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Iran aiming to make oil contracts better for foreign investors

Iran said Sunday it plans to introduce a new generation of oil contracts by June that promise to be more attractive to foreign investors as it seeks to significantly boost production should international sanctions hobbling its vital energy industry be lifted.  More »

Researchers study string of Texas earthquakes

FORT WORTH — Researchers collecting seismic data hope it allows them to determine what role wastewater injection wells have played in a string of small earthquakes northwest of Fort Worth. The area in northeast Parker County, about 15 miles northwest of Fort Worth, has experienced more than 30 small earthquakes since November. Last month more […]  More »

Spike in oil-by-rail fueled by regulatory delays, experts say

Rapidly developing oil and gas production in North Dakota, Texas and other states is outpacing the construction of new pipelines and other infrastructure to carry those fuels to market, energy experts and former government officials warned Thursday.  More »

Moniz declines to comment on oil exports

During a visit to San Antonio Thursday, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz said President Barack Obama’s push for use of all energy sources — his “all of the above” energy policy — is the best solution to meet the nation’s power needs.  More »

Tesoro posts quarterly loss

Tesoro Corp. swung to a loss and widely missed analysts’ estimates in the fourth quarter of 2013 as a result of lower refining margins, higher stock-based pay and a loss related to the sale of a refinery  More »

Report: Fracking colliding with other water uses during drought

Hydraulic fracturing is competing for water in some of the driest regions of the U.S., including the Eagle Ford Shale in South Texas, according to a research paper released today by the nonprofit Ceres.  More »

Being strategic in attending industry events to build your network in oil & gas

Of course, in networking having a strategy is mandatory, and career fairs and industry events should factor into that strategy. Which one of these particular events you attend also requires considerable thought: you only have so much time and money after all!  More »

Does the Google Glass design philosophy clash with oil & gas industry trends?

The biggest challenge I see as I embark on this journey to explore how Glass (and wearable technology generally) can be adapted to oil & gas applications is that the oil & gas industry’s data needs are growing larger and larger (the result of more challenging wells) while displays continue to shrink.  More »

Chevron, GE form pact for oil and gas research

Two of the world’s biggest companies plan to come together to develop and commercialize oil and gas technology at a newly minted research center in Oklahoma City.  More »

US Export Bans 101: Markets Defy Artificial Barriers

Environmental advocates weighing in against US oil and gas exports and Keystone XL Pipeline need to be wary. The belief that creating barriers to exports and infrastructure will lock oil and gas under the ground is a misplaced one. Markets will clear, as long as the demand for fossil energy remains.  The United States as […]  More »

Pipeline trial kicks off as if nasty divorce case

The billion-dollar legal battle among three oil and gas giants – Energy Transfer Partners, Enterprise Products and Enbridge – that went to trial last week sounds like a bitter divorce case, complete with accusations of a lovers’ triangle.  More »

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 »
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