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Jan Atle Andresen, right, of Huisman Equipment shows the Huisdrill 12000 drill ship to Niels Torgau at the Huisman Equipment booth during the first day of the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference, Monday, May 5, 2014, in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )

Take a look at the scale models from OTC 2015

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The Offshore Technology Conference is big, but not big enough to hold some of the biggest tech in the world. That’s where these hyper-detailed scale models come in.
Houston's success hosting the annual Offshore Technology Conference is one of the selling points boosters are using in hopes of attracting the 2017 World Petroleum Congress.

Global guests descend on OTC 2015

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Take a look at the scale models from OTC 2015

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Categories: featured, OTC
Jan Atle Andresen, right, of Huisman Equipment shows the Huisdrill 12000 drill ship to Niels Torgau at the Huisman Equipment booth during the first day of the 2014 Offshore Technology Conference, Monday, May 5, 2014, in Houston. ( Marie D. De Jesus / Houston Chronicle )
The Offshore Technology Conference is big, but not big enough to hold some of the biggest tech in the world. That’s where these hyper-detailed scale models come in.
Houston's success hosting the annual Offshore Technology Conference is one of the selling points boosters are using in hopes of attracting the 2017 World Petroleum Congress.

Global guests descend on OTC 2015

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The Offshore Technology Conference is a truly international event, drawing visitors from more than 130 countries.
Categories: featured, OTC

Live: JPMorgan Senate hearing

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Ina Drew, the former chief investment officer at JPMorgan, is among the bank’s current and former executives appearing before a Senate committee
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‘New way’ pope faces old forces

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Should Francis take on the Vatican apparatus revealed to be a font of corruption, waste and power intrigues, some say he may not last the course
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Ophir outlines offshore Ghana, Gabon drilling campaigns

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Ophir Energy (LN:OPHR) plans an extensive drilling campaign this year offshore West Africa.
Categories: Offshore
(Nemigo/Flickr)

Gas export debate heats up over economic benefits

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A report highlighting the higher economic benefits of using American natural gas to make things rather than selling it overseas has drawn heated criticism from export backers.

Regalia to assist Montrose platform activities

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Talisman Sinopec Energy UK has contracted Prosafe’s accommodation semisubmersible Regalia for a program in the central North Sea.
Categories: Offshore

Aramco secures two more Asia Offshore Drilling jackups

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Asia Offshore Drilling (AOD) has signed drilling contracts with Saudi Aramco for the use of two newbuild jackups offshore Saudi Arabia.
Categories: Offshore

MMT to continue North Sea pipeline inspections for DONG

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DONG Energy has extended MMT’s contract to inspect North Sea pipelines to 2014, with an option to prolong the arrangement further through 2015-2017.
Categories: Offshore

Further well spud imminent offshore Israel

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Delek Group has confirmed that Noble Energy and its partners will drill the Karish #1 exploration well on the Alon C license offshore Israel.
Categories: Offshore
Halliburton Technology Director Ron Hyden points out key processes in a oil/gas well finishing operation at a well site near Poth, Texas. (Photo: Timothy C. Baker for the Houston Chronicle)

Higher natural gas prices boost oil field services demand

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Onshore oil field service activity is picking up again after a difficult 2012, when exceptionally low natural gas prices and a warm winter gutted the demand for natural gas.

Scana to supply winches for North Sea floater

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Dana Petroleum has contracted Scana Offshore Vestby to supply mooring winches for an FPSO for the Western Isles development in the UK northern North Sea.
Categories: Offshore

Fed sets up risk of future disappointment

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By generating such a strong rally in share prices, Ben Bernanke may be setting investors up for years of disappointing returns
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(Kamil Porembinski/Flickr)

Worker burned in La Porte plant fire sues company

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An electrician who was burned in a La Porte chemical plant fire last week has filed a lawsuit that offers more details about the incident that sent him to the hospital and black plumes of smoke billowing from the facility.

US consumers unhappy about budget cuts

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More than a third of people surveyed referred unfavourably to the government’s economic policies – a record high – as sequestration came into effect
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Solar panels are installed in Arlington, Ariz.  (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

Energy storage technology to surge worldwide

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The market services required to store electricity is expected to grow tenfold in the next ten years, as energy storage technology starts to become available around the globe, a market research report said Friday morning.
Categories: Electricity, General

Obama unveils US energy blueprint

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In a bid to give the US a ‘clean and secure’ future, Barack Obama unveils a blueprint for energy policy that does not mention the Keystone XL pipeline
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