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Baker Hughes exec: The end of easy technology

The energy industry is entering a period of great challenge and change.  More »
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OTC adds some politics to the technical conversation

Trade show talk shifted to politics at the Offshore Technology Conference on Wednesday, as energy industry leaders and a Republican congressional ally complained that administration regulatory policies are thwarting domestic energy development.  More »
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Sixel: Keeping up with your new contacts

Keeping up with the people you meet at a trade show is just important than meeting them. But coming back to the office with a pocketful of business cards isn’t enough.  More »
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Houston billionaire trader John Arnold retiring at 38

Houston hedge fund manager John Arnold, a major force behind Enron’s once-mighty energy trading operation and one of the city’s richest men, has decided to retire — at 38.  More »
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BP oil spill judge tentatively approves $7.8 billion pact

BP Plc (BP/) and lawyers suing the company won preliminary approval of their proposed settlement of claims over the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.  More »
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Software at OTC brings underwater workings into focus

Engineers and energy companies are rolling out sensors and software designed to give drillers above the water line and those onshore a better view of what is happening on the sea floor.  More »
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Who’s in the crowd over at OTC?

You’ve surely missed something in the 641,000 square feet of exhibit space at the Offshore Technology Conference.  More »
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Attendee makes the trip from Trinidad and Tobago

Chamaylee Mohammed of Unlimited Power Tools Ltd talked to the Chronicle about attending the conference. Edited excerpts follow:  More »
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OTC’s size speaks to the world’s enduring demand for oil

Last year I took the Metro light rail to the Offshore Technology Conference. I relished the irony.  More »
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Independents still see Gulf opportunities

OTC panelists said smaller, independent oil and gas companies have less competition in the Gulf of Mexico than 10 years ago, but also are thwarted by regulations and the low price of natural gas.  More »
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Attendee always impressed by how international OTC is

Kevin Renfro of Anadarko talked about attending the conference. Edited excepts follow:  More »
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HB Rentals booth offers free lunch and open bar all day

Making thousands of pounds of steel visually attractive in a booth at OTC can be a difficult task. But with the help of free food and drinks, Louisiana-based HB Rentals pulled it off.  More »