Unplugged 360 Presents: The Gig Economy: Why Oil & Gas is a Natural Fit. Tim Clarke, Hitch Advisor Ltd.

April 2018

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Registration and networking from 5.45 pm, with the event starting at 6.45 pm


The gig/on-demand economy has been heralded by the arrival of technology companies who have disrupted traditional marketplaces. Typical players include Deliveroo & Uber. These innovators have created value and shaken up well established sectors.

What does this mean for the oil industry, a largely white-collar sector? Currently focused on the lower end of employment, the big disruptive effect of the Gig Economy is likely to be around roles that are specialist and rarefied in nature, delivered by more experienced and expensive people.

The gig economy creates a flexible workforce and: brings expertise to bear in strategically important areas; enables downsized departments to function effectively, adjusting resource levels; promotes agility and creativity, bringing in exposure to different experiences.

Access to known talent at short notice on a “pay as you go” basis at a reasonable price should be a no-brainer, but there are risks and pitfalls for employers and contractors alike.



tim-clarke_resizedTim Clarke is passionate about Oil and Gas, having been born into, and raised within the industry. A coring specialist from the MTV Generation. For him the current environment is one of massive opportunity and radical change as oil and gas embraces the fourth Industrial revolution. He founded Hitch Advisor to lead the way in Oil and Gas as generations change, working practices transform and technology evolves.




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This event is free to attend but booking is essential.

Any problems with booking please contact Diane Wood aberdeen.manager@spe-uk.org