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From left: Jesus Villanueva, Billy McNeil and Ron S. at the Siemens OTC party at Reliant Stadium Wednesday May 07, 2014. (Dave Rossman photo)

Beatles tribute, Siemens party add spice to OTC

The organizers of Offshore Technology Conference wanted to celebrate its 45th anniversary in a big way. So they brought in the Beatles.  More »
Ron Dusterhoft, a technology fellow with Halliburton, demonstrate's the company's technology at the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference at NRG Park. (Collin Eaton/Houston Chronicle)

Halliburton shows off enhanced-recovery tech at OTC

When Halliburton took a job two years ago to figure out what was wrong with Devon Energy’s wells in the Barnett Shale, only one in 11 of the wells was any good.  More »
Stewart & Stevenson's tier 4i emissions-compliant fracturing pumper is on display during the Offshore Technology Conference at NRG Park. (Ryan Holeywell / Houston Chronicle)

Massive machines dominate displays at tech event (photos)

While some of the best technology in oil and gas comes in the smallest packages, let’s be honest — it’s the heavy metal that really gets us going.  More »
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Employers, are you giving enough ‘bear hugs’?

Companies focused on keeping their key employees happy are at reduced risk of losing them to a competitor.  More »
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Poaching workers becomes business strategy for oil and gas as boomers retire

Energy companies know they’re facing a shortage of talent. But instead of trying to develop more workers with those key skills, many companies are planning to buy their way out of the problem.  More »
Flowers grow in front of a sign at the Chesapeake campus in Oklahoma City.  (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Chesapeake Energy says it’s cleared in securities inquiry

Chesapeake said it was cleared by the Securities and Exchange Commission .  More »
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy Christopher Smith speaks at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. At left is Brian Salerno, head of the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement. (Jennifer A. Dlouhy / Houston Chronicle)

New offshore tech center coming to Houston

The government agency that oversees offshore drilling plans to stand up a new technology center in Houston.  More »
Tak Jang Hak of Busan, Korea attends the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference. He is assistant manager in the overseas sales division of Steel Flower Co. (Ford Gunter/For the Houston Chronicle)

Who’s at OTC? Tak Jang Han of South Korea

FuelFix is covering all aspects of the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference — including you! Follow our “Who’s at OTC?” features for profiles of the attendees at this year’s event.  More »
Hasif Mohammad, of Doha, Qatar attends the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference. He is director of marketing at Sea Gulf. (Ford Gunter/Houston Chronicle)

Who’s at OTC? Hasif Mohammad of Qatar

FuelFix is covering all aspects of the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference — including you! Follow our “Who’s at OTC?” features for profiles of the attendees at this year’s event.  More »
Brad Burke, managing director of the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship, speaks at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston.

Rice aims to spur more Houston startups

Rice University wants to bring Houston the same Cambrian explosion of startup companies that began in Palo Alto and Boston decades ago – but for oil and gas, a Rice official said Wednesday.  More »
Steve Stump, vice president of Beaumont, Texas-based Stabilis Energy, stands in front of an LNG supply truck. (Jennifer A. Dlouhy, The Houston Chronicle)

Offshore conference good for onshore too

It may be the Offshore Technology Conference that has drawn tens of thousands of people to NRG Park this week. But don’t let the title fool you. There’s plenty of onshore equipment on display too.  More »
The audience listens to Kathleen Eisbrenner of NextDecade as she delivers remarks in the Floating LNG panel during the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference in Houston. (Mayra Beltran / Houston Chronicle)

Is a boom in floating LNG facilities on the horizon?

As the country readies for a boom in exports of liquified natural gas, floating liquefaction facilities are poised to play a pivotal and growing role, industry officials said Wednesday at the Offshore Technology Conference.  More »