Three companies plan on laying off part of its workforce in the fall. According to three separate letters sent to the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC), 105 Texas workers will be laid off. Rowan Companies, Inc., a subsidiary of Rowan Companies plc, is laying off 85 workers assigned to the Rowan EXL III (UDW drillship) due to the termination of a drilling contract. The rig is currently working for Arena Offshore in the Gulf of Mexico near Lake Charles, Louisiana with work expected to be finalized by the end of September. Layoffs will begin October 1 and are expected to be permanent. Andeavor Corporation (formerly Tesoro) is cutting 15 employees from its workforce at its San Antonio headquarters.
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Written by Valerie Jones at Rigzone