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Polls: Most Oil, Gas Pros Believe they Can Enjoy Long Career
Friday, April 29, 2016 In a series of Twitter polls, Rigzone finds that oil and gas professionals are hopeful they can enjoy a career in oil and gas despite many having considered leaving the industry recently.

Fugro to Cut 600 Employees in 'Coming Quarters'
Friday, April 29, 2016 Fugro will reduce its headcount by around 600 employees in "the coming quarters" as it continues to adjust its cost base and capacity to "the market reality".

Great Australian Bight May Generate $765M in N/T Exploration Spending
Friday, April 29, 2016 Australia's APPEA says the industry may spend more than $765 million on near-term exploration work if current plans to develop the Great Australian Bight resources were approved.

EY Survey: Work Still Needed in Oil, Gas Workforce's Gender Diversity
Friday, April 29, 2016 Though progress has been made in the oil and gas industry's gender diversity issue, a recent EY survey reveals opportunities for improvement.

Top Oil Service Firms Mull North America Retreat As Losses Mount
Thursday, April 28, 2016 Two of the three largest oil rig operators and frackers are considering pulling back from the North American market as losses mount.

Worldwide Recruitment Solutions Expands in Singapore to Support APAC Growth
Thursday, April 28, 2016 Worldwide Recruitment Solutions expands in Singapore to support its growing Asia Pacific operations.

Amec Foster Wheeler Appoints Halliburton Executive As CEO
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Amec Foster Wheeler appoints Halliburton executive Jonathan Lewis as chief executive, replacing long-serving CEO Samir Brikho who left unexpectedly in January.

Q&A: Industry Must Be Proactive in Attracting Future Workforce
Wednesday, April 27, 2016 Deloitte's Anne Taylor addresses current and future workforce challenges in the oil and gas industry.

Lessons, Best Practices for Interns Searching in Oil, Gas
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 Former interns give advice and share best practices for getting the most out of your oil and gas internships.

Shell To Close BG Head Quarters Near London By Year End
Monday, April 25, 2016 Shell will close the head office of BG Group, the gas producer it agreed to acquire for $50 billion in February, by the end of the year.

Halliburton Says It Cut 6,000 Jobs In 1Q, Delays Earnings Call
Friday, April 22, 2016 Halliburton says it cut more than 6,000 jobs in the 1Q, during which revenue slumped 40.4% and it took a $2.1B restructuring charge mainly for asset write-offs and severance costs.

National Oilwell Varco Lays Off Another 520 Staff In Norway
Friday, April 22, 2016 National Oilwell Varco will cut its Norwegian workforce by another 520 people after low oil prices resulted in fewer orders.

Odfjell Drilling Confirms 200 Job Cuts Globally
Thursday, April 21, 2016 Odfjell Drilling confirms to Rigzone that it will be cutting around 200 jobs globally in response to the lower oil price environment.

Schlumberger Cuts 2,000 More Jobs in Full-Scale Industry Crisis
Thursday, April 21, 2016 Schlumberger cut another 2,000 jobs in the first quarter as the world's largest provider of oilfield services sees the industry in a full-scale crisis.

M&A Effectiveness: The People Side of Things
Thursday, April 21, 2016 With so many moving parts to an M&A deal, Rigzone takes a deeper look at the people component.

Kuwait Oil Workers to End Strike after Three-Day Disruption
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 Kuwait oil workers say they'll end a strike that disrupted output in OPEC's fourth-largest producer for three days, after the government said it wouldn't negotiate while the walkout lasted.

PTTEP Tackles Industry Challenges, Prepares for Future with 3Rs
Wednesday, April 20, 2016 PTTEP employs a new approach to deal with challenges arising from the current industry downturn.

Kuwait Oil Output Rises To 1.5 Million Barrels A Day Amid Strike
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Kuwait's crude output edges higher to 1.5 million barrels a day as it brought more production facilities back on line after halting some operations at the start of a labor strike now in its third day.

Keppel O&M's 1Q 2016 Net Profit Falls 53% to $70.7M, Revenue Down 58%
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Keppel Offshore & Marine's net profit falls 53 percent to $70.7 million in first quarter 2016, while revenue is 58 percent lower at $608.7 million.

Kimmeridge Limestone Projects Could Generate up to 5,600 jobs in the UK
Monday, April 18, 2016 Future Kimmeridge Limestone oil production projects over the UK's Weald Basin could generate between approximately 1,000 to 5,600 jobs, says a report from advisory services firm EY.

Kuwait Crude Production Plunges On First Day Of Strike Over Pay
Monday, April 18, 2016 Kuwait's crude production tumbles by 60 percent and its refineries scale back operations as the state oil company took emergency measures to cope with the first day of an open-ended labor strike.

Seadrill Plans to Lay Off More Than 100 Workers in Houston
Monday, April 18, 2016 Offshore deepwater drilling contractor Seadrill Americas will cut 112 jobs on one of its offshore rigs.

Kuwait Oil Workers to Push Ahead With Strike, Reject Compromise
Thursday, April 14, 2016 Kuwaiti oil workers will go ahead with a strike starting on Sunday, their union head says, rejecting an offer from the state oil company to suspend the implementation of public sector pay reforms.

Embracing Change to Deliver Performance Improvements in the Middle East
Thursday, April 14, 2016 Hitachi Consulting EMEA Energy Vice President Philip Camp discusses the necessity of operation excellence programs among the Middle Eastern oil and gas community.

