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Ideal Employer Survey: Students, Graduates Value Culture over Money
Thursday, February 23, 2017 Rigzone's Ideal Employer Survey shows that students/graduates rank a positive work culture over money.

Petrofac Makes 29% Headcount Reduction, Revenue Hits $7.8B
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 Petrofac makes a headcount reduction of 29% to around 13,500 employees, the oilfield services firm reveals in its final results for 2016.

Trellis Energy Predicts Talent Squeeze in Oil, Gas
Wednesday, February 22, 2017 An energy software company believes a widening skills gap will lead to a rise in predatory recruitment, making it difficult for smaller operators with limited resources to secure talent.

Wood Group Cuts Workforce by 36% in 2-Year Period
Tuesday, February 21, 2017 John Wood Group cuts its workforce by 36% over a 2-year period, the oilfield services company reveals.

DOF Group Axes Over 700 Employees in 2016
Friday, February 17, 2017 Oil and gas offshore services firm DOF Group slashes its headcount by 742 employees during 2016, as a result of cost cutting measures.

More Than 440,000 Global Oil, Gas Jobs Lost During Downturn
Friday, February 17, 2017 A report from Houston-based consulting firm Graves & Co. shows that the industry has suffered more than 440,000 jobs lost since the beginning of the most recent downturn.

Unite: Government Must Create Sustainable Future for Scottish Oil Sector
Friday, February 17, 2017 UK union Unite calls on the Scottish and Westminster governments to get together and develop a sustainable future for the Scottish oil and gas industry.

BLOG: 'Cautious Optimism' and Other Worn Out Industry Phrases, Part II
Thursday, February 16, 2017 As an industry, have we become over-reliant on certain industry phrases and themes?

Oceaneering Names New CEO
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Oceaneering announces Roderick A. Larson to succeed M. Kevin McEvoy as chief executive officer.

UK Government Reacts to Oil, Gas Worker Discrimination Claims
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Businesses should be in no doubt that the oil and gas industry in Scotland has one of the most highly skilled workforces in the world, the UK Government tells Rigzone.

Libya Sees Crude Output Rising on Better Big Oil Work Conditions
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Libya's crude production exceeded 700,000 barrels a day and is due to keep rising as working conditions in the conflict-ridden country improve for international companies.

Rolls-Royce Marine to Cut 800 Jobs by Summer
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Rolls-Royce's marine division plans to conclude the reduction of around 800 roles worldwide by the summer, according to a company spokesperson.

Bringing Back Our People: Industry Combats Workforce Challenges
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Industry professionals and educators share insight on how to ramp up the oil and gas workforce despite current challenges.

Anadarko and Freeport-McMoRan Cut Jobs in Texas
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 Two energy companies will be laying off employees due to sales of their assets.

University of Houston Introduces New Graduate Program in Data Analytics
Friday, February 10, 2017 A new workforce program offered by the University of Houston will focus on efficiency in using and maintaining oil and gas equipment by using data analytics.

Emerson Opens New Oil, Gas Education Facilities in Aberdeen
Thursday, February 09, 2017 Automation and engineering services specialist Emerson opens new education facilities at its Solutions Center in Aberdeen in order to help meet the need for greater oil and gas expertise.

Unite, GMB Receive Formal Pay Increase Offer from OCA
Thursday, February 09, 2017 UK unions Unite and GMB receive a formal pay increase offer from the Offshore Contractors Association, according to a joint statement from the unions.

Doosan Babcock: Decision to Close Renfrew Facility 'Not Taken Lightly'
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 The decision to close Doosan Babcock's Renfrew manufacturing facility was not taken lightly, a company spokesperson said in a statement sent to Rigzone.

Study: Louisiana Pipeline Would Create 4,000-plus Jobs
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 A proposed crude oil pipeline expansion spanning much of South Louisiana would spur more than $829 million in new economic activity this year, according to a new study.

AFBE-UK Scotland Launches 2017 Programs for Young Oil, Gas Engineers
Wednesday, February 08, 2017 Aberdeen-based AFBE-UK Scotland begins its 2017 initiatives aimed at advising engineering students on securing their first industry job.

Ideal Employer Survey: Africa's Top 10 Companies
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 As Africa's energy demand rises, the continent's refiners increasingly focus on cutting sulfur from fuels. Meanwhile, its stable of E&P firms faces challenges to growth.

Trump and US Nuclear Power Find Common Ground in Jobs Push
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 Nuclear power providers, battered by low prices and competition from cheap natural gas, say they can help President Donald Trump fulfill a campaign promise to put more people to work.

Unite Calls on Government to Help Get Answers on Doosan Babcock Job Cuts
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 UK union Unite calls on the Scottish Government to help get answers over job cuts at Doosan Babcock, a services firm supporting the oil and gas industry.

BLOG: Energy Search Firm Founder Creates Website to Assist Job-Seekers
Tuesday, February 07, 2017 What began as helpful advice to job candidates turns into a website dedicated to helping them in their job search.

Transocean, Atwood Oceanics Lay Off 200 Offshore Workers in Texas
Monday, February 06, 2017 Transocean and Atwood Oceanics are laying off employees who work offshore Gulf of Mexico.

