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How COVID-19 Is Forcing Oil And Gas To Rethink Workforce Management

With operational disruptions, supply chain lags, and reductions in consumer spending, the coronavirus pandemic continues to impact business globally. Stalled or stopped business activities, combined with a slowed demand for oil, are particularly affecting the energy sector. The oil and gas industry is used to whiplash reactions to market changes…

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Head of Global Oil & Gas Industry Practice -

As head of Nakisa’s Global Oil & Gas Industry Practice, Richard Marshall is responsible for leading initiatives to enhance the delivery of value to customers and prospects in the vertical from the Nakisa solution set. He has covered oil and gas and energy services at Nakisa since 2016 and at different times in his private-sector career, which began in investment banking in New York and London. Marshall’s prior experience includes work with JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, RBC, PNC and SAP, in addition to serving as CFO of a portfolio of companies. He served for eleven years in the Canadian Forces, finishing as a Captain on C-130 Hercules transport aircraft. Marshall holds a BA from the Royal Military College of Canada, an MA in international economics from Johns Hopkins University, and an MBA (finance and accounting) from Columbia Business School.

Oil and gas operations are commonly found in remote locations far from company headquarters. Now, it's possible to monitor pump operations, collate and analyze seismic data, and track employees around the world from almost anywhere. Whether employees are in the office or in the field, the internet and related applications enable a greater multidirectional flow of information – and control – than ever before.

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