BP Shareholders Reject CEO Dudley's $20M Pay
Thursday, April 14, 2016 BP shareholders vote to oppose CEO Bob Dudley's $20 million pay package in rare revolt following the company's biggest annual loss.

EMGS Confirms Staff Cuts
Thursday, April 14, 2016 Norway's oil and gas survey technology firm Electromagnetic Geoservices ASA confirms that it will be laying off staff as a result of the lower oil price environment.

Premier Oil Slims Down Board as 3 Members Leave
Thursday, April 14, 2016 Premier Oil says that 3 board members will stand down over the coming months and not be replaced, as the North Sea-focused oil producer slims its leadership and trims costs.

Exxon Says '$25B Rule' Will Sink Deepwater Oil Drilling
Thursday, April 14, 2016 The world's biggest oil explorers are fighting a US plan to toughen offshore drilling rules that ExxonMobil said will cost $25B over 10 years and render many offshore discoveries worthless.

HERSTORY: History of Women in Offshore Oil, Gas
Wednesday, April 13, 2016 Rebecca Ponton, South Texas landman by day and longtime freelance writer, is on a mission to document the achievements of industry trailblazers.

Oilfield Services Provider Carbo Ceramics' Executives To Take Pay Cut
Monday, April 11, 2016 Carbo Ceramics said its executives would take a 10-30% cut in their monthly cash compensation as the company looks to slash costs.

BP Bonus Backlash Intensifies as Investor Adviser Urges Rejection
Monday, April 11, 2016 BP faces further opposition to its pay at its annual meeting after British shareholder advisory group ShareSoc recommends its members vote against the oil major's remuneration report.

Skills for Oil, Gas Africa Project Helps Locals Secure Employment
Friday, April 08, 2016 Rigzone looks at the progress of the SOGA (skills for oil and gas Africa) project, a European government effort designed to help East Africa's oil and gas sector.

Hunt Oil Company Says It Will Cut 10% Of Its Workforce
Thursday, April 07, 2016 Hunt Oil Company will cut 10% of its workforce amid reduced activity in the oil and gas sector, a company spokeswoman says.

Engaging Millennials Crucial Part of Organizational Development
Thursday, April 07, 2016 Companies should practice open communication and development to help engage their millennial workforce.

Chevron to Lay Off 655 Workers in Houston
Thursday, April 07, 2016 Chevron is cutting 655 Houston positions as part of a larger plan to reduce expenses.

Survey: Oil Services Cos. See Declines in Revenue, Productivity & Headcount
Thursday, April 07, 2016 A Citadel survey reveals significant declines in oil, gas operations since the beginning of the downturn.

'Significant, Long-Term Employment' Awaits Ireland if Oil is Found
Thursday, April 07, 2016 "Significant and long-term employment" awaits offshore Ireland if oil is discovered as a result of the 2015 Atlantic Margin Licensing Round, says Europa Oil & Gas CEO Hugh Mackay.

AWRA: Flexibility Key to Lifting Gender Diversity in Australian Oil, Gas
Wednesday, April 06, 2016 Australia's oil and gas industry has historically been male-dominated, but the Australian Women in Resources Alliance has produced a guide to improve gender diversity locally.

Three Reasons You Didn't Get the Job
Wednesday, April 06, 2016 Despite best efforts, job-seekers may be hurting their chances of getting a job by exhibiting certain behaviors during an interview.

TomCo Energy Appoints New CEO
Wednesday, April 06, 2016 Oil mining company TomCo Energy plc appoints Christopher Brown as its new chief executive officer.

Exterran Corp. Lays Off 241 Workers in Texas
Tuesday, April 05, 2016 Exterran idles its plant in Alleyton, TX, resulting in the layoffs of 241 workers.

Aibel Confirms Staff Reductions in 2016
Tuesday, April 05, 2016 Norway-based oilfield services company Aibel confirms that it will lay off approximately 500 employees beginning in April of this year.

Canada's Ever-Shrinking Oil Industry Braces for More Job Cuts
Monday, April 04, 2016 After almost two years of sinking oil prices and at least 40,000 job cuts, Canada's petroleum industry still isn't finished tackling its bloated operations.

Mintlaw Academy Wins Scottish Heat of International ROV Competition
Monday, April 04, 2016 Mintlaw Academy wins the Scottish regional heat of the 2016 MATE international ROV competition, booking its place in the final of the event.

NOV Will Lay Off More Workers in Norway
Monday, April 04, 2016 National Oilwell Varco will conduct mass layoffs in Norway due to the market environment.

Cenovus Energy Lays off Hundreds of Workers in Canada
Friday, April 01, 2016 Canadian oil giant Cenovus Energy lays off 440 workers due to oil glut.

US Jobs Report: Mining Down 12,000
Friday, April 01, 2016 Jobs report shows another month of declines in mining jobs, since peaking a year-and-a-half ago.

Brazil's Petrobras Sees Layoff Plan Saving Up To $9.2B
Friday, April 01, 2016 Petrobras approves a voluntary layoff program to cut about 12,000 jobs and save $9.20 billion by 2020.

Premier Oil Appoints Former Fairfield CFO
Friday, April 01, 2016 Premier Oil appoints former Fairfield Energy Chief Financial Officer Iain Macdonald to its board as an independent non-executive director and member of the audit and risk committee.

Maersk Oil to Close Houston Office, Reduce Chissonga Organization
Thursday, March 31, 2016 In view of the continued challenging market conditions for deepwater developments, Maersk Oil announced plans to reduce its organizations in Angola and the United States.

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