Norway Oil Drilling Rig Workers Agree Wage Deal, Avoid Strike

June 22, 2016

Workers on Norwegian offshore oil drilling rigs signed a new wage deal on Wednesday, avoiding a strike, labour unions and employers said in separate statements. Some 280 rig workers had threatened to strike if the talks failed, including staff on Rowan Companies’ Viking and Gorilla rigs, and on the Statoil-operated Heidrun, Statfjord, Aasgard, Volve and… Continue Reading »


Chaos in North Sea as Storm Kills Rig Worker

January 3, 2016

Stormy weather affected work on several oilfields in the North Sea Wednesday and Thursday with one oil worker dying on a rig and a barge breaking anchor, prompting a platform evacuation. Statoil reported late Wednesday that a fatality had occurred on the COSL Innovator (mid-water semisub) rig, and two other workers injured, when a breaking wave hit the… Continue Reading »


Mentors and Sponsors Help Shape Successful Oil, Gas Professionals

September 8, 2015

If a worker compares where they currently are in their career versus where they began, several factors should come into play. Career advancement is the goal for working adults, millennials in particular, and while hard work and dedication are certainly large contributors to career advancement, it’s also important to consider the individuals who had a… Continue Reading »


Worker Injured on Technip’s North Sea Atlantic Vessel

July 27, 2015

Following media reports about the accident on board Technip-run multi-purpose construction vessel, the North Sea Atlantic, Technip has confirmed that one offshore worker has been injured. Following treatment on board, the injured crewman was transferred to Gilbert Bain Hospital in Lerwick by helicopter for further treatment. He has now been transferred to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary… Continue Reading »


Drunken man accused of stealing excavator, charging Jefferson Parish deputies, going on destructive rampage

April 27, 2015

Jefferson Parish authorities say a 24-year-old Harvey man was intoxicated Thursday night when he commandeered an excavator from a worksite under the West Bank Expressway, charged Sheriff’s Office cruisers and led them on a chase up Peters Road before ramming through a fence and plowing the giant machine into the Harvey Canal. William Strength escaped… Continue Reading »


AWI Offers Alternative to Conventional Well Intervention

August 26, 2014

A Louisiana-based company seeks to address safety issues by offering what it calls an alternative to conventional hydraulic worker units. The company’s solution for well intervention addresses the risks of well intervention by reinventing what well intervention systems look like, Alternative Well Intervention LLC President and CEO John Stansbury told Rigzone. The company has replaced… Continue Reading »


Rigzone’s CV/Resume Dos and Don’ts

August 20, 2014

With the upstream oil and gas industry currently undergoing the “Great Crew Change”, right now is likely the best time in a generation for oil workers to be maximizing their potential by seeking out more-rewarding roles in the sector. Of course, the first step involved in getting your foot in the door for any job… Continue Reading »

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