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Unite Joins GMB in Calling for North Sea Strike Action
Friday, May 22, 2015 In a statement to Rigzone, UK trade union Unite states that it will issue a legal notice to the OCA.

Cenergy Acquires Control Zone Solutions to Offer Safety Solutions Globally
Friday, May 22, 2015 Cenergy acquires Louisiana-based Control Zone Solutions and plans to offer safety solutions to clients globally.

Military Vets in Oil, Gas: Transitioning and Recruitment Strategies
Friday, May 22, 2015 Rigzone speaks with military veterans about their experiences transitioning into oil and gas and addresses the challenges facing transitioning vets today.

Norwegian Oil Drillers Call in Mediator after Wage Talks Fail
Friday, May 22, 2015 Wage talks involving thousands of Norwegian offshore oil workers break down, raising the risk of a strike that could disrupt oil exploration and efforts to raise production.

Public Perception Still a Barrier to More Women Pursuing STEM
Thursday, May 21, 2015 Senior female leaders in science and engineering discuss how to change the public perception of women in STEM at a KPMG Global Energy Conference breakfast.

MacGregor Partners with Aberdeen University for Work Placement Scheme
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Offshore engineering specialist MacGregor announces partnership with Aberdeen's Robert Gordon University to form a graduate work placement scheme.

88 Energy Appoints New General Manager for Alaskan Operations
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 88 Energy Limited announces the appointment of Erik Opstad as the general manager of the company's Alaskan operations.

Energy Explorers Bemoan Cost Of Labor Disputes In Argentina
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Labor disputes are on the rise in Argentina and costing foreign energy companies millions of dollars as they explore the country's vast but barely-tapped Vaca Muerta field, company officials say.

Afren Announces Non-Executive Director Resignations
Monday, May 18, 2015 Afren reveals Peter Bingham and John St John will resign as non-executive directors.

Canada Oil, Gas Survey Reveals Optimism Regarding Hiring Plans for 2015
Friday, May 15, 2015 A survey of CEOs from top oil and gas companies in Canada reveals an optimistic outlook for hiring plans in 2015.

The 'Gig Economy': A Good Fit for Oil and Gas?
Friday, May 15, 2015 Roundtable panelists offer varied opinions on mobile apps' suitability for helping individuals find work in the oil and gas industry.

Apache Appoints Daniel Rabun to Board of Directors
Thursday, May 14, 2015 Apache announces the appointment of Daniel W. Rabun to its board of directors.

You're a Knight, Not a Bishop (Moving From Job to Job)
Thursday, May 14, 2015 Here are 3 plays that will help you move from job to job-whether within your company or between organizations - and follow the knight's path to success in your career.

BP Appoints Paula Reynolds and John Sawers as Non-Executive Directors
Thursday, May 14, 2015 BP announces decision to appoint Paula Rosput Reynolds and John Sawers as Non-Executive directors with immediate effect

The 'Gig Economy': An App-based Spin on an Old Idea
Thursday, May 14, 2015 Roundtable discussion examines what the "gig economy" is and how it's influencing the world of work.

Battered US Oil Firms Scramble to Delay Looming Retirement Wave
Thursday, May 14, 2015 The Baby Boomer generation that formed the backbone of the US oil workforce mulls retirement as energy firms cut spending and shelve projects.

Trican Well Service Cuts 2,000 North American Jobs
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Calgary-based Trican Well Service cuts North American workforce by 2,000.

Spain's Cepsa Wins Family-Friendly Award
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Oil firm Cepsa is awarded "family-friendly" status by the Spanish Association for Standardization and Certification thanks to a range of employee-focused policies.

Subsea 7 to Cut Workforce by a Fifth, Reduce Fleet
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Oil services firm Subsea 7 is to cut its workforce by almost 20 percent and reduce its 39-strong fleet of vessels by up to 11 ships.

McDermott International Cuts About 1,700 Jobs
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 McDermott International eliminates about 1,700 positions in response to 1Q losses.

Uganda's 'Oil Rush' Town Stuck in the Slow Lane
Monday, May 11, 2015 An oil-fueled boom is transforming the town of Hoima in Western Uganda.

US Dept. of Labor: 15,000 Mining Jobs Lost in April
Friday, May 08, 2015 April's job report shows employment increases of 223,000, but a decline in mining jobs.

