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OGUK Appoints 3 New Task Force Members
Thursday, April 18, 2019 Industry body OGUK's Efficiency Task Force appoints three new members to its steering group.

Chevron Cuts Staff in 2018
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Chevron Corporation further reduced its headcount in 2018, according to the company's latest annual report.

Schlumberger May Choose Current COO as Next CEO
Tuesday, April 16, 2019 Schlumberger Ltd.'s board is leaning toward picking Chief Operating Officer Olivier Le Peuch to become its next chief executive officer, according to a person familiar with the matter.

Oceaneering Launches New Engineering Consultancy
Friday, April 12, 2019 Oceaneering International launches a new global engineering consultancy.

90 New Jobs at Aberdeen Player Due to Semi-Sub Buy
Tuesday, April 09, 2019 Aberdeen-based Well-Safe Solutions agrees to acquire the Ocean Guardian semi-submersible drilling unit from Diamond Offshore.

Total Increases Workforce by 6 Percent
Friday, March 22, 2019 Total increased its global workforce by six percent in 2018, the company's latest registration document has revealed.

Drillers Turning to Big Data in the Hunt for Cheaper Oil
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 The industry is creating new business opportunities for IT, artificial intelligence, big data processing and analytics providers.

Equinor Subsea Contract Goes to TechnipFMC
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 The Johan Sverdrup ULQ platform topsides. IMAGE SOURCE: KBR

BP Hopes Young Recruits Can Make Oil Cool Again
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 Some Big Oil companies are turning to younger hires for insight on competing with tech for talent.

Equinor Makes Close to 1,000 New Hires in 2018
Friday, March 15, 2019 Equinor made 905 new hires in 2018, according to the company's latest annual report.

Shell CEO's Pay More Than Doubles in 2018
Thursday, March 14, 2019 Royal Dutch Shell CEO Ben van Beurden's total pay, including pension, more than doubled in 2018 compared to 2017.

Strikes Begin at Shetland Gas Plant
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 Unite union members at Shetland Gas Plant have commenced industrial action.

$220 Million in Drilling Contracts Go to Saipem
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 The awards include new contracts and contract extensions.

First Day of UK Strike Begins
Monday, March 11, 2019 UK union Unite's offshore membership on the Total Elgin-Franklin platforms and the Total North Alwyn and Dunbar platforms has gone ahead with a 24-hour strike.

Former Energy Minister Appointed OGA Chairman
Thursday, March 07, 2019 The UK Business and Energy Secretary, Greg Clark, appoints Tim Eggar as the new chair of the Oil and Gas Authority.

Digital Platforms Offer Oil, Gas Workforce Solutions
Tuesday, March 05, 2019 Lloyd's Register executive shares why automation and digitalization are key for oil and gas companies to combat an aging workforce and aging assets.

Offshore UK Strike Dates Revealed
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 UK union Unite reveals the complete strike schedule for its offshore membership on the Elgin-Franklin, North Alwyn, Dunbar and Shetland Gas Plant assets.

RockRose to Buy Marathon Oil's UK Business
Tuesday, February 26, 2019 RockRose signs an agreement to acquire 100 percent of Marathon Oil U.K. and Marathon Oil West of Shetland Limited from subsidiaries of Marathon Oil Corporation.

Offshore UK Workers Vote for Strike Action
Monday, February 25, 2019 UK union Unite's offshore membership votes 'overwhelmingly' for industrial action on the Elgin-Franklin, North Alwyn, Dunbar and Shetland Gas Plant assets.

Ophir Adviser Joins Efforts to Disrupt Takeover
Thursday, February 21, 2019 One of Ophir Energy's earliest investors is adding to pressure the exploration company is facing over a takeover plan.

Ensco and Rowan Merger Given Final Approval
Thursday, February 21, 2019 More than four months after originally announcing their plans to merge, offshore drilling contractors Ensco plc and Rowan Companies plc Rowan Companies plc have been given the final green light.

OPITO Appoints Ex-Transocean Manager
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 Global energy industry skills body OPITO has appointed ex-Transocean manager Stuart Clow as a director.

Tullow Looks at No Deal Brexit Implications
Thursday, February 14, 2019 Tullow, which employs a number of EU nationals in the UK, says its board is concerned about the uncertainty that a No Deal Brexit would cause these 'much-valued members of staff'.

UK OFS Sector Sees Turnover and Headcount Fall
Wednesday, February 06, 2019 UK oilfield services sector turnover experienced its 3rd consecutive annual decline in 2017, according to a new report from EY.

