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OTC: Noble Energy’s finds may drive economic change in Middle East

Houston’s Noble Energy continues to drive economic change in one of the most politically unstable regions on Earth.  More »
Aanderaa Data Instruments is pushing its seafloor landers for use by offshore oil and gas companies to monitor their facilities.  (Image from company website.)

Company pitches landers to new audience at OTC

For years, marine scientists have used ocean landers that can take readings from the sea floor to conduct research. But Aanderaa Data Instruments is hoping to convince a new audience to buy the equipment.  More »
Village High School junior Elise Renard, 17, performs a porosity experiment during a student event at the Offshore Technology Conference at Reliant Center in Houston on May 5, 2011. (Photo: Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle)

High school students are ready to roam OTC

About 200 area high school students have come to the Offshore Technology Conference to learn more about the variety of career opportunities in the energy industry.  More »
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Chancellor says UH could fuel energy industry

University of Houston President Renu Khator said the university could fuel the future of the industry with its $110 million expansion of its Energy Research Park and energy curriculum.  More »
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The differences between men of OTC

Men are men. But with more than 100 countries represented at the OTC, the differences between men can come down to the shoes, hair or even eye wear.  More »
Former BP engineer Kurt Mix leaves the federal courthouse after a hearing in April.  (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan, File)

Ex-BP engineer from Katy in court in New Orleans

A former BP drilling engineer from Katy, Texas, was expected in court today over charges he deleted text messages that indicated the company’s blown-out Gulf of Mexico well was spewing far more crude than BP was telling the public.  More »
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Texas gas prices sink another 6 cents

Texas retail gasoline prices have dropped another 6 cents this week to settle at an average of $3.68 per gallon.  More »
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Wages are rising for some energy jobs, expert says

With hundreds of jobs to fill, companies have brought in teams of recruiters to the Offshore Technology Conference, set up electronic kiosks and made it easy to conduct on-site interviews.  More »
Charlie Williams, who heads the new Center for Offshore Safety, is chief scientist for well engineering and production technology for Shell worldwide. (Photo: Shell Oil Co.)

Training, standards, culture cited as key to safety

Charlie Williams, who heads the oil and gas industry’s new Center for Offshore Safety, talked about his plans.  More »
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OTC winner: New test chamber can simulate water depths up to 9,800 ft

ShawCor has just completed the industry’s largest deepwater test chamber capable of simulating extreme depths and temperatures.  More »
The sun shines over a Range Resources well site in Washington, Pa. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

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 »