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Unions: UK North Sea Workers Give 'Overwhelming' Support For Strike
Friday, March 27, 2015 Trade unions Unite and GMB say members working offshore in Britain's oil and gas industry showed overwhelming support for industrial action in a consultative ballot.

Offshore to Office: Transitioning from a Rig to Office in Oil, Gas
Friday, March 27, 2015 Industry veterans and experts offer tips and advice for offshore workers who are considering transitioning from working on a rig to working in an office.

Norway's Industrial Workers Reach Last Minute Wage Deal
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Norwegian manufacturing workers reached a last minute wage deal with employers on Thursday, averting mediation and a possible strike, the LO and NHO say.

Shell To Cut More UK North Sea Jobs In 2015
Thursday, March 26, 2015 Shell plans further job cuts in its UK North Sea operations this year.

Energy-Focused Agent Sees Patience, Caution in Houston's Real Estate Market
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 For many who work in the oil and gas industry, relocation is a given.



Rigzone-TRG Survey Finds Strong Industry Loyalty Among APAC O&G Employees
Wednesday, March 25, 2015 A recent survey finds Asia Pacific oil and gas professionals staying loyal to the industry although there were dissatisfaction with the current benefit packages.

Wells Cathedral School Pupils Win BP's Ultimate STEM Challenge
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Pupils from Wells Cathedral School in Somerset, England win BP's inaugural Ultimate STEM Challenge competition.

Subsea Training Academy Ashtead Technology Increases Offering
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 A first-of-its-kind subsea training academy, Ashtead Technology, is marking its first six months by expanding its range of courses in response to industry demand.

Woodside to Cut 300 Jobs, Freeze Pay to Battle Oil-Price Drop
Tuesday, March 24, 2015 Woodside says it would axe about 300 jobs this year and freeze all salaries as it continues to slash costs to cope with a sharp slump in oil prices.

New Partnership Allows for Expansion of Major STEM Initiative in UK
Monday, March 23, 2015 With additional backing and support, the Scottish MATE ROV Challenge plans to attract more young, aspiring engineers to the subsea industry.

Deloitte: Time Right to Reinvent Human Resources Profession in Oil, Gas
Friday, March 20, 2015 An Australian oil and gas industry in transition has provided a platform for human resources professionals to deliver a more valuable service, Deloitte says.

Unions To Ballot UK North Sea Oil Workers Over Appetite For Strike
Thursday, March 19, 2015 Trade unions Unite and GMB are balloting their members working offshore in Britain's oil and gas industry to gauge appetite for strike action over changes to shift patterns and other grievances.

Venture Taranaki: NZ Oil & Gas Industry Adds More Jobs in Recent Years
Thursday, March 19, 2015 Venture Taranaki says in a study that New Zealand's oil and gas industry created more jobs and generated more income for the country's economy last year compared to 2010.

Talisman Cuts 10-15%; ConocoPhillips Cuts 7% of Canadian Workforce
Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Talisman Energy cuts 10-15% while ConocoPhillips cuts 7% of its Canadian workforce due to the decline in global commodity prices.

China-Owned Nexen To Cut 400 Jobs In North America, UK
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Nexen says it will cut approximately 400 jobs in North America and the United Kingdom in response to plunging global oil prices.

Report: Removing US Oil Ban Would Create Jobs Beyond Drilling
Tuesday, March 17, 2015 Lifting a 40-year-old US ban on crude exports would create a wide range of jobs in the oil drilling supply chain and broader economy, according to a recent report.

North Dakota's Job Landscape Shifting (For Now) Away From Big Oil
Friday, March 13, 2015 Instead of roustabouts, North Dakotas's oil industry wants pump technicians, gas-processing plant operators and truck drivers to help sustain existing production.

Union: Colombia Oil Worker Strike Could Begin On March 19
Friday, March 13, 2015 Colombia's main oil workers' union could start a threatened indefinite strike March 19, after previously saying the nationwide stoppage could begin any time after March 26.

Univ. of New Mexico Students Inform Gen Y of Jobs in Oil, Gas
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 Students at the University of New Mexico create a campaign to share available O&G opportunities with millennials.

Union: About 1,000 Laid Off By Husky Oil Sands Contractor
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 About 1,000 construction workers employed by a contractor at Husky Energy's Sunrise oil sands project were laid off unexpectedly, a union official confirms.

Europe's BP, MOL Help Grow Young Talent with Student Competitions
Wednesday, March 11, 2015 BP holds the UK finals for its Ultimate Field Trip competition in London while Hungary's MOL Group launches its Freshhh completion, which is also aimed at university students.

Colombia's Ecopetrol Says It Can Keep Oil Flowing If Strike Starts
Monday, March 09, 2015 Ecopetrol has prepared a contingency workforce to maintain output should strike action by the main oil sector union go ahead, a senior official says.

Total Sees Success with Students in its Young Graduate Programme
Monday, March 09, 2015 More than 100 students participate in Total's Young Graduate Programme to gain insight and professional experience in working in international business.

Oil And Gas Sector Tarnishes Strong US Jobs Report
Friday, March 06, 2015 The US oil and gas sector bleeds away more jobs last month as sustained low oil prices forced energy producers to reduce spending, suggesting that further pain may be ahead for the struggling industry.

