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Worldwide Recruitment Solutions Opens Singapore Office to Expand in Asia
Thursday, April 23, 2015 Global energy recruiter Worldwide Recruitment Solutions opens an office in Singapore to expand in Asia.

Oil Services Company Weatherford Raises Job Cuts Target to 10,000
Thursday, April 23, 2015 Oil services company Weatherford increases the total number of employees it is looking to lay off in 2015 to 10,000 as it copes with the fall in oil prices.

Musings: Oil Patch Unemployment Is Challenge For Industry's Future
Thursday, April 23, 2015 Oil patch layoffs continue to grow, and the shale oil states represent the epicenter. G. Allen Brooks takes a look at the latest oil industry unemployment statistics.

Contract Driller Nabors Posts 10.5% Fall In Revenue
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Nabors' quarterly revenue falls 10.5%, hurt by slower drilling activity in North America, and the company says it cut its workforce by more than 18% since the end of 2014.

Tackling the Skills Shortage Challenge in the Oil, Gas Industry
Friday, April 17, 2015 Industry experts weigh in on the continuing challenge of finding skilled workers to hire in the oil and gas industry.

Schlumberger Will Cut 11,000 Additional Jobs
Thursday, April 16, 2015 Schlumberger plans to cut 11,000 more jobs, bringing the total job cuts to 20,000 since January.

CEO: Petronas Not Cutting Pay Or Staff
Wednesday, April 15, 2015 Petronas denies a media report that said staff at one of its units were asked to take a pay cut due to the plunge in global oil prices.

Seismic Firm TGS to Cut 10th of Workforce, Slashes Guidance
Monday, April 13, 2015 Norwegian seismic survey firm TGS to lay off a 10th of its workforce as energy companies slash spending.

Use of Big Data is Necessary to Recruit Millennials in Oil, Gas
Friday, April 10, 2015 HR Professional Kris Cooper reveals research detailing why Big Data is necessary to recruit millennials in the workforce.

WCS Launches Coiled Tubing e-Course for Supervisors
Wednesday, April 08, 2015 Well Control School announces the release of its supervisor-level IADC WellCAP accredited coiled tubing course through its e-learning program, System 21 e-Learning.

2015 ONS Norway Show Cancelled
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 Norway's biggest oil and gas exhibition is cancelled amid 'low oil prices, low activity and great uncertainty in the industry'.

KTL Plans to Hire More Staff for its Tanjung Langsat Facility in Malaysia
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 KTL Offshore plans to hire more staff for its manufacturing facility in Tanjung Langsat, Johor, Malaysia this year following the relocation of part of its manufacturing operations from Singapore.

Rigzone Survey Indicates Continued Scale Back in Hiring
Tuesday, April 07, 2015 Rigzone's latest global hiring survey indicates a continued scale back in hiring due to market uncertainty

US Dept. of Labor: Job Gains for March Weakest in More than a Year
Monday, April 06, 2015 The US Dept. of Labor jobs report for March reveals the weakest job growth in more than a year.

Malaysia's INSTEP Tells Local Oil, Gas Staff to Upgrade Skills
Monday, April 06, 2015 Malaysia's INSTEP tells local oil and gas staff to upgrade their skills in spite of the current industry downturn, a top executive of the training institute says.

HR Professionals Discuss Hiring Strategies during Downturn
Friday, April 03, 2015 Industry HR professionals discuss strategies and opportunities while managing the turbulent world of oil and gas.

UH Symposium Reveals Energy Industry's Unmet Needs for Skilled Workforce
Thursday, April 02, 2015 Speakers address the critical needs of the current energy workforce at the University of Houston Energy Symposium.

PETRONAS, OPITO Cooperate on Oil, Gas Skills Development in Malaysia
Thursday, April 02, 2015 PETRONAS and OPITO cooperate to provide oil and gas workers keen to enter the industry in Malaysia with globally recognized qualifications and training.

Low Oil Prices Prompt ConocoPhillips to Review Workforce Needs
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 ConocoPhillips warns workers that it could reduce workforce headcount if oil prices remain low for an extended period of time.

Frank's International Plans to Cut 400-600 Jobs
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 Frank's Intl. plans a workforce reduction of 400-600 employees.

Samson Exploring Strategic Alternatives Due to Low Oil Prices, Debt
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 Samson Resources is exploring strategic alternatives as the company struggles with high debt.

The Oil, Gas Guide to Networking: How To Connect and Communicate
Wednesday, April 01, 2015 Rigzone speaks with Katie Mehnert, a self-proclaimed "people engineer", who offers tips on effective connecting and communicating when networking in oil and gas.

The Oil, Gas Guide to Networking: Young Professionals
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 Rigzone speaks with Matt Gelotti, director of Young Professionals in Energy - Houston Chapter, who offers advice to young professionals networking in oil and gas.

IFP School Launches Free Distance Learning Program Specializing in Oil, Gas
Tuesday, March 31, 2015 IFP School, with help from IFP Training and support from Total, will offer a free web-based distance learning program specializing in oil and gas.

Offshore to Office: Transitioning from a Rig to Office in Oil, Gas
Friday, March 27, 2015 Industry veterans and experts offer tips and advice for offshore workers who are considering transitioning from working on a rig to working in an office.

