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French Energy Minister Confirms No New Permits for Exploration
Friday, June 23, 2017 The French energy minister Nicolas Hulot confirms that there will be no new permits for oil and gas exploration in the country.

Mystique of Engineering Needs to be Removed
Friday, June 23, 2017 The 'mystique' of engineering needs to be removed by getting women engineers and more young male engineers to engage in schools more frequently.

What Are the Qualifications to Become a Welder?
Friday, June 23, 2017 Learn about basic qualifications to become a welder.

Oil in Bear Market Declines for Fifth Week as Supply Climbs
Friday, June 23, 2017 "It's becoming bearish mania," said one analyst.

Shale 'Jedi' Who Turned Enron Reject Into Gold Builds Again
Friday, June 23, 2017 "It's 'Return of the Jedi,'" said one analyst.


Brexit Pledge 'Positive' for UK Oil, Gas Industry
Friday, June 23, 2017 The UK Prime Minister Theresa May's pledge that EU citizens currently living in the UK will be given the right to remain in the country after Brexit is positive news.

TRACE Secures INPEX Deal, Creates Jobs
Friday, June 23, 2017 TRACE has been awarded a 6-year contract by INPEX for maintenance services to support the operation of the Ichthys LNG onshore facilities in Darwin.

Softer UK Immigration Stance Welcomed by Industry
Thursday, June 22, 2017 A 'softer' stance on immigration in the UK will be welcomed by the oil and gas industry, according to Peter Searle, CEO of Airswift.

Rig Trends: Offshore Rig Market Recovery Reports Premature
Thursday, June 22, 2017 For quite some time now, many oilfield analysts have reported the beginning of a recovery in offshore rig demand.

Qatar Expats Say Leave Canceled, Travel Restricted After Arab Rift
Thursday, June 22, 2017 Expatriates working in Qatar say their employers had canceled holidays and barred them from leaving the country in the wake of a rift with other Arab powers.

BLOG: How Likable is Your CEO?
Thursday, June 22, 2017 One website asked users to rate energy CEOs. Read on to see which ones are most likable.

Oil Bounces Off 10-Month Lows; Crude Glut Still Weighs
Thursday, June 22, 2017 Oil rises a day after hitting 10-month lows, but market sentiment remains negative.

Price Drop Marks 'Concerning Time' for Producers
Thursday, June 22, 2017 The drop in oil prices recently marks a concerning time for a lot of producers, Michael Burns, an oil and gas partner at law firm Ashurst told Rigzone.

SolstadFarstad Emerges After Company Mergers
Thursday, June 22, 2017 Solstad Offshore, Farstad Shipping and Deep Sea Supply have now merged into one company named SolstadFarstad ASA.

Traders Test OPEC 'Whatever It Takes' Resolve To Defend Oil Price
Thursday, June 22, 2017 When OPEC leader Saudi Arabia pledged in May to do 'whatever it takes' to defend world oil prices, it didn't expect the market to be testing its resolve just one month later.

Kemp: Saudi Arabia Eases Austerity Just As Oil Prices Decline
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Saudi Arabia's decision to reverse some of last year's austerity measures coincides with a renewed decline in oil prices and complicates the financial and economic outlook.

Oil Drops To 10-Month Low; Biggest First-Half Slide In 20 Years
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Oil prices ended down more than 2% after hitting a 10-month low in volatile trade.

Are Oil, Gas Workers Happy With Their Current Jobs?
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 A Rigzone poll on social media platform Twitter reveals worker happiness rates.

Oil Firms Could Waste Trillions If Climate Targets Reached
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Energy giants including ExxonMobil and Shell risk wasting more than a third of their budgets on projects that will not be needed if climate targets are to be met.

Storm Cindy Bears Down on Gulf Coast After Curbing Oil, Gas
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 Tropical Storm Cindy shuts energy production in the Gulf of Mexico, disrupted shipping and forcing workers off oil and gas platforms.

BLOG: Day Of Reckoning in 2018? US Rig Count Poised For Loss
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 E&Ps' continued austerity, coupled with swelling oilfield service costs, will choke off the US rig count surge and bring down as many as 100 rigs by the end of 2017, analysts at Barclays say.

ATR Opens New Base in Kazakhstan, Creates Jobs
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Energy services firm ATR opens a new base in Kazakhstan as it looks to capitalize on recent business growth in the region.

US Crude Ends At 9-Month Lows On Global Oversupply
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Oil fell about 2 percent, with Brent settling at seven-month lows.

New UK Training Center to Create Jobs
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Training specialist Stream Marine Training confirms its commitment to establish a new maritime and offshore training center in Wirral, UK.

Tullow Appoints New Finance Chief
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 Tullow Oil appoints a new head of finance.

Oil Falls To 7-Month Low On More Signs Of Growing Crude Glut
Monday, June 19, 2017 Oil prices fell about 1 percent to a seven-month low.

