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Inpex, Chevron Cutting Jobs in Australia

Sep 18, 2020

Inpex Corp said on Friday it expects to shed jobs at its Ichthys liquefied natural gas (LNG) project in Australia due to the slump in oil prices, but did not say how many would go.The cuts by Japan's biggest oil and gas company mark the latest…

Well-Safe Buys Seadrill Rig for North Sea P&A. Move to Create 100 New Jobs

Sep 14, 2020

UK-based offshore decommissioning company Well-Safe Solutions has bought Seadrill's 1993-built West Epsilon jack-up rig, in a move that the company says will create a 100 new jobs.This will be Well-Safe's second rig in the fleet following the…

Motive Offshore Says 1H Successful Despite Pandemic

Sep 08, 2020

The Scotland-based provider of subsea services and equipment Motive Offshore has said that it has managed to secure several contracts in the past months, with a large chunk coming from the renewables segment, and is also looking to recruit, and all this despite the global pandemic…

Exxon Considering Global Job Cuts after Lay-Off Plan in Australia Revealed

Sep 02, 2020

Exxon Mobil Corp is assessing possible worldwide job cuts, a spokesman said on Wednesday, after the company announced a voluntary lay-off program in Australia.Exxon is the latest oil major to embark on axing jobs spurred by a historic collapse in fuel demand because of the coronavirus pandemic…

Norway: Unions, Employers Agree Wage Deal, Averting Strike

Aug 24, 2020

Norwegian workers reached a deal with employers on Friday over wages at shipyards and a wide range of other manufacturing industries, averting the outbreak of a major labor dispute, the largest union of the private sector said.Some 28,000 workers…

Oilfield Services Employment Diving to 10-Year Low

Aug 12, 2020

Oilfield services sector is set to reach the lowest total workforce count in over 10 years, as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic, low oil prices, and cuts in spending by the oil companies.'The oil market turmoil brought on by Covid-19 has…

Massachusetts Institutions Get Grants for Offshore Wind Workforce Training

Jul 24, 2020

Massachusetts' Baker-Polito administration has this week announced $1.3 million in grants to nine Massachusetts institutions and organizations to establish or expand workforce training and development programs that support the state’s emerging offshore wind industry…

Offshore Industry Welcomes UK Gov't Job Retention Bonus. Calls for Long-Term Support

Jul 09, 2020

The UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak has announced a new Job Retention Bonus scheme to encourage firms to keep on workers furloughed due to the COVID-19 impact on the economy.The UK government will introduce a one-off payment of £1…

Xodus Names U.S. Renewables VP to Target Offshore Wind Market

Jul 09, 2020

UK-based energy consultancy Xodus Group has appointed a US renewables vice president to head up a new office in Boston. The company said the move was in support of its plans to grow its offshore wind services across North America.Alexander Thillerup joins Xodus from Aegir Wind Solutions…

Hunting Slashes 25% of Workforce

Jun 29, 2020

Oilfield services group Hunting Plc has cut its workforce by a fourth as low oil prices and weak demand slammed most of its business units in the second quarter, the company said on Monday.The manufacturer and services provider, which had 2…

GE to Hire 250 Workers at Wind Turbine Blade Building Site

Jun 19, 2020

GE Renewable Energy plans to recruit 250 workers at its LM Wind Power wind turbine blade manufacturing site in Cherbourg, France, by the first quarter of 2021. 'Every new hire will go through an intensive training program at the factory's ‘Center…

BP to Lay Off 10,000 People by 2020 End

Jun 09, 2020

British oil major BP will lay off 10,000 people by the end of the year in a move to cut costs, the company's CEO Bernard Looney said in a social media post on Monday.Looney said: 'The oil price has plunged well below the level we need to turn a profit…

Hurricane Energy CEO Resigns

Jun 08, 2020

Hurricane Energy's CEO Robert Trice has resigned as Chief Executive Officer and a director of Hurricane by mutual agreement with the Board. Trice will remain available to assist the Company during a transition period of six months. He will be replaced by Beverley Smith…

Subsea 7 to Cut 3000 Jobs, Reduce Vessel Fleet

May 28, 2020

Offshore installation and construction specialist Subsea 7 will cut 3000 jobs by 2021, and reduce its active vessel fleet, it said in a statement on Thursday.Subsea 7 a month ago said that with the deterioration in the outlook for new oil and gas awards…

'This could be the one that gets me,' Says Oilfield Service Veteran

May 26, 2020

Tim Harris was preparing to relocate for an assignment with energy services firm Halliburton Co for the fifth time in 15 years when his career came to a halt.A third-generation employee, Harris rose through the ranks at the top shale-oil services provider to oversee oilfield crews…

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