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Shell Expects to Cut up to 9,000 Jobs
Wednesday, September 30, 2020Royal Dutch Shell plc (NYSE: RDS.A) expects to make between 7,000 and 9,000 job cuts by the end of 2022.

TIPRO Appoints New Chairman
Tuesday, September 29, 2020The Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association has revealed that Brent Hopkins has become the organization's new chairman of the board of directors.

Bieber Highlights Oil Pain and More
Saturday, September 26, 2020Here are some of Rigzone's top upstream stories during the last week, just in case you missed them...

No Layoffs as Total Goes Zero Crude at Refinery
Friday, September 25, 2020Total (EPA: FP) has revealed that it will carry out its industrial redeployment at the Grandpuits refinery in France with no layoffs.

Sapura Energy Founder to Retire
Thursday, September 24, 2020Sapura Energy Berhad has announced that its president and group chief executive officer is planning to retire after leading the group for a quarter of a century.

OGA Appoints Ex-Chevron and BP Rep
Thursday, September 24, 2020The UK Oil and Gas Authority has announced that it has appointed Andy Brooks as its new Central North Sea area manager.

NES and Fircroft Combine
Wednesday, September 23, 2020NES Global Talent has revealed that it will combine with the Fircroft Group.

Justin Bieber Highlights Oil Pain
Wednesday, September 23, 2020Justin Bieber, one of the world's best-selling music artists, has highlighted the pain of oil industry layoffs in his latest music video.

Venture Global LNG Makes Leadership Changes
Tuesday, September 22, 2020Venture Global LNG, Inc has announced an upcoming change in the corporate governance of the company.

BP In Stonewall Top Global Employers List
Tuesday, September 22, 2020BP plc (NYSE: BP) has made it onto Stonewall's 2020 Top Global Employers list.

Ex-Senior McDermott Rep Gets Ocean Installer Role
Monday, September 21, 2020Ocean Installer has announced the appointment of Robert Gillespie as the new managing director of Ocean Installer (UK) Ltd.

Ex-GE Oil & Gas President Joins Venture Global LNG
Wednesday, September 16, 2020Venture Global LNG has announced that Brian Cothran has joined the business as the company's new chief operating officer.

Well-Safe Creates 100 New Jobs with Rig Buy
Monday, September 14, 2020Well-Safe Solutions has acquired the West Epsilon jack-up rig from Seadrill to bolster its bespoke decommissioning fleet.

Weatherford Gets New President and CEO
Monday, September 14, 2020The board of directors of Weatherford International plc (OTC Pink: WFTLF) has announced that it will appoint Girish K. Saligram as the company's new president and CEO.

Husky Reviewing West White Rose Project
Monday, September 14, 2020Husky Energy (TSX: HSE) has announced a review of the West White Rose Project in the Atlantic region.

Ex-Oxy Rep Takes Tullow Director Role
Sunday, September 13, 2020Tullow Oil plc (LON: TLW) has announced the appointment of Mitch Ingram as an independent non-executive director of Tullow with immediate effect.

Oil Sentiment Sours and More
Saturday, September 12, 2020Here are some of Rigzone's top upstream stories during the last week, just in case you missed them...

Aramco-Valaris JV Appoints New CEO
Tuesday, September 08, 2020ARO Drilling has appointed Derek Kent as the company's new chief executive officer.

OPITO Supports Cross Sector Skills Transfer
Monday, September 07, 2020Global energy industry skills body OPITO launches a new standard to support the transition of marine personnel into the oil and gas industry.

Exxon Oz Starts Voluntary Redundancy Program
Thursday, September 03, 2020ExxonMobil Australia has commenced a voluntary redundancy program.

Face of Louisiana Oil Industry Leaves Association
Wednesday, September 02, 2020The Louisiana Oil & Gas Association announced this week that its president, Gifford Briggs, will depart the organization on September 11.

Dana Petroleum Gets New CEO
Tuesday, September 01, 2020Dana Petroleum revealed Monday that Jongwoo Kim has been appointed the new chief executive of the company.

OGUK Adds 3 Major Business Leaders to Board
Saturday, August 29, 2020Industry body Oil & Gas UK has announced that it has appointed three 'major' business leaders to its board.

Sustainable Masterplan to Generate Jobs
Thursday, August 27, 2020Orkney Harbours officially launched a $303 million infrastructure vision on Thursday.

IPC COO Bags Lundin COO Role
Wednesday, August 26, 2020Lundin Energy AB (STO:Lune) has announced the appointment of Daniel Fitzgerald as the company's new chief operating officer.

