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The National Service, Transmission, Exploration & Production Safety (STEPS) Network is a national safety network in the oil and gas industry that is comprised of volunteers from oil and gas companies, service companies, contractors and trade associations that operate within the U.S. It began in 2003 in South Texas,...
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Environment, education, and experience contribute to perception and bias, which, in turn, create the opportunity, if not the likelihood, for a willingness to accept certain propositions uncritically or reject converse propositions out of hand. When I represented the oil and gas industry in high-stakes lawsuits involving claims of catastrophic...
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President Calvin Coolidge famously and accurately once said, “the chief business of the American people is business.” In his provocative book The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, Alex Epstein asserts that the oil and gas industry makes every other industry flourish. Since Col. Edwin Drake’s 1859 discovery well in...
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The South Texas Energy & Economic Roundtable (STEER) announced that Predator Pressure Control, Sun Coast Resources, Alphabet Energy, Aggreko, Falls City Education Foundation, HARC, Port of Corpus Christi and Cheniere Energy are the recipients of the 2016 Eagle Ford Excellence Awards. The awards honor leading companies and organizations working...
Blockchain in energy
Blockchain in Energy Blockchain technology is the simplest form of the public ledger and shared database that assists in identifying, tracking and tracing every transaction on the enterprise blockchain network. These transactions are recorded in the form of blocks. These blocks are added to the blockchain in a linear and...
INSTEAD OF A PREDICTION, HERE’S A PLAN
After the introduction of unconventional extraction techniques in the 1990s with the Barnett Shale near Fort Worth, Texas, natural gas production began to rise significantly in the U.S. Prior to the widespread use of unconventional methods — specifically during the early period of deregulation from 1990 to 2010 —...
ONE Future Pursues One Goal
The oil and gas industry has always been themed with using technology to improve processes. Using a similar approach, companies have sought to improve regulatory compliance and environmental protection. Established during the Obama administration in 2014, seven firms united as Our Nation’s Energy Future, better known as ONE Future,...
The industry can still provide many high paying jobs and play a major role in the Texas and U.S. economy One of the many reasons I find the oil and gas industry so fascinating is the amount of opportunity and the many different facets it has available for jobs...
LWD vs. Wireline Logging:
In oilfield drilling operations, “logging” is the process that enables the operators to collect data about the formation through which they are drilling. The graphical representation of the geological data acquired in the process is called a log. Before drilling begins, operators must decide which type of data to acquire...
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