Leadership Voices Research Report

Prof Rita MarcellaGlobal oil and gas leaders believe there could be dramatic changes in the structure of relationships within the industry - according to a report conducted by Robert Gordon University (RGU) and sponsored by Dana Petroleum with launch support from PwC.

The research, conducted by RGU's Aberdeen Business School Leadership Voices, Imagining the future of the Oil and Gas Industry canvassed the views of over 40 senior leaders working around the world. The report shows an industry confident in its technical ability but uncertain about the shape of the future particularly in the balance of power between international oil companies (IOCs), national oil companies (NOCs) and service companies.

The report also identifies concerns about finding the kind of visionary leaders who will help shape the oil and gas industry of tomorrow. Senior executives also expressed their concerns about the looming skills shortage and the pressing need to improve the industry's reputation.

Professor Rita Marcella, Dean of Aberdeen Business School at RGU, said: "Industry leaders have shared a willingness to reflect on the future of the industry and the kind of leadership needed to take the industry forward in a world of unparalleled technical and political change. This report will hopefully enable the industry to discuss what this world might look like and identify how it can best adapt to those challenges."

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