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Encana making $3.1 billion Eagle Ford buy

The agreement to purchase 45,500 net acres in Texas’s oil-rich Eagle Ford basin from Freeport’s oil and natural gas subsidiary “underscores our investment focus on high-margin assets,” Encana Chief Executive Officer Doug Suttles said.  More »

Who’s at OTC? Michele Andrade of Brazil

FuelFix is covering all aspects of the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference — including you! Follow our “Who’s at OTC?” features for profiles of the attendees at this year’s event.  More »

I spoke at Career Day… and I ended up being the one inspired

Before going into it, my objective was pretty simple: demonstrate to students that while petroleum engineers may not be as recognized for their role in society as firefighters, doctors, or policemen, they provide a valuable service, and in fact petroleum engineering is a respectable career that can lead to a comfortable life that is worth setting their sights on.  More »

Offshore industry has worst-case scenario technology at four strategic sites

The energy industry has deployed technology that can stop the most devastating offshore blowouts in four strategic locations around the world in order to ensure they can be quickly deployed to where they’re needed.  More »

Annual review can be your friend

An annual career review is an important time to talk to your manager about adding new skills, responsibilities.  More »

Young grads: You need a mentor

Careers are tricky to navigate. Young graduates need a mentor.  More »

BP cutting US shale jobs

BP confirmed on Thursday it has made cuts into its North American workforce but would not say how many jobs will be lost as it carves its shale business into a separate unit.  More »

Phillips 66 profits rise in first quarter

Refining giant Phillips 66 saw profits grow 12 percent in the first quarter, the company reported Wednesday morning, due to strong growth in its midstream business and earnings from a previously-announced subsidiary sale.  More »

The EPA Terminator

EPA Administrator, Gina McCarthy, in a recent speech said, “we’re coming after you” in discussing criticism of EPA science from some members of Congress and so called conservative groups.  Her remarks were in response of efforts to obtain studies on which the agency has based some of its regulatory actions. If it wasn’t for the […]  More »

The oil & gas industry needs a “Top Gun” moment

It’s disappointing that people can’t separate expertise in entertainment from expertise in other topics, particularly in matters of science and engineering. Taking that further, it’s an unfortunate sign of the times in the US that on matters of science, it actually seems that the more someone possesses scientific expertise, the more they are to be seen as shills for some large corporation, and therefore not worthy of the public’s trust.  More »

Chevron banks on Mideast oil for Calif. refinery

Chevron Corp. plans to run higher- sulfur Alaskan and Middle Eastern crudes when it completes work at Northern California’s largest refinery in 2016, not the Bakken oil helping spur the U.S. path to energy independence.  More »

Noble Energy earnings down 23 percent

Exploration and production company Noble Energy saw its first quarter profits slide 23 percent but pointed to growing production domestically and abroad.  More »
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