6 Cost-Cutting Factors Oil and Gas Companies Need to Consider
The collapse of crude oil prices over the past years has left many oil and gas companies scrambling to reduce costs—a scenario that has played out numerous times before in the volatile energy sector. As often happens during economic downturns, force reduction is one of the primary methods being employed to shave costs. But staffing layoffs—both full time and contingent—are disruptive and put companies at a disadvantage when the economic rebound occurs.
With contingent workers comprising up to 50 percent of the workforce for oil and gas companies, there are significant opportunities and risks in how they are managed. This Fact Sheet examines 6 different factors that oil and gas companies need to consider when embarking on cost-cutting and containment programs.