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Unite: Workers 'Deeply Unhappy' About ASCO Shift Proposals
Friday, January 20, 2017 Workers employed by the oil and gas logistics company ASCO are deeply unhappy about proposals to move them on to new shifts that won't have set working hours, according to a statement from UK union Unite.

Report: More than Half of Houston Employers to Add Staff in 2017
Thursday, January 19, 2017 Staffing firm Murray Resources' recent survey reveals an increase in hiring plans for Houston employers, specifically in manufacturing, operations and engineering roles.

Norway Report Shows Net Jobs Creating Since 2013
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Around 50,000 jobs have been lost in Norway's oil industry since 2013 as investments dry up amid a fall in crude prices.

Oil, Gas Companies Lay Off More Workers in Texas
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Transocean and Swift Energy report they will be laying off a total of 136 workers in Texas.

E&P Consultants Earning 27% Less than in 2013
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Consultants currently working in the exploration and production sector are earning, on average, 27% less than they did in 2013, according to consultancy firm OPC.

Ideal Employer Survey: Africa Values Safety the Most
Monday, January 16, 2017 Out of all the continents featured in Rigzone's Ideal Employer Survey, respondents from Africa valued safety the most.

Report: CHC to Shut Down Bergen Base, Shed 100 Jobs
Friday, January 13, 2017 Offshore helicopter operator CHC will shut down its base in Bergen, Norway, and shed around 100 employees, according to a report from local newspaper Bergens Tidende.

Aker Solutions May Axe up to 650 Jobs
Thursday, January 12, 2017 Oilfield services company Aker Solutions confirms that it may cut around 650 positions, mainly by shedding jobs in Norway, the UK and India.

Ghana President Names Former Bankers As Finance, Energy Ministers
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo names the co-founder of investment bank Databank as Finance Minister and a former vice-president of the Bank of New York, Boakye Agyarko, as Energy Minister.

BLOG: Houston Profitable Area for STEM Grads
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 A recent analysis by WalletHub finds that the Houston metropolitan area ranks first in the annual media salary for STEM workers.

Oil, Gas Investment to Grow in 2017 for First Time since Price Crash
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 The oil and gas investment cycle will show the first signs of growth in 2017 since the oil price crash in 2014, according to a new report from Wood Mackenzie.

Gabon Reshuffles Cabinet, Replaces Oil Minister
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 OPEC-member Gabon has replaced 3 ministers, including the oil minister, the government said in a statement.

Bilfinger Secures Services Contract, Retains 150 Jobs
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Bilfinger Salamis UK secures a service contract extension, which will support employment for over 150 personnel, according to the company.

Report: Centrica to Cut UK Jobs
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 Centrica plc will cut 25 jobs from its exploration and production operations in Aberdeen, according to a report from the BBC.

Maersk Oil DBU to Shed up to 160 Jobs
Monday, January 09, 2017 Maersk Oil Danish Business Unit (DBU) will "simplify its organization to improve efficiency," which will result in the reduction of up to 160 positions.

BLOG: Study Shows US Residents Leaving the South for New Jobs
Friday, January 06, 2017 An United Van Lines study shows that the south had a large exodus of residents in 2016.

Jobs Report: US Mining Employment Remains Steady in December
Friday, January 06, 2017 The US ends 2016 with another month of relatively unchanged employment numbers in mining.

Dundee-Based Firm Expands Oil, Gas Capabilities with New Investment
Thursday, January 05, 2017 Albacom expands its capabilities in oil and gas by relaunching its Surface Technology division, following a $308,026 (GBP 250,000) investment, which was supported by Scottish Enterprise.

Tullow CFO Takes Medical Leave of Absence
Thursday, January 05, 2017 Tullow Oil plc's Chief Financial Officer, Ian Springett, is taking an extended leave of absence from the company in order to undergo treatment for a medical condition.

Angolan Lawyers Appeal Ruling On President Naming Daughter Oil CEO
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 Angolan lawyers, who argue that President Jose Eduardo dos Santos' billionaire daughter was illegally appointed as the chief executive of the state oil company, have applied for their case to be heard in court.

Report: No Redundancies at CHC Following Apache Contract Loss
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 Offshore helicopter operator CHC will not make any redundancies following the loss of a major contract, the BBC reported Wednesday.

Three Things to Consider Before Retiring from Oil, Gas
Wednesday, January 04, 2017 Oil and gas workers need to thoroughly consider several factors before deciding whether or not retirement is right for them.

Outlook: Energy Employment Trends to Look for in 2017
Tuesday, January 03, 2017 Regina Mayor of KPMG identifies what the industry can expect in regards to employment in 2017.

OPEC Cuts, Permian Investments Create Optimism for Oil, Gas Industry
Friday, December 30, 2016 A recent survey by the Dallas Fed reveals a positive shift in the oil and gas industry's sentiment in 4Q 2016 and a brighter outlook for 2017.

Rigzone's Most Viewed Careers Stories of 2016
Wednesday, December 28, 2016 We compiled the most viewed careers stories by our staff this year.

BLOG: Recruitment Trends to Watch for in 2017
Friday, December 23, 2016 Recruiting firm Hays Australia identifies recruitment trends to be on the watch for in 2017.

