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To Strike or Not to Strike? Depends on Where You Work
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Distinctions among oil-producing regions play a role in how effective strikes are in wage negotiations.

Indonesia President Joko Widodo Names Archandra Tahar as Energy Minister
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 Indonesia's President Joko Widodo appoints Archandra Tahar as Energy and Mineral Resources Minister in a cabinet reshuffle, replacing Sudirman Said, according to local media.

South Africa Oil Workers' Strike Could Hit Refineries
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 South African energy workers plan to strike indefinitely from Thursday over pay, according to a union.

Shell Ideas360: Student Contest Teaches Valuable Career Lessons
Wednesday, July 27, 2016 The recently-completed 2016 edition of Shell's Ideas360 competition featured five student teams around the world who will have learned valuable lessons for their future careers by taking part.

Project GRAD Lets Students Experience Work in the Energy Sector
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Houston-area high school students learn about career opportunities in the energy industry during through mock demonstrations and hands-on training.

South African Workers in Petroleum Sector to Strike Over Wages
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 More than 15,000 employees in South Africa's petroleum sector are expected to go on strike this week after wage talks with employers failed, Talk Radio 702 reports.

Examining the Rewards and Challenges of Modern Oil and Gas Jobs
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 Three workers share their unique insights on modern oil and gas jobs.

Shell to Cut 25% of Deepwater GoM Workforce
Monday, July 25, 2016 Shell will cut hundreds of jobs in its deepwater Gulf of Mexico operations.

Wood Group CEO: Disappointed by Strike Action, Respects Employees' Choice
Monday, July 25, 2016 Wood Group workers on Shell platforms are expected to go forward with their strike over pay and working conditions.

ConocoPhillips to Trim 6% of its Workforce
Friday, July 22, 2016 Houston-based ConocoPhillips will lay off 6 percent of its workforce with a majority of the cuts in North America.

Keppel Sees Prolonged Dearth Of Oil-Rig Orders Amid Glut
Friday, July 22, 2016 Keppel Corp., the world's largest builder of oil rigs, sees little prospect of an improvement in global demand amid a supply surplus that's caused quarterly profit to fall to the lowest in almost a decade.

Maersk Drilling to Cut up to 140 Jobs in Norway
Thursday, July 21, 2016 Denmark's Maersk Drilling says it will cut up to 140 jobs in Norway due to lack of work for two rigs.

Survey Reveals Midstream Companies Focusing on Retention Efforts
Thursday, July 21, 2016 Longnecker & Associates' survey finds that midstream companies are leveraging their available cash to offer salary increases and more liquidity to employees.

Employers, Educators Collaborate to Graduate the Next Oil, Gas Workforce
Thursday, July 21, 2016 Industry employers and higher education institutions work together to align current business needs with curriculum and student development.

South Korea's HHI Union Launches Partial Strike After Wage Talks Broke Down
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Hyundai Heavy Industries union members launch a partial strike after wage negotiations broke down with the South Korean shipyard.

Goldman Sachs: Oil, Gas Will Need Up to 100K Workers for US Shale Growth
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Goldman Sachs finds a ramp-up of US shale production in coming years will require the need for 80,000 to 100,000 workers.

Australia's Santos Commences Search for New CFO to Succeed Andrew Seaton
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Australia's Santos is searching for a new chief financial officer to succeed Andrew Seaton ahead of the latter's retirement at the end of this year.

Mexico's Pemex Agrees to 3.17% Pay Increase for Oil Workers' Union
Wednesday, July 20, 2016 Pemex signs a one-year agreement with the country's oil workers union that boosts pay by 3.17 percent, the firm says.

BP's $8 Billion Tangguh Project Boosts Indonesia's Upstream Job Market
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 BP and its joint venture partners agree to develop the Tangguh Expansion Project in Papua Barat Province, lifting some gloom from Indonesia's upstream employment market.

Australia's PM Names Josh Frydenberg as Minister for Environment and Energy
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, fresh from a narrow general election victory, appoints Josh Frydenberg as Minister for the Environment and Energy.

Exodus of Professional Workers Reshaping Qatar
Tuesday, July 19, 2016 Professionals are leaving Qatar as employers make cutbacks amid lower energy prices.

In Brazil, Another Shipyard Goes Bust As Work Returns To Asia
Monday, July 18, 2016 If there's one industry where all of Brazil's political and economic upheavals come together, it's shipbuilding.

RigNet to Cut 12 Percent of Workforce in Global Restructuring
Friday, July 15, 2016 Houston digital technology provider executes restructuring plan that will slash 12 percent of its global workforce.

AusGroup Signs Deal with Technip for Work on Shell's Prelude FLNG Project
Thursday, July 14, 2016 AusGroup's unit MAS Australasia signs agreement with Technip to provide scaffolding and rope access services on Shell's Prelude floating liquefied natural gas project off Western Australia.

Thailand's Mermaid Maritime Subsea Services Clinches $5.8M Contract
Thursday, July 14, 2016 Thailand's Mermaid Maritime Subsea Services clinches a $5.8 million technical support services contract.

Depleted Crews, Idled Rigs Lie In Shale Oil's Path To Revival
Thursday, July 14, 2016 Two years ago, Reg MacDonald's 20-day drilling classes were packed to capacity, with nearly 40 students eager to land lucrative jobs in the booming oil and gas industry. Now he is lucky if he gets half a dozen to enroll.