Mexico Whets Foreign Oil, Gas Appetite: Awards 10 Shallow Water GOM Blocks
Monday, June 19, 2017 Mexico's Gulf of Mexico shallow water auction nets 10 bids on 15 blocks June 19 - an amazing result for Mexico, analysts say.

Mexico Oil Sector Accidents Raise Doubts About Deep Water Exploration
Monday, June 19, 2017 As Mexico opens its energy market to more private investment, the country's drive to exploit untapped deepwater oil riches has raised safety concerns.

A Newcomer's Guide to Oil and Gas: The Upstream Zoo
Monday, June 19, 2017 Here's a breakdown of some of the 'critters' you can find on a drilling rig.

Industry to Benefit from Tech Talk Events
Monday, June 19, 2017 Industry Technology Facilitator (ITF) is launching a series of tech talk events to support and promote the developer community and increase interaction with oil and gas operators.

Woodmac: Only the 'Very Best' Projects Sanctioned
Monday, June 19, 2017 Only the very best deepwater projects have been sanctioned during the oil price downturn, which speaks volumes of the Liza field's potential.

Saudi Navy Seizes Boat With Weapons Near Offshore Oilfield
Monday, June 19, 2017 The Saudi navy seizes a boat carrying weapons as it approached the kingdom's offshore Marjan oilfield in the Gulf.

Commodity Weekly: OPEC Cuts not Cutting It
Friday, June 16, 2017 The fall in oil prices over the past week is indicative of the consensus view that the coordinated output cut among OPEC and non-OPEC is inadequate.

Which Area Ranks Highest for Petroleum Engineer Salaries?
Friday, June 16, 2017 Rigzone outlines the highest petroleum engineer salaries.

Haugh: Energy Lags Other Industries on Employee Consumer Health Education
Friday, June 16, 2017 A recent energy survey by Ascende - a division of EPIC, finds that high deductible healthcare plans are on the rise, but employee health education is lacking.

Funds Pull Back From Permian As US Shale Oil Firms Go Into Overdrive
Friday, June 16, 2017 Cash, people and equipment are pouring into the prolific Permian shale basin in Texas as business booms in the largest US oilfield.

Oil Prices Edge Up; Still Near 2017 Lows On Stubborn Glut
Friday, June 16, 2017 Oil prices bounced up off the year's lows as some producers reduced exports and US rig additions slowed, but the rebound was modest.

Scotland's Oil Skills, Experience In Demand Across Globe
Friday, June 16, 2017 There was continued strong demand across the globe for Scotland's oil skills, experience and expertise during 2015/16.

Oil Slides, Hits 6-Month Low On Rising Global Production
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Oil prices settled more than half a percent lower after hitting a six-month low.

India's Oil Imports From Iran Plunge Over Gas Field Row
Thursday, June 15, 2017 India's oil imports from Iran have fallen to their lowest since June 2016.

Scottish Unemployment Figures Change Amid Growing Sector Confidence
Thursday, June 15, 2017 Scotland's unemployment fell to its lowest rate since the recession over the last quarter.

Oil Guru Who Foresaw Crash Says OPEC Should Have Cut Deeper
Thursday, June 15, 2017 The oil guru who predicted the market rout in 2014 said OPEC and its allies should have gone much further when they extended their supply deal last month.

Qatar Crisis Spills Into Libya, Entangling Glencore Over Oil
Thursday, June 15, 2017 The Qatar crisis is reverberating in Libya, inflaming political divisions in the war-torn oil exporter and dragging commodity-trading giant Glencore into a dispute over crude sales.

BP's Dudley Seen Reigning For Years To Restore Major's Might
Thursday, June 15, 2017 When Dudley clinched a final deal to settle litigation over the deadly Deepwater Horizon disaster, many oil industry executives and investors thought his mission was accomplished.

New Militant Group Threatens Niger Delta Oil War
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 The latest group of militants emerges in Nigeria's oil-rich Niger Delta.

How Big Can Your Salary Get As A Geologist in Oil, Gas Industry?
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Rigzone breaks down what kind of cash a geologist can extract from the oil and gas business in North America.

Shale Drillers Digging Themselves a Hole as Oil Breaches $45
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Drillers are suddenly contemplating the possibility of retrenchment as a stubborn global supply glut is keeping prices near $46.

Oil Sinks To November Lows On Shock US Gasoline Build
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Crude oil prices slumped nearly 4% to their lowest close in seven months.

Global Oil Consumption Rate Grows
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 Global oil consumption grew above the 10-year average rate for a second consecutive year in 2016.

Return of North Sea Industry to Help Bring Back Well Paid Jobs
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 The return of confidence in the North Sea oil and gas industry will help stimulate the local economy and bring back well-paid and highly skilled jobs, according to Aberdeen North MP Kirsty Blackman.

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