Ben Dell
  It is no secret that the shale oil and gas industry is in the midst of a phase of rapid consolidation, a move that was kicked off by Occidental Oil Co. with its acquisition of big independent producer Anadarko Petroleum in April 2019. Over the past two years, companies...
Is Thermoplastic composite pipe worth considering for onshore producers? The offshore oil and gas industry has been excited about developments in composite pipe for the past decade. Onshore, it’s easy to assume that managing corrosion and metrology are less challenging. Thermoplastic Composite Pipe inspection appears to be simple compared to...
Tom Wolf’s Bullying of Natural Gas Harms All Pennsylvanians
The truth can seldom be obfuscated for long. Despite myriad headlines advocating green new deals and attacking fossil fuels, natural gas is riding high and is very much still "King of the Hill" when it comes to energy. A recent Today In Energy post from the U.S. Department of Energy...
The Texas electricity grid is not stable. Everyone living in the state found that out the hard way in February. Many no doubt realized it again when the grid managers at ERCOT had to send out insufficient capacity warnings in April and June, asking customers to turn up their...
“Deep Flavors” is a perfect idea for that last-minute gift: sensational and detailed recipes, such as the familiar but reimagined favorite, Deconstructed Turkey, designed to produce a perfectly cooked bird with bountiful sauce and stuffing every time, or the different, but delicious, Texas State Fair Blue Ribbon Winning Mushroom...
To put it mildly, Colorado’s oil and natural gas industry has undergone enormous changes over the past few years. The state — long known as a powerhouse energy producer — has faced daunting political and regulatory challenges along with a flurry of M&A activity that’s brought about sector consolidation. Today’s...
Last month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) provided welcome clarity to employers continuing to navigate COVID-19-related employment challenges. See U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Commission, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws,” updated on May 28, 2021. Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination Policies One...
The red carpet points West this summer as the Briscoe Western Art Museum premiers its new special exhibition, Still in the Saddle: A New History of the Hollywood Western Art The exhibition tells the dramatic story of the Hollywood Western Art from the late 1960s through the 1980s, set against the...
In recent months, there has been an increased focus on the energy plans of oil and gas majors alongside a growing demand for cleaner energy and decarbonization. With three of the world’s largest companies Shell, ExxonMobil and Chevron all in the spotlight to reduce their emissions on accelerated timelines,...
As a woman approaching the twilight years of my professional career, I have been reflecting on the evolution of the working environment for females over the course of my lifetime. It is certainly true that “we’ve come a long way, baby,” and the women of my generation owe a...