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Global Oil, Gas Workforce Facing ‘Crisis of Confidence’ in Wake of Covid-19, but Still Sees Opportunities

Global Oil, Gas Workforce Facing ‘Crisis of Confidence’ in Wake of Covid-19, but Still Sees Opportunities

Nearly 80% of oil and natural gas professionals feel less secure in their jobs than they did pre-pandemic, but nearly two-thirds expect advances in engineering may open up opportunities in the next three years. The findings are in the fifth annual Global Energy Talent Index (GETI), the world’s largest energy recruitment and employment trends report,…

January 15, 2021

Zinke Says Interior Must Partner With Industry to Better Understand Energy Sector Technology

With a workforce of about 70,000 employees, many of whom are older and set to retire within the next five years, Secretary Ryan Zinke said the Department of the Interior (DOI) must partner with the natural gas industry in order to get a firmer grasp of emerging technology in the energy sector.

June 29, 2018
Oil, Gas Industry Jobs Don’t Appeal to Generation Z, Millennials, Says Poll

Oil, Gas Industry Jobs Don’t Appeal to Generation Z, Millennials, Says Poll

Most American adults (51%) would be happy if their children chose a career in the oil and natural gas industry, but for those children without set career paths, only about one-quarter of Generation Z and 45% of Millennials find energy industry jobs appealing, according to a new poll.

June 22, 2017

Enbridge Cutting Workforce in Realignment After Spectra Acquisition

Calgary-based Enbridge Inc. said Wednesday it would take “the difficult but necessary step” to eliminate 1,000 jobs company-wide in order to reduce the duplicative positions that emerged after it acquired Houston-based Spectra Energy Corp.

March 22, 2017

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

Energy Industry Job Cuts Continue; Schlumberger Shed 16K in 1H2016

The energy industry has lost tens of thousands of jobs since oil prices collapsed in 2014, and while the workforce reductions may have slowed, several companies have reported more layoffs in cost-cutting efforts during recent days.

July 22, 2016

NatGas, Oil Job Cuts Continue; Schlumberger Shed 16K in 1H2016

The energy industry has lost tens of thousands of jobs since oil prices collapsed in 2014, and while the workforce reductions may have slowed, several companies have reported more layoffs in cost-cutting efforts during recent days.

July 22, 2016

Halliburton Laying Off 5,000 More People

Halliburton Co., in survival mode as oilfields are shunned worldwide, is sending another 5,000 people home, slashing its workforce by another 8%, the company confirmed on Thursday.

February 25, 2016

Shell-BG Deal Clears Another Hurdle; Job Cuts Planned

A combined Royal Dutch Shell plc and BG Group plc would have about 2,800 fewer workers after global workforce reductions, Shell said Monday, as the planned combination received its final pre-conditional regulatory approval.

December 14, 2015

Labor Report Indicates U.S. Energy Sector Job Losses Mounting

The U.S. mining/extraction industry, which includes the oil and gas sectors, had 104,700 fewer jobs in September than a year ago, the U.S. Department of Labor reported Friday.

October 2, 2015
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