Nabors Industries Cuts Workforce by 12%
Friday, March 06, 2015 Nabors Industries reduces its workforce by 12% amid the downturn in the oil and gas industry and expects another tough quarter ahead.

Motive Offshore Restructures to Expand Global Reach, Create Jobs
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Motive Offshore restructures to enhance its local and global operations as well as continue its rapid growth, which includes creation of new jobs.

Hays: Changing LNG Phase Helps Position Australia for Oil Plunge
Wednesday, March 04, 2015 Falling oil price has not only forced petroleum companies to shift their outlook, but also HR firms sourcing personnel for projects and operations, the Australian arm of Hays reveals.

Scots Subsea Technology Firm Calls in Administrators, 77 Jobs Lost
Friday, February 27, 2015 Accountancy firm KPMG is appointed as administrator of Specialist Subsea Services Limited amid cash flow difficulties at the company.

Tenaris Joins Archer, Marathon in Cost Cuts, Layoffs
Tuesday, February 24, 2015 Oil companies Tenaris, Archer and Marathon Oil plan to cut company costs and reduce their workforce as a result of the oil market crisis.

UT Jackson School of Geosciences Aims to Enhance Research in Mexico
Monday, February 23, 2015 UT Jackson School of Geosciences and UNAM agree to strengthen collaborations with each other to enhance research in energy, environment and sustainability in Mexico.

Chevron Brings 100 Jobs to Houston
Monday, February 23, 2015 As part of a scheduled relocation of 400 positions, Chevron has expedited the move of 100 jobs to Houston.

GE Oil & Gas Adjusts Recruitment Strategy
Friday, February 20, 2015 Rigzone catches up with Harry Elsinga, VP Human Resources at GE Oil & Gas.

BP and Maersk Partner to Train Offshore Rig Crews at New Houston Facility
Thursday, February 19, 2015 European oil companies BP and Maersk Training sign a 5-year contract in which Maersk will train BP offshore rig crews in a new training facility in Houston.

Opportunity to Grow Indigenous Employment in Australia
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Australia's oil and gas industry has focused on increasing Indigenous participation, but, as Rigzone finds out, more could be done.

Mexico's Pemex Says Suspends Some Deep Water Exploration Projects
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Pemex postpones some deep water exploration projects and says it will cut jobs as part of a raft of planned capital delays due to slumping crude prices.

Aker Solutions to Cut Norway Jobs on Weak Oil Market
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 Norwegian oil services firm Aker Solutions plans to cut its domestic workforce in response to lower demand.

Oilfield Services Firm Hunting to Cut Jobs, Realign Business Units
Monday, February 16, 2015 Oilfield services firm Hunting plans to cut jobs and take other cost-saving measures as it faces a declining oil rig count.

Kemp: Mass Layoffs Complicate Oil Industry's Long-Term Plans
Friday, February 13, 2015 The challenge is recruiting, training and retaining workers and maintaining an appropriate long-term labor force in an industry stuck with a profound boom-bust cycle, analyst John Kemp says.

GE Oil & Gas Invests in Montrose Manufacturing Facilities
Thursday, February 12, 2015 GE Oil & Gas bolsters its manufacturing capabilities at its sites in Montrose, Scotland with a $21-million investment.

Cenovus to Cut Jobs, Freeze Hikes as Losses Deepen on Oil Price Tumble
Thursday, February 12, 2015 Canada's Cenovus Energy says it will cut 15 percent of its workforce as it reports an eightfold increase in its quarterly loss.

Total Takes $6.5B Impairment, Cuts Costs To Counter Weak Oil
Thursday, February 12, 2015 Total says it will shed 2,000 jobs as it cuts costs in response to the weak oil price.

UK Subsea Sector Set for Two Tough Years
Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Trade body Subsea UK says the UK subsea industry is set for two years of tough times, but the sector could see a significant recovery between 2017 and 2019.

Halliburton to Cut Thousands of Jobs as Oil Slumps
Tuesday, February 10, 2015 Halliburton said it expects to let go 6.5 percent to 8 percent of its 80,000-strong workforce, amounting to between 5,200 and 6,400

Weatherford To Cut 5,000 Jobs As It Fights Oil Slump
Thursday, February 05, 2015 Weatherford plans to cut 5,000 jobs, or about 9% of its workforce, by the end of the first quarter as the oil services company tries to save costs amid sinking oil prices and budget cuts.

Pemex CEO Calls for Industry to 'Build Talent'
Monday, February 02, 2015 Pemex CEO Emilio Lozoya Austin tells delegates at GE Oil & Gas' annual meeting that the industry needs to move away from "buying talent rather than building talent".

BG Signs Oil Contractor Deal With KBR To Reduce Costs
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 BG Group signs an agreement with KBR to hire skilled contractors for its large-scale projects at short notice, an alliance that will allow BG to cut hiring costs.

BP Cuts 255 Jobs In Azerbaijan, Remains Committed To Region
Tuesday, January 27, 2015 BP cuts 255 jobs, or around 8% of its workforce in Azerbaijan as it trims costs in response to the "challenging market environment".