Category: People

For engineering students, first impressions count

As more than 100 companies — mostly in the energy sector — descended on the University of Houston Hilton for fall recruitment Thursday, Vita Como, senior director of the school’s engineering career center, has an important message: engineers are in demand, but first impressions count.  More »

Want to improve your business acumen? Take some tips from Gordon Ramsay

Believe it or not, you can learn a lot from reality television.  More »

Cameron taps OneSubsea CEO for top lieutenant role

Houston oil field equipment maker Cameron International said Thursday it has bumped executive Scott Rowe up to the role of president and chief operating officer, the top lieutenant for CEO Jack Moore.  More »

Job negotiations: If you feel you’re getting a raw deal, you probably are

One of the best parts about writing this column has been hearing from readers around the world, and this week I’ll share one such exchange to illustrate how a “good” negotiation should go.  More »

Baker Hughes hires new CFO from cosmetics maker Avon

Houston oil field services company Baker Hughes is hiring the chief financial officer of cosmetics maker and retailer Avon Products to oversee its finances, it said Tuesday.  More »

The oil & gas industry, enabler of new experiences and new friendships

Today I want to write about a fun experience I had, further proof that the oil & gas industry is a great enterprise through which people can come together, while learning and trying new things.  More »

BP names CEO of U.S. onshore business

BP has tapped David Lawler, a former top executive at an independent oil producer, to lead the U.S. onshore unit it plans to separate early next year.  More »

How is your “professional hygiene” routine?

Just as you wouldn’t go to bed without brushing your teeth (right?…) here are a few good habits you should work into your regular routine, daily, then weekly, monthly and yearly.  More »

Tesoro names new executives

Refiner Tesoro Corp. is hiring two new executives, including a new chief financial officer and an executive vice president for strategy.  More »

Kinder: Time to move on from MLP that built empire

Kinder Morgan shares surged Monday as the firm’s co-founder, Richard Kinder, explained on a conference call his reasoning behind the deal.  More »

Protecting the term “engineer”, part 2

The piece I wrote last week on doing more to protect the title of “engineer” drew a really heated response, so much so that I thought the matter merited a follow up post with some clarifications.  More »

Gulf oil field names follow quirky, creative system

As drilling activity has increased in the Gulf of Mexico over the decades, geologists have had to push the envelope and develop even more distinct labels for their finds  More »
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