SPE-Gulf Coast Section Helps its Members Transition their Careers
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 Despite the effects of a harsh industry downturn, a Houston-area organization remains proactive with its members while the world waits on signs of a recovery.

New UK Prime Minister Likely Good for the Oil, Gas Sector
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 The appointment of Theresa May as the United Kingdom's new Prime Minister is likely to be positive for the UK oil and gas industry.

Nexen to Cut 350 Jobs in Canada After Oil-Sands Explosion
Tuesday, July 12, 2016 Cnooc's Nexen Energy unit will eliminate 350 jobs this year after deciding not to repair its Long Lake oil-sands upgrader in northern Alberta following an explosion in January.

BG Houston Office to Close; Lay Off 154 Workers
Monday, July 11, 2016 After taking over BG, Shell has announced it will close BG's Houston office and lay off 154 employees.

Mexico Ruling Party To Pick Energy Official As New Head
Friday, July 08, 2016 Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party, or PRI, will pick a top government energy official to take over as party leader next week, two years ahead of the next presidential election.

US Jobs Report for June: Mining Jobs Down by 6,000
Friday, July 08, 2016 The United States lost 6,000 mining jobs in June, continuing an almost two-year trend.

Lost Generation Of Oil Workers Leaves Few Options For Next Boom
Thursday, July 07, 2016 The oil industry is fighting a generation gap.

Trade Union Says UK Oil, Gas Workforce Plan Comes up Short
Thursday, July 07, 2016 The Unite union attacks the UK government's Oil and Gas Workforce Plan as 'woefully inadequate.'

How to Remain in A Company's Good Graces When You Leave
Wednesday, July 06, 2016 Employees choose to leave jobs for various reasons, but they should always depart their jobs in a professional manner.

Is Welding the Right Career Path for You?
Tuesday, July 05, 2016 Welders are in high demand in refining, LNG, says Houston-based expert.

Nigeria's Oil Minister Replaced As State Oil Company Boss
Monday, July 04, 2016 Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari replaces Oil Minister Emmanuel Ibe Kachikwu as group managing director of state oil company NNPC as part of a wider board overhaul.

KrisEnergy Names Jeffrey Macdonald as Interim CEO, Replaces Keith Cameron
Friday, July 01, 2016 KrisEnergy names Jeffrey Macdonald as interim CEO after the retirement of Keith Cameron as company searches for a new chief executive.

Norway Oil Worker Talks Hold 6% of Production in the Balance
Friday, July 01, 2016 Norway faces the first oil worker strike since 2012 as government-mediated talks for platform workers approach a Friday midnight deadline.

Tangguh LNG Facility Expansion Approved, To Create 10,000 Jobs
Friday, July 01, 2016 The Final Investment Decision has been approved for the expansion of the Tangguh LNG facility in the Papua Barat Province of Indonesia. The project will create 10,000 new jobs.

Statoil to Keep Fields Operating Even if Norway Oil Workers Strike
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 Statoil will initially keep oilfields operating even if negotiations set for June 30 to July 1 fail to avert a strike that would halt output at others.

BLOG: Don't Expect Expat Oil, Gas Staff Increase in Libya Anytime Soon
Wednesday, June 29, 2016 With Libya's oil and gas industry currently in a fractured state, IOCs are unlikely to increase their expat recruitment drives in the country in the near future.

Empty Houses And Jobless Maids: Indonesia's Expat Exodus Gathers Pace
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Foreign workers are leaving Indonesia at an increasing rate due to the slump in commodity prices that has forced resource firms to slash jobs even as the government introduced tighter regulations on expatriates in Southeast Asia's biggest economy.

Meet the Students Changing the World with Shell Ideas360
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Five student teams from around the world meet this week in London in the latest stage of their quest to win the Shell Ideas360 innovation competition.

Higher Oil Prices Don't Equal Increase in Hiring ... Yet
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 Texas oil economist says if oil prices continue to increase, employment gains could take place as soon as early fall.

Can Oil, Gas Workers Find Resilience through Sector Switching?
Monday, June 27, 2016 Being open to opportunities outside of upstream may be key to staying employed in the oil and gas industry during the downturn.

Norwegian Unions Say 755 Oil, Gas Workers Could Strike
Monday, June 27, 2016 About 755 Norwegian workers on seven oil and gas fields could go on strike, hitting output from western Europe's top producer, if a new wage deal is not agreed before a Friday deadline, trade unions say.

Argentina Oil, Gas Workers Call 20-hour Wage Strike
Monday, June 27, 2016 Some 24,000 Argentine oil workers hold a 20-hour work stoppage on Monday over wage demands, the workers' labor union says, warning there may be further strikes if there is no agreement for a new salary contract.

BLOG:Throwing in the Towel? Some Oil, Gas Workers Choose to Leave Industry
Monday, June 27, 2016 Two years into the oil and gas downturn, displaced workers become weary of few job opportunities and explore other options.

Energy Layoffs Continue in Texas
Monday, June 27, 2016 Weatherford Artificial Lift Systems and Sun Fab Industrial Contracting will reduce workforces in Texas.

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