Christina PESA
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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Unconventional oil and gas production, until recently, has been largely confined to the United States and Canada. Countries such as China and Poland have made abortive attempts to produce shale oil and gas, with little success to date. Germany and France have banned hydraulic fracturing altogether. The shale revolution began...
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...
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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Most of the time it is difficult, if not impossible, to recognize that a major sea change is taking place — especially when it is just getting started. The Barnett Shale seemed to burst on the scene around the 2004-2005 timeframe as an instant success. Like most...
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I consider myself lucky to be a part of the oil and gas industry in South Texas. Our industry boasts a corporate culture that is both innovative and inclusive. Innovative because the oil and gas industry has a way of adapting to the various needs of the community and...
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Permian pipeline connections are beginning to bottleneck, as revealed by Kayrros data. The bottleneck is caused by the pipeline capacity reaching saturation, limiting the flow of oil to storage hubs, which comes at a time when Kayrros sees the output from the basin rising in August 2018. Price differentials...
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The oil and gas industry occupies an awkward position in the modern societal and cultural hierarchy. So much of everything on which our domestic and international economies depend and operate is fueled by and made from oil and natural gas, and yet the industry is simultaneously ignored at best...
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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...
SHALE Featured Website Nov Dec 2018 PESA
The Petroleum Equipment and Services Association (PESA) is the national trade association for the oilfield services and equipment sector. PESA’s goal is to elevate critical issues and amplify the voices of stakeholders sector-wide, highlighting the innovation, job creation and energy security provided by the strong value chain of oil...