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BLOG: Keeping Experienced Staff in Downturn a Tough Call for Asian Services
Monday, September 26, 2016 Asian offshore oil and gas services companies are caught in a dilemma of retaining experienced staff in the current industry amid cost-cutting pressure.

Saudi Aramco Recruiting Steadily, Has Not Laid Off Staff
Monday, September 26, 2016 Saudi Aramco was "recruiting steadily" and hadn't laid off staff, Mohammed al-Qahtani, the oil giant's senior vice president of upstream said on Monday.

Singapore's NUS Slowly Builds its Petroleum Engineering Program
Monday, September 26, 2016 The National University of Singapore capitalized on the industry downturn to recruit experienced staff for its fledgling petroleum engineering program.

BLOG: McDermott Workforce Factor in Altamira Facility's Bright Outlook
Friday, September 23, 2016 McDermott International official says Altamira facility workers a "revelation" and part of facility's success.

Freeport-McMoRan Makes Further Job Cuts in Houston
Thursday, September 22, 2016 Citing low oil prices and unfavorable economic conditions, Freeport-McMoRan Oil and Gas will lay off more employees in Houston.

Accenture: Remote AU Workforces Must Connect with Technology
Thursday, September 22, 2016 Applying emerging technologies to operations will be important for Australia to overcome the remoteness of its LNG industry to remain globally competitive, Accenture says.

True Grit: Surging Sand Demand Could Boost Jobs in Oil, Gas
Thursday, September 22, 2016 With more sand used to produce more oil from a single well, demand is increasing and stands to bring jobs back to the oil patch.

Norway Services Strike Affects Schlumberger, Baker Hughes, Halliburton
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 More than 300 oil service employees, all Industri Energi union members, went on strike Wednesday after wage talks broke down with the Norwegian Oil Industry Association.

Farstad Consolidates Australian Ops in Perth, Cuts 35 Jobs
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 Norway's Farstad Shipping consolidates Australian operations in Perth, leading to a loss of 35 jobs.

Thailand's Decom Sector Will Need Workers, Government Policy
Wednesday, September 21, 2016 With decommissioning assuming greater significance in Thailand as offshore infrastructure ages, the services industry prepares to cope with issues that may arise in the market.

Aker Solutions to Temporarily Cut 100 Employees
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 Aker Solutions confirms that it will temporarily cut 100 employees from its subsea services business in Norway, due to the sustained decline in market activity.

Engie To Cut 1,150 French Jobs, LNG Unit Making Losses
Monday, September 19, 2016 Engie plans to cut about 1,150 jobs in various support functions and the firm's Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) business is set to book a full-year loss after making losses in the first half.

BLOG: Are We There Yet? Oil, Gas Workers Search for Silver Lining
Monday, September 19, 2016 Current industry sentiments and activity suggest signs of slight recovery, albeit a slow one.

Santos Names Roc Oil CEO Anthony Neilson as CFO to Replace Andrew Seaton
Monday, September 19, 2016 Santos names Anthony Neilson as chief financial officer, replacing Andrew Seaton, who has announced his retirement.

Andalas, Pertamina Team-Up Could See Huge Employment Spin-Off in Indonesia
Friday, September 16, 2016 Andalas Energy and Power plc's recently announced partnership with Pertamina could result in a huge employment spin-off in Indonesia, suggests Andalas CEO David Whitby.

APPEA Says Great Australian Bight Exploration Vital for Jobs, Investments
Friday, September 16, 2016 The Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) warns that banning exploration in the Great Australian Bight will have adverse impact on jobs and investments.

North Sea Decom: 'Campaign Approach' Required to Drive Down Costs
Thursday, September 15, 2016 Delegates to the Ext:end North Sea Late Life Summit hear that a campaign approach to decommissioning is needed as employment on decom projects is set to double in the North Sea over the next year.

Oil, Gas Industry Calls for Delay in Introduction of Apprenticeship Levy
Thursday, September 15, 2016 A delegation of oil and gas industry bodies has called for the introduction of a training tax to be postponed across the UK.

Norway's Industri Energi Oil Union In Legal Loss Before Wage Talks
Thursday, September 15, 2016 Norway's Labour Court approves a wage agreement signed by a small group of oil workers and their employers, a party involved in the dispute said.

Airswift, PCSI Align to Reduce Risks Surrounding Canadian Contractors
Thursday, September 15, 2016 Two companies align to help reduce the financial risks associated with dependent contractors in Canada.

Australia's New Standard Energy Names Li Hua as MD, Replaces Phil Thick
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Australia's New Standard Energy appoints Li Hua as managing director, succeeding Phil Thick.

NOV Lays Off 54 Houston Workers as Part of Consolidation
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 National Oilwell Varco is consolidating one of its Houston facilities and laying off 54 workers.

RGU Secures Funding to Help Develop Oil, Gas Workforce in Mexico
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Robert Gordon University (RGU) in Aberdeen has been awarded funding to create a skills development framework for the oil and gas sector in Mexico.

Jobless Recovery Looms For White-Collar US Oil Workers
Monday, September 12, 2016 Job prospects remain bleak even as oil executives cautiously plot production and budget increases.

