Noble to lay off 130 workers?

Noble Corporation, a UK-headquartered offshore drilling contractor, might lay off up to 130 employees. 

According to the Texas Workforce Commission, the state agency charged with overseeing and providing workforce development services, Noble is planning to reduce its workforce by up to 130 workers starting January 26, 2016.

Namely, the contract for Noble’s semi-submersible drilling rig Noble Jim Day is ending in January 2016 which might impact the rig’s crew.

The 2010-rebuilt Noble Jim Day rig is tied back to Noble’s Sugar Land, Texas office.

The rig is currently under a contract with the oil major Shell in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico with a dayrate of $543,000.

After several media reports stated Noble was stacking the semi-sub, causing 130 workers to be laid off, Offshore Energy Today reached out to Noble seeking confirmation of these reports.

In an e-mail to Offshore Energy Today, Noble’s spokesperson said: “Noble continues to actively market the rig, but has taken this prudent step to manage a gap in contract coverage.”

The spokesperson added the Noble Jim Day was a “highly capable unit” and not a candidate for retirement.

Offshore Energy Today Staff

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