Layoffs to hit GulfMark Energy operations in Oklahoma

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The loss of a contract is leading to layoffs of nearly 30 workers at GulfMark Energy’s Oklahoma operations in Healdton, Chickasha and Hennessey.

GulfMark notified the Oklahoma Office of Workforce Development that it intends to make the layoffs Nov. 10.

The letter indicated 17 employees at the Healdton office along with 11 in Chickasha and one in Hennessee will lose their jobs but might have the possibility of being transferred.

The company said the reduction in its workforce was “due to unforeseeable business circumstances, which is the recent loss of our contract in the Red River area of business.” It did not reveal the nature of the contract.

The layoffs will be permanent and the closing of the operations will begin Nov. 1 and the anticipated date for making separations is Nov. 10.

The letter stated:  “As a result of this closing, persons in the following job classifications will be separated:
1. Truck Driver – (21 Employees) 2. Mechanic – (2 Employees)
2. Field Trucking Supervisor – (4 Employees) 4. Fleet Maintenance Manager – (1 Employee)
5. Regional Safety Manager – (1 Employee)”

Employees may have the option to transfer to another location within GulfMark Energy, as well as the possibility of a
transfer to a subsidiary company. They will need to reach out to HR for additional information on a possible transfer.

Gulfmark is headquartered in Houston and operates along the Texas and Louisiana Gulf Coast and in Oklahoma, Indiana, North Dakota, Ohio and Michigan. Its website says it has access to nearly 4,000 diverse properties and markets 3 million barrels of oil a month to local and regional refiners. It also operates 215 tractor-trailer trucks, trailers and 5 barge terminals.

The site stated it employs approximately 307 workers.