Job role localisation in the oil and gas industry : a case study of Ghana

Pegram, Jack and Falcone, Gioia and Kolios, Athanasios (2019) Job role localisation in the oil and gas industry : a case study of Ghana. Extractive Industries and Society. pp. 1-9. ISSN 2214-790X

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    Abstract

    International oil and gas companies and their contractors are increasingly required to localise job roles in order to comply with host government's local content legislations. This practice does not come without risks, costs and challenges for asset operators investing in these countries. As such, a progressive training and development process should be followed to enable oil and gas companies to replace expatriates with nationals with the relevant education, competencies and experience. This paper aims to analyse the viability of localising particular job roles, employing a systematic decision support approach for specific job roles and further investigating the result of early investment in the training and development of local people to enable oil and gas companies to reduce staffing costs by localising expatriate job roles. The proposed approach examines the case study of Ghana through engagement with appropriate stakeholders which endorse the validity of the results.