BP took recruiting at OTC an extra step. It rented out the Chairman’s Club high in Reliant Stadium to host sessions for engineers and other technical experts who might be interested in switching jobs. More »
Oil and gas firms not only need to share technology they develop, but they also must tap into the innovative products available in other industries to produce increasingly difficult-to-find resources in deep waters around the world, Royal Dutch Shell’s technology chief said Thursday. More »
A 10-minute wide-screen countdown to the world debut of a video about Technip’s state-of-the-art subsea pipelay vessel – which will be one of the fastest and longest in the world – took on an even more dramatic tone when it was broadcast on a 154-inch by 91-inch display made of up of 16 screens. More »
The vast oil buried in the Eagle Ford shale rock formation in south Texas doesn’t end at the Rio Grande — so the U.S. must work with Mexico on accessing the reserves on both sides of the border, a top Obama administration official said Thursday. More »
Greg Dillard, a partner at the law firm of Vinson & Elkins LLP, says it is in no one’s best interest to establish a regulatory climate that chills operators’ incentive to vigorously self-evaluate their operations for safety improvements. More »
One of the many lessons learned in the wake of the Deepwater Horizon catastrophe was the need to know exactly what is going on inside the blowout preventer. GE Oil & Gas developed two new systems to fix that. More »
Federal regulators are on track to propose new standards for boosting the reliability and performance of emergency devices safeguarding offshore wells later this year — but that doesn’t mean the industry will have to comply overnight. More »
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