Oil rig safety could delay projects

A shortage of skilled oil and gas safety engineers will cause delays to projects in the near future, a new study warns. Josh Finlay, consultant at Interim Partners, which undertook the research, told City A.M. that an ageing workforce qualified to do safety checks on oil rigs means that demand will outweigh supply in five to ten years, so projects could fail to meet industry standards and be delayed. He said safety could be “compromised”.