Category: People

Yergin: Energy security is more than just strong supply

Daniel Yergin, an oil and gas expert whose 1990 book “The Prize” is still considered required reading for anyone who wants to understand the industry, on Wednesday won government recognition for helping to illuminate the mysteries of energy policies, politics and production.  More »

Commentary: What does it take to call yourself a “professional”?

Being a professional isn’t then just receiving payment in exchange for a service. It represents a state of “being”, a code you set for yourself that encompasses not only expertise in your chosen field, but also striving for to meet the highest standards of moral behavior and personal conduct.  More »

Kinder, Duncan family move up on Forbes list of richest energy tycoons

Thanks to Texas’ energy boom, several Houston residents rose on Forbes’ annual list of the richest people in the United States.  More »

CEO says oil industry cedes its message to opponents

Chris Faulkner of Breitling Energy says the oil and gas industry does a poor job of getting its message to the public, and he’s trying to change that.  More »

Houston energy billionaires gain ground in Forbes’ richest Americans list

Most of Houston’s richest oil and pipeline tycoons added to their fortunes in 2013.  More »

McClendon lures Chesapeake exec for new energy venture

Shale gas wildcatter Aubrey McClendon has lured away a top executive from the company that ousted him last year, as McClendon works to build a new U.S. energy producer.  More »

Here’s “The Way Ahead” for your oil & gas career

I was just starting out my career at the time, and it was truly as if everything I was thinking at the time was captured exactly in the pages of that first issue I received.  More »

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 »
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