Category: Jobs & Career Advice

Now is the worst time to get off the oil & gas career rollercoaster

If you have any interest at all in this business beyond just the money, you are doing a disservice to your future if you throw in the towel now.  More »

Commentary: How to survive a bust

Some recession lessons for workers worried about being on the wrong side of the latest oil bust.  More »

Big and small picture insights from the week of one oil & gas young professional

After a trip to Denver to visit my client last week, I look back with mixed feelings: a great, great few days for me personally where I came away feeling that I am absolutely on the right career path, but another bad week for the industry, which looks like it must prepare for a downturn that won’t end soon.  More »

BP cuts 200 North Sea staff, 100 contractors

Union officials fear other oil-related jobs will be cut by other firms soon as prices continue to soften.  More »

Texas job growth to slow as oil prices tank

The Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas said Tuesday that Texas would continue to add jobs in 2015, but that the total number of new jobs could decrease by up to 173,000.  More »

Oil jobs tick up in December, but declines on horizon

The United States added 400 oil and gas extraction jobs from November to December even as falling crude prices spurred energy companies to pare spending and pull back operations, according to government employment data released Friday.  More »

BP details job cuts, capital spending declines in latest economic impact report

Numbers from the British oil giant’s annual economic impact report showed that capital spending fell to $9.1 billion in 2013.  More »

Antero Resources to lay off more than 250 contract brokers

An Antero representative says prices for natural gas liquids have been affected by a drop in crude oil prices.  More »

One oil & gas young professional’s look back at 2014

Time is going to pass anyways, so you may as well put in the work now, and – much faster than you realize it – you will get to reap the spoils.  More »

Some tips to study for the petroleum PE exam

Just over six weeks ago I sat the petroleum Professional Engineer (PE) test.  I should be getting my results any day now, and while I don’t want to jinx anything, I think I did well despite the test being so tough. I’m confident because I spent ample time preparing, but even before I could start […]  More »

Oil prices have you concerned about your career prospects? Don’t worry…too much

This week was a rough one for the oil and gas industry, after OPEC (ok, Saudi Arabia) decided not to cut production to bolster already sagging oil prices, which had the effect of…sending prices even lower, dropping significantly the day after Thanksgiving alone (which, perhaps fortunately, was a shortened trading day). Not surprisingly, stocks for […]  More »

The job may be new, but the ways to succeed aren’t

Do your best, figure out what you want to do, and once you make the leap, don’t look back!  More »

Report: Energy jobs have led economic recovery

The increases in oil and gas industry employment has nearly overtaken the number of all the jobs lost in the last decade, according to a new report  More »

Continuing career development: here’s what I’m reading

There is lots out there already on the web, but the downside is that it is difficult to put all of this information into one, cohesive whole on a particular topic. Furthermore, when you do find something particularly interesting, the nature of the article format means that there are limits to how deep a piece can go: you’re hooked from the first sentence, and just as it starts getting good, the article ends!  More »

Hercules Offshore to lay off 324 workers

Houston-based drilling rig contractor Hercules Offshore has told Texas regulators it will lay off 324 employees as it shuts down four rigs in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »
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