Aramco Shakes Up Top Management
Monday, August 24, 2020Saudi Aramco reshuffled its senior management and created a division focused on portfolio optimization.

Ithaca Energy Makes Ex-Repsol Sinopec Boss CEO
Monday, August 24, 2020Ithaca Energy Limited (IAECN: ISINs US46567TAA25 / USG49774AA35) has appointed Bill Dunnett as the company's new chief executive officer.

Aberdeen Uni Offers Free Upskilling
Monday, August 24, 2020The University of Aberdeen is offering a limited number of free places on a range of online short courses in 2020 and 2021 for anyone employed, unemployed or furloughed in Scotland.

Hurricane Energy Appoints New CEO
Friday, August 21, 2020Hurricane Energy (LSE:HUR) has announced the appointment of Antony Maris as the company's new executive director and chief executive officer designate.

Offshore Group Head Calls for Energy Nonpartisanship
Thursday, August 20, 2020The US needs more leaders who recognize offshore energy's benefits, NOIA president tells Rigzone.

Lundin Energy Appoints New CEO
Wednesday, August 19, 2020Lundin Energy AB has announced that its board of directors has appointed Nick Walker as the company's new president and chief executive officer.

Oil Pro Now Chair of Aberdeenshire Climate Group
Wednesday, August 19, 2020Climate Ready Aberdeenshire has appointed Sam Long as the new chair of the CRA Steering Group.

Seadrill to Cut 168 Jobs in Houston
Friday, August 14, 2020Seadrill Americas has notified employees of pending layoffs at its 11025 Equity Dr., Suite 150 location in Houston.

Bilfinger Cuts Almost 6000 Jobs
Friday, August 14, 2020Bilfinger had 5,936 fewer employees in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the same period last year.

New CEO for Canada Energy Regulator
Thursday, August 13, 2020Gitane De Silva was sworn in as the Canada Energy Regulator's new chief executive officer earlier this week.

Petrofac Sets Net Zero and Diversity Targets
Wednesday, August 12, 2020Petrofac revealed Tuesday that it has set two new targets to reach by 2030.

Job Losses Climb in Oilfield Services
Tuesday, August 11, 2020Texas has shed more OFS jobs this year than six other states combined.

Borr Picks Ex-Schlumberger VP as New CEO
Monday, August 10, 2020Borr Drilling Limited has announced the appointment of Patrick Schorn as its new chief executive officer.

Equinor Appoints New President and CEO
Monday, August 10, 2020Equinor announced Monday that its board of directors has appointed Anders Opedal as the company's new president and chief executive officer.

OGUK and SDS Support Redundant Workers
Thursday, August 06, 2020Industry body Oil & Gas UK has partnered with Skills Development Scotland to signpost support for oil and gas workers impacted by redundancy.

Biden Faces Union Pressure over Keystone XL
Wednesday, August 05, 2020Joe Biden has threatened to rip up Keystone XL permits even as he courts blue-collar workers.

Senate Confirms Deputy Energy Sec
Wednesday, August 05, 2020The U.S. Senate has confirmed Mark W. Menezes to be the Deputy Secretary of Energy in a bipartisan vote of 79-16.

Range to Sell Louisiana Acreage, Cut 100 Jobs
Tuesday, August 04, 2020Range Resources Corp. is selling its Louisiana shale fields for about one-10th of what it paid for them just four years ago.

Eni Gets New CFO
Tuesday, August 04, 2020Francesco Gattei has become the new chief financial officer of Eni.

Oxy Restores Cuts to Employee Pay
Monday, August 03, 2020Occidental Petroleum Corp. has restored employee pay cuts imposed after oil prices tumbled and doubled the salary cap for executives to $500,000 a year.

New Chairman for Sapura Energy
Friday, July 31, 2020Sapura Energy Berhad has announced the appointment of Tan Sri Dato' Seri Shamsul Azhar Abbas.

NOIA Approves New Vice Chairman
Thursday, July 30, 2020NOIA's board of directors approved Talos Energy Inc's founder as the organization's new vice chairman.

How Many Oil Jobs Did Texas Lose in 1H?
Thursday, July 30, 2020According to TIPRO's latest mid-year energy report, Texas has lost over 39,000 direct oil and natural gas jobs in the first half of 2020.

Karoon Energy Founder and CEO Steps Down
Wednesday, July 29, 2020Karoon Energy's founder, long-standing CEO and managing director will retire at the 2020 AGM.

This LNG Scenario Would Boost Canada Jobs
Wednesday, July 29, 2020Employment would notably increase in Canada in an investment scenario that creates an LNG industrial capacity of 56 million tons per annum in British Columbia.