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NOV, Pumpco Energy Services Cut Jobs in Texas

rigzone 2019-12-03 02:07:54

Two oilfield services companies have conducted layoffs in Texas, according to notices received by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) on Nov. 22.

Houston-based National Oilwell Varco (NOV) said it is suspending operations at its facility in Galena Park, Texas, citing “unforeseeable business circumstances.”

The temporary closure will result in 85 layoffs, according to NOV, and affected employees were notified Nov. 22. The layoffs are permanent and will be finalized through Jan. 21, 2020.

Pumpco Energy Services, Inc., a subsidiary of Superior Energy Services, Inc., also conducted a workforce reduction at its Odessa, Texas location, resulting in the termination of 112 employees.

Pumpco, which has its headquarters in Houston and delivers fracking services for well completions, said all layoffs will be permanent and that affected employees are not represented by a union and have no bumping rights. 

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