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I’m an oil and gas guy. That’s what I’ve been for an entire career, which technically began in June 1979, when I went to work as an accountant for Coastal States Oil and Gas Company at Greenway Plaza in Houston. But my history with the oil and gas industry...
Gender in the oilfield
Associated natural gas continues to be an issue for producers in North Dakota. While the Bakken’s rich natural gas is a valuable commodity, even at current prices, the geography and logistics in western North Dakota make gas capture and processing complicated and expensive. Direct costs related to natural gas...
Proration Order
In 1956, Hollywood released the classic film “Giant.” It was an adaptation of a novel by Edna Ferber, telling the story of “big oil” in Texas. It was loosely based on Ferber’s impressions of the iconic King Ranch (a ranch in Texas that is larger than the entire state...
Coastal States
I woke up on July 5 to the realization that the day represented my 40th anniversary in the oil business. On July 5, 1979, I went to work as an accountant for Coastal States Oil & Gas Company after a post-graduation job search that left me with a choice...
Pennsylvania Leverages Its Natural Gas Advantage
Pennsylvania just enacted legislation that will leverage its natural gas advantage to stimulate the development of petrochemical and other businesses that use natural gas. That, itself, is a significant achievement that sets the Commonwealth apart from neighboring states such as Maryland and New York who have the same resources...
SHALE Mag Featured Nov Dec 2018 STEER Article
As you might have all read in industry news, the South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable has seen a change in leadership. After 6 years, Omar Garcia, STEER’s founding President and CEO, accepted an offer as the Port of Corpus Christi’s Chief External Affairs Officer. While we are sad...
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As we move into 2018, the factors that determine future crude oil prices are setting up almost exactly as they did going into 2017. The single biggest puzzle piece went into place on November 30, when OPEC and Russia agreed to extend their joint export limitation agreement through the...
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Representatives from PESA-member companies — Baker Hughes, Cameron (a Schlumberger company), Caterpillar Oil and Gas, Cummins, DistributionNOW, FairfieldNodal, Forged Products, Halliburton, Hoover Ferguson, Industrial Tax Consulting, Li Gear, M&M International, Premier Pipe, Schlumberger, SOR Inc., Stallion Oilfield Services, TechnipFMC and Weir Oil and Gas — met with Congressional members...
Three Telehealth Tips Connected to COVID-19
As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to mount, many Americans may be considering where to go for care if they develop potential symptoms. One important — yet potentially overlooked — resource is telehealth, which may enable people to connect 24/7 with a health care provider via a digital...
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The onshore oil and natural gas industry is a perfect example of how technology can help an industry evolve. Challenges continue to be answered with solutions provided by America’s vast pool of bright and talented engineers. The industry’s combined efforts have resulted in countless case studies of efficiency: faster...
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