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Gas no longer escaping from rig off La. coast

The operator and federal regulators say the flow of natural gas, water and sand has been stopped at a drilling rig off Louisiana’s coast.  More »

The beginning of my adventure with Google Glass for oil & gas

In order to show just how great the potential for Glass is, Google is actively looking for storytellers or “Explorers” (like this fireman) to show how they can apply this technology to their areas of technical expertise. Today I am incredibly excited that I was invited to be a part of the Explorer program.  More »

Crews lose control of gas rig off Louisiana coast

Officials say no injuries or pollution have been reported and efforts are underway to stop the flow of gas.  More »

How can you mitigate the cost of retraining for an oil & gas career?

How can you undertake more training to join the oil & gas industry in a way that is still within your financial means?  More »

Juror interviews at issue in ex-BP engineer’s case

A former BP engineer is basing his request for a new trial on improper interviews with jurors who had convicted him of trying to obstruct a federal investigation of the company’s 2010 Gulf oil spill, federal prosecutors say.  More »

Pemex sees production ventures as early as year end

Petroleos Mexicanos, Mexico’s state- owned oil company, expects to sign its first exploration and production agreements with international companies as early as year-end after Mexico ended its 75-year monopoly.  More »

Texas grid smoothly weathers its way through freezing temperatures

About three weeks ago, a capacity shock nearly caused blackouts during a cold snap – this time, rigorous preparations appear to have paid off: the Texas grid hummed along this morning with ample capacity and reserves, even as early morning Houston temperatures still hover around freezing.  More »

Oil slips to $97 after rally

The price of oil slipped back to near $97 a barrel Friday, interrupting a sustained rally on expectations for increased demand.  More »

Energy subsidies rebound to pre-financial crisis levels

Grants and tax breaks designed to lower energy production costs fell sharply after commodity prices plunged in 2008. A new report points out they have returned to levels not seen since the financial crisis, reaching up to $1.9 trillion.  More »

Ex-BP engineer to seek judge’s recusal from case

Lawyers for a former BP engineer convicted of trying to obstruct an investigation of the company’s 2010 Gulf oil spill plan to seek the disqualification of the federal judge who presided over the trial last month.  More »

Punish Success And Reward Rent Seeking and Bigger Government

Real Clear Politics recently ran an article by a writer from the so- called Center for American Progress.  I say so-called because from the content of the article, the organization would be more accurately named the Center for American Distress or the Center for Political Bambozzle.  It uses and misuses tired old assertions about oil […]  More »

HR personnel look away: Using a service company as a stepping stone to an operator

It is highly likely that without a service company taking a chance on me, I wouldn’t be enjoying the great career in oil & gas that I’m in today. Today’s question comes from a reader who also started with a service company, but whose desired career path entails joining an operator. At what point will they be ready to make the jump?  More »
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