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Survey: CEOs See Competitive Advantage in Technology, Not People
Friday, December 02, 2016 In a recent survey, CEOs said that technology, not people, would offer the greatest competitive advantage in the future.

Jobs Report: US Mining Employment Unchanged in Nov.
Friday, December 02, 2016 Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics finds that employment in oil and gas extraction remains relatively unchanged in November.

Oil Rallies To Best Week In Years After OPEC Output Deal
Friday, December 02, 2016 Oil prices rallied for their best week in at least five years, steadying above $51 a barrel.

Baker Hughes: US Oil Drilling Rig Count Recovery Extends Into 7th Month
Friday, December 02, 2016 US energy companies extended their recovery in oil drilling into a seventh month this week as they follow through on plans to add rigs as crude rose to its highest price in over a year.

Decommission Spending May Skyrocket 540% to $210 Billion
Friday, December 02, 2016 With more than 600 projects expected during the next five years, decommissioning in the global offshore industry is heading for a perfect storm, says study author.


Luring Talent Back to Oil Patch Will Test Industry in 2017
Thursday, December 01, 2016 More than 30% of oil and gas companies are already hiring or intend to add jobs next year, survey finds.

Oil Soars, Brent Hits 16-Month High After OPEC Output Deal
Thursday, December 01, 2016 Oil prices surge 4%, with Brent crude at its highest in about 16 months.

Louisiana LNG Export Project Clears DOE Hurdle
Thursday, December 01, 2016 The DOE grants authorization for a proposed LNG terminal in Lake Charles, La., to export LNG to countries with which the United States has not entered into a free trade agreement (non-FTA approval).

Outlook: Oil, Gas Bankruptcy Fears to Linger Through 2017
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Despite a recent flurry of upstream companies emerging from bankruptcy, more filings are expected well into 2017, pushing the fallout from the downturn into a third year.

Last Call: Look Back at 2016, Explore 2017 Possibilities
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Last call for completing the inaugural Downstream Sentiment Survey!

Oil Soars off OPEC Agreement to Cut Production
Wednesday, November 30, 2016 Oil prices surged in early trading based off newsflow from Vienna that OPEC had come to an agreement to cut crude output.

N. Dakota Law Enforcement To Block Pipeline Protesters' Supplies
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 North Dakota law enforcement will begin to block supplies from reaching protesters at a camp near the construction site of an oil pipeline project.

Energy Law Merger May Boost North America Hiring
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Both Legge Farrow and Holman Fenwick Willan have practice groups in the energy sector and expect expansion to increase the combined firm's US footprint.

Outlook: Sidelined Capital Gains Confidence to Fuel 2017 M&A
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Buyers weighing the odds decide to open their wallets based on notion seller prices will never be better for certain oil-producing assets.

Baker Hughes To Form Fracturing JV With Goldman Sachs, CSL Capital
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Baker Hughes says it has reached an agreement with CSL Capital Management and Goldman Sachs Group's merchant banking division.

Oil Tumbles Nearly 4% On Doubts Over OPEC Production Cut
Tuesday, November 29, 2016 Oil slumps by roughly 4% as OPEC's leading oil exporters struggled to agree on a deal to cut production to reduce global oversupply and boost prices.

The RZ Interview: Outlook for Oil, Gas for 2017 Expects Hiring Challenges
Monday, November 28, 2016 Following more than two years of an economic downturn that's roiled oil and gas markets, experts are cautiously optimistic the industry is finally prepared to turn a corner in 2017.

Military Veterans Bring Valued Mindset, Skillset to Oil, Gas Industry
Monday, November 28, 2016 Ideal Employer Survey: Training in the US military prepares workers for grueling schedules, diverse cultures and the urgency of mission control.

Silverback Exploration To Sell Oil And Gas Assets For $855M
Monday, November 28, 2016 Privately held Silverback Exploration LLC will sell oil and gas assets for $855 million to Centennial Resource Development Inc, which is backed by energy private equity fund Riverstone Holdings LLC.

Shale Fracking Rebound Starts With Costlier Grains of Sand
Monday, November 28, 2016 The oilfield service companies that supply everything from sand to sophisticated robot rigs are seeking a new lease on life as America's fracking fortunes begin to turn.

More Company Climate Votes Ahead, As Trump May Loosen Energy Rules
Friday, November 25, 2016 Activist shareholders plan a record number of resolutions focused on climate change at U.S. company annual meetings in 2017, even as President-elect Trump looks set to loosen environmental regulations.

Official Sees Cost as Biggest Barrier for Water Treatment Companies
Thursday, November 24, 2016 A Marcellus water treatment company is seeking to build a facility that can treat produced water in Oklahoma.

Will Oklahoma Earthquakes Spur Technological Innovation in Oil, Gas?
Thursday, November 24, 2016 Oklahoma wants to give oil and gas producers regulatory space to find innovative alternatives to disposal well injection, but will cost prove a roadblock?

Oil Stays Relatively Flat amid OPEC Uncertainty and Stronger Dollar
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 Oil markets are largely concerned with whether or not OPEC will be able to arrive at a deal in Vienna Nov. 30.

