Category: People

The importance of pursuing industry-recognized licenses and certifications

Career advancement comes from developing both your soft skills and your technical ones, and industry certifications are a fantastic way of developing and proving the latter.  More »

Transocean likely to tap former NOV CEO as chairman

Offshore drilling contractor Transocean Ltd. said this week that it will likely tap former National Oilwell Varco CEO Pete Miller to become its next board chairman.  More »

New oil industry lobbyist stands apart from pack

The oil industry’s new top lobbyist has an attribute that could give him an edge navigating the minefield of energy politics on Capitol Hill.  More »

Oxy names leadership team for California spinoff

Occidental Petroleum Corp. today named two of its executives who will run California Resources Corp., a spinoff company that will focus on oil and gas exploration and production in California.  More »

Technical or managerial track? A common dilemma for young professionals…

The dilemma is one I hear often from young professional engineers in the oil & gas industry: should I pursue a technical track or a managerial track, and should I pursue either with an operator or a service company?  More »

For some people, the “Great Crew Change” can’t come fast enough

Because people like this are EXACTLY why accidents continue to happen in the oilfield.  More »

Update on the Digital Tallybook project (video)

Eventually I would like to create what I call a “closed loop” solution, whereby things like job procedures are stored in the cloud, an engineer can download those to and modify them on a tablet, and beam them to a wearable device.  More »

Obama pick to head FERC advances with compromise

Norman Bay and Cheryl LaFleur won Senate committee approval to be members of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission as part of a compromise with the Obama administration on who would lead the agency.  More »

Lawyer joins Tudor, Pickering, Holt as director, general counsel

Paul Perea, moving to Tudor, Pickering, Holt & Co. from Baker Botts, is the first to hold the title of general counsel at TPH.  More »

The oil & gas industry has a culture of safety, what about a culture of health?

Make no mistake, working in this industry is, for many people – I’m thinking here of field personnel specifically – not just a job but actually a lifestyle: it can become all-consuming, to the point where one submits completely to their work and a return from the field signifies not a return to normal life, but just a temporary pause in the work cycle.  More »

Republican governor: Legal action likely against EPA’s ‘dangerous overreach’

Litigation is “on the table” in the Republican fight against the Environmental Protection Agency’s newly proposed rules to dramatically cut states’ carbon emissions by 2030, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal said Monday.  More »

People making moves in Houston’s energy world

Check out the recent job changes and promotions in Houston’s energy business.  More »
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