Category: People

Openness, honesty needed from the oil & gas industry to address climate change

I love working in this industry: the people are great and I really like working with and around all the technology it implements. That said, I do care about the environment, so I hope the industry will join me in furthering efforts to produce energy in a safe, ethical, and environmentally conscious way.  More »

Photos: Amid shale oil boom, “man camps” still growing

Life has changed quickly for the small towns at the center of the shale oil boom  More »

Continuing career development: here’s what I’m reading

There is lots out there already on the web, but the downside is that it is difficult to put all of this information into one, cohesive whole on a particular topic. Furthermore, when you do find something particularly interesting, the nature of the article format means that there are limits to how deep a piece can go: you’re hooked from the first sentence, and just as it starts getting good, the article ends!  More »

Oil & gas industry standards could be beneficial, but obstacles abound

Standards sound great, but I see obstacles to their adoption. I’ll outline those this week, and, since no one likes people who complain about problems but never offer any solutions, I’ll share some thoughts on how to overcome these issues.  More »

Hunt’s death revives memory of fortune lost on silver bet

To Nelson Bunker Hunt, the world was full of enemies.  More »

Porter Hedges expands energy practice to Oklahoma

Houston’s Porter Hedges opened an office in Oklahoma City and added four energy lawyers in the law firm’s first expansion outside of Texas.  More »

Commentary: Career growth means embracing change

In the year and a half I have been doing this column, I have dispensed A LOT of career advice both in my weekly pieces as well as personal emails with readers, so securing this newest opportunity was enlightening: I was on the “other” side!  More »

Oilman Nelson Bunker Hunt dies at 88

Hunt died Tuesday at a Dallas assisted-living center after a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease, his brother, W. Herbert Hunt, said.  More »

New Total CEO will contend with slump in production, oil

Pouyanne will have to see through a round of cost cuts as lower oil prices and weak returns from refining eat into profit at France’s largest company by sales.  More »

Total CEO dies in plane crash

Christophe de Margerie and three others died in Moscow when the CEO’s private jet collided with a snowplow who’s driver was drunk, Russian investigators said.  More »

How the Energy Revolution is Supporting Texas-Sized Economic Growth

America is in the midst of an energy boom. We all know this. We also know the positive impact it has had on our nation’s balance sheet. The U.S. is now set to surpass Russia and Saudi Arabia in crude production, and it has already passed the former as the world’s largest producer of natural […]  More »

Oil fortunes fall, rise amid dropping markets

The personal fortunes of the oil industry’s wealthiest weathered the massive fluctuations in global markets Wednesday better than most  More »

BG Group appoints Statoil CEO to end leadership void

BG’s new appointment may end a turbulent three-year period where the company’s stock dropped 35 percent.  More »

Here’s one oil & gas industry outreach program you should definitely stand behind

The message is so important, and the company pushing that message is so appropriate, that I can’t help but be really, really enthused about this latest outreach effort from one particular and very significant player in the oil & gas industry.  More »

Schlumberger artwork could fetch $85 million

The oil billionaire’s art collection, totaling 90 pieces, includes artwork that has never been exhibited before.  More »
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