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Shell and Centrica to Cut More Than 12,000 Jobs by 2020
Thursday, July 30, 2015 Royal Dutch Shell and Centrica reveal plans to axe more than 12,000 jobs by 2020.

Texas Counties among the Best and Worst for Oil, Gas Jobs in 2014
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Midland County created the most oil and gas jobs in 2014, while Harris County had the most job losses in 2014, a report finds.

UK Oil, Gas Industry Companies More Optimistic in 2Q
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 Companies in the UK oil and gas industry are becoming more optimistic about the sector, according to Oil & Gas UK's latest Business Sentiment Index.

Oil Contractor Saipem Slashes Guidance And Jobs In Turnaround Plan
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Saipem slashes its guidance for the year as it books writedowns of $1B and announces a restructuring plan that includes 8,800 job losses as it cuts costs to counter falling oil prices.

BHP Plans To Shed Around 100 HQ Jobs As Commodities Tumble
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 BHP Billiton intends to cut about 100 jobs at its Melbourne headquarters in coming years as it strives to lower overheads and streamline corporate operations amid a crash in minerals prices.

Chevron to Cut 1,500 Jobs
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Chevron will cut 1,500 jobs globally due to the current market environment.

I Just Got Laid Off ... Now What?
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Career experts offer advice to oil and gas professionals who are looking to move their career forward after layoffs.

'New Normal' Environment Requires Closer Look at Cost-Cutting Measures
Friday, July 24, 2015 KPMG energy practice leaders discuss industry challenges amid a lower oil price environment.

Petrobras Union Begins 24-Hour Strike Against Asset Sales, Oil Bill
Friday, July 24, 2015 Brazilian oil workers begin a 24-hour strike in an effort to stop moves to shrink state-run oil company Petrobras, according to the main union representing the workers.

Canada's Encana Lays Off 200 Employees In July Amid Oil Slump
Friday, July 24, 2015 Encana says it laid off about 200 employees this month, joining a growing list of oil producers cutting jobs to cope with a steep fall in crude prices.

Petrobras Union May Follow 24-Hour Strike With September Walkout
Thursday, July 23, 2015 Brazil's main oil workers union is considering an open-ended strike in September if a 24-hour walkout scheduled for midnight Thursday fails to stop moves to shrink state-run oil company Petrobras.

Weatherford Raises Layoffs Target to 11,000
Thursday, July 23, 2015 Weatherford increases its worker layoff target to 11,000 as weakness in the North American oilfield service market activity continues.

FMC Technologies Plans Further Headcount Reductions
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 FMC Technologies plans to implement further workforce reductions amid a challenging North America land market.

Oil, Gas Companies Collaborate with Schools to Recruit Minorities and Women
Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Though recruitment efforts of women and minority in STEM have evolved over the years, there is still more work to be done to increase representation in industries such as oil and gas.

Survey: Hiring Increases Not Expected for Australia Oil, Gas Companies
Monday, July 13, 2015 A survey of oil and gas companies in Australia reveals hiring is not expected to increase in the next 12 months.

Brazil Oilworkers Union Calls for 24-hour Strike on July 24
Friday, July 10, 2015 Brazil's main oilworkers federation says it plans a 24-hour strike on July 24 to protest budget cuts and asset sales at Petrobras as well as a move to end the company's obligation to invest in major offshore oil resources.

Effective Measures Needed by Spring 2016 to Boost UK Exploration
Thursday, July 09, 2015 Oil & Gas UK calls for "effective measures" to be in place by March 2016 that will boost exploration of the UK Continental Shelf.

Succession Planning Critical for Longevity of Oil, Gas Companies
Wednesday, July 08, 2015 Rigzone explores the most efficient ways to plan for filling key roles in an organization during an industry downturn.

Ghanaian Students Use Scholarships to Pursue Careers in Energy Industry
Wednesday, July 08, 2015 Two Ghanaian students use master's program scholarships to further their studies in the energy industry.

RGU Launches Bespoke Course for Engineering Students
Tuesday, July 07, 2015 Aberdeen's Robert Gordon University launches a bespoke engineering program that will allow its students to choose from a variety of modules offered by the university.

ExxonMobil Selling Cook Inlet Assets, Remains Committed to Alaska
Tuesday, July 07, 2015 ExxonMobil's subsidiary XTO Energy sells Cook Inlet production assets to Hilcorp for undisclosed price.

Technip Plans 6,000 Layoffs as Part of Restructuring Efforts
Monday, July 06, 2015 Technip announces it will reduce its global workforce by 6,000 as part of its restructuring efforts due to the industry downturn.

US Jobs Report: Mining Jobs Down; Modest Gains in Engineering Services
Thursday, July 02, 2015 June's jobs report shows a decline in mining jobs and modest gains in engineering services.

Top Social Media Dos and Don'ts When Looking for a Job
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 Rigzone shares best practices for job candidates on maintaining their social media channels while seeking employment.

Technip Sees HSE Success with Pulse Program
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 Technip places health and safety of its employees as a core value with development of its Pulse program.

Wintershall Calls for Better German Oil, Gas Regulation
Monday, June 29, 2015 Wintershall warns of job losses in Germany's oil and gas industry as it calls for a proportionate regulatory framework for the sector in the country.

How to Beat Workplace Shyness, Advice from Mary, an IT Manager at Shell
Friday, June 26, 2015 Mary Jarrett became "successfully shy" with the support of her colleagues. Discover how overcoming her struggle with shyness has set her on track to fulfilling her career potential.

Statoil Streamlines Operating Model, Seeks Cost Efficiency
Thursday, June 25, 2015 Statoil announces that it will streamline its operating model in order to become more cost efficient and fit for the future.

Rigzone 2Q Survey Reveals Oil, Gas Companies Reluctant to Hire
Thursday, June 25, 2015 Rigzone's 2Q global hiring survey reveals oil and gas companies' reluctance to increase hiring efforts in the near term.

ExxonMobil VP Shares Industry Career Perspectives
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Margaret Mattix of ExxonMobil stresses the importance of being open and identifying behavioral strengths when navigating a career path.

Norway Oil-Rig Unions in Last-Chance Talks to Avoid Strike
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 Norwegian oil-rig unions and employers start government-backed mediation in a final bid to avoid a strike that could shut down two North Sea oil fields.

A Guide to Organizational Planning during a Downturn
Wednesday, June 24, 2015 The industry downturn serves as an opportune time for oil and gas companies to focus on their organizational planning.

Qatar Petroleum Says Has Laid Off Staff, To Exit Non-Core Areas
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 Qatar Petroleum has completed a restructuring which involved laying off some foreign staff, although no Qatari employees were let go, CEO Saad Sherida al-Kaabi says.

Pipeline Company TransCanada Says Cuts 185 Jobs
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 TransCanada eliminates 185 jobs following a restructuring of its major projects department.

Swift: More than 150,000 Jobs Lost in Oil, Gas
Friday, June 19, 2015 Swift Worldwide Resources reports that the number of oil and gas jobs lost globally exceeds 150,000.

London College Sees 300% Enrollment Spike in Oil, Gas Management Course
Thursday, June 18, 2015 College official credits London's reputation for oil, gas startups as reason for spike in course enrollment.

Norway Oil Rig Workers Threaten Strike if Wage Talks Fail
Thursday, June 18, 2015 574 Norwegian rig workers could go on strike from next Thursday if a wage settlement is not reached.

PETRONAS to Keep Staff Size Despite Lower Profits
Thursday, June 18, 2015 PETRONAS has no intention to lay off its 50,000 local and foreign staff despite lower profits arising from the decline in oil prices.

UK Oil, Gas Sector Must Be 'Sustainable' at $60 per Barrel
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 Oil & Gas UK Chief Executive Deidre Michie says unions, governments, regulators and trade associations must work together to secure a future for the UK oil and gas industry.

National Oilwell Varco to Cut 1,500 Norwegian Jobs
Wednesday, June 17, 2015 US oilfield equipment maker National Oilwell Varco will cut its Norwegian workforce by 1,500 by the end of 2015, it says.

Statoil Confirms 1,500 Potential Job Losses by 2016
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Statoil announces that up to 1,500 employees and more than 500 consultants could be released by the end of 2016, confirming Dagens Naeringsliv's report last Friday.

Report: Canada Could Lose 185,000 Oil, Gas Jobs in 2015
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 A study finds that Canada may lose 185,000 oil and gas jobs in 2015 due to falling commodity prices.

Ceona Appoints New CEO
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 UK-based subsea constructor Ceona appoints Mark Preece as the new Chief Executive Officer.

Canadian Drillers' Group Sees More Than 25,000 Jobs Lost
Monday, June 15, 2015 The Canadian Association of Oilwell Drilling Contractors slashed its 2015 drilling forecast for a second time, forecasting that more than 25,000 jobs will disappear because of weak oil prices.

Sustainability Is Next Energy Business Focus
Friday, June 12, 2015 Energy leaders discuss coming workforce, safety issues in the industry.

Total Celebrates Anniversary of its CLOV FPSO, Offshore Angola
Friday, June 12, 2015 France's Total celebrates the anniversary of its CLOV FPSO, offshore Angola, with videos of the working lives of two of its employees on board the vessel.

More Than 2,000 Potential Job Losses in Norway by 2016
Friday, June 12, 2015 Statoil and Aker Solutions could potentially lay off 2,200 employees by the end of 2016 due to cost cutting operations.

Exploring Geology on the Shell Graduate Programme
Thursday, June 11, 2015 Shell Exploration Geologist Tamara Morales Rua explains why joining the Shell Graduate Programme kept her passion for geology alive.

Survey Shows Less Confidence in UKCS as Operators Cut Costs
Thursday, June 11, 2015 A survey from Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce shows the UK offshore industry has less confidence as an SPE event in London reveals some of the measures operators are taking to cut costs.

Magellan Reappoints Ex-Chief Financial Officer
Thursday, June 11, 2015 Junior energy firm Magellan Petroleum Corporation announces the appointment of Antoine J. Lafargue as the company's new Senior Vice President Chief Financial Officer, Treasurer and Corporate Secretary.

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