Aqualis Offshore suffered a deluge of emails from out of work Brazilian offshore workers in the past few days following incorrect local media reports suggesting the Norwegian firm was looking to hire new staff. After hundreds of CVs were sent to the company, Aqualis was forced to issue a release, stating: “Aqualis Offshore regrets to inform that this information is incorrect. Aqualis Offshore does not have any vacancies in Brazil at the moment.”
The Norwegian firm demanded local media retract earlier false reports.
“To publish such false and inaccurate reports without first contacting Aqualis Offshore to verify the facts is a clear violation of the media’s ethical guidelines. Aqualis Offshore therefore encourages media who have published the incorrect reports to immediately retract them and instead publish this notice to help avoid that even more oil industry professionals are being wrongfully misled,” the company said.
Aqualis has an office in Rio de Janeiro.
Brazil’s offshore community has seen enormous numbers of men and women made redundant in the past 18 months on the back of the slumping oil price as well as a multi-billion dollar corruption scandal at Petrobras.