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Government issues emergency order on crude oil trains

The Transportation Department also is urging railroads to use the most protective type of rail tank cars to ship the oil.  More »
Ryan Lance is chairman and CEO of ConocoPhillips.

Commentary: Offshore production helped transform world energy outlook

Ryan Lance, chairman and CEO of ConocoPhillips, says while much of the credit goes to rising production from onshore shale, offshore production shouldn’t be overlooked for its role in enhancing energy security, job creation and economic prosperity.  More »

Safety, cost driving new technology for removing rigs

Oil and gas companies are looking at minimizing risk and cost as the number of removals of aging offshore infrastructure rises in the Gulf of Mexico.  More »
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Carolyn Stewart, North American regional business development manager, NES Global Talent. Interviewed for 2014 Offshore Technology Conference coverage. (NES Global Talent photo)

Stewart: To attract women, industry’s rough image needs to modernize

It may be 2014 but many women still don’t feel welcome in the oil and gas industry.  More »
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OTC networking tip: Ditch the purse and briefcase

Heavy purses and briefcases were not designed for trade shows that require miles of walking. Leave them at home or back at the hotel.  More »
Eric Gebhardt, chief technology officer for GE Oil & Gas.

GE Oil & Gas evolves into a powerhouse

Gebhardt, chief technology officer for GE Oil & Gas explains how the company’s developments in enhanced oil recovery technology and subsea processing systems are helping to cement its place in the industry.  More »
Tim Devetski  is co-managing partner of the Houston office of Sidley Austin LLP.

Commentary: MLPs aren’t just for onshore anymore

Tim Devetski, co-managing partner of the Houston office of Sidley Austin LLP, explains why some offshore businesses have capitalized on the master limited partnership structure.  More »
GE recently introduced SeaLytics, a software program designed to allow drillers to monitor performance and plan maintenance based on predictive analytics.

OTC Spotlight award: GE’s SeaLytics

For years, data collected from blowout preventers, or BOPs, was examined only to figure out why something went wrong. That’s about to change.  More »
OTC attendees experience colorful displays during the four-day run at NRG Park, May 6, 2014 in Houston, Tx. (Laura Goldberg/Houston Chronicle)

Photos: Inside the Offshore Technology Conference

The 2014 Offshore Technology Conference is offering a full slate of activities for executives, scientists, engineers and others.  More »

OTC Spotlight award: GE’s Zenith GFI Ground Fault Immune tool

This tool from GE Oil & Gas has been plaguing the drilling industry since the 1970s — the loss of data sent from an electrical submersible pump to the surface.  More »
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Pasadena terminal. (Photo:Kinder Morgan Energy Partners)

Kinder Morgan spending $671 million on carbon dioxide push

The company plans to boost CO2 production operations in Colorado as well as expand its 500-mile Cortez Pipeline that moves CO2 from southwestern Colorado to eastern New Mexico and West Texas for use in enhanced oil recovery (EOR) projects.  More »
A job recruitment sign hangs over the Petronas booth during the Offshore Technology Conference Wednesday, May 4, 2011, in Houston. ( Johnny Hanson / Chronicle )

OTC networking tip: Finding the elusive recruiter

Recruiters are everywhere. You just have to know where to look.  More »