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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...
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In early January, the Department of the Interior released the National Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and Gas Leasing Program (National OCS Program) for 2019-2024. The draft National OCS Program proposes to make more than 90 percent of the OCS acreage available for consideration for future exploration and development....
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The Petroleum Equipment & Services Association (PESA) 2018 annual meeting focused on opportunities for the upstream industry in the current evolving global energy market, with thoughtful discussions ranging from oil price volatility to diversity and the energy sector’s future. Keynote speaker General Colin L. Powell, USA (Ret.) kicked off the...
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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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A series of very remarkable factoids about the U.S. oil and gas industry have come to light in the past few months. Among those are: • U.S. reserves for both oil and natural gas reached all-time record highs in November; •...
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Several factors drive the success of America’s oil and gas industry. Today, for instance, technology and innovation are central to our global energy leadership. But ultimately, two extraordinary resources are at the heart of our industry’s strength — our skilled workforce and America’s tremendous natural resources. The future growth and prosperity...
Methane Emission Regulations Rescinded?
It takes a talented team to successfully lease and operate over 160,000 acres of land across the Eagle Ford, Buda, Pearsall, Olmos, and San Miguel Basins. San Antonio-based BlackBrush Oil & Gas not only does this well, but also runs its integrated network of wells and tank batteries in...
The Pandemic’s Impact on Employer-Provided Medical Plans
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...
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...