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Filling Australia’s talent gap

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Australia has more than AU$ 200 billion worth of LNG projects under construction and more in the pipeline, yet many of the developments currently underway have already reached peak manpower, meaning that recruitment activity has slowed. However, while the construction phase of these projects tails off, operators and stakeholders are faced with the next big hurdle to overcome before they realise the eagerly awaited first gas, namely finding the many hundreds of skilled operations and maintenance staff they need to run the assets.

Industry experts predict that Australia, currently the world’s third largest LNG exporter, could overtake Qatar and Malaysia to become the biggest by 2020. According to the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA), an unprecedented level of LNG investment has flooded into the country. Companies must now focus on ensuring….

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Written by Matt Underhill, NES Global Talent, Australia. Edited by

The full version of this article is available in the June 2014 issue of LNG Industry

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