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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.

Innovation Here to Stay as Oil, Gas Industry Seeks Competitive Edge
Wednesday, December 07, 2016 Innovation will continue to play a role as oil and gas companies seek to maintain competitive edge.

Top Soft Skills the Oil, Gas Industry Needs
Wednesday, December 07, 2016 While the industry works its way toward a recovery, Rigzone highlights specific soft skills that will be needed by oil and gas workers.

North Sea Jobs at Risk Without Greater Investment
Monday, December 05, 2016 More investment is needed if the oil and gas sector wants to avoid the risk of losing key workers in the North Sea, Scottish National Party MSP Gillian Martin said.

Rigzone Survey: Millennials Want Training and Growth Opportunities
Monday, December 05, 2016 Millennials value solid training programs in their ideal oil and gas employers and the industry is tweaking its recruitment efforts to meet the needs of the millennial generation.

ITEM Club: More Jobs Losses Expected in NE Scotland due to Oil Slump
Monday, December 05, 2016 EY Scottish ITEM Club forecasts that Aberdeen will see a further 4,000 jobs lost over the next three years as the consequences of the low oil price continues to be felt.

Jobs Report: US Mining Employment Unchanged in Nov.
Friday, December 02, 2016 Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that employment in oil and gas extraction remains relatively unchanged in November.

Argentine Oil And Gas Workers To Strike Over YPF Layoffs
Friday, December 02, 2016 Some 23,000 Argentine oil and gas workers will go on a 48-hour strike beginning Monday to protest YPF's decision to lay off workers.

Luring Talent Back to Oil Patch Will Test Industry in 2017
Thursday, December 01, 2016 More than 30% of oil and gas companies are already hiring or intend to add jobs next year, survey finds.

Ex-Oil Workers Look to Grow Aberdeen Brewery, Employ More Ex-Energy Staff
Thursday, December 01, 2016 Ex-oilfield workers Dave Grant and Dave McHardy, who opened a brewery in Aberdeen after leaving the sector, are looking to expand their business and employ more ex-energy industry staff in 2017.

Rolls-Royce To Cut Another 800 Jobs At Marine Unit
Thursday, December 01, 2016 British engineering company Rolls-Royce said it would cut a further 800 jobs in its marine business.

Centrica: Oda Field to see $634M Investment, Will Create 5,500 Jobs
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Centrica plc, along with its license partners, has pledged to invest $634 million for the development to the Oda field, which it says will generate thousands of jobs over its lifetime.

Job Losses Continue but Crisis Could be Reaching 'Turning Point'
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Job losses have continued to be prevalent in the oil and gas industry this year, and there are further cuts to come, but the crisis could be reaching a turning point.

Engie Chairman Mestrallet Confirms Support For CEO Kocher
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 French gas and power group Engie's chairman Gerard Mestrallet confirms his support for new chief executive Isabelle Kocher, following media reports about tensions between the two managers.

Military Veterans Bring Valued Mindset, Skillset to Oil, Gas Industry
Monday, November 28, 2016 Ideal Employer Survey: Training in the US military prepares workers for grueling schedules, diverse cultures and the urgency of mission control.

Rowan Idles Rig, Will Lay Off Up To 110 Workers
Monday, November 28, 2016 Rowan will lay off up to 110 workers after it loses a contract on one of its rigs offshore the Gulf of Mexico.

BLOG: Oil, Gas Job Cuts Due to Brexit Likely
Monday, November 28, 2016 There will likely be oil and gas job cuts as a result of the UK's decision to leave the European Union, according to a Rigzone Twitter poll.

Better Conditions See West Africa Attract Most Oil, Gas Workers
Friday, November 25, 2016 Better conditions, higher pay and more jobs sees West Africa attracts the largest numbers of oil and gas workers in the African continent, oil and gas analysts say.

BLOG: AFBE-UK Scotland Prepares Minority Students for Oil, Gas Jobs
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 An Aberdeen-based not-for-profit has success in encouraging minorities to pursue careers in engineering.

UK Government Support Package Needed for Scolty/Crathes Job Creation
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 A UK government support package is required to achieve the job generation potential from the start-up of the Scolty/Crathes development in the North Sea.

Body Art and Oil, Gas: Are Your Tattoos Keeping You From a Job?
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Have attitudes towards tattoos in the workplace changed or does body art hinder job candidates' chances of getting hired and promoted?

Petrobras To Review Workers Profit-Sharing Pact
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Petroleo Brasileiro SA is reviewing terms of a profit-sharing accord with workers, as rifts between the Brazilian state-controlled company and unions escalate.

Ideal Employer Survey: The Top National Oil Companies
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 There's "Big Oil" and then there are national oil companies (NOC). Find out which NOCs ranked highest in Rigzone's Ideal Employer Survey.

