Category: OTC

Kinder Morgan announces $1 billion carbon dioxide expansion

Kinder Morgan Energy Partners will spend about $1 billion as part of a project to expand its enhanced oil recovery program.  More »

First video of Google Glass application for oil & gas

In my post last week, I promised that I would shortly show my first attempt at demonstrating just how useful Google Glass can be when it is used in the oilfield.  Well, it’s been many hours of research and debugging, but the first demonstration is ready! In this YouTube video, I show you how Google […]  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 »

My oil & gas wishlist for the New Year 2014

Last week, I wrote about my “One Year Challenge” for the New Year (so far, so good!). This week, since it’s still early in January I want use the “New Year” theme one more time to share the things I hope to see in the coming year as they relate to the oil & gas industry.  More »

I want to volunteer with the Society of Petroleum Engineers, but how?

Going above and beyond your usual duties to volunteer your time to the broader oil & gas industry is a sure way to be noticed professionally. What if doing so could actually be just as fun and personally rewarding as it is beneficial to your career? It certainly has been for me, so this week I offer my thoughts to a reader asking how to become more involved involved with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).  More »

Commentary: The best places to network in the oil & gas industry

The subject of networking comes up a lot in this column, and there’s a reason for that: I truly believe that it is THE most important way for both Young Professionals and more experienced ones to grow their career and give themselves options.  More »

Second OTC Brasil attracts 15,000 to Rio de Janeiro (photos)

The second biennial OTC Brasil, a three-day spinoff of the massive Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, wraps up today in Rio de Janeiro.  More »

Houston in running to host global oil and gas ‘Olympics’ in 2017

A top oil and gas industry trade group is pushing to bring the triennial World Petroleum Congress to Houston in 2017, 30 years after the city hosted the last such gathering held in the United States.  More »

Guest Commentary: National Oilwell Varco ready for ‘big crew change’

While the “Big Crew Change” may create anxiety for some companies, National Oilwell Varco (NOV) has gone to great lengths to attract and develop the next generation of talent that will successfully lead NOV into the future.  More »

OTC offered suite deal for visitors (photos)

Companies are increasingly using hospitality suites, offering everything from shrimp cocktail to margaritas, as a way to gather more attention from attendees at OTC.  More »

Exxon and Qatar Petroleum sign LNG export deal

Exxon Mobil Corp. and Qatar Petroleum International inked a deal Thursday that sets the stage for a new, $10 billion terminal to export liquefied natural gas from Texas.  More »

OTC 2013 in photos

The Offshore Technology Conference ran Monday to Thursday at Houston’s Reliant Center, with displays of state-of-the-art technology and a program full of speakers from around the world.  More »
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