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Mexico's Pena Nieto Axes Pemex CEO, Orders Cuts Amid Oil Slump
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto removes chief at state oil firm Pemex, replaces him with the country's social security chief.

C&J Energy Services Plans to Lay Off 78 Workers
Tuesday, February 09, 2016 C&J Energy Services plans to lay off dozens of employees at its Pleasanton facility.

Why Oil, Gas is Still a Great Industry to Be In
Monday, February 08, 2016 Despite current market difficulties, there are really good reasons why workers should stay in oil and gas.

US Jobs Report: Mining Down 7,000; Loss of 800 in Oil, Gas
Friday, February 05, 2016 Data from latest jobs report show that mining jobs declined for another consecutive month.

European Oil Giants Post Steep Profit Falls
Thursday, February 04, 2016 Oil giants Shell and Statoil reveal steep falls in profit in their fourth quarter financial results.

PetroVietnam May Shut Down Fields, Trims Ouput if Oil Prices Dip Further
Wednesday, February 03, 2016 PetroVietnam considers shutting down or reducing production at its fields if crude oil prices fall below $30 a barrel.

Oil, Gas Service Companies Win Several North Sea Contracts
Wednesday, February 03, 2016 Aker Solutions, Subsea 7, Technip Norway, Ocean Installer, Hereema Fabrication Group and Aibel secure work in the North Sea.

Oilfield Services Provider Weatherford to Cut 6,000 Jobs
Wednesday, February 03, 2016 Weatherford says it will cut about 6,000 jobs during first half of 2016 in response to steep drop in oil prices.

BP to Cut 7,000 Jobs in 2016/2017 after Worst Results for Two Decades
Tuesday, February 02, 2016 BP's final results for 2015 revealed its worst performance for more than two decades and that it will lose 7,000 members from its workforce in 2016 and 2017.

Songa Cuts Onshore Staff Size by 200, Closes Aberdeen and S. Korean Offices
Tuesday, February 02, 2016 Songa Offshore trims its staff size by 200 in a bid to optimize the company's operations in the current industry downturn.

GE Oil & Gas: Industry Must Take Lessons from Uber to Attract New Talent
Tuesday, February 02, 2016 The oil and gas industry will need to take lessons from companies like Uber if it wants to attract a new generation of talent, say speakers at the 17th GE Oil & Gas Annual Meeting in Florence, Italy.

Three-Fifths of Workforce Would Recommend O&G Career despite Slump
Monday, February 01, 2016 Petroplan's inaugural 'Talent Insight Index' finds that more than 60 percent of oil and gas professionals would recommend a career in the sector to others in spite of the prolonged downturn.

Oil, Gas Companies Cut Hundreds More Jobs in Texas
Monday, February 01, 2016 Four more oil and gas companies announce hundreds of layoffs in Texas.

Ten Million Reasons Why Cheap Oil Might Hurt The Philippines
Monday, February 01, 2016 Cheap oil should be a good thing for a country like the Philippines that imports almost all of its fuel, but there are 10 million reasons why that may not be the case.

Petrobras Cuts Management, Streamlines As It Fights Graft, Oil Drop
Thursday, January 28, 2016 Brazil's Petrobras says it will cut about one in five management jobs, streamline operations and boost oversight as the state-led oil company adapts to low oil prices and tries to boost confidence after a corruption scandal.

Houston Metro Most Profitable for STEM Professionals
Thursday, January 28, 2016 Analysis by WalletHub finds that the Houston metropolitan area has the highest annual median wage for STEM workers.

OPITO Appoints New MD
Thursday, January 28, 2016 OPITO appoints Graham Gall as its new managing director.

Employment Laws: What You Should Know
Thursday, January 28, 2016 Sidley Austin attorney Tracey LeRoy breaks down common employment contracts employees should be cognizant of when switching jobs.

Ophir Energy Appoints New Chairman
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Ophir Energy plc appoints a new chairman following Nicholas Smith's decision to retire.

Range Resources Ltd CEO Resigns
Wednesday, January 27, 2016 Range Resources Limited's chief executive officer and Trinidad general manager has resigned from the company, effective January 31, 2016.

Statoil COO Says Company to Have 20,700-21,000 Staff by End-2016
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Statoil expects to have between 20,700 and 21,000 employees and consultants working for it by the end of 2016, down from a peak of 25,500.

DNV GL: Industry Needs to Stop Repeating Mistakes of the Past
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 The oil and gas industry needs to stop repeating its history of layoffs and traditional cost-cutting measures, and focus on real change to achieve lasting, lower cost levels.

Recruitment Firms Air Energi and Swift Merge to Form Airswift
Tuesday, January 26, 2016 Two oil and gas recruitment agencies merge to form a new $1.2-billion agency called Airswift.

South Korea's HHI to Halt Ops at Onsan Shipyard Due to Industry Downturn
Monday, January 25, 2016 South Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries to halt operations at its Onsan yard amid the downturn in the global oil and gas industry.

