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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.
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Venezuela: To the heir, a poisoned chalice

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Many forgave Hugo Chávez for his economic blunders but such generosity is unlikely to be shown towards the next leader. By Benedict Mander
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March 6: Your shale news roundup

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Houston has a new billionaire thanks to the Eagle Ford Shale. Here’s the story from FuelFix: “Daniel Harrison III, a 65-year-old Texas oil and gas heir, ranks No. 1,268 out of 1,426 on the list of the world’s billionaires, released Monday by Forbes. The business magazine calculates his net worth at $1.1 billion. “The accompanying [...]
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SSTB 2013: Siemens showcases subsea power grid capabilities

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Siemens is featuring its Subsea Power Grid technology at the Subsea Tieback Forum & Exhibition currently being held at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas.
Categories: Offshore

Fed survey shows economy can absorb tax rise

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The reports from the Fed’s latest Beige Book survey confirm the economy may be strong enough to absorb the end of a payroll tax holiday, but is still threatened by spending cuts
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Daniel Akerson, chairman and CEO of General Motors (AFP Getty Images)

GM CEO wants feds to back natural gas fueling stations

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Daniel Akerson is all too aware of the fact that someone people will never forgive General Motors for the government bailout that kept it in business, but the automaker’s chief executive is once again calling on the government for help.
Categories: CERAWeek

GM CEO wants government to back nat gas refueling stations

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Clearly, the government has the power to get the country over the hump on natural gas vehicle demand. The question is whether the public will tolerate more government intervention that benefits the automakers.
Categories: General, Natural gas

Google tip-off leads to Microsoft EU penalty

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Brussels punished Microsoft for failing to give at least 15m consumers a choice of web browser – a violation of a voluntary antitrust pact
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Insurers sued over cancelled Lady Gaga show

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Promoters of Jakarta concert, which was cancelled last year following threats from extremists, say insurers refuse to pay out on terrorism policies
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What BP’s Bob Dudley didn’t say

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Will BP ever examine the cultural causes of its operating failures, or will management continue to get a pass? How it address that issue has a lot to do with the credibility of BP’s story going forward.
Categories: Environment
(AP file photo/Grand Forks Herald, Eric Hylden)

Pipeline companies to develop natural gas liquids line

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Williams Cos. and Boardwalk Pipeline Partners LP agreed to develop a pipeline to carry natural gas liquids from booming shale formations in the U.S. Northeast to customers on the Gulf Coast.
Categories: Pipelines
In 2007, former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who died in 2013, nationalized oil assets in the Orrinco heavy crude belt. ExxonMobil and ConocoPhillips quit the country and filed arbitration claims. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)

Chavez death unlikely to affect U.S. refiners in short-term

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Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez’ death isn’t expected to have a short-term impact on Gulf Coast refiners, but if there is a policy shift under his successor increased production could be a welcome benefit, analysts say.
Joseph Geagea, president of Chevron Gas and Mistream, speaks at CERAWeek (Johnny Hanson/The Houston Chronicle).

German oil exec: country’s clean energy dream now a ‘nightmare’

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The head of Germany’s largest oil and gas producer painted a dour scenario for delegates at IHS CERAWeek on Wednesday, saying the country’s dream of clean power and fears surrounding drilling are constraining its energy supply.
Categories: CERAWeek, Europe

Kenya’s election in slow motion at server failure

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Mr Kenyatta’s initial lead – after 43 per cent of the vote had been electronically tallied – has been frozen on large screens for nearly 24 hours
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SSTB 2013: Cross Group features riserless intervention package

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The Cross Group is highlighting the capabilities of its CROSS 3.0 riserless operated subsea system at the Subsea Tieback Exhibition & Forum currently under way in San Antonio, Texas.
Categories: Offshore

Jobs start to go as US sequestration cuts in

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Defence sector computer programmer in a small US town is one of the first victims of the across-the-board reductions in public spending
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