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Robotics and Automation: The Oil, Gas Skillsets of the Future
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 What are oil and gas companies doing to embrace robotics and automation and what type of workers do they need to execute these missions?

Robotics and Automation: The Oil, Gas Skillsets of the Future
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 What are oil and gas companies doing to embrace robotics and automation and what type of workers do they need to execute these missions?

OPITO Launches Digital Safety Training Option
Wednesday, November 08, 2017 OPITO delivers digital safety training to help attract next generation of workers.

Keystone Champion Named CEO at Oil-Sands Giant Cenovus
Monday, October 30, 2017 Alex Pourbaix has been named chief executive officer at Cenovus Energy Inc.

HOW COOL IS THAT! Young West Texas Plant Manager
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 Occidental West Texas plant manager's job includes collaboration, innovation.

Sasol Plans More Hiring for Louisiana Project
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Company hits milestone for $11 billion ethane cracker and derivatives project.

Sasol Plans More Hiring for Louisiana Project
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Company hits milestone for $11 billion ethane cracker and derivatives project.

Ensco Acquires Atwood Oceanics, Lays Off Staff
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 After completing its acquisition of Atwood Oceanics, Ensco will be terminating employees.

Ensco Acquires Atwood Oceanics, Lays Off Staff
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 After completing its acquisition of Atwood Oceanics, Ensco will be terminating employees.

Harvey Strikes Employment: CB&I Lays Off Hundreds
Monday, September 25, 2017 Damages sustained by Hurricane Harvey have forced the closure of one of CB&I's facilities in Beaumont, Texas.

North American Exodus At PetroChina Sparks Speculation Of Company Shift
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 A flurry of departures across the US and Canadian units of PetroChina have sparked speculation that the oil trader is reducing its presence in North America.

Atwood Oceanics Offshore Employees in Australia Agree to New EBA
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 Atwood Oceanic's offshore personnel in Australia will receive wages aligned with current market conditions, according to new agreement.

Chevron's Watson Said to Plan to Step Down, Journal Reports
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 John Watson, who has led Chevron since 2010, is planning to step down as the oil major seeks a new CEO, the Wall Street Journal says.

Chinese-Owned Oil Firm Addax Shuts Offices After Swiss Bribery Case
Monday, August 07, 2017 Chinese-owned oil firm Addax Petroleum is shutting its offices in Geneva, Houston and Aberdeen, a month after it agreed to pay 31 million Swiss francs ($31.85 million)to settle charges of suspected bribery of foreign officials.

Shell Plans 400 Job Cuts At Dutch Projects And Technology Department
Monday, July 31, 2017 Shell plans to cut more than 400 jobs in the Netherlands, mainly at its major projects and energy technology operations.

Ophir Energy Cuts Cost; Eliminates Staff
Wednesday, July 12, 2017 British oil and gas explorer cuts 15% of its global workforce as it "right sizes" for new FLNG Project.

Statement: Workers at Ivory Coast's Petroci Go On Strike
Thursday, June 29, 2017 Workers at Ivory Coast's state oil company Petroci went on strike, fearing job losses amid a push by the government to restructure and privatize parts of the business, their union said in a statement.

Rowan Lays Off Another 50 Offshore Workers
Monday, June 26, 2017 Just weeks after announcing it was laying off 150 offshore workers, Rowan Cos. has said it will let another 50 workers go in August.

Norwegian Union Threatens Strike At Statoil, Shell, Eni Pplatforms
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 About 150 oil platform workers would go on strike, potentially disrupting output from several Norwegian fields.

Norwegian Union Threatens Strike At Statoil, Shell, Eni Pplatforms
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 About 150 oil platform workers would go on strike, potentially disrupting output from several Norwegian fields.

Norwegian Union Threatens Strike At Statoil, Shell, Eni Pplatforms
Tuesday, June 06, 2017 About 150 oil platform workers would go on strike, potentially disrupting output from several Norwegian fields.

Oil Bears Can't Look to Libya as Expat Exodus Slows Recovery
Monday, June 05, 2017 With foreign staff of international companies staying away, analysts say Libya's ability to pump more oil will soon reach a limit.

Rowan to Lay Off 150 Offshore Workers
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 Rowan Companies will reduce its workforce after a contract on one of its drilling rigs is terminated.

Transporters Strike Causes Shortages at Petrol Stations in France
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 Unionized truck drivers are demanding wage increases and other work benefits.

Nigeria To Mediate In Dispute Between Exxon And Labor Unions
Wednesday, May 24, 2017 Nigeria's government wants to resolve a labor dispute between ExxonMobil and unions in the oil-rich Niger Delta region, a minister says.

Halliburton CEO To Retire Next Month, Be Replaced By Jeff Miller
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Halliburton says that Chief Executive Officer Dave Lesar will retire on June 1.

Colombia's Ecopetrol Output Falls at Big Oil Field amid Protests
Monday, May 15, 2017 Colombia's state oil company Ecopetrol said it reduced output in one of its key production areas due to protests by residents who reject changes to the company's hiring policy for local labor.

