2021: What now for flaring?
Here in the U.S., we are among the top four countries for gas flaring in the world. According to the World Bank, together with our top-four peers — Russia, Iraq and Iran — we account for 45% of gas flaring worldwide and have done for three years running. What’s...
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For most of the nation’s oil and gas production history, the state of Texas has been the epicenter of activity, providing a far greater share of total US production than any other state. Over the entire decade of the 2000s, Texas crude oil production comprised about 21 percent of...
Coiled Tubing Drilling Offers Rising Opportunities for Oil and Gas Recovery Worldwide
In 2019, the Coiled Tubing Drilling (CTD) market was valued at more than $3 billion, with well intervention services accounting for more than 60% of the market in North America and Europe. In the Middle East and Africa, oil and gas companies are investing in well intervention to increase...
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Susanna Sabbagh Halliburton, Director, Global Marketing & Communications What does your typical day at the office look like? No two days are the same, but overall my days are about our internal communications as much as marketing. My focus is on creating clarity, consistency and alignment on how we talk about what...
entrepreneur in the oilfield
When you’re part of America’s oil and natural gas sector, you know the names of many of our industry’s largest players—companies such as Chevron, BP, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Shell, Halliburton and many others. What’s less well known—inside and outside our industry—is that the oil and natural gas sector is supported by...
November Sees Increase in Oil-Field Services Jobs
Texas — the first two images that spring to my mind are cattle and oil wells. Thinking a little deeper, I see wide-open spaces, small country churches, good people, BBQ, Tex-Mex and even football. Yes, these are stereotypes of Texas, but usually, stereotypes don’t become stereotypes unless there is...
Woman Oilfield worker
How did a woman, born and raised in Florida, with a degree from prestigious Smith College in Massachusetts find her way to the Bakken oil patch and fall in love with western North Dakota? As I found out, it’s an interesting story. Job opportunities in the Bakken are numerous and growing...
Panorama aerial view of Corpus Christi Harbor Bridge
I visited the Port of Corpus Christi in late August for the first time this year, and I was honestly stunned by the level of activity taking place there. From the dredging of the main channel to construction activities taking place in and around Portland and Ingleside and from...
New Technology Transforms Natural Gas Into a Multitude of Useful Products
Natural gas, a mixture comprising primarily methane and similar light hydrocarbon components, provides a relatively clean energy source for the United States. Thanks to widespread deployment of horizontal-drilling and hydraulic-fracturing technologies in recent years, natural gas is recovered abundantly, so much so that the U.S. now exports its excess...
Q&A with Cye Wagner, Chairman of the Board at the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers
Cye Wagner now leads the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers is one of the most long-standing oil and gas industry trade associations in America, with a legacy that goes all the way back to 1930. With more than 2,600 current members, the Alliance is also the largest state-based trade association for...