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Oklahoma firm announces Gulf rig closure, layoffs

5 years 6 months 1 day ago Friday, April 22 2016 Apr 22, 2016 April 22, 2016 9:09 AM April 22, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

BATON ROUGE - Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Company has notified the state that it anticipates dozens of workers at a rig in the Gulf of Mexico will lose their jobs because of a canceled contract.

The Tulsa, Oklahoma-based company told Louisiana Workforce Commission this week that between 40 and 50 employees working offshore could lose their jobs when the rig closes.

Helmerich & Payne issued a similar notice in February during the closure of another rig.

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