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Covid Downturn Slashes Oz Oil Workforce
Thursday, November 19, 2020The Covid-19 pandemic has caused a loss of over 28,000 oil and gas jobs in Australia this year.

Equinor Makes Changes at the Top
Monday, November 16, 2020Equinor (OSE: EQNR, NYSE: EQNR) announced changes in its corporate structure and Corporate Executive Committee (CEC) on Monday.

Is the Worst Over for OFS Job Losses?
Tuesday, November 10, 2020The worst of US oilfield services and equipment employment cutbacks appears to be behind the industry, stated the Petroleum Equipment and Services Association.

Shell to Cut Hundreds of Singapore Refinery Jobs
Tuesday, November 10, 2020Royal Dutch Shell Plc will slash oil-processing capacity at its largest refinery, resulting in hundreds of job losses over the next three years.

Novak to Become Deputy Premier
Monday, November 09, 2020Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak is set to be promoted to deputy prime minister amid a government reshuffle.

Schlumberger Sells Rod Lift Business and More
Saturday, November 07, 2020Here are some of Rigzone's top upstream stories during the last week, just in case you missed them...

OGUK Launches First of a Kind Survey
Friday, November 06, 2020Industry body Oil & Gas UK has launched a first of its kind diversity and inclusion survey.

Shell to Close Gulf Coast Refinery
Friday, November 06, 2020The 53-year-old facility employs approximately 675 people.

Texas Oil Groups React to TXRRC Vote
Thursday, November 05, 2020The Texas Oil and Gas Association and the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association have both released comments following Jim Wright's election to the Texas Railroad Commission.

Maersk Training Invests in Aberdeen
Thursday, November 05, 2020Maersk Training has announced an investment of $1 million into its UK business, which is headquartered in Aberdeen.

Has the Texas Upstream Slump Bottomed Out?
Wednesday, November 04, 2020The TPI tracks metrics such as price, rig count, drilling permits, well completions and employment.

Saudi Arabia to Ease Foreign Worker Rules
Wednesday, November 04, 2020The new rules go into effect on March 14 and apply to all foreign workers in the private sector, said an official.

BP to Cease Fuel Production at Oz Refinery
Monday, November 02, 2020BP Australia has announced that it will cease fuel production at its Australian Kwinana refinery and convert the facility into an import terminal.

ExxonMobil Announces US Job Cuts
Friday, October 30, 2020ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) has announced that it plans to reduce staffing levels in the United States.

Texas Swings Back to Upstream Jobs Gain
Friday, October 30, 2020The Texas Oil and Gas Association reported this week that the state’s upstream oil and gas sector added 700 jobs in September.

PBF to Lay Off 250 at East Coast Refinery
Thursday, October 29, 2020The company will idle operations at the refinery for the foreseeable future.

Lockdown Impact on Offshore UK Oil Workers
Wednesday, October 28, 2020The number of workers on oil and gas installations offshore UK decreased by around 4,000 as the UK went into lockdown in March this year.

Saudi Arabia Eyes Labor System Changes
Wednesday, October 28, 2020Saudi Arabia reportedly is set to announce major labor reforms that could effectively end its controversial "kafala" system for foreign workers.

Ex-Shell Manager Appointed Karoon CEO
Tuesday, October 27, 2020Karoon Energy Ltd has announced that Julian Fowles has been appointed as the company's new chief executive officer and managing director.

Survey Shows Top E&P Execs Are Making More Money
Tuesday, October 27, 2020Top oil and natural gas executives are making more money this year even as the industry wallows in red ink.

Transocean Gets NYSE Notice and More
Saturday, October 24, 2020Here are some of Rigzone's top upstream stories during the last week, just in case you missed them...

Exxon Undertaking Thorough Assessments
Friday, October 23, 2020ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) has outlined that it is undertaking 'thorough and thoughtful' assessments as it seeks to make its organization more efficient and nimbler.

