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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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Susanna Sabbagh Halliburton, Director, Global Marketing & Communications What does your typical day at the office look like? No two days are the same, but overall my days are about our internal communications as much as marketing. My focus is on creating clarity, consistency and alignment on how we talk about what...
shale revolution
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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For years, shale development in the Appalachian Basin has been routinely — and erroneously — met with skepticism. Anti-fracing activists and naysayers from national and regional media outlets have, at times, been quick to discount both the Marcellus and Utica shales with headlines like “Shale Boom? What Happened?” “Ohio’s Utica...
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...
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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...
Newsom Wants to Ban Fracking and Gas-Powered Cars
Permian Strategic Partnership (PSP) - Nineteen oil and gas companies came together in 2018 and pledged $100 million to help Permian Basin communities. There is something about getting older — age brings experience, which can often appear to be wisdom. Wisdom can also come from intelligence and education. But, in...
Trump has started providing lower royalty rates to producers on federal lands who couldn't continue to operate those leases at normal rates.
West Texas has a permanent power problem. According to the Dallas Morning News, the Permian Basin, which produces almost 4 million barrels of oil a day, expanded so quickly that the electricity suppliers who are needed to keep wells running are struggling to keep up. In the article, an oilfield...
entrepreneur in the oilfield
When you’re part of America’s oil and natural gas sector, you know the names of many of our industry’s largest players—companies such as Chevron, BP, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil, Shell, Halliburton and many others. What’s less well known—inside and outside our industry—is that the oil and natural gas sector is supported by...
The message to Iran is clear and unambiguous: The days of U.S. capitulation are over  The President's decision to target and kill General Soleimani does not represent "a new war" but rather a substantial counter punch to Iran’s undisputed support of terrorism.Militarily, the President had earlier showed remarkable restraint when...
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