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ITEM Club: More Jobs Losses Expected in NE Scotland due to Oil Slump
Monday, December 05, 2016EY Scottish ITEM Club forecasts that Aberdeen will see a further 4,000 jobs lost over the next three years as the consequences of the low oil price continues to be felt.
Shell Q&A: What Makes an Ideal Employer in Oil, Gas?
Wednesday, November 16, 2016Rigzone talks to Shell HR executive, Jonathan Kohn, about the key attributes that make a top employer in the oil and gas industry.
Shell Takes First Place in Rigzone's Inaugural Ideal Employer Survey
Tuesday, November 15, 2016Shell rates as the most-popular employer among oil and gas professionals in Rigzone's first-ever Ideal Employer Survey.
UK Government 'Must Recommit' to Oil, Gas Sector in Autumn Statement
Monday, November 07, 2016Oil & Gas UK writes to UK Chancellor ahead of November's Autumn Statement, asking him to boost investor confidence in North Sea exploration and production.
UK Government Gives Go-Ahead for Fracking in NW England
Thursday, October 06, 2016The UK Department of Communities and Local Government rules that Cuadrilla Resources can proceed with shale gas exploration, including hydraulic fracturing, at its Preston New Road site in Lancashire.
Aker, Aibel Win Contracts Worth $600M for Dvalin Work, Offshore Norway
Tuesday, October 04, 2016Oil and gas producer DEA awards contracts worth approximately $600 million to Aker Solutions and Aibel.
Dvalin Field Development to Support 1,000s of Norwegian Jobs
Monday, October 03, 2016DEA Deutsche Erdoel's proposed plan for the development of the Dvalin field would support thousands of jobs in Norway.
UK Shale Gas: UKOOG Responds to Labour's Fracking Ban Pledge
Monday, September 26, 2016UKOOG says that a "one size fits all" approach to energy policy in the UK would have a detrimental effect on the economy as the Labour Party pledges to ban fracking.
North Sea Decom: 'Campaign Approach' Required to Drive Down Costs
Thursday, September 15, 2016Delegates 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.
IEA: Upstream Collapse Dragged Down Overall Energy Spend in 2015
Tuesday, September 13, 2016The IEA's first detailed report on global energy investment shows the collapse in upstream oil and gas spending caused total investment across the global energy system to fall eight percent in 2015.
COLUMN: Embracing Technology is the Way Ahead for Upstream Workers
Friday, September 09, 2016Machines 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.
COLUMN: May's Government Must Ensure Fracking Stays Safe in the UK
Monday, August 15, 2016Proposed cash payments to families located near fracking sites could kick-start the burgeoning UK shale gas industry, but the government must ensure that the activity remains very closely monitored.
UK PM: Households to Receive Share in Fracking Wealth
Sunday, August 07, 2016UK Prime Minister Theresa May seeks to overcome local opposition to fracking by insisting monies from the Shale Wealth Fund go directly to households in areas where the activity occurs.
Strong Upstream Performance from European Majors
Thursday, July 28, 2016French and Spanish oil majors Total and Repsol deliver second-quarter results that display a strong performance from their upstream operations.
BP Draws Line under Deepwater Horizon Liabilities
Tuesday, July 26, 2016BP draws a line under its Deepwater Horizon liabilities, with a final estimate of $61.6 billion, as the firm targets growth with a new wave of upstream major project start-ups.
Niger Delta Avengers Attack another Pipeline
Monday, July 25, 2016Nigerian militant group the Niger Delta Avengers claim to have blown up another pipeline, this time at Nsit-Ibom L.G.A. in Nigeria's Akwa Ibom state.
PGS: Improving Sentiment in Offshore Seismic Market
Thursday, July 21, 2016Norwegian seismic explorer Petroleum Geo-Services says it is beginning to see early signs that its market is stabilizing.
New UK PM Scraps Department of Energy and Climate Change
Thursday, July 14, 2016New British Prime Minister Theresa May scraps DECC and hands energy policy responsibilities to Department of Business.
BLOG: After Brexit, What Now for the UK's Oil, Gas Sector?
Monday, July 11, 2016Rigzone's Editor-in-Chief sees some positives for the UK oil and gas industry after the country's decision to exit the European Union.
Trade Union Says UK Oil, Gas Workforce Plan Comes up Short
Thursday, July 07, 2016The Unite union attacks the UK government's Oil and Gas Workforce Plan as 'woefully inadequate.'
COLUMN: Could Brexit Harm the European Upstream Sector? Unlikely
Monday, June 06, 2016Rigzone Editor-in-Chief Jon Mainwaring considers the UK's upcoming vote on its continuing membership of the European Union and its potential effect on the upstream oil and gas sector.
COLUMN: Optimism Abounded at OTC 2016, Despite Much Lower Attendance
Friday, May 06, 2016The OTC show was less busy this year, but a definite mood of optimism was detected by Rigzone Editor-in-Chief Jon Mainwaring.
Five Jobs Set to Grow in Oil, Gas: Decommissioning
Thursday, May 05, 2016In the final installment of our series of features examining five potential areas of growth within oil and gas where employment could take off, we look at opportunities in the decommissioning industry.
Five Jobs Set to Grow in Oil, Gas: Remote Vehicle Inspection
Wednesday, May 04, 2016In the latest installment in our series examining potential areas of growth within oil and gas where employment could take off, we take a look at job opportunities presented by ROV and UAV inspection.
Five Jobs Set to Grow in Oil, Gas: Cybersecurity
Tuesday, May 03, 2016After our first article on new employment opportunities being created by the upstream industry's increasing use of the Internet of Things and Big Data, this second article takes a look at cybersecurity.