Fabrication Company Plans to Lay Off Hundreds of Workers in Texas
Monday, November 21, 2016 Gulf Marine Fabricators will lay off 251 workers due to the challenging market environment.

What Makes Independent Oil, Gas Companies Successful?
Monday, November 21, 2016 Rigzone speaks with analysts about which traits make a successful independent oil and gas company.

Survey: Oil, Gas Pros Seek New Jobs despite Being Employed
Friday, November 18, 2016 About 28 percent of already-employed respondents to Rigzone's Ideal Employer Survey reveal they are actively looking for a new job.

Siemens Subsea to Restructure, Cut Jobs in UK
Friday, November 18, 2016 Under a proposed restructuring, Siemens Subsea would eliminate almost 60 jobs in Ulverston and Aberdeen.

The New Battle for Talent: Attracting Candidates in the Downturn
Thursday, November 17, 2016 Energy HR professionals discuss challenges and strategies of talent attraction in a volatile pricing environment.

Employers Starting to Adopt New Performance Management Policies
Thursday, November 17, 2016 Energy companies are exchanging traditional performance reviews for policies that meet the needs of a younger workforce.

Shell Closes Finance Facility in Scotland; 380 Workers Made Redundant
Thursday, November 17, 2016 Shell announces it will be closing its finance operations office in Glasgow, which will affect 380 workers.

Noble Energy Lays Off 60 Workers
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Noble Energy cuts 60 jobs in Houston and Denver.

Oil Professionals Rate Supermajors As Best Employers
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Inaugural Ideal Employer Survey finds safety is the biggest work priority.

Shell Takes First Place in Rigzone's Inaugural Ideal Employer Survey
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Shell rates as the most-popular employer among oil and gas professionals in Rigzone's first-ever Ideal Employer Survey.

BLOG: Women Must Be Proactive in Tackling Gender Disparity at Work
Friday, November 11, 2016 Catalyst's Betsy Bagley discusses how women can proactively address gender disparities in their work environments.

BLOG: Game of Wait-and-See with Trump's Promise for Energy Jobs
Wednesday, November 09, 2016 After pledging to stimulate the economy and create jobs, the oil and gas industry hopes to see Trump make good on his promises.

Sinochem Names Zhang Wei As General Manager
Monday, November 07, 2016 China has appointed Zhang Wei as general manager of oil and chemicals conglomerate Sinochem, said the state-owned company in a statement on Monday.

Report: Fracking Ban Would Cost US Almost 15 Million Jobs By 2022
Friday, November 04, 2016 A new study released by the US Chamber's Institute for 21st Century Energy says a complete ban on hydraulic fracturing would be detrimental to the US economy.

US Jobs Report: Mining Employment Steadies in October
Friday, November 04, 2016 Employment in mining was relatively unchanged in October, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

McDermott Opens New Office in Saudi Arabia; Adds 300 Jobs
Wednesday, November 02, 2016 Houston-based McDermott International is expanding its footprint in Saudi Arabia with opening of new office.

How to Keep Up Morale During Your Job Search
Wednesday, November 02, 2016 Despite a tough industry climate, there are ways to keep up morale when looking for a job.

HR Can Play a Role in Midstream Recovery
Tuesday, November 01, 2016 HR executive Brett Haugh believes embracing wellness and retooling employee benefit plans can aid midstream companies coming out of the downturn.

Nigerian Union: Oil Firms Sack 3,000 Workers, Asks Government to Step In
Thursday, October 27, 2016 Oil firms operating in Nigeria sack 3,000 workers, says labour union official.

BLOG: Laid Off Energy Workers May Find Opportunities in the Classroom
Thursday, October 27, 2016 A Houston and Gulf Coast initiative offers an alternative for oil and gas professionals struggling to find work in the downturn.

Sheth: Remote Working in Oil, Gas Will Create Jobs, Not Reduce Them
Thursday, October 27, 2016 Remote working conditions enabled through the adoption of IIOT within oil and gas will create more jobs and attract more people to the industry, says Honeywell director.

Oil, Gas Automation Workers Must Be Trained Faster
Thursday, October 27, 2016 The increased pace of technology invention means people in the oil and gas automation sector need to be trained faster, said Vimal Kapur, president of Honeywell Process Solutions.

After 20,000 Job Cuts, World's Top Shipyards Brace for More
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 South Korea's shipbuilding industry - home to the world's top three manufacturers - has eliminated more than 20,000 jobs this year.

Knapp: Industry Should Hire Hackers to Boost Cybersecurity
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 The oil and gas industry should hire hackers in order to boost cyber-security, said Eric Knapp, chief engineer for cybersecurity solutions and technology at Honeywell Process Solutions.

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