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Permian Pipes Are Coming, But The Workers Aren't
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 'It's frankly today a bigger concern than oil prices, because oil prices are fine where they are. The availability of labor is not,' says analyst.

Wood Wins Mega Project Services Deal
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Wood secures multi-million dollar contract extension from ADNOC Offshore.

Oil and Gas Recruiting to Rise in Coming Months
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 Rigzone's recent survey finds that oil and gas recruiting is expected to increase in coming months, on the heels of a better market climate.

Further Talks Planned to Avoid North Sea Strike
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 The OCA and UK union representatives agree to meet on November 20 for further talks.

Chevron Appoints New North America E&P Leader
Wednesday, November 07, 2018 Chevron Corporation appoints a new president for North America Exploration and Production.

Thousands of UKCS Workers Edge Closer to Strike
Monday, November 05, 2018 The 'vast majority' of UK union Unite's 2,500 members covered by the Offshore Contractors Association agreement have voted for industrial action.

US Adds Thousands of Oil and Gas Jobs in October
Friday, November 02, 2018 Newly released data from the BLS reveals that October continued the trend of adding jobs in the sector.

Red Sea Project to Create 30,000 Jobs
Thursday, November 01, 2018 Saudi Aramco and SABIC will develop an integrated industrial complex to convert crude oil to chemicals at Yanbu.

Freeport-McMoRan Hires Rowan Jackup for GOM Work
Friday, October 19, 2018 Freeport-McMoran has hired a Rowan jackup for a one-well contract in the US Gulf of Mexico.

Natural Gas Helps Texans Save Almost $60B in 10 Years
Tuesday, October 16, 2018 A new report by the Consumer Energy Alliance finds that Texas residents saved billions of dollars, thanks to natural gas production.

FAMILY AFFAIR: Oil and Gas Has Driven Govia Family to Success
Thursday, October 11, 2018 There's decades of oil and gas excellence in the Govia family. Thirty-five year industry veteran Delfina Govia shares her family's experiences.

Shell Hits Milestone at Pennsylvania Site
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 An April 2018 aerial view of Shell's Pennsylvania Petrochemicals Complex construction site in Beaver County, Pa.

ConocoPhillips Strikes First Oil at New Alaska Site
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 ConocoPhillips Alaska flows its first oil at the Greater Mooses Tooth #1 in Alaska's North Slope.

Wood Creates 1K New Jobs in Last Year
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 Wood's Asset Solutions Americas business created approximately 1,000 new jobs in the last year as a result of securing new midstream sector contracts across the US worth $250 million.

Support Activities for Mining Rise by 6,000 in September
Friday, October 05, 2018 The US energy sector is seeing significant increases in support activities for mining.

Tech Not Making Oil Qualifications Less Important
Thursday, October 04, 2018 Technology is not making oil and gas qualifications less important, according to Jason Urso, vice president and general manager at Honeywell.

$14B LNG Canada Contract Goes to Fluor and JGC
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 An aerial view of the LNG Canada site in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada. SOURCE: Business Wire.

Industry Body Unveils New Decom Team
Tuesday, October 02, 2018 Industry body Oil & Gas UK unveils a new decommissioning team.

Nigerian Strike for Minimum Wage Widens as More Unions Join
Friday, September 28, 2018 A strike by Nigerian labor unions to demand a new minimum wage widened on the second day.

Security, Skills Shortage Among Challenges to IIoT in Oil and Gas
Friday, September 28, 2018 New analysis by Inmarsat reveal some of the biggest challenges keeping oil and gas companies from fully deploying IIoT.

Emerson Lays Off Paradigm Staff
Tuesday, September 25, 2018 The company tells Rigzone it has reduced its workforce in order to be more efficient.

Strike Action Ballot Confirmed by UK Union
Monday, September 24, 2018 UK union Unite confirms that its members covered by the Offshore Contractors Association agreement are to be balloted on industrial action.

BP Launches Skills Refinery to Improve Student Employability
Friday, September 21, 2018 BP launches the Skills Refinery, a new global online portal that aims to improve students' employability.

UK Union Members Ask Total CEO to Intervene in Dispute
Thursday, September 20, 2018 Members of UK union Unite at Total E&P have written an open letter to Patrick Pouyanne, chairman and CEO of Total, requesting his personal intervention in a dispute.

The $13 Billion Offshore Jobs Engine
Wednesday, September 19, 2018 There's plenty of work available sunsetting offshore platforms.

Shell UK Outlines New Work Rota for Central North Sea Assets
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 Shell UK reveals Tuesday that it will change its offshore operating model on its central North Sea assets.