Chevron Shuffles Senior Leadership
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 Chevron Corporation announces a number of senior leadership appointments.

BP Exceeds Expectations
Tuesday, February 05, 2019 BP joined its Big Oil peers by giving investors a positive surprise.

Shell Pledges To Do It All
Thursday, January 31, 2019 Shell delivers a 'do it all' message.

Lundin Takes Bigger Stake in NCS Assets
Monday, January 28, 2019 Lundin Norway enters into an agreement with Lime Petroleum to acquire its entire Utsira High acreage position covering the Rolvsnes and Goddo basement area.

DOF Bags Contract with Major North Sea Operator
Thursday, January 24, 2019 DOF has been awarded a 2 year contract by a 'major North Sea operator'.

Shell Appoints New Upstream Director
Thursday, January 17, 2019 Shell appoints Wael Sawan as its new upstream director.

Atlas Professionals Buys Brander
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Energy recruitment specialist Atlas Professionals acquires technical recruitment company Brander.

UK-Based Energy Services Firm Changes Name
Tuesday, January 15, 2019 Fabricom Offshore Services has announced the launch of a new name and corporate identity.

No Firm Decision on Chevron Asset Bid for Premier
Monday, January 14, 2019 Premier Oil says no firm decision has been taken to bid for 'all or any of the assets currently being marketed by Chevron'.

Equinor Buys Chevron's Rosebank Stake
Friday, January 11, 2019 Equinor completes the acquisition of Chevron's 40% operated interest in the Rosebank project.

Unite Members Accept New OCA Offer
Wednesday, January 09, 2019 UK union Unite has revealed that its 2,500 members covered by the Offshore Contractors Association have accepted a revised pay offer from the OCA.

Aberdeen Services Firm to Create 80 Jobs
Monday, January 07, 2019 Aberdeen-based offshore support vessel specialist Sentinel Marine says it will create 80 new jobs by adding 3 multi-role ships to its fleet.

Equinor Wraps Up $470MM NCS Sales
Friday, January 04, 2019 Equinor completes the sales of 2 'non-core' discoveries on the Norwegian Continental Shelf for a combined total of almost $500 million.

Halliburton's Lesar Exits After 25 Years
Thursday, January 03, 2019 Dave Lesar stepped down as chairman of Halliburton, ending a 25-year run with the oil-services giant.

ONE, Dyas Merger Agreed
Friday, December 21, 2018 An agreement has been reached on the merger of ONE and SHV Holdings' upstream energy businesses.

Xodus Makes New Appointment to Drive Growth
Thursday, December 20, 2018 Aberdeen-headquartered Xodus Group appoints Phil Cooper as its corporate development director to support the continued growth of the company.

Giant North Sea Discovery Progressing
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 Equinor reveals the latest progress on the Johan Sverdrup project.

No Theft in Saipem Cyber Attack
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Saipem reveals there has been no theft or loss of data in connection with the cyber attack it suffered recently.

Noble Secures 5 New Rig Contracts
Monday, December 17, 2018 Noble has racked up new contracts in the US Gulf, Australia and South America.

Unite Members to be Balloted on New OCA Offer
Friday, December 14, 2018 UK union Unite says its 2,500 members covered by the Offshore Contractors Association are to be balloted on a new pay offer.

Saipem Reveals Extent of Cyber Attack
Thursday, December 13, 2018 The cyber attack on Saipem hit servers based in the Middle East, India, Aberdeen and Italy.

Premier Oil Eyes Bid for Chevron's North Sea Assets
Thursday, December 13, 2018 Premier Oil is considering a bid for a package of North Sea oil and gas assets put on the block by Chevron.

Well-Centric Buys Simmons Edeco Europe
Thursday, December 06, 2018 Well-Centric, a FrontRow Energy Technology Group company, announces the acquisition of Simmons Edeco Europe.

Transocean Acquires Ocean Rig
Wednesday, December 05, 2018 Transocean reports that it has completed its acquisition of Ocean Rig UDW Inc.

Workers Return to North Sea Platform After Downman
Tuesday, December 04, 2018 All personnel have been safely returned to the North Sea Brent Charlie platform following a downman on November 27.

EnQuest Boosts Magnus Stake to 100%
Monday, December 03, 2018 EnQuest completes the acquisition of a 75% interest in the North Sea Magnus oil field from BP.

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