Category: People

Ocean energy bureau gets new director

Abigail Hopper, a Maryland energy regulator and veteran of fights over offshore wind farms, will be the top federal official in charge of oil and gas drilling along the nation’s coastlines.  More »

LyondellBasell names new CEO

Chemical company LyondellBasell Industries tapped Bhavesh V. “Bob” Patel, an executive vice president with the company, to serve as its new executive officer, the company announced Thursday morning.  More »

Holiday gift guide for the roughneck or petroleum engineer in your life

I’ve got you covered with the list of things anyone would be proud to show off both in the field (well, some of them anyways) or the office.  More »

Q&A: BP America CEO talks oil prices, opportunities

Minge is a former driller who has been with BP for more than three decades, including his most recent stint in Alaska.  More »

Kinder Morgan COO says he’ll take the reins

Kinder Morgan’s second-in-command Steve Kean said he will eventually take over as CEO of the nation’s largest pipeline company by market value after Richard Kinder steps back.  More »

Some tips to study for the petroleum PE exam

Just over six weeks ago I sat the petroleum Professional Engineer (PE) test.  I should be getting my results any day now, and while I don’t want to jinx anything, I think I did well despite the test being so tough. I’m confident because I spent ample time preparing, but even before I could start […]  More »

Halliburton, Baker Hughes name leaders for merger planning team

The integration process is expected to begin after the deal closes in 2015.  More »

Oil prices have you concerned about your career prospects? Don’t worry…too much

This week was a rough one for the oil and gas industry, after OPEC (ok, Saudi Arabia) decided not to cut production to bolster already sagging oil prices, which had the effect of…sending prices even lower, dropping significantly the day after Thanksgiving alone (which, perhaps fortunately, was a shortened trading day). Not surprisingly, stocks for […]  More »

To see success in your career, you have to look at the big picture

Based on what I’ve observed since graduating, and frankly even my own experience and development, this curiosity to ask “what context do I work in” doesn’t come naturally, but if you work at it, your career will benefit greatly.  More »

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 »
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