Program Aimed at Redundant O&G Workers Opens Third Round
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 An initiative which has brought together redundant oil and gas professionals to create and launch new energy businesses is opening applications for its 3rd round.

Safety, Not Fashion, is Main Driver Behind New Women's Gear in Oil and Gas
Monday, September 17, 2018 Entrepreneur Jane Henry sets her sights on solving the issue of ill-fitting women's PPE by creating products that will help them work safer and more efficiently.

Meet the Shalennials: CEOs Under 40 Making Millions in Texas Oil
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 Dozens of young entrepreneurs, mostly in their 30s, are running private-equity-backed companies in the frenzied boom in West Texas and New Mexico that may each be worth billions of dollars.

ADNOC Seeks to Make Downstream City More Livable
Monday, September 10, 2018 ADNOC has big plans for Ruwais City.

Repsol Signs 20-Year LNG Supply Deal with Calcasieu Pass Developer
Friday, September 07, 2018 Commercial operations at Calcasieu Pass LNG could start in 2022.

US Jobs Report: Mining Adds 6,000 Jobs in August
Friday, September 07, 2018 Employment in mining took a positive turn for the month of August, the BLS reports.

UK Offshore Oil Industry Welcoming Over 100 Apprentices in September
Friday, September 07, 2018 A total of 105 students will join the industry in September through the Oil and Gas Technical Apprentice Program.

Union Strike Halts Rigs At Ecopetrol Oilfield, Production Unaffected
Thursday, September 06, 2018 A 24-hour strike has stopped oil rigs and affected well maintenance at Ecopetrol's La Cira-Infantas oilfield, Ecopetrol and the USO union say.

How to Retrain into Digital Oil, Gas Professions
Thursday, September 06, 2018 Industry experts offer tips for workers looking to retrain into digital oil, gas professions.

US Energy Operations Begin Recovering After Tropical Storm Gordon
Wednesday, September 05, 2018 Energy companies and port operators along the US Gulf Coast took steps to resume operations after Tropical Storm Gordon.

It Takes an Army: Women in Oil, Gas Encouraged to Mentor Others in Industry
Wednesday, September 05, 2018 Oil and gas companies and industry professionals are taking an active approach to getting more women interested in STEM and helping them feel comfortable working in a male-dominated field.

Storm Gordon Halts Some Energy Production In US Gulf
Tuesday, September 04, 2018 Tropical Storm Gordon has shut 9.23% of daily crude oil production in the US Gulf of Mexico.

Trinidad Oil Union To Call General Strike If Refinery Shuts Down
Thursday, August 30, 2018 OWTU threatens a general strike if the island's government does not rescind a decision to shut down the country's lone oil refinery.

New Texas Methanol Plant Reaches Turning Point
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 The Natgasoline Plant in Beaumont has successfully ramped up to full utilization.

When to Search for Another Job in Oil, Gas
Wednesday, August 29, 2018 Rigzone asks several recruiters when they think it's the right time for oil and gas professionals to look for another role in the oil and gas sector.

Argentina Re-Ignites Labor Deal To Spur Investment In Vaca Muerta
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Argentina relaunched a one-year-old agreement between the government, companies and workers to drive competition and spur development in Vaca Muerta.

Report Envisions 30,000 New Offshore Brazil Jobs
Tuesday, August 28, 2018 Wood Mackenzie contends that Brazil's mature Campos basin oil fields could produce an extra 230,000 boepd with the right investment.

Total Targets UK Offshore Workers Individually After Union Talks Break Down
Friday, August 24, 2018 Total plans to start individual consultations with workers at three of its UK North Sea offshore platforms.

Talks Between Total, North Sea Oil Workers Collapse, Strikes To Go Ahead
Thursday, August 23, 2018 Talks between Total and workers on three of its North Sea oil and gas platforms broke down on Thursday

More Layoffs on the Way for Aker Solutions
Thursday, August 23, 2018 Norwegian oil services firm will lay off staff at Agotnes yard.

Daycare Waiting Lists Hurt Local Permian Communities
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 More than 1,400 children were on daycare waiting lists in Midland and the surrounding area earlier this year, according to the latest available data.

UK Oil Sector Safety Body Bolsters Leadership Team
Wednesday, August 22, 2018 Step Change in Safety announces 2 new appointments.

One-day Strike at Total's North Sea Oil, Gas Platforms Ended -Union
Tuesday, August 21, 2018 Workers at three of French oil company Total's UK North Sea oil and gas platforms ended a 24-hour strike at 0500 GMT on Tuesday as scheduled, the Unite union said.

BLOG: The Job of Keeping Offshore Workers Well-Fed Never Ends
Thursday, August 16, 2018 Find out what goes into keeping an offshore facility's galley operating 24/7.