Equinor CFO Resigns
Friday, October 23, 2020Equinor (OSE: EQNR, NYSE: EQNR) revealed Friday that its executive vice president and chief financial officer, Lars Christian Bacher, has resigned.

Biden Says Renewables Need to Replace Oil Industry
Friday, October 23, 2020Two Democrats in toss-up races distanced themselves from Biden's comments.

How Will Offshore GOM Oil Employment Shake Out?
Thursday, October 22, 2020Gulf of Mexico offshore oil and natural gas industry employment could shake out in several different ways, according to a new report by Energy & Industrial Advisory Partners.

Ex-SNC-Lavalin CEO Joins McDermott
Thursday, October 22, 2020McDermott International Ltd has revealed that Neil Bruce has joined its board of directors.

Exxon CEO Plans Layoffs
Thursday, October 22, 2020Exxon Mobil Corp. plans to lay off an unspecified number of employees as low oil prices force the company to delay major projects, Chief Executive Officer Darren Woods said in an email to staff.

MPA Appoints New Chairman and Vice Chairman
Wednesday, October 21, 2020The Montrose Port Authority has appointed two new board members, a new chairman and a new vice-chairman.

Texas Study Links More Than 238,000 Jobs to Pipelines
Wednesday, October 21, 2020A new study finds ongoing operations and construction in Texas' pipeline industry provided nearly $49 billion in economic impact last year.

Borr Appoints Ex-Weatherford CFO
Thursday, October 15, 2020Borr Drilling Limited (NYSE: BORR, OSE: BDRILL) has announced the appointment of Christoph Bausch as its new chief financial officer.

Westwood Hires Head of Energy Transition
Wednesday, October 14, 2020Westwood Global Energy Group has appointed David Linden to the newly created role of Head of Energy Transition.

Petrofac Chief Exec Steps Down
Monday, October 12, 2020Petrofac Limited has announced that Ayman Asfari has decided to retire as the company's group chief executive at the end of the year to focus on his family, health and charitable interests.

How Many Jobs Are Coming Back?
Sunday, October 11, 2020Check out this review of popular Rigzone articles from the past week corresponding to the downstream.

Norway Strike Closure Averts Johan Sverdrup Shutdown
Friday, October 09, 2020A strike that shut down about 8% of Norway's oil and gas output will end after successful mediation talks.

Pipeline Billionaire Steps Down
Friday, October 09, 2020Kelcy Warren, the Dallas billionaire, is stepping down as chief executive officer of Energy Transfer LP.

XOM Plans European Job Cuts
Wednesday, October 07, 2020ExxonMobil (NYSE: XOM) has revealed that it is planning to reduce staffing levels across several of its European affiliates as part of an extensive global review.

Technip Energies Gets New CEO-Elect
Tuesday, October 06, 2020TechnipFMC (NYSE: FTI, PARIS: FTI) has announced that Arnaud Pieton has been named as the new president and chief executive officer-elect of Technip Energies, effective immediately.

Deloitte Gives Bleak US Oil Job Prediction
Monday, October 05, 2020Almost three-quarters of the pandemic-driven jobs losses in the U.S. petroleum and chemical sectors may not come back before the end of next year, according to Deloitte LLP.

Can Oil Refinery Close Without Layoffs?
Sunday, October 04, 2020Here is a look back at popular Rigzone articles linked to the downstream from the past week.

MPC Approves Job Cuts
Thursday, October 01, 2020Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC) has approved an involuntary workforce reduction plan.

Seadrill Appoints New CEO
Thursday, October 01, 2020The board of Seadrill Limited (OSE: SDRL, OTCQX: SDRLF) announced Thursday the appointment of Stuart Jackson as the company's new chief executive officer.

Rock Legends Support Energy Workforce Training
Thursday, October 01, 2020Metallica, through the band's AWMH Foundation, has helped to fund scholarships for Lone Star College students. PHOTO SOURCE: AWMH Hero

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.

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.

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.

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.

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