Petrobras Sees Room For More Efficient Payroll, CAPEX
Friday, May 12, 2017 Petrobras has room to improve the efficiency of its investments and payroll spending, executives say.

Aker Completes More Than Two-Thirds of Cost-Cutting Program
Tuesday, May 09, 2017 Aker Solutions ASA revealed that it has completed more than two-thirds of a program to increase cost-efficiency across its business by at least 30 percent by the end of 2017.

Total Halts Production at Feyzin Refinery in France due to Strike
Friday, May 05, 2017 French oil and gas company Total said on Friday it was gradually shutting down production at its 117,000 barrels-per-day Feyzin refinery and petrochemical platform near Lyon in the east of France due to a strike.

Exclusive: McDermott to Double Headcount in Mexico by Year-End
Friday, May 05, 2017 Mexico's energy reforms drive oil and gas growth, positioning McDermott International to increase its workforce there to 2,000 employees by the end of 2017.

Austria's OMV Moves Workers In Tunisia Over Gas Field Protests
Thursday, May 04, 2017 OMV has taken around 700 non-essential staff and contractors out of projects in southern Tunisia after protesters demanding jobs threatened to disrupt operations.

ConocoPhillips To Lay Off 300 In Canada After Cenovus Deal
Thursday, May 04, 2017 ConocoPhillips will lay off 300 Canadian workers, mostly in the country's oil capital of Calgary.

Exec: GE Helping to Cultivate MENAT Oil & Gas Workforce
Thursday, May 04, 2017 GE Oil & Gas working with NOCs, others to create more career opportunities for locals, exec tells Rigzone.

Kuwait Petroleum Corporation Focusing On Talent Retention
Tuesday, May 02, 2017 KPC's CEO says it will focus its efforts on talent retention.

Tullow Says Promoting CEO To Chairman Best For Company
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Tullow proposes to appoint its outgoing CEO as chairman.

Energy XXI Gulf Coast Names New CEO
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 Oil and gas producer Energy XXI Gulf Coast taps former Yates Petroleum CEO Douglas E. Brooks as the new head of its company.

CNOOC CEO Resigns After Less Than A Year In Latest Board Reshuffle
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 CNOOC says chief executive officer Yang Hua has resigned, less than a year after being appointed to the top spot.

Reformer At Ukraine's State-Run Naftogaz Resigns From Board
Friday, April 14, 2017 A key reformer at Ukraine's Naftogaz announces her resignation on from the state-run firm's supervisory board.

Tillerson Made $27.4 Million Last Year At ExxonMobil
Thursday, April 13, 2017 US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson received compensation worth $27.4 million last year when he was chief executive of Exxon Mobil Corp.

BP Employs 74,500 People in 2016, Produces 3.3MM Boepd
Monday, April 10, 2017 BP plc employed 74,500 people in 72 different countries in 2016, all of whom helped the company produce 3.3 million barrels of oil equivalent per day, according to a BP statement.

Unite Repeats Calls for Job Transparency in Wood Group, Amec Deal
Thursday, April 06, 2017 UK union Unite repeats calls for transparency on jobs following the takeover of oil and gas operator Amec Foster Wheeler plc by Wood Group plc.

Unite Repeats Calls for Job Transparency in Wood Group, Amec Deal
Thursday, April 06, 2017 UK union Unite repeats calls for transparency on jobs following the takeover of oil and gas operator Amec Foster Wheeler plc by Wood Group plc.

Sky News: BP to Cut About 5 mln Pounds from CEO's Maximum Annual Pay
Monday, April 03, 2017 BP will cut about 5 million pounds ($6.24 million) from Chief Executive Bob Dudley's maximum pay for the next three years in a bid to avoid a shareholder revolt.

Shell Confirms More Than 200 Workers to be Cut from Norwegian Operations
Monday, April 03, 2017 Royal Dutch Shell plc confirms that more than 200 workers will be cut from its Norwegian operations.

Aker Solutions Reduces Total Headcount by Almost 5,000 Since 2014
Thursday, March 30, 2017 Aker Solutions reduces its total staff count by almost 5,000 workers from 2014 to 2016.

PDVSA Said to Be Preparing for Exit of President Del Pino
Tuesday, March 28, 2017 Petroleos de Venezuela SA is preparing for the departure of its president Eulogio Del Pino.

Petrobras Board Extends CEO Parente's Term Until March 2019
Monday, March 27, 2017 Petrobras' board votes to extend Chief Executive Pedro Parente's term for two years, until March 2019.

Statoil Exec: Effective Leaders Should Empower People and Machines
Friday, March 24, 2017 Statoil's Jim Claunch shares his insight and advice on what will make effective oil and gas leaders during a time of rapidly advancing technology.

Shell to Sell Gabon Onshore Assets for $587MM, 430 Staff to be Transferred
Friday, March 24, 2017 Royal Dutch Shell plc reaches an agreement with Assala Energy Holdings Ltd. to sell 100% of its Gabon onshore interests for $587 million.