East Texas oil, gas producer to lay off 58 by January

East Texas oil, gas producer to lay off 58 by January

EAST TEXAS (KLTV) - Anadarko Petroleum has notified the state of their intention to lay off several dozen employees at facilities in three East Texas counties.

A combined 58 positions at production offices in Panola, Rusk and Gregg counties will be eliminated by Jan. 4, according to the filing with the state.

The majority of those positions – 53 — are at a Carthage production office.

John Christiansen, Vice President, Corporate Communications for Anadarko said, "As we announced in our third-quarter results last week, we have reached an agreement to sell our East Texas assets, and as part of that process the required WARN notices have been provided. The employees who have supported our East Texas operations in Carthage have been an important part of our company's success for a number of years, and we are grateful for their efforts and commitment. We are reassigning some of the employees in our East Texas field offices, and would anticipate the new operator will interview and retain some of the workforce. Those who are not retained will be eligible for severance benefits."

"The Carthage field has more than 70 years of legacy production," according to a fact sheet provided by the company.

The layoff notice also says the Henderson office in Rusk County will lose three positions, while the Oakhill production office in Gregg County will lose two positions.

Anadarko Petroleum is an independent oil and natural gas exploration and production company with headquarters in The Woodlands. In the Haynesville Shale, Anadarko produces oil and natural gas from more than 100 wells, according to the company's website.

KLTV has reached out to the company for more information.

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