People & Companies News


OTC15: Low oil price challenges for GoM companies

May 05, 2015

Low oil prices are challenging oil and gas operators. Two Houston-based companies, Fieldwood Energy and Schlumberger, whose operations are mainly in the Gulf of Mexico (GoM) discussed some challenges that their companies face due to today’s…

TMT ROVs en route to Brazil

Jun 12, 2014

Two Total Marine Technology ROVs have just passed deepwater acceptance tests to 3000m in the North Atlantic Ocean with perfect scores. The Typhoon MK2 ROVs are now on their way to Brazil as part of a five-year contract with Petrobras. In total…

Ex-Aker intervention firm restructures

Apr 01, 2014

Aker Solutions’ former well intervention services business, which was acquired by private equity fund EQT VI in January this year, has been restructured and will operate under two brands from 22 Apr 2014: Altus Intervention and Qinterra Technologies…

Africa wins for Wood Group

Jan 21, 2014

WGPSN has secured a five year contract extension to provide operations, maintenance and construction management services for asset facilities in central Africa, in a deal worth more than $140 million. The contract employs about 580 people…

Oil & Gas UK awards announced

Nov 08, 2013

The winners of the Oil & Gas UK Awards 2013 were announced at an awards ceremony attended by more than 600 in Aberdeen, Scotland, last night. The Oil & Gas UK Awards is the annual showcase event for the UK offshore oil and gas industry…

Publisher’s Column: Self- less

Sep 01, 2013

The oil & gas industry is about people. Every human being on the planet has benefited from the work this industry does. People also represent one of the industry’s biggest challenges. There is a global shortage of staff. There are not enough qualified people to fill the many open positions…

3sun buys RRC

Aug 28, 2013

Great Yarmouth, UK, headquartered energy services firm 3sun Group has bought RRC Controls Services as part of its plans to grow in Aberdeenshire. RRC, based in Gourdon, Aberdeenshire, manufactures subsea control systems for the offshore oil and gas industry…

Voices: “Which is harder: recruitment or retention?”

Jul 18, 2013

A few good recruits. The oil and gas industry is the one, rare sector still hiring, but vacancies remain. We reached out to companies to ask, “Which is harder: recruitment or retention?” They go handin- hand…

Offshore safety recognised

Apr 24, 2013

The winners of the 2013 UK Oil and Gas Industry Safety Awards, sponsored by Maersk Oil UK, were announced at a special lunchtime awards ceremony in Aberdeen today (24 April) The showcase event, held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre…

Solving the skills shortage

Jan 04, 2013

For years the oil & gas industry has faced a looming skills shortage: older, more experienced personnel are leaving the business while an influx of new blood with limited experience is coming onboard. Finding solutions for this skill shortage was on the minds of attendees at the Galveston forum…

Main Source Offshore People

Jul 19, 2012

Offshore Marine Group relaunched and rebranded its personnel department as Main Source Offshore People (MSOP).

Competent or compliant?

Sep 01, 2011

In its drive to improve and align safety and competence standards in the global oil and gas industry, Opito International has commissioned new research to discover how companies are assuring the workforce is competent, rather than simply compliant…

Staying ahead of the game

Apr 01, 2011

Technology and concerns about staffing took center stage at last month's SPE/IADC Drilling exhibition & conference in Amsterdam. Jennifer Pallanich listened in as companies discussed how to remain competitive. Hint: it's mostly the people.One…

Forces fit the energy bill

Jun 10, 2010

Established in the UK last summer to improve the energy industry's access to skilled personnel retiring from the services, Forces4Energy and is already assisting clients in the selection, training and strategic placement of highly skilled technicians…

NOCs maintain recruitment tempo

Feb 09, 2010

Two very different reactions were apparent in the latest Schlumberger Business Consulting’s annual benchmark survey of oil and gas engineer recruitment, unveiled in Paris at the energy sector management consultant’s human resources summit for energy leaders from some 60 companies…

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