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This issue of SHALE highlights company and industry culture, but there is a developing national culture in the U.S. regarding the energy industry, and oil and gas in particular, that should give us pause. At a time when the domestic oil and gas industry is discovering, developing and producing...
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American energy development has a long history, going back well into the 19th century. Our industry is also associated with older movies like 1956’s Giant and older equipment like the counterbalanced pump jack, which goes back to 1925. It’s great to have a colorful history — and to play such...
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“How does this bust differ from the bust in the ’80s?” I get asked that question quite often, partly because I’m growing old and it shows on my face, and partly because I’ve been in the oil and gas industry since 1979, and people assume — rightly or wrongly —...
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The long-term outlook for our industry is strong. With the support of positive government action — such as expanding access to resources, allowing infrastructure projects to move forward, and approving export applications — we could even see accelerated growth in the years ahead. But in order for America’s energy industry...
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Readers of this publication are already well-aware that there is an ongoing, conscious war being waged in this country by certain vocal, impassioned and even violent segments of our society against the further exploration, development, production, transportation and use of “muscle fuels” (like coal, oil and natural gas) as...
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The 2017 WEN National Conference will be held April 26-28 at the brand-new Marriott Marquis Houston. The WEN National Conference will bring together over 500 participants from multiple disciplines in the energy industry and across the country. The conference will showcase relevant and timely topics around the theme, Energy...
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Christina Karapataki Early Stage Technology Investments, Schlumberger The Petroleum Equipment & Services Association’s Emerging Leaders Committee prepares high-performing individuals for their role as the next generation of industry leaders. The committee develops events and training seminars, including leadership forums, an executive coaching program, and Oil & Gas 101. PESA interviewed Emerging Leaders Committee member Christina...
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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...
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Oklahoma’s ever-developing approach to dealing with earthquakes is having a positive effect. However, advocates for the oil and natural gas industry say they expect more directives to continue to come their way. The Oklahoma Oil & Gas Association, a trade industry that represents most of the state’s largest producers, has...
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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...
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