Unions: UK North Sea Workers Give 'Overwhelming' Support For Strike
Friday, March 27, 2015 Trade unions Unite and GMB say members working offshore in Britain's oil and gas industry showed overwhelming support for industrial action in a consultative ballot.

Shell To Cut More UK North Sea Jobs In 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Shell plans further job cuts in its UK North Sea operations this year.

Norway's Industrial Workers Reach Last Minute Wage Deal
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Norwegian manufacturing workers reached a last minute wage deal with employers on Thursday, averting mediation and a possible strike, the LO and NHO say.

Energy-Focused Agent Sees Patience, Caution in Houston's Real Estate Market
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 For many who work in the oil and gas industry, relocation is a given.

Rigzone-TRG Survey Finds Strong Industry Loyalty Among APAC O&G Employees
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 A recent survey finds Asia Pacific oil and gas professionals staying loyal to the industry although there were dissatisfaction with the current benefit packages.

Subsea Training Academy Ashtead Technology Increases Offering
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 A first-of-its-kind subsea training academy, Ashtead Technology, is marking its first six months by expanding its range of courses in response to industry demand.

Wells Cathedral School Pupils Win BP's Ultimate STEM Challenge
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Pupils from Wells Cathedral School in Somerset, England win BP's inaugural Ultimate STEM Challenge competition.

Woodside to Cut 300 Jobs, Freeze Pay to Battle Oil-Price Drop
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Woodside says it would axe about 300 jobs this year and freeze all salaries as it continues to slash costs to cope with a sharp slump in oil prices.

New Partnership Allows for Expansion of Major STEM Initiative in UK
Monday, March 23, 2015 With additional backing and support, the Scottish MATE ROV Challenge plans to attract more young, aspiring engineers to the subsea industry.

Deloitte: Time Right to Reinvent Human Resources Profession in Oil, Gas
Friday, March 20, 2015 An Australian oil and gas industry in transition has provided a platform for human resources professionals to deliver a more valuable service, Deloitte says.

Venture Taranaki: NZ Oil & Gas Industry Adds More Jobs in Recent Years
Thursday, March 19, 2015 Venture Taranaki says in a study that New Zealand's oil and gas industry created more jobs and generated more income for the country's economy last year compared to 2010.

Unions To Ballot UK North Sea Oil Workers Over Appetite For Strike
Thursday, March 19, 2015 Trade unions Unite and GMB are balloting their members working offshore in Britain's oil and gas industry to gauge appetite for strike action over changes to shift patterns and other grievances.

Talisman Cuts 10-15%; ConocoPhillips Cuts 7% of Canadian Workforce
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Talisman Energy cuts 10-15% while ConocoPhillips cuts 7% of its Canadian workforce due to the decline in global commodity prices.

China-Owned Nexen To Cut 400 Jobs In North America, UK
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Nexen says it will cut approximately 400 jobs in North America and the United Kingdom in response to plunging global oil prices.

Report: Removing US Oil Ban Would Create Jobs Beyond Drilling
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Lifting a 40-year-old US ban on crude exports would create a wide range of jobs in the oil drilling supply chain and broader economy, according to a recent report.

North Dakota's Job Landscape Shifting (For Now) Away From Big Oil
Friday, March 13, 2015 Instead of roustabouts, North Dakotas's oil industry wants pump technicians, gas-processing plant operators and truck drivers to help sustain existing production.

Union: Colombia Oil Worker Strike Could Begin On March 19
Friday, March 13, 2015 Colombia's main oil workers' union could start a threatened indefinite strike March 19, after previously saying the nationwide stoppage could begin any time after March 26.

Univ. of New Mexico Students Inform Gen Y of Jobs in Oil, Gas
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Students at the University of New Mexico create a campaign to share available O&G opportunities with millennials.

Europe's BP, MOL Help Grow Young Talent with Student Competitions
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 BP holds the UK finals for its Ultimate Field Trip competition in London while Hungary's MOL Group launches its Freshhh completion, which is also aimed at university students.

Union: About 1,000 Laid Off By Husky Oil Sands Contractor
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 About 1,000 construction workers employed by a contractor at Husky Energy's Sunrise oil sands project were laid off unexpectedly, a union official confirms.

Colombia's Ecopetrol Says It Can Keep Oil Flowing If Strike Starts
Monday, March 09, 2015 Ecopetrol has prepared a contingency workforce to maintain output should strike action by the main oil sector union go ahead, a senior official says.

Total Sees Success with Students in its Young Graduate Programme
Monday, March 09, 2015 More than 100 students participate in Total's Young Graduate Programme to gain insight and professional experience in working in international business.

Oil And Gas Sector Tarnishes Strong US Jobs Report
Friday, March 06, 2015 The US oil and gas sector bleeds away more jobs last month as sustained low oil prices forced energy producers to reduce spending, suggesting that further pain may be ahead for the struggling industry.

Nabors Industries Cuts Workforce by 12%
Friday, March 06, 2015 Nabors Industries reduces its workforce by 12% amid the downturn in the oil and gas industry and expects another tough quarter ahead.

Motive Offshore Restructures to Expand Global Reach, Create Jobs
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Motive Offshore restructures to enhance its local and global operations as well as continue its rapid growth, which includes creation of new jobs.

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