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Engaged Oil, Gas Employees is the Key to Retaining Talent
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Employees in the industry need to be motivated, challenged and awarded to be highly engaged in an industry that is witnessing recruiting and retaining challenges, a panelist discusses.

Repsol Hired 1,062 New Employees in 2013
Monday, April 14, 2014 Repsol hires 1,062 new employees, while training 800 students, in 2013.

NES Survey: What Women Say About Working in the Oil, Gas Industry
Monday, April 14, 2014 A new recruiting industry survey reveals what women in the energy industry like and do not like about their careers.

Nabors To Split CEO, Chairman Roles; Limits Severance Pay
Monday, April 14, 2014 Nabors says it would separate the roles of chairman and CEO after the tenure of Anthony Petrello ends and limit severance payments for executives.

Glaspie: Applying New Tools in Different Cultures
Friday, April 11, 2014 Multi-generational and multi-cultural workplaces often require new methods of assessing leaders, a panelist says.

BP Competition Winners Look Forward to Alaska Trip
Friday, April 11, 2014 Rigzone talks to Christopher Clay, a member of Oxford University's winning team in the UK version of this year's Ultimate Field Trip competition run by BP.

Statoil Selects Prime Four Business Park for New UK HQ
Thursday, April 10, 2014 Statoil has agreed a deal for a new 60,000-square foot facility at Prime Four Business Park, five miles west of central Aberdeen, to be its new UK head office.

Shell Exports 1st Oil from Majnoon Field in Iraq
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 Shell exports it first oil from the Majnoon oilfield in southern Iraq.

Q&A Spotlight: Kim Heng's CEO Thomas Tan
Monday, April 07, 2014 Singapore's Kim Heng Offshore & Marine CEO Thomas Tan tells Rigzone his plans for the company and shares views on the industry.

UK Oil, Gas Sector Could Create 39,000 Jobs in 2014
Friday, April 04, 2014 A Bank of Scotland survey report says that the UK oil and gas sector could create 39,000 new jobs in 2014.

Long-Term Outlook for Recruitment at BP 'Remains Positive'
Friday, April 04, 2014 Recruitment outlook for BP "remains positive" in spite of a limit on spending by the oil major in 2014.

Hiring, Retaining Staff Poses Challenges to US Interior Dept.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 The Department of the Interior continues to face challenges hiring and retaining staff with key skills needed to manage and oversee oil and gas operations on federal leases.

Norway Industrial Workers Avert Strike With Wage Deal
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 Norwegian industrial workers reach a last minute wage deal, averting a strike that would have involved some of the country's top oil services firms, unions and employers say.

Upcoming Summit to Cover the Global War for Talent
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 An upcoming Upstart 360 event will feature discussions on recruiting and the global talent war.

HR Constraint Contributes to High Oil, Gas Development Cost
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Human resource constraint contributes to higher cost in developing oil and gas projects, a senior company official from Halliburton says.

Survey: Industry Must Collaborate to Address Skills Shortage
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 A recent survey calls for the oil and gas industry to collaborate more if it is to successfully tackle the skills shortage.

Transferable Skills Are A Must in Oil, Gas Industry's Labor Shortages
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 As the labor shortages continue in oil and gas, companies are looking at other industries to find the needed skill set.

Aberdeen Oil Worker Invents Shift-Sharing App
Monday, March 24, 2014 An Aberdeen oil worker is the brainchild behind a new app that helps offshore oil workers coordinate their lives with their family and friends.

BG Group Targets Job Cuts To Rein In Costs
Friday, March 21, 2014 BG Group begins offering voluntary redundancy to staff at its British headquarters, the company says, as it seeks to reduce headcount and trim costs.

FairfieldNodal Chairman William Schneider Retires
Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Dr. William A. Schneider, Sr., FairfieldNodal's chairman, steps down after 33 years of service.

Maersk Drilling Reports On its Local Talent Training Program in Angola
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Maersk Drilling reports on the firm's local talent training program in Angola which will support its operations in the country.

45% of Women Oil, Gas Engineers Want Same Recognition as Males
Wednesday, March 12, 2014 Almost half of female oil and gas engineers believe they do not get the same recognition as their male colleagues, according to a new survey.

Oxford University Team Wins BP Field Trip Competition
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Team 'I Challenge You to a Joule' from Oxford University wins the UK version of BP's Ultimate Field Trip competition.

USW Opposes Export of US Crude Oil
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 The United Steelworkers opposes export of US crude oil because it would cost jobs at US refineries, raise prices at the gas pump, decrease national security and increase environmental degradation.

MOL Launches 2014 Graduate Recruitment Program
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Hungary's MOL is seeking 250 new graduates from around the world to join its 'Growww' graduate recruitment program.

Chad Oil Drilling Workers Start Three-Day Strike over Pay
Sunday, March 09, 2014 1,600 workers in Chad's oil exploration sector begin a three-day strike.

Middle East Businesses to Increase Employee Headcount in 1Q 2014
Friday, March 07, 2014 Businesses in Dubai project an increase in new hires in the first quarter 2014 with the oil and gas industry employment outlook remaining strong throughout the year.

Shell Wants Scotland To Stay In UK As Oil Firms Opt For Stability
Thursday, March 06, 2014 Shell becomes the second oil major, after BP, to urge Scotland to stay within the UK ahead of the referendum planned for this September.

Talisman Sinopec Deal Secures 550 Jobs at Wood Group
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 A five-year deal to supply engineering and modification services to Talisman Sinopec Energy UK's North Sea assets secures approximately 550 onshore and offshore jobs at Wood Group.

Lone Star College Prepares Energy Students to Meet Industry Needs
Friday, February 21, 2014 Houston's Lone Star College is offering a wide variety of training and education for students interested in an energy career.

CEOs Bullish on Firms' Outlook, but Challenges Loom for Overall Industry
Thursday, February 20, 2014 Energy CEOs are bullish on individual company growth but see challenges for the industry's overall revenue growth on a number of fronts, a PwC survey finds.

Houston College Masters Programs Prepare Future Energy Executives
Thursday, February 20, 2014 UH's energy-focused Bauer College of Business Administration and Rice's Jones Graduate School of Business prepare tomorrow's energy executives.

Oil, Gas Compensation Declines for Second Year in a Row in North America
Tuesday, February 18, 2014 Overall average compensation for North American oil and gas pros fell about 3% to $92,160 in 2013 from $94,722 in 2012.

Lansdowne Appoints New Commercial Director
Monday, February 17, 2014 Lansdowne Oil & Gas appoints Richard Slape as its new commercial director.