Shell to Lay Off 200 Gulf of Mexico Rig Workers
A Shell platform in the Gulf of Mexico (courtesy RDS)
By MarEx 2016-07-25
Shell has announced plans to trim about 200 jobs from its Gulf of Mexico deepwater operations.
“We are making these changes in order to remain competitive and better position Shell’s Gulf of Mexico projects for future growth,” spokeswoman Kimberly Windon told the AP.
The cuts will affect personnel on nine facilities, and will reduce the oil major’s workforce in the region by about one quarter. Some will be transferred to other operations where openings are available.