http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Daily Brief podcast: Talent retention and development post-pandemic https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/5/28/daily-brief-podcast-talent-retention-and-development-post-pandemic Airswift CEO Janette Marx discusses how talent acquisition, career development and diversity will evolve in the energy sector during and after the Covid-19 pandemic. Precision Drilling CEO sees shale’s recovery a year away, at best https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/5/28/precision-drilling-ceo-sees-shale-s-recovery-a-year-away-at-best Even if the economy continues to recover and a second wave of the pandemic is less damaging than the first, U.S. shale drillers may still take at least a year before moving rigs back into the field, according to the leader of an oilfield-services company. Chevron’s cost-reduction measure may eliminate up to 15% of workforce https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/5/27/chevron-s-cost-reduction-measure-may-eliminate-up-to-15-of-workforce Chevron’s cuts equate to about 6,000 of its 45,000 non-gas station employees. It’s “streamlining our organizational structures to reflect the efficiencies and match projected activity levels,” the San Ramon, California-based company said Wednesday in a statement. Saudis, Russians plan to work together at June’s OPEC+ meeting https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/5/27/saudis-russians-plan-to-work-together-at-june-s-opecplus-meeting Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed to closely coordinate on the OPEC+ output cuts deal, two weeks ahead of a crucial meeting of the group. IEA chief says low oil prices will take demand beyond pre-crisis highs https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/5/25/iea-chief-says-low-oil-prices-will-take-demand-beyond-pre-crisis-highs “In the absence of strong government policies, a sustained economic recovery and low oil prices are likely to take global oil demand back to where it was, and beyond,” Fatih Birol said in an interview. Daily Brief podcast: A look ahead at the coming week in oil and gas, May 25-29 https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/5/22/daily-brief-podcast-a-look-ahead-at-the-coming-week-in-oil-and-gas-may-25-29 Key trends for the coming week, including how industry groups' response to low oil prices differ dramatically in the U.S. versus other producing nations, China's big plans for its economy, and investment analysts turning their backs on key sectors of the industry. Daily Brief podcast: Strategies for navigating capital markets to outlast the downturn https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/5/21/daily-brief-podcast-strategies-for-navigating-capital-markets-to-outlast-the-downturn Arindam Das discusses where energy sector companies must focus to meet capital markets' new expectations, both to survive the downturn and to act advantageously as stabilizing markets present new opportunities. China’s central planners could jump-start commodity demand in Friday meeting https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/5/20/china-s-central-planners-could-jump-start-commodity-demand-in-friday-meeting The policy-setting National People’s Congress beginning in Beijing on Friday is arguably the pivotal stage of a recovery that has seen China’s raw materials output and energy consumption rebound from a virus-induced crash to pre-pandemic levels. Daily Brief Podcast: Simon Watkins on Saudi moves, Shale 3.0, and recovering demand https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/5/19/daily-brief-podcast-simon-watkins-on-saudi-moves-shale-30-and-recovering-demand The real result of Saudi Arabia's production cuts, how recovering global markets impact large and small shale players differently, and what that means for the future of the industry. Key global markets’ physical oil prices climbing as OPEC+ cuts supply https://www.worldoil.com/news/2020/5/19/key-global-markets-physical-oil-prices-climbing-as-opecplus-cuts-supply Demand is recovering in major oil consumers China and India, led by a rebound in gasoline and diesel consumption. Chinese refiners are seeing profits from turning crude into fuels, even as processors across much of the region including Singapore face negative margins.