Young, Female and Fearless: A Geotechnical Engineer's Story
Friday, May 08, 2015 Rigzone speaks with Scarlett Mummery, a young offshore geotechnical engineer, who shares her experiences in the oil and gas industry.

How The Next Generation Will Change the Face of Oil, Gas
Friday, May 08, 2015 This article explores how the next generation of oil and gas employees will change the face of the industry.

Successful Career Development Strategies: The Intangibles' Toolbox
Thursday, May 07, 2015 A checklist of the most important soft skills and emotional intelligence characteristics desired by oil and gas employers.

From the Mind of A New Grad...
Thursday, May 07, 2015 Exploring the top questions asked by graduates entering the oil and gas industry.

Pink Petro Elevates Women in Energy During OTC
Thursday, May 07, 2015 Houston Mayor proclaims May 5th as Pink Petro Day to celebrate the launch of a new online community advancing women in the energy industry.

SBM Offshore Announces Further Job Cuts, Revenue In Line
Thursday, May 07, 2015 SBM Offshore says it is cutting 300 jobs in addition to the 1,200 redundancies it announced last year, saying the low oil price had led clients to postpone investment decisions.

Despite Layoffs, Oil, Gas Companies Still Active in College Recruitment
Thursday, May 07, 2015 The industry is still interested in growing its talent pipeline through the recruitment of college students for internships and jobs.

Mercer Surveys What Oil, Gas Employees Value
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 Mercer recently fielded a survey of nearly 1,800 oil and gas employees about their preferences and satisfaction with total rewards in the context of the industry's current environment.

Surviving the Downturn in Drilling
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 A closer look at how drilling professionals can survive the current market.

2015 O&G Global Hiring Trends: Candidates Proceed with Caution
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 Rigzone takes a closer look at the industry's thoughts on the current hiring market.

Working for Asian National Oil Companies - An Attractive Choice?
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 With job security a major preoccupation for most Asian employees in the current downturn, NOCs appear to be an attractive employment option.

Pockets of Jobs Exist in Asia Even as Industry Downturn Persists
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 In an otherwise depressed job market in the region, some employment opportunities still exist.

North Sea Work: Reasons for Optimism amid the Gloom
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 Times are tough for North Sea oil and gas workers, yet reasons to be optimistic remain.

OTC 2015: Panel Addresses Challenges Facing Women in Oil, Gas
Monday, May 04, 2015 A panel of professionals in the oil and gas industry share their experiences and explore challenges facing women in oil and gas.

WorleyParsons Cuts 2,000 Job On Falling Oil Prices; Shares Slump
Sunday, May 03, 2015 WorleyParsons says second-half earnings will fall about 50% from the first half as it cuts 2,000 jobs and reduces work due to falling commodity prices.

Waiting for the Offshore Hiring Pendulum to Swing Back
Friday, May 01, 2015 Opportunities still exist for offshore pros, and here's how you can put yourself in a prime position when the next uptick begins.

Services Firm Cape Secures 500 Jobs with New BP Contract
Friday, May 01, 2015 Oilfield services firm Cape secures 500 jobs with a new $154-million, two-year contract to service North Sea assets owned by BP.

Outlook: Exploring the Next Generation of Oil, Gas Employees
Friday, May 01, 2015 Industry experts talk about the next generation of employees - exploring what kinds of candidates recruiters are looking for and how candidates can make themselves marketable.

Navigating the Oil, Gas Cycles
Friday, May 01, 2015 History has shown that just as a downturn is a natural part of this cyclical business, so is survival - for both companies and the people that drive them toward success.

Flexibility is Key in Current Hiring Market
Friday, May 01, 2015 Diversifying the workforce during the downturn is essential. Here's how job seekers can set themselves apart.

Weir Group Cuts 125 Jobs
Thursday, April 30, 2015 Scotland-based Weir Group announces 125 job cuts in response to falling oil, gas activity.

UK's Oil Services Firms To Cut Jobs To Ride Out Price Slump
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 Amec Foster Wheeler and Petrofac join a growing list of London-listed oil and gas support services companies planning to cut jobs in response to the tumble in oil prices.

Training, Development: Maintaining a Skilled Workforce in Oil, Gas
Tuesday, April 28, 2015 HR professionals weigh in on how to develop and train a workforce during uncertain times in oil and gas.

How to Manage Oil, Gas Employees in Turbulent Times
Monday, April 27, 2015 In the midst of the energy industry downturn, HR experts share best practices on maintaining a competent workforce and how to acquire new, fresh talent.

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.

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