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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...
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On Oct. 11, SHALE attended a tour of Tejas Tubular Products Inc. (of Houston) hosted by Texas Railroad Commissioner Ryan Sitton. The event included a special visit from Linda McMahon, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Attendees were shown the damage to the facility sustained during Hurricane...
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When do you plug a well? In theory, you should do so when the cost of operating the well is higher than the income it produces. However, that point is very difficult to ascertain. Remaining reserves, cost of production and sales price of production are all unknowns that directly...
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SHALE joined the Texas Alliance of Energy Producers to present Oasis Petroleum Chairman and CEO Tommy Nusz and President and COO Taylor Reid with the Houston Wildcatters Award on Oct. 5 at the Petroleum Club of Houston. Attendees enjoyed a networking reception followed by dinner and the award presentation.
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For decades, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia have watched an overwhelming number of manufacturing jobs — particularly steel manufacturing jobs — leave the United States, which led to the region being nicknamed the Rust Belt. During the same time period, the middle class started to shrink and union households...
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In late August, Texans experienced mass devastation after Hurricane Harvey made its way through the Texas Gulf. Winds of 130 mph whipped through the communities of South Texas destroying businesses and homes. While Hurricane Harvey may have destroyed structures, it did not break the spirit of Texas. Days, weeks and...
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Behind heavy, blast-proof metal doors, buried dozens of feet underground and surrounded by reinforced concrete, you’ll find Texas’ command center for disaster response. Called “the bunker,” it is technically known as the State Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and is located in uptown Austin at the Texas Department of Public...
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SpringHill & TownePlace Suites New Orleans Downtown/Canal Street with Rooftop Bar Further enhancing the continued redevelopment of Canal Street stretching from downtown New Orleans to Mid-City, NewcrestImage announced its plans to renovate the former ODECO Building, named for its original tenant, the Ocean Drilling & Exploration Company. The ODECO Building...
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Working in the restaurant industry, I’m constantly evaluating all aspects that go into creating a satisfactory dining experience. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick delivery on Friday night, a dine-in brunch on Saturday afternoon, or takeout on Sunday, there are several factors that can make each dining...
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When entering the global market, some American companies lose an immeasurable edge by overlooking cultural nuances that can halt negotiations or deteriorate international business relationships. Of all the aspects companies take into account when building or merging with an international company, they may overlook an area of critical importance...