Employment

OFS Job Market Outlook Appears Grim, Particularly for North American Onshore Opportunities

OFS Job Market Outlook Appears Grim, Particularly for North American Onshore Opportunities

Turmoil wrought by the global pandemic has upended activity across the energy sector and led to massive layoffs, with staffing forecast to plummet by year’s end to its lowest level in more than a decade. An analysis of the top 50 oilfield services (OFS) operators by Rystad Energy found staffing would decline and anticipated revenue…

August 14, 2020
Covid-19 Still Battering Canada’s OFS, Supply Sectors With Job Losses

Covid-19 Still Battering Canada’s OFS, Supply Sectors With Job Losses

Employment continued to shrink during June in Canadian oil and natural gas fields, with service and supply contractors suffering the deepest losses, according to the industry’s workforce monitoring agency. Cuts of 5,600 field personnel accounted for 84% of 6,700 layoffs recorded last month by Calgary-based Petroleum Labor Market Information (PetroLMI) from Statistics Canada surveys. The…

July 14, 2020
Texas Tops in Natural Gas, Oil Output and Jobs, Says TIPRO

Texas Tops in Natural Gas, Oil Output and Jobs, Says TIPRO

The Lone Star State led the nation last year in oil and gas industry employment with an estimated 352,371 jobs, a gain of 26,700-plus from 2017, according to the annual report by the Texas Independent Producers & Royalty Owners Association (TIPRO).

February 11, 2019
Texas Upstream Jobs Slump in November, Ending Months of Gains

Texas Upstream Jobs Slump in November, Ending Months of Gains

Upstream oil and natural gas employment in Texas, home to the Eagle Ford Shale, a chunk of the Haynesville Shale and most of the Permian Basin, is showing signs of wear, with jobs down by 500 in November from October, ending a 23-month consecutive gain.

January 4, 2019
Texas Oil, Natural Gas E&Ps Pick Up Pace in January

Texas Oil, Natural Gas E&Ps Pick Up Pace in January

Texas oil and natural gas producers during January for the 14th straight month pushed the state’s upstream economic indicators higher, propelled by higher commodity prices, the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers said Thursday.

March 9, 2018

Texas Energy Job Growth Steady, But Harvey’s Impact Still Uncertain

Before Hurricane Harvey pummeled the state and wiped out, at least temporarily, some employment, the Texas economy in August expanded for the 14th consecutive month, adding 5,500 jobs, the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) said Friday.

September 15, 2017
API, ICF Tout Nationwide NatGas Benefits to Revenue, Jobs

API, ICF Tout Nationwide NatGas Benefits to Revenue, Jobs

The natural gas value chain accounted for nearly 3% of all U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) and non-farm payroll employment in 2015, with the industry’s benefits reaching all 50 states, even those without production, according to a new ICF report backed by the American Petroleum Institute (API).

June 29, 2017

Direct Employment in Natural Gas Development Declines by One-Third in Pennsylvania

Jobs in Pennsylvania directly tied to natural gas development declined by about one-third in the second quarter, according to data from the state Department of Labor and Industry (DLI).

December 23, 2016

Energy Sector Should Lead Job Growth Campaign for Underserved Communities, Minorities

As the United States transitions to a new era of domestic energy production, the oil and gas industry and other sectors could play a key role in helping underserved communities “secure economic self-reliance, parity, power and civil rights,” according to a report published Tuesday by the National Urban League’s (NUL) Washington Bureau.

October 12, 2016
Texas Petro Index Down Again, But Some Indicators Rising

Texas Petro Index Down Again, But Some Indicators Rising

It has been nearly two years since the last peak in the Texas Petro Index (TPI), a barometer of oil/natural gas industry activity in the Lone Star State, and in August the TPI marked its 21st consecutive month of decline. But there are signs of an industry comeback.

October 7, 2016
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