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University of Colorado's GEM Program Prepares for the 'Big Crew Change'
Friday, December 19, 2014 CU offers its GEM Program for energy industry workers wishing to enhance their careers while obtaining a Master of Science degree.

Major HSE Training Program Starts in Iraq
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 Shell and OPITO get together to train up to 15,000 Iraqi energy industry workers to deal safely with hydrogen sulphide.

Skilled Oil, Gas Workers Needed by Petronas if BC LNG Terminal Approved
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 Several hundred workers will likely be needed to help construct an LNG terminal for Petronas if the project is approved by Pacific Northwest LNG.

Nigeria Oil Unions Start Strike, Output Seen Unaffected
Monday, December 15, 2014 Nigeria's oil unions began an indefinite strike, although crude output in Africa's top producer is not likely to be affected, oil industry sources says.

Enbridge's Midcoast Energy Partners Cuts Jobs As Nat Gas Volumes Decline
Monday, December 15, 2014 Enbridge's Midcoast Energy Partners business unit reduces workforce amid a drop in natural gas volumes in the pipeline.

Q&A with Canada's MacPhail Energy School Training Consultant Abid Rashid
Monday, December 15, 2014 Rigzone interviews Abid Rashid, a training consultant at SAIT Polytechnic's MacPhail School of Energy in Canada, on manpower and training issues facing the petroleum industry.

Nigeria's Main Oil Worker Unions To Start Strike On Dec 15
Sunday, December 14, 2014 Nigeria's two main oil worker unions will begin an indefinite nation-wide strike starting on Dec. 15, the unions said.

Petronas to Boost Training Enrollment at Instep, Unfazed by Oil Prices
Friday, December 12, 2014 Falling oil prices have no impact on plans by Petronas' Instep training center to increase student in-take.

SBM to Shed 1,200 Positions in Restructuring Move
Thursday, December 11, 2014 SBM Offshore is to cut 600 contractor staff and a similar number of permanent employees in order to optimize its cost base.

Halliburton to Lay Off 1,000 Eastern Hemisphere Employees
Thursday, December 11, 2014 Halliburton will lay off approximately 1,000 workers from its Eastern Hemisphere operations due to the current low-price market environment.

Hydrogen Appoints Mirzan Mahathir as Director of its Malaysian Companies
Tuesday, December 09, 2014 Mirzan Mahathir joins the board of directors of global recruitment firm Hydrogen Group's Malaysian companies as a majority shareholder.

BP to Cut Management Jobs as it Changes Corporate Structure
Monday, December 08, 2014 BP confirms that it will cut management positions as it reshapes its corporate structure to reflect the company's size after four years of divestments.

Singapore's NUS to Launch Petroleum Engineering Program
Friday, December 05, 2014 The National University of Singapore plans to launch a petroleum engineering program later next year to meet the manpower needs of oilfield services companies operating in Singapore.

2H Offshore Expands Malaysia & Australia Presence, May Recruit Engineering
Thursday, December 04, 2014 2H Offshore expands offices in Malaysia and Australia to meet demand from Asia Pacificís subsea oil and gas industry, with the firm likely to strengthen its team of engineering professionals.

Fircroft Names Michaella Rogers as Country Director for Australia
Tuesday, December 02, 2014 Fircroft appoints Michaella Rogers as Country Director for Australia as the firm grows its presence in Australia's oil and gas industries.

Knowledge Transfer: A Process Engineer's Story
Monday, December 01, 2014 Rigzone catches up with Vugar Novruzov, an Azerbaijani who works as a process engineer for BP in Baku, to find out how skills he learned abroad are being put to good use in his home country.

Starting Out As An Exploration Geoscientist With Shell
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 Shell profiles Helen Doherty, Exploration Geoscientist for Upstream International New Ventures: Sub-Saharan Africa.

Oil, Gas Companies Adjust to Social Media, Multi-Generation Workers
Tuesday, November 25, 2014 Multi-generational workforces, using social media, pose challenges while offering opportunities for oil and gas companies.

Pennsylvania Benefits from Oil, Gas Extraction in the State
Friday, November 21, 2014 Oil and gas drilling in Pennsylvania is creating thousands of new jobs and providing funds to the state for infrastructure improvements.

Studies Highlight Job, Economic Potential of Expanding US Offshore Leasing
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Opening additional areas of the US Outer Continental Shelf could create over 800,000 jobs and generate significant government revenues, according to studies by API and NOIA.

Statoil Changes Staff Pension Scheme
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Norway's Statoil shifts from a defined benefit pension scheme to one that is based on defined contributions.

EarthStream Assesses Impact of Lower Oil Prices on Oil, Gas Job Market
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 Energy recruitment firm EarthStream assesses the impact of the recent decline in oil prices on the oil and gas job market.

KPMG: Thought Leaders Discuss Challenge of Energy Industry's Talent Gap
Friday, November 14, 2014 Recent survey results shed light on the talent shortage in the energy industry, what caused it, and what can be done to alleviate it.

DeSanctis: Embracing Diversity to Overcome Energy Challenges
Friday, November 14, 2014 The oil and gas industry faces challenges from fracking in shale formations, but there are also opportunities, as well.

Surge in Petroleum Engineering Increases Energy Focus at Univ. of Wyoming
Tuesday, November 11, 2014 The University of Wyoming adds a drilling rig and makes changes to its energy program to better prepare a growing number of future energy graduates for their careers.

API Study: Getting More Women into Oil, Gas Careers
Friday, November 07, 2014 As the need for new oil and gas workers grows, new opportunities are becoming available for women and non-whites with an education in technical fields.

Seven Winners at 'Biggest Ever' Oil & Gas UK Awards
Friday, November 07, 2014 Aberdeen sees 650 people from across the UK oil and gas industry gather to honor the country's most innovative and enterprising companies and professionals.

NES Global Talent Establishes Office in Japan
Tuesday, October 28, 2014 NES Global opens new office in Yokohama, Japan as recruitment activity rises.

Oil Price, Industry Costs Dominate Debate at SPE Amsterdam Meet
Monday, October 27, 2014 The oil price and the need for the oil and gas sector to reduce its operating costs dominate the debate at the opening session of the SPE's Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Amsterdam.

Inside BP's Upstream Learning Center
Friday, October 24, 2014 Rigzone takes a look around BP's new Upstream Learning Center in Sunbury near London.

Study: Oil, Gas Drilling Activities Provide Major Economic Stimulus for US
Friday, October 24, 2014 Oil and gas exploration and production account for much of the growth in employment and economic activity across the country, an analytical study said.