A Primed Pump: Depleted Labor Force Squeezes Permian Production
Friday, February 03, 2017 Producers angling to produce more crude oil at higher, stable prices must replenish their workforces to take advantage of the low-key rally, analysts say.

January Another Steady Month for US Oil, Gas Jobs
Friday, February 03, 2017 The US added oil and gas extraction jobs in January, according to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Iraq's Oil Production Unscathed for Now by Trump Travel Ban
Wednesday, February 01, 2017 Iraq won't bar US citizens from entering the country, Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi says, averting a potential disruption to the oil industry of OPEC's second-biggest producer.

M2 Subsea Brings 150 Oil, Gas Jobs
Wednesday, February 01, 2017 Following acquisition of 27 ROVs, M2 Subsea expects to create 150 jobs in Houston and Aberdeen this year.

Chevron Says To Give CEO Fewer Stock Options
Monday, January 30, 2017 Chevron says it would give its top executive fewer stock options after shareholders expressed concern about executive pay.

Pacific E&P Names Barry Larson New CEO
Monday, January 30, 2017 Barry Larson will take the reins as CEO of Colombia-based Pacific E&P next month.

Survey: Job-Seekers Desire Challenging Work Rather than Pay
Friday, January 27, 2017 A Korn Ferry survey reveals that the majority of people looking for a job would prefer to be challenged at work.

A Day in the Life Of ... Opgal Chief Scientist Ernest Grimberg
Friday, January 27, 2017 Rigzone digs into the mind of scientist Ernest Grimberg, who helped develop a camera that is able to detect gas leaks.

State of the Sector: Long Road Ahead for OFS Companies to Rebuild Workforce
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 Oilfield services companies will face some challenges in rebuilding their workforce during the industry's recovery.

Unite Pledges to Protect BP Workers in EnQuest Transfer
Wednesday, January 25, 2017 The UK's Unite union pledges to make sure the rights of BP plc workers are protected in the wake of the company's decision to transfer operations at the Magnus oil field and SVT to EnQuest.

ASCO: Health, Safety of Employees of Paramount Importance
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Oil and gas logistics company ASCO states that the health and safety of its employees is of paramount importance after UK union Unite called the safety of a proposed new shift pattern at the firm into question.

Rigzone Survey: Women Most Value Integrity in Oil, Gas Employers
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 Rigzone's Ideal Employer Survey finds that integrity is the most important attribute in a company, according to female respondents.

Robots Are Taking Over Oil Rigs as Roughnecks Become Expendable
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 The robot on an oil drillship in the Gulf of Mexico made it easier for Mark Rodgers to do his job stringing together heavy, dirty pipes. It could also be a reason he's not working there today.

Shell's Exploration Boss to Step Down
Monday, January 23, 2017 Shell's head of exploration Ceri Powell will step down from her position next month.

Unite: Workers 'Deeply Unhappy' About ASCO Shift Proposals
Friday, January 20, 2017 Workers employed by the oil and gas logistics company ASCO are deeply unhappy about proposals to move them on to new shifts that won't have set working hours, according to a statement from UK union Unite.

Report: More than Half of Houston Employers to Add Staff in 2017
Thursday, January 19, 2017 Staffing firm Murray Resources' recent survey reveals an increase in hiring plans for Houston employers, specifically in manufacturing, operations and engineering roles.

Norway Report Shows Net Jobs Creating Since 2013
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Around 50,000 jobs have been lost in Norway's oil industry since 2013 as investments dry up amid a fall in crude prices.

Oil, Gas Companies Lay Off More Workers in Texas
Wednesday, January 18, 2017 Transocean and Swift Energy report they will be laying off a total of 136 workers in Texas.

E&P Consultants Earning 27% Less than in 2013
Tuesday, January 17, 2017 Consultants currently working in the exploration and production sector are earning, on average, 27% less than they did in 2013, according to consultancy firm OPC.

Ideal Employer Survey: Africa Values Safety the Most
Monday, January 16, 2017 Out of all the continents featured in Rigzone's Ideal Employer Survey, respondents from Africa valued safety the most.

Report: CHC to Shut Down Bergen Base, Shed 100 Jobs
Friday, January 13, 2017 Offshore helicopter operator CHC will shut down its base in Bergen, Norway, and shed around 100 employees, according to a report from local newspaper Bergens Tidende.

Aker Solutions May Axe up to 650 Jobs
Thursday, January 12, 2017 Oilfield services company Aker Solutions confirms that it may cut around 650 positions, mainly by shedding jobs in Norway, the UK and India.

BLOG: Houston Profitable Area for STEM Grads
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 A recent analysis by WalletHub finds that the Houston metropolitan area ranks first in the annual media salary for STEM workers.

Ghana President Names Former Bankers As Finance, Energy Ministers
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Ghana's President Nana Akufo-Addo names the co-founder of investment bank Databank as Finance Minister and a former vice-president of the Bank of New York, Boakye Agyarko, as Energy Minister.

Oil, Gas Investment to Grow in 2017 for First Time since Price Crash
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 The oil and gas investment cycle will show the first signs of growth in 2017 since the oil price crash in 2014, according to a new report from Wood Mackenzie.

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