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Technip Gains EDGE in Gender Equality Performance
Friday, January 23, 2015 French oilfield services firm becomes the first company from the energy industry to become certified for the EDGE gender equality standard.
Oil, Gas Salary Adjustments Amid Oil Price Decline
Friday, January 23, 2015 The downturn in crude oil prices is disproportionately affecting companies in the energy industry, prompting a variety of budget revisions that could affect workers' salaries.
Top Tips: Applying for Your First Graduate Job in European Oil, Gas
Thursday, January 22, 2015 Rigzone talks to graduate recruiters at BP and OMV about their tips for university students applying for a graduate job in oil and gas.
SKILLED Spurns Merger Proposal from Programmed Maintenance Services
Thursday, January 22, 2015 Australia's SKILLED Group spurns merger proposal from Programmed Maintenance Services.
Brazil's Oleo e Gas to Cut 40% of Workforce
Thursday, January 22, 2015 Brazilian oil and natural gas company Oleo e Gas Participacoes SA says it will cut its workforce by 40 percent, or more than 40 workers, to bring costs in line with revenues.
Genel Slashes 2015 Revenue Forecast on Weak Oil Prices
Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Kurdistan oil producers Genel slashes its 2015 revenue forecast, citing weak crude prices.
Petronas Says NST's Job Cuts Article is 'Misreported and Inaccurate'
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 Petronas clarifies that a local newspaper article saying that the firm plans to reduce its workforce by around 10 percent was "misreported and inaccurate."
Talisman Sinopec Energy UK To Cut 300 Jobs
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 Talisman Sinopec Energy UK says it would cut 300 jobs due to falling production levels and rising operating costs hurt by low oil prices.
Centrica's Cohen Appointed Head of UK Onshore Oil, Gas College
Monday, January 19, 2015 Colette Cohen, head of Centrica's UK oil and gas production business, is appointed chair of the UK's new National College for Onshore Oil and Gas.
Low Oil Prices Prompts Apache, Schlumberger to Lay Off Workers
Thursday, January 15, 2015 The slowdown in oil and gas activity resulting from lower oil prices prompts Apache and Schlumberger to lay off workers.
BP Set for North Sea Job Losses, but Industry Urged to Invest in Region
Thursday, January 15, 2015 BP is set to announce "significant" job losses in the North Sea as consultancy Deloitte calls for oil companies and the government to continue to invest in the region.
Halliburton Cuts Jobs in Houston Amid Slumping Crude Oil
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Halliburton is cutting an unknown number of workers in the Houston area in response to low oil prices.
Tullow To Begin Oil Sector Job Purge As Weak Prices Bite
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 Tullow Oil is planning to cut some of its 2,000-strong workforce, a source familiar with the company says, starting an expected avalanche of job losses.
Shell To Cut 5 To 10% Of Jobs At Canada Oil Sands Project
Friday, January 09, 2015 Shell will cut from 5-10% of the about 3,000 jobs at its Albian Sands mining project in northern Alberta, a company spokesman says.
Top 5 Jobs in Demand in 2014
Friday, December 26, 2014 Check out the most popular positions both globally and in the United States for the year, according to Rigzone's Career Center.
Top Rigzone Career Tips for 2014
Wednesday, December 24, 2014 Rigzone compiles its top career-related tips for 2014.
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.
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.
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.
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.