The oil and gas industry experiences erratic demand each year, with significant growth and decline in employment and supply patterns. The 2020 U.S. Energy & Employment Report found that employers in the oil and natural gas sector added more than 18,000 jobs in 2019. The next year, the COVID-19 pandemic caused changes in energy demand and supply patterns, and oil production fell in 2020.
These changes make it challenging to predict how many employees and how much time each project will require. Any company with traveling employees knows that managing workforce lodging is already time-consuming and expensive, and it can be especially taxing for companies in oil and gas. Do you know what it takes to manage your oil and gas workforce lodging?
Here’s a preview of our latest white paper, which breaks down the challenges of managing workforce travel for the oil and gas industry, how COVID-19 has impacted the industry—and a couple of ways CLC Lodging can help.
1. Unpredictable lodging needs
Some oil and gas companies’ projects may only require a two-day, 10-person stay, while others call for a two-month, 30-person stay. Heavy volume lodging requires travel managers to adapt their lodging program to fit unique projects across the country, which takes valuable administrative time and requires lodging expertise.
2. Hotel availability
Like scaling needs and managing changes from unique project to project, it takes time and expertise to find places to stay with availability in new job locations. Lodging options are limited in oil and gas markets, and if you’re booking at the last minute, it can be hard to get rooms. Longer-term projects can require employees to stay near a job site for months at a time, and even once you’ve found a lodging option, travel managers still need to make sure the rate fits your company’s travel policies and budget.
Here’s how CLC Lodging can help.
CLC Lodging, America’s workforce lodging leader, provides comprehensive solutions for every business travel program, including companies in the oil and gas industry.
● Latest technology and tools for energy projects: CLC provides the latest hotel reservation, auditing, and billing features on our streamlined lodging management portal. Our members can find and review all invoices in one place, and save time with consolidated, coded invoices using the portal. Members can choose their program’s level of support, including full support from CLC’s experts, depending on your workforce travel needs.
● Availability: Our network offers access to up to 45,000 pre-negotiated and discounted hotels nationwide. We purchase millions of hotel room nights annually, so we can leverage purchasing power to secure lower hotel rates for our members. Members can also book at our extended stay options, including move-in ready corporate housing.
Read our latest white paper to see how you can add predictability to your oil and gas travel program. Join the CLC Network to start saving time and money today!
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