Bumi Armada Berhad Appoints New Chief Financial Officer
Friday, September 09, 2016 Bumi Armada's Kenneth Murdoch decides to step down from his role as chief financial officer, effective November 17.

Origin's New CEO Calabria To Focus On Cutting $6.9B Debt
Friday, September 09, 2016 Frank Calabria, who was named as Origin Energy's new chief executive officer, says he'll focus on paying down a $6.8 billion debt pile and consider more asset sales when he takes over from Grant King next month.

Give Us Your 'Two Cents'
Friday, September 09, 2016 Help us to gauge how construction, hiring and other factors are trending in the downstream oil and gas industry.

COLUMN: Embracing Technology is the Way Ahead for Upstream Workers
Friday, September 09, 2016 Machines are increasingly taking humans out of the upstream workplace, so oil and gas workers need to be able to work with new technologies if they are to survive in the sector.

Whiting to Lay Off More Than 100 Workers in Texas
Thursday, September 08, 2016 Denver-based Whiting Petroleum Corp. will lay off 100 workers due to the sale of some of its assets.

Centrica E&P Norway to Cut Jobs in Near Future
Thursday, September 08, 2016 Centrica E&P Norway will axe a number of employees in the near future as a response to current market conditions.

Asia Oil, Gas Layoffs Mount as Industry Recovery Stays Elusive
Thursday, September 08, 2016 The industry downturn continues to weigh on Asian oil and gas workers as redundancies continue to rise with no recovery in sight.

South Korean Yards Restructure, Trim Workforce
Thursday, September 08, 2016 While Southeast Asian offshore contractors struggle to cope with the effects of the industry downturn, their more established competitors in South Korea have to embark on more severe measures to stay afloat.

BLOG: Should Your Personality Profile Guide Your Job Search?
Thursday, September 08, 2016 With the popularity of personality assessments, how helpful are they for job candidates in their job search?

Magnum Hunter Resources Appoints New President, CEO
Wednesday, September 07, 2016 Independent exploration and production company Magnum Hunter Resources Corporation hires John K. Reinhart as its new president and CEO.

How to Stay Engaged at Your Job
Tuesday, September 06, 2016 Employees can implement certain routines to increase engagement at work.

Swiber Names John Swinden as CEO, Hopeful of Completing Ongoing Projects
Monday, September 05, 2016 John Swinden takes over as CEO of Singapore's financially troubled Swiber Holdings as the firm's interim judicial managers (IJMs) are hopeful of completing ongoing projects.

INSTEP: Transforming the Landscape of Technical Learning, Certification
Monday, September 05, 2016 The Institut Teknologi Petroleum PETRONAS (INSTEP) supports not only PETRONAS, but also extends its services to international clients.

OPINION: Pipeliners Building Another Kind of Infrastructure
Monday, September 05, 2016 Young pipeliners building bridges to industry veterans and their wealth of knowledge.

US Jobs Report: Mining Down 4,300
Friday, September 02, 2016 Jobs in mining declined for another consecutive month, according to data released from the US jobs report.

A Day in the Life of ... Brian Davidson, Fishing Tool Supervisor
Friday, September 02, 2016 Brian Davidson shares what it's like to work as a fishing tool supervisor overseas.

Baker Hughes Implements 5% Pay Cut to US Workers
Friday, September 02, 2016 Oilfield services giant Baker Hughes is cutting some workers' pay by 5%.

Petrobras Rises Most in Three Weeks After Cutting Workforce
Friday, September 02, 2016 Petrobras rises the most in three weeks after completing a voluntary dismissal program.

High Court Says Foreigners Working on Vessels Off Australia Now Need Visas
Thursday, September 01, 2016 Australia's Minister for Immigration and Border Protection Peter Dutton expresses disappointment with a High Court ruling that foreigners working on vessels involved in offshore resources activities in Australia require visas.

SeaOwl Acquires Thailand-based Ogas Solutions to Expand Business
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 SeaOwl acquires Thailand-based oil and gas solutions provider Ogas Solutions to expand its business globally.

Oil, Gas Companies Evacuate GOM Staff Ahead of Tropical Depression
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 Several oil and gas companies operating in the Gulf of Mexico have taken precautionary measures ahead of Tropical Depression Nine.

Statoil Cuts 250 Jobs, Mostly in HSE
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 Statoil details to Rigzone the most recent job cuts will come mainly from HSE areas of the company.

BLOG: Job Seekers Want to Work in Asia
Friday, August 26, 2016 Job seekers would prefer to work in Asia, rather than the Americas, Europe or Africa, according to a Rigzone poll conducted on Twitter.

Source: Petrobras Voluntary Layoff Program Accepted By 6,100 Employees
Friday, August 26, 2016 A voluntary layoff program at state-run oil company Petrobras has been accepted by 6,100 employees, a source with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

Report: Pay, Advancement Main Factors in Gen Z's Trust of Employers
Friday, August 26, 2016 A study by EY delves into the factors that influence Generation Z's trust in future employers.

SDX CEO: Egypt Oil, Gas Sector Set to Grow Within Next 5 Years
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 Egypt's oil and gas industry is set to grow within the next five years, bringing with it increased production and more jobs, SDX CEO Paul Welch says.

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