Southwestern Energy to Lay Off 376 Houston-Area Workers
Monday, January 25, 2016 Southwestern Energy will lay off 376 employees at its Spring, Texas location due to the low oil price environment.

UK Government to Set Up North Sea Support Group
Friday, January 22, 2016 Rigzone can confirm a report that UK Prime Minister David Cameron is in the process of setting up an 'oil support group' for the North Sea oil industry.

Global Petroleum Director Resigns from Board
Friday, January 22, 2016 Peter Dighton, one of Global's two Australian resident non-executive directors, has resigned from the board.

As Oil Slump Rocks PETRONAS, Malaysians Brace For Hard Times
Friday, January 22, 2016 When PETRONAS announces sharp spending cuts and describes a dismal outlook, it is confirmation for millions that they will struggle to make ends meet this year amid high costs.

More than Leadership: What Makes a Good CEO?
Thursday, January 21, 2016 Rigzone explores what behaviors and characteristics are definitive of great leaders.

Southwestern Energy to Lay Off 1,100 Workers amid Oil Slump
Thursday, January 21, 2016 Southwestern Energy plans to lay off 1,100 employees (almost 40 percent of its workforce) as it slows down drilling activity.

Oil Industry Turns To Women In Hour Of Need
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Facing one of its worst crises in a generation, the oil industry is trying to open up - to women.

Report: Oil, Gas Salaries Decline; Employees Will Accept Pay Cuts
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Hays global salary guide shows salaries are down and employees are willing to accept less money if it means keeping their jobs.

Noble Plans to Stack GOM Rig; Lay Off 100-120 Workers
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Noble plans to stack its Noble Danny Adkins rig in the Gulf of Mexico, which will result in 100-120 layoffs.

Merger Will See 10,000 Jobs Cut at Shell, BG
Wednesday, January 20, 2016 Shell's proposed takeover of BG will be completed "in a matter of weeks", according to CEO Ben van Beurden, resulting in the reduction of a total of 10,000 workers across both companies.

OMV Appoints New CFO
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 OMV appoints Reinhard Florey as its new chief financial officer, effective August 1 2016, at the latest, according to a company statement.

CEO: Total Takes Oil Price Hit But Will Not Cut Jobs
Tuesday, January 19, 2016 Total expects to report a drop in its 2015 results but it does not plan to cut jobs, according to the firm's chief executive.

Oil, Gas Salaries Fall As Price Slump Forces Cost Cuts
Monday, January 18, 2016 Oil and gas workers saw their salaries fall 1.4% over the past year, but their average global salaries remain high.

MX Oil Implements Leadership Changes
Monday, January 18, 2016 MX Oil makes 3 new appointments to its board and management team, including Nicholas Lee as the company's non-executive chairman.

Amec Foster Wheeler CEO Steps Down
Monday, January 18, 2016 Amec Foster Wheeler's Samir Brikho is stepping down as the company's chief executive.

Aker Solutions to Cut up to 900 Jobs in Norway
Friday, January 15, 2016 Aker Solutions is streamlining its Norwegian MMO business to one regional unit, from four, in a move that could see the company shed 900 permanent positions.

IOGP Appoints New Executive Director
Friday, January 15, 2016 The International Association of Oil & Gas Producers appoints Gordon Ballard as its new executive director, effective immediately.

SandRidge Energy Subsidiary in Oklahoma Cuts Hundreds of Jobs
Thursday, January 14, 2016 SandRidge Energy closes a portion of its subsidiary Lariat Services and lays off 226 employees.

Ophir Energy Appoints New Regional Directors
Wednesday, January 13, 2016 Ophir Energy appoints 2 new regional directors, Dr. John Bell and Dr. Oliver Quinn, with immediate effect.

CEO: Dana Gas To Slash Costs And Cut Staff
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 Dana Gas aims to slash its head office workforce by 40% and cut admin costs by half between 2015 and early 2016, according to its CEO.

BP to Cut 600 North Sea Jobs by 2017
Tuesday, January 12, 2016 In a statement sent to Rigzone, BP states that it will axe around 600 jobs from its North Sea operations by the end of 2017, with the majority of cuts taking place this year.

US Sheds 8,000 Mining Jobs in December
Friday, January 08, 2016 Jobs in mining and oil and gas extraction continued to decline in December.

Velocys Appoints New CEO
Wednesday, January 06, 2016 Gas-to-liquids technology firm Velocys plc appoints David Pummell as its new chief executive officer with immediate effect.

Southwestern Energy Names New CEO
Wednesday, January 06, 2016 Southwestern Energy board of director appoints Bill Way as CEO, replacing Steve Mueller, who will retire in May.

Eland Oil & Gas Chairman Henry Wilson Retires
Tuesday, January 05, 2016 Henry Wilson retires from his role as chairman of Eland Oil & Gas, with effect from December 31, 2015.

Brazil November Oil, Gas Output Lowest In A Year After Strike
Monday, January 04, 2016 Brazil's oil and natural gas output was the lowest in a year in November as a strike reduced production from fields run by Brazil's biggest operator, Petrobras, ANP said in a statement.

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