Kemp: OPEC Talks Struggle With Question Of Market Share
Wednesday, November 23, 2016 OPEC officials are struggling to reach a final agreement on how to share out production cuts implied by the preliminary output accord agreed by ministers in September.

Majority of Oil, Gas Contractors Say Trump Election Good for Industry
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 NES Global Talent finds in a global survey that 63% of contractors believe US presidential election of Donald Trump will be positive for the oil and gas industry.

Oil Prices End Near Flat On Uncertain Outcome From OPEC Meeting
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Oil ends little changed in volatile trade that saw prices rise and fall by $1 a barrel.

Kemp: Oil Futures Show No Sign Of Market Tightening Despite OPEC Talks
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 If OPEC hopes to speed up the rebalancing of the oil market by announcing a production-limiting plan, someone should tell the futures market.

Body Art and Oil, Gas: Are Your Tattoos Keeping You From a Job?
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Have attitudes towards tattoos in the workplace changed or does body art hinder job candidates' chances of getting hired and promoted?

Ideal Employer Survey: The Top National Oil Companies
Tuesday, November 22, 2016 There's "Big Oil" and then there are national oil companies (NOC). Find out which NOCs ranked highest in Rigzone's Ideal Employer Survey.

Fabrication Company Plans to Lay Off Hundreds of Workers in Texas
Monday, November 21, 2016 Gulf Marine Fabricators will lay off 251 workers due to the challenging market environment.

Texas Bill Would Give Super Majority Rights to Drill Old Wells
Monday, November 21, 2016 Current Texas law requires 100% of both working and royalty interest owners to sign off on enhanced well development, giving it the highest threshold of any oil-producing state.

Oil Jumps, At 3-Week High Ahead Of OPEC Output Decision
Monday, November 21, 2016 Oil prices surge 4% to a 3-week high, bolstered by growing conviction that major oil producing countries would agree next week to limit output.

What Makes Independent Oil, Gas Companies Successful?
Monday, November 21, 2016 Rigzone speaks with analysts about which traits make a successful independent oil and gas company.

Energy Transfer MLPs Sunoco Logistics And ETP To Combine
Monday, November 21, 2016 Sunoco Logistics and Energy Transfer say they will combine in a corporate consolidation to cut borrowing and operating costs.

AP: Developer Says Dakota Access Pipeline Will Not Be Rerouted
Friday, November 18, 2016 Energy Transfer Partners LP CEO Kelcy Warren said the company will not consider rerouting its Dakota Access oil pipeline despite concerns voiced by US native groups, according to an AP interview.

Oil Gains 5% On The Week On OPEC Hopes
Friday, November 18, 2016 Oil prices settle higher, closing out a strong week that saw crude buoyed by growing expectations that OPEC will find a way to cap production.

Trump Could Shred Iran Deal - But Oil, Gas Experts Say Unlikely
Friday, November 18, 2016 President-elect Donald Trump's harsh rhetoric toward the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action more likely means renegotiation, not starting from scratch.

Study Identifies Highest Methane Emitters of Abandoned US Wells
Friday, November 18, 2016 Researchers say their identification of common traits of high-emitting abandoned wells can help states address methane emissions.

Obama's Offshore-Oil Plan Forces Drillers to Focus on US Gulf
Friday, November 18, 2016 The Obama administration's decision to forgo auctions of drilling rights in US Arctic waters deals a blow to energy companies seeking to lock up new territory beyond the long-explored Gulf of Mexico.

The New Battle for Talent: Attracting Candidates in the Downturn
Thursday, November 17, 2016 Energy HR professionals discuss challenges and strategies of talent attraction in a volatile pricing environment.

Employers Starting to Adopt New Performance Management Policies
Thursday, November 17, 2016 Energy companies are exchanging traditional performance reviews for policies that meet the needs of a younger workforce.

Oil Falls as Stronger Dollar Outweighs OPEC Deal Optimism
Thursday, November 17, 2016 Oil prices settle slightly lower, then fall as much as 1 percent in the after-market session as a stronger dollar outweighed expectations of an OPEC deal to limit production.

One Slice of Global Gas Market Just Got Bigger for U.S. Drillers
Thursday, November 17, 2016 Shale drillers in the U.S. are about to tighten their grip on the global natural gas market.

Obama Said to Block Selling New Drilling Rights in U.S. Arctic
Thursday, November 17, 2016 The Obama administration is set to block the sale of new oil and gas drilling rights in U.S. Arctic waters under a five-year blueprint, handing a victory to environmentalists who said the activity threatened whales, walruses and other local wildlife.

BLOG: Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry a Contender for Trump's Cabinet
Thursday, November 17, 2016 Twice a candidate in the Republican presidential primary, Rick Perry is reportedly on a short list of names to lead the Energy Department for President-elect Donald Trump.

Oil Prices Fall - Fundamentals Trump Russian Rhetoric
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Oil prices slipped off a much larger than expected build to crude inventories.

North Dakota Crude Output Drops To Lowest Since Feb. 2014
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Oil production in