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Oil drillers are expanding again after losing half-million jobs

Offshore:

Suppliers to oil companies have terminated the majority of the thousands of jobs, lost in the oil industry over the past two and a half years, according to consultant company Graves & Co.


BY DAVID WETHE, BLOOMBERG
Published 11.01.17 at 15:20

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Offshore:

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Offshore:

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