The RZ Interview: Family E&P Prospers Even in Tough Oil, Gas Market
Friday, December 23, 2016 Living within its means, Texakoma Exploration and Production, LLC has thrived during downturn that overwhelmed many larger exploration and production companies.

Report: Unfair Redundancy Claims on UKCS Double
Friday, December 23, 2016 The number of unfair redundancy claims to Aberdeen's Citizens Advice Bureau among offshore workers in the UK Continental Shelf has doubled during the last year, BBC Scotland reported Friday.

Former Trainee Car Mechanic Scoops Oil, Gas Apprenticeship Award
Thursday, December 22, 2016 A former trainee car mechanic from Norwich, who switched careers to join the UK oil and gas sector at the start of the global downturn, has scooped OPITO's Apprentice of the Year Award.

GE Oil and Gas Considering Further Cost-Cutting Measures
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 As the global oil glut continues, GE Oil and Gas look for ways to further reduce costs.

CEO Of Angola's State-Run Oil Company Sacks Subsidiary's Board
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 The head of Angola's state oil company Sonangol has fired the executive committee of subsidiary Sonangol Exploration and Production.

Ugandan Hydrocarbon Industry Could Create Thousands of Well-Paid Jobs
Tuesday, December 20, 2016 Uganda's growing oil and gas industry could create thousands of well paid jobs, although its development is likely to be subjected to delays.

Report: Oil, Gas Companies in Aberdeen Face Tax 'Bombshell'
Monday, December 19, 2016 Oil and gas companies in the North-East risk going bankrupt, or having to make further job cuts, due to a new framework for property rates which will result in a multimillion dollar tax bombshell.

OCA 'Extremely Disappointed' by Unite Proposal Rejection
Monday, December 19, 2016 The Offshore Contractors Association is extremely disappointed that members of Unite have rejected its latest proposal, which was made in a bid to ward off future strikes.

Aker Solutions Employees Buy Shares in the Company
Friday, December 16, 2016 Aker Solutions employees have bought shares worth $4.6 million as part of annual program for staff and managers.

China's CNPC To Relocate HQ Staff, Not Layoff
Friday, December 16, 2016 China National Petroleum Company's plan to trim staff at its Beijing headquarters was about relocating jobs instead of real layoffs, a company spokesperson and an independent board director said on Friday.

Shell's CFO Pick Leaves Most Analysts Asking Simply 'Who?'
Friday, December 16, 2016 Shell's appointment of Jessica Uhl as finance chief posed one simple question for many of the analysts who follow Europe's largest oil company: "Who?"

First Gas at Cygnus, UK's Largest Producing Gas Field in 2017
Thursday, December 15, 2016 First gas has flowed from the Cygnus field, which is on course to be the largest producing gas field in the UK North Sea in 2017, according to Centrica plc.

CNPC Plans To Cut HQ Staff By 20% In Efficiency Drive
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 China National Petroleum Company plans to cut staff at its Beijing headquarters by 20%, the company said in a post on its social media blog on Tuesday.

BP's US Lower 48 Onshore Headquarters Moving to Denver
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 In a move described as "logical and strategic," BP plans to relocate its US Lower 48 onshore headquarters from Houston to Denver.

Ideal Employer Survey: The Top Companies in the Downstream
Wednesday, December 14, 2016 Here are Rigzone readers' choices for the top employers among operating and service companies in the downstream.

Employee or Contractor: Changing Legal Climate May Complicate the Oil Patch
Tuesday, December 13, 2016 In a perfect world, there would be a single employee vs. contractor test with a few clear-cut, easy to apply elements.

Almost 12,000 Jobs at Risk on Norwegian Continental Shelf in 2017
Monday, December 12, 2016 Almost 12,000 jobs are at risk on the Norwegian Continental Shelf in 2017, with several rigs finding themselves out of contract next summer, according to media reports.

Rigzone Employee Survey Lists Workers' Favorite Oilfield Service Companies
Monday, December 12, 2016 As Rigzone releases data on the oilfield services firms energy professionals want to work for, we find that a dearth of oilfield services workers may slow ramp up in activity within the sector.

Employee or Contractor? Self-Examination is Good for the Soul
Monday, December 12, 2016 As a business, what would you do if you discovered that lax accounting methods were costing you real money?

Oilfield Services Giant Schlumberger Cuts More Jobs
Monday, December 12, 2016 Schlumberger cuts more jobs as the company continues to feel the effects of the oil and gas industry downturn.

OPITO: UK Energy Sector Apprenticeships Could Suffer
Thursday, December 08, 2016 OPITO has warned that apprenticeships in the energy sector could suffer after the Scottish Government announced it would not be ring-fencing funds allocated through a new UK-wide Apprenticeship Levy.

Shell Appoints Gasser Hanter To Head Egypt Business
Thursday, December 08, 2016 Royal Dutch Shell appoints Gasser Hanter to head its Egypt business, the company said on Thursday.

Plexus: More Cuts Expected
Thursday, December 08, 2016 Wellhead engineering firm Plexus Holdings plc warned Thursday that more cuts are expected to take place in the future, following a 20% reduction in personnel and infrastructure related overheads.

Doosan Babcock to Cut Almost 500 UK Jobs
Wednesday, December 07, 2016 Energy sector engineering group Doosan Babcock will cut 470 UK jobs, the majority of which will be in Scotland, according to the BBC.

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