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UK: Gov't, Oil Industry Strike North Sea Deal to Protect Jobs in Green Energy Transition

Mar 24, 2021

The UK on Wednesday announced a landmark deal aimed at supporting the oil and gas industry’s transition to clean, green energy. It also said it would introduce the 'Climate Compatibility Checkpoint' before future licensing rounds.The sector deal between the UK government and oil and gas industry will support workers, businesses, and the supply chain through this transition by harnessing the industry’s existing capabilities…

Exxon Expects $200M in Job Cuts Charges

May 06, 2021

Exxon Mobil Corp expects up to $200 million in charges this year related to job cuts in an era of cost savings, according to a regulatory filing.The biggest U.S. oil producer has slashed costs, delayed projects and said it could trim an estimated 14…

US Jobs from US Offshore Energy: A Goal 44 Years in the Making

Mar 31, 2021

I have a good friend named John Guste. He and his wife grew up in the same neighborhood as my wife, they all went to college together, and now our kids are friends. As a doctor, I’m sure he has little concern with the messy, yet mundane, intricacies of offshore energy and maritime policy…

Lenders to Sell Polarcus' Vessels. All Employees to Be Laid Off

Feb 02, 2021

Lenders of the troubled marine seismic contractor Polarcus, which last week took control of the company's vessels after a debt payment default, will sell Polarcus' vessels and all the employees will be let go.Banks last week tool control of Polarcus' subsidiaries that own seismic vessels…

Third of Oil and Gas Workers Faced Pay Cut in 2020

Jan 12, 2021

Almost one in three workers in the oil and gas industry faced pay cuts in 2020, a worldwide survey showed on Tuesday, as the coronavirus crisis drove down fuel demand and prices.Oil and gas workers are still among the highest paid in the world…

Pandemic Wiped 91,680 Jobs in U.S. Oilfield Services Sector

Dec 09, 2020

The U.S. oilfield services sector lost 91,680 jobs due to pandemic-related oil demand destruction, according to a monthly report compiled and published by trade group Petroleum Equipment & Services Association (PESA) on Tuesday.Demand for drilling…

UK: Clean Energy Investments Could Grow North Sea Jobs to 232,000 by 2050

Nov 30, 2020

The UK North Sea energy jobs count will drop by at least 20 percent in the coming years without urgent investment in the clean technologies needed to create a net-zero offshore energy system, a report by OGTC and Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult shows…

Pandemic Wiped 28,000 Oil & Gas Jobs in Australia, Rystad Says

Nov 18, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has wiped 28,000 thousand oil and gas jobs in Australia this year, a quarter of the country's total oil and gas jobs count, Rystad Energy, a Norwegian energy market analytics company has found. 'Some of these jobs will be restored from 2021 onwards…

Oil Firms Boost Nigeria Security as Protests, Job Cuts Stoke Tension

Nov 18, 2020

Oil companies have asked security services to tighten surveillance as violent anti-police brutality protests and the expected sacking of hundreds of workers worsen desperation in the region, industry sources told Reuters.Already unemployment…

Ørsted Pens Offshore Wind Workforce Deal with NABTU

Nov 18, 2020

Offshore wind developer Ørsted has signed an agreement with North America’s Building Trades Unions (NABTU), the labor organization representing more than 3 million skilled craft professionals in the United States and Canada.'The partnership will create a national agreement designed to transition U…

UK: Boris Johnson Outlines 10-point Green Plan with up to 250,000 Jobs

Nov 18, 2020

The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday set out a ten-point plan for 'a green industrial revolution' which promises to create and support up to 250,000 British jobs.'Covering clean energy, transport, nature and innovative technologies…

Coronavirus, Consolidation Taking Toll On Energy Jobs

Oct 30, 2020

Oil and gas companies worldwide are taking an axe to their employment rolls, shedding workers to survive what is expected to be a prolonged stretch of weak demand.Exxon Mobil Corp said it will cut its workforce by 15%, or about 14,000 people…

Exxon to Cut 14,000 Jobs as Pandemic Hits Oil Demand

Oct 29, 2020

ExxonMobil Corp said on Thursday it could cut its global workforce by about 15%, including deep white-collar staff reductions in the United States, as the COVID-19 pandemic batters energy demand and prices.Exxon and other oil producers have…

ExxonMobil to Lay Off 1,900 Employees in U.S.

Oct 29, 2020

The U.S. oil major ExxonMobil said Thursday it would reduce its workforce in the U.S. by around 1,900 employees.The company said that its management offices in Houston, Texas will primarily be affected by the announced workforce reductions.ExxonMobil said it expected around 1…

Cenovus to Cut Up To 25% of Workforce after Husky Merger

Oct 29, 2020

Cenovus Energy Inc plans to cut 20% to 25% of its workforce after it acquires Husky Energy Inc, the companies said on Tuesday, as Cenovus begins to slash costs in the Canadian oil patch's biggest merger in nearly four years.The job losses could total about 2…

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