacy systems that are no longer vendor supported. The good news is that oil and gas companies may have found a way to overcome these twin challenges. How? By using AI.

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