Seadrill Plans to Lay Off More Than 100 Workers in Houston

Offshore deepwater drilling company Seadrill Americas, Inc. is planning to conduct a layoff of 112 employees in Houston May 1, according to data from a notice to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC).

The affected employees support operation of the West Capricorn (UDW semisub), a mobile offshore drilling unit located in the Gulf of Mexico. According to the notice, the West Capricorn rig is currently under contract with BP, but BP has communicated to Seadrill plans to extend its standby period for services on the rig.

In the notice, Bill Traylor, Seadrill’s director of human resources, described BP’s decision as “sudden, unexpected and outside of Seadrill’s control.”

Affected employees do not have bumping rights and all layoffs are expected to be completed by May 13.

In recent weeks, BP announced it would be laying off 500 workers in Houston beginning in early June as part of the company’s larger plan to eliminate 4,000 upstream jobs globally this year.

Valerie is an experienced writer and editor dedicated to providing useful and relevant career news about the oil and gas industry. Email Valerie at valerie.jones@rigzone.com

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Click on the button below to add a comment.
Post a Comment
Generated by readers, the comments included herein do not reflect the views and opinions of Rigzone. All comments are subject to editorial review. Off-topic, inappropriate or insulting comments will be removed.

Related Companies
Events  SUBSCRIBE TO OUR NEWSLETTER

Our Privacy Pledge
SUBSCRIBE

More from this Author
Valerie Jones
Senior Editor | Rigzone
 -  What Will Happen to Experienced Oil, G... (Aug 16)
 -  More than 100 Oil, Gas Job Cuts Coming... (Aug 14)
 -  BLOG: Fatigue May Be Debilitating Your... (Aug 10)
 -  Where Did the Oil, Gas Workers Go? (Aug 9)
 -  US Jobs Report: Mining and Oil, Gas Em... (Aug 4)


Most Popular Articles

From the Career Center
Jobs that may interest you
Change Management III
Expertise: Operations Management|PR / Corporate Communications|Process Management
Location: San Ramon, CA
 
Administrative Assistant
Expertise: Secretarial or Administrative
Location: Carrollton, GA
 
College Intern Job
Expertise: Geoscientist|Student / Recent Grad
Location: Houston, TX
 
search for more jobs

Brent Crude Oil : $51.66/BBL 2.01%
Light Crude Oil : $47.37/BBL 2.35%
Natural Gas : $2.96/MMBtu 2.42%
Updated in last 24 hours