Five Jobs Set to Grow in Oil, Gas
Monday, May 02, 2016Rigzone takes a look at five potential areas of growth where employment could take off.
OTC 2016 Video: Airswift COO on Jobs Outlook for Oil, Gas
Monday, May 02, 2016Janette Marx, chief operating officer of oil and gas recruitment agency Airswift, talks to Rigzone about the prospects for workers in the upstream and in wider energy sector.
EC225LP Helicopters Grounded in UK, Norway after 13 Killed in Crash
Saturday, April 30, 2016UK Civil Aviation Authority joins Norway in banning EC225LP helicopter flights, as Statoil confirms that employees from Halliburton, Aker Solutions, Schlumberger, Welltec and Karsten Moholt were on the flight.
Polls: Most Oil, Gas Pros Believe they Can Enjoy Long Career
Friday, April 29, 2016In a series of Twitter polls, Rigzone finds that oil and gas professionals are hopeful they can enjoy a career in oil and gas despite many having considered leaving the industry recently.
COLUMN: Technology is the Key to a Sustainable Oil, Gas Industry
Friday, April 29, 2016Rigzone Editor-in-Chief Jon Mainwaring mulls the wisdom of Norway's energy leaders ahead of this year's Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.
Sweden's Lundin Set for Busy Year Offshore Norway
Thursday, April 07, 2016During a visit to meet Norway's "Subsea Valley" industry, Rigzone hears the managing director of Lundin Petroleum's Norwegian operation detail the firms plans for 2016 on the Norwegian Continental Shelf.
DNV: Six New Technologies to be Deployed in Upstream by 2025
Tuesday, April 05, 2016At a presentation in Oslo, Rigzone hears Norway's DNV detail six new technologies that will be in operation in the upstream sector by 2025.
COLUMN: There's Always Work in Oil, Gas ... If You're Willing to Learn
Friday, April 01, 2016Workers are often fearful that new technology in the workplace will affect their career prospects, but technological innovation also represents opportunity for those with the right attitude.
Shell, BG Merger: Now the Hard Work Begins
Tuesday, March 15, 2016Shell's merger with BG Group works at an average medium-term oil price of $50 per barrel, the firm says, but it will need to defend its newfound LNG leadership and keep momentum going in Brazil.
UK Budget Preview: Tax Cuts Needed to Boost North Sea Industry
Monday, March 14, 2016The Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce calls for further tax cuts to lengthen the lifespan of the North Sea oil industry.
BP Is Still A Major Oil, Gas Recruiter despite Recent Layoffs
Monday, February 29, 2016Rigzone catches up with BP Group Head of Resourcing Julia Harvie-Liddel to find out more about the firm's current recruitment strategy.
Repsol Takes Steps to Reduce Upstream Costs
Thursday, February 25, 2016Repsol confirms that it is taking steps to take billions of dollars of costs out of its upstream business as the firm reports a strong performance from its downstream segment.
Petrofac Bucks Oilfield Services Downturn with Record Order Book
Wednesday, February 24, 2016UK oilfield services firm Petrofac bucks the downturn in its sector and posts a record order book.
Activity Survey: UK North Sea Sees Investment Collapse
Tuesday, February 23, 2016The UK North Sea is experiencing a severe collapse in investment as the UK Continental Shelf enters a phase of "super maturity" amid a prolonged period of low oil prices.
Eni Gets Go-Ahead to Develop Egypt's Giant Zohr Gas Field
Sunday, February 21, 2016Italy's Eni says it has approval to develop the giant Zohr natural gas field, offshore Egypt, with production targeted to begin by the end of 2017.
Providence: Celtic Sea Farm-out Discussions Continue
Thursday, February 18, 2016Providence Resources continues to look at farm-out options and marginal development solutions for its Celtic Sea assets.
OMV: New Strategy Focuses on Sustainable Upstream Business
Thursday, February 18, 2016Austria's OMV lays out a new strategy that focuses on safeguarding cash flow and a sustainable upstream business.
Oilfield Services: the Offshore Wind Opportunity
Thursday, February 18, 2016Rigzone looks at the opportunity for oilfield services firms to get involved in the offshore wind sector in the North Sea.
Aker, Total Team-Up on Subsea Technology Development
Tuesday, February 16, 2016Aker Solutions and Total agree to work together to develop new, cost-effective subsea field technology.
Premier, Noble Terminate Contract for Eirik Raude Rig
Friday, February 12, 2016Premier Oil and its partner, Noble Energy, decide to terminate their contract for Eirik Raude after several technical issues with the rig.
Larger UK Offshore Workers Could Force Helicopter Safety Changes
Friday, February 12, 2016Robert Gordon University survey finds that male offshore workers are larger than a typical UK male, which could affect how offshore workers are evacuated from ditched helicopters.
Total CEO: Oil, Gas Industry Must Engage in Climate Change Challenge
Thursday, February 11, 2016Total CEO Patrick Pouyanne says the energy industry needs to get involved with the issue of climate change in a positive way after December's COP21 deal.
Faroe to Drill 3 Exploration Wells in 2016 despite Oil Price
Friday, February 05, 2016Junior oil firm Faroe Petroleum will be involved in three exploration wells offshore Norway in spite of the low oil price.
Ombrina Mare Project Development Stymied by New Drilling Ban
Wednesday, February 03, 2016Rockhopper Exploration is considering suing the Italian government after it reintroduces a ban on offshore that will halt development of the firm's Ombrina Mare field.
BP to Cut 7,000 Jobs in 2016/2017 after Worst Results for Two Decades
Tuesday, February 02, 2016BP'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.