Category Archives: Career outlook


Kimmeridge Limestone Projects Could Generate up to 5,600 jobs in the UK

April 24, 2016

Future Kimmeridge Limestone oil production projects over the UK’s Weald Basin could generate between approximately 1,000 to 5,600 jobs in the UK per year on average during their lifetime, according to a report from advisory services firm EY, which was commissioned by UK Oil & Gas Investments plc. The report predicts that the gross value… Continue Reading »


OpEd: There’s Always Work in Oil, Gas .. As Long as You’re Willing to Learn

April 4, 2016

The oil and gas industry is a sector in which workers (generally with science/engineering backgrounds) are typically unafraid of technological progress. But the news these days seems to be full of scary articles about how technology will soon replace much of the work currently being done by humans. Just as the post-war achievements with transistors and… Continue Reading »


Sky-Futures to Grow Asian Workforce Slightly, Partners with Keppel’s OTD

March 25, 2016

Sky-Futures, a drone inspection services provider for the global oil and gas industry, is expanding its workforce in Southeast Asia slightly to meet its regional operational needs, a company executive told Rigzone Tuesday at the Offshore Technology Conference Asia 2016 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. “Yes, we are growing … for 2016/2017, [the workforce will grow]… Continue Reading »


OneSubsea R&D Project Creates New Jobs

March 23, 2016

OneSubsea is to invest £1.8 million in a new project for the development of its Standardised Modular Injection System (SMIS). The project, which will create five new jobs and safeguard a further 35, is being supported with a £434,126 R&D grant from Scottish Enterprise. It will be delivered from the company’s Aberdeen site. Energy Minister, Fergus Ewing, welcomed the news saying: “While… Continue Reading »


Ride To The Bottom: US Energy Workers Hit Hard By Company Stock Bets

March 23, 2016

Nearly 15 years since Enron’s collapse decimated the retirement accounts of its employees, hundreds of thousands of U.S. energy workers remain precariously exposed to big, concentrated bets on company stock in their 401(k) retirement plans. The slide in oil prices to their lowest levels in over a decade wiped out several billion dollars of retirement… Continue Reading »


US Jobs Report: Oil, Gas Layoff Troubles Continue

March 10, 2016

While not unfamiliar territory for an industry already embattled with low oil prices and minimal production activity, job losses in oil and gas continued in February. According to data in the jobs report released March 4 by the U.S. Department of Labor, despite the country’s increase of 242,000 jobs in February, mining jobs declined by… Continue Reading »


Malaysia’s PETRONAS To Cut About 1,000 Positions After Strategic Review

March 2, 2016

Malaysia’s PETRONAS announced it is making about 1,000 positions redundant and is reshuffling some senior executives after a strategic review, as the state-owned oil and gas company tries to cope with the hit from a plunge in oil prices. PETRONAS, or Petroliam Nasional Bhd, is one of the biggest employers of Malaysians and has a… Continue Reading »


BP Is Still A Major Oil, Gas Recruiter despite Recent Layoffs

March 1, 2016

In early February, UK-headquartered supermajor BP plc announced that it would over the next two years be cutting 7,000 jobs, including 4,000 staff and contractor roles, after it reported its worst set of results for two decades. Rigzone recently caught up with Julia Harvie-Liddel, BP’s group head of resourcing, in order to find out more… Continue Reading »


Scottish Government Helps Oil, Gas Workers Retrain as Teachers

February 16, 2016

Oil and gas workers are being given the chance to retrain as teachers as part of a support package from the Scottish Government for Scotland’s northeast. The news was announced Tuesday by Education Secretary Angela Constance, alongside plans to consider measures to improve the recruitment of teachers and headteachers in the region. Ms Constance said… Continue Reading »


ENG Resources to Help Recruiting in Subsea Industry

February 4, 2016

A subsea engineer, Mark Cooper, has set up a matchmaking service which should reduce the costs of recruiting engineers for subsea projects. Namely, ENG Resources has been established to help subsea companies find the most suitable engineers for projects in c and marine renewables at the most competitive rates. According to reports, ENG Resources will source and provide… Continue Reading »

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