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Workers At China Firm's Oil Block In Niger Start 48-Hour Strike
Thursday, December 12, 2013 Around 600 workers at a China National Petroleum Corporation oil block in Niger began a 48-hour strike on Thursday to protest pay and conditions, the National Union of Petroleum Workers said.
TAQA Cuts 16% of HQ Staff
Thursday, December 12, 2013 Abu Dhabi National Oil Company says it plans to shed 16 percent of its headquarters' staff in 2014.
Report: Female Representation in Oil, Gas on the Rise
Tuesday, December 10, 2013 A survey from BP and Rigzone reveals broad support of the steps being taken to ensure wider gender diversity.
Fleming Gulf Reports on 2nd Annual Human Capital Innovation Forum in KL
Monday, December 09, 2013 Fleming Gulf reports on the 2nd Annual Human Capital Innovation in Oil, Gas and Petrochemicals Forum in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
UH Energy, Graduate School Host 'Focus On Energy' for Grads
Friday, December 06, 2013 The University of Houston's Energy Initiative and Graduate School successfully holds the first-ever Focus on Energy for graduate students.
SPE Aberdeen Announces Bursaries for 20 Students
Monday, December 02, 2013 Society of Petroleum Engineers Aberdeen Section to award bursaries amounting to $32,800 to up to 20 students during the 2013/2014 academic year.
Fortune Oil Appoints Acting Chief Executive
Monday, December 02, 2013 Fortune Oil appoints Dr Tian Jun as its Acting Chief Executive.
Women Who Shine: Q&A with T.J. Thom
Friday, November 29, 2013 EPL's Senior VP, CFO T.J. Thom discusses trends, thoughts and how the energy industry changed her career path.
Career Spotlight: Health and Safety Engineer
Friday, November 29, 2013 Health and safety engineers watch over the health, safety and welfare of the crew.
AGCC Survey Shows Nearly All O&G Contractors Plan to Recruit Next Year
Thursday, November 28, 2013 The 19th Aberdeen and Grampian Chamber of Commerce Oil and Gas Survey reveals that a record number of contractors in the oil and gas sector are looking to recruit in the next 12 months and confidence is high for 2014.
Career Spotlight: Marine Surveyor
Wednesday, November 27, 2013 A Marine surveyor position inspecting marine vessels and equipment is an exciting alternative to working under florescent lights.
Women Who Shine: Q&A with Sarah Roberts
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Drilling engineer Sarah Roberts discusses trends, goals and how oil and gas makes the world go round.
Women Who Shine: Q&A with Jenny Day
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 Refinery electrician Jenny Day discusses trends, goals and how oil and gas makes the world go round.
Developing Middle East Upstream Talent: BP's Story
Monday, November 25, 2013 Rigzone catches up with Anand RV, VP for Human Resources for BP Middle East Exploration, to discuss the company's recruitment strategy in the region.
Norway Offshore Construction Workers Start Protest, Oil Output Unaffected
Monday, November 18, 2013 Construction workers in the offshore energy sector have cut their working hours since Saturday in a pay protest.
Women Who Shine: Q&A with Marcela Donadio
Monday, November 18, 2013 Marcela Donadio sat down with Rigzone to discuss trends and ideas in how to advance in the energy sector.
Malaysia's Petronas Awards $3.1B in Offshore Jobs to Local Firms
Friday, November 15, 2013 Malaysian state oil company Petronas awards $3.1 billion, five-tear services contract to six local companies.
ConocoPhillips, NEED Project Work to Develop Pipeline of STEM Grads
Friday, November 15, 2013 ConocoPhillips is partnering with NEED to prepare a new generation of future energy workers.
Oil & Gas UK Awards Winners Announced
Friday, November 08, 2013 AMEC, Apache, Bilfinger, BG Group and Chevron come up trumps at the Oil & Gas UK Awards.
Encana to Cut Workforce, Slash Div as Gas Prices Stay Low
Tuesday, November 05, 2013 Encana plans to cut 20 percent of its workforce, slash its dividend and invest nearly three-quarters of its 2014 capital spending budget in more lucrative oil and liquid gas assets.
Report: UK Oil, Gas Significantly Reliant on Immigrants
Monday, November 04, 2013 A UK engineering skills review highlights that strategically important sectors, including oil and gas extraction, are becoming increasingly reliant on migrant labor for the performance of technical roles.
Newpark's Carencro Facility Expansion to Create Jobs
Friday, November 01, 2013 Gov. Jindal and Newpark Resources announce that the company will invest in its Newpark Mats and Integrated Services facility in Carencro, doubling both the size of the facility and estimated output.
Four Oil, Gas Recruiting Trends Plague US Industry
Friday, November 01, 2013 E&Y's Adam Berk identifies four oil and gas recruiting trends that are plaguing the US industry's goal of meeting global energy consumption.
OMV Closes North Sea Asset Acquisition
Friday, November 01, 2013 Austria's OMV completes its deal with Statoil to acquire assets in the Norwegian and UK zones of the North Sea.
Iraqi Tribes Say Lukoil Project Must Fuel Better Life
Thursday, October 31, 2013 Tribesmen in Iraq hope that Russian operator Lukoil will offer them a better way of life.
An EVP will Help Lessen the Burden of Attracting and Retaining Talent
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 Top-performing companies create a sustainable EVP based on the needs, demographics and preferences of their workplace.
Multi-Generational Workforce Deserves Versatile Management Style
Wednesday, October 30, 2013 A presenter at the Talent Management & HSE Summit tackles the issue of dealing with a multi-generational workforce.
Focusing on Gen Y May Reverse Talent Shortages
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 As the labor shortage continues to plague the oil and gas industry, a recruiting specialist recommends tapping unconventional labor pools.
The Role of Personal Constraints in Determining a Company's Success
Tuesday, October 29, 2013 Flip Flippen tells attendees at the People in Energy Conference to focus on overcoming personal constraints to achieve company and personal success.
Energy Day Event in Downtown Houston a Hit with Thousands
Friday, October 25, 2013 Thousands attend the third annual Consumer Energy Alliance Energy Day event in Houston.
Unemployment Rate Drops to 7.2% As More Jobs Come Online
Thursday, October 24, 2013 The nation's unemployment rate decreases a tenth of a point, reaching a five-year low and down from 7.9 percent at the start of 2013.
What Types of Jobs Will LNG Export Terminals Create?
Tuesday, October 22, 2013 The oil and gas industry needs to plan for training and developing personnel to support the burgeoning US LNG export sector, experts say.
BP Appoints New Head of Exploration
Friday, October 18, 2013 BP appoints former TNK-BP executive as its new head of exploration.
TIPRO: Oil, Gas Jobs Provide Spark to Hiring Data in 1H 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013 The oil and gas industry in Texas is running ahead of the average of all industries in new hires, according to the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Association.
The World's Top 5 Most Expensive Oil, Gas Cities
Friday, October 18, 2013 Rigzone looks at the world's most-expensive oil and gas cities for expatriate workers.
OMV Founds International Petroleum Academy in Austria
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 OMV teams up with Montanuniversitšt Leoben to launch the International Petroleum Academy in Austria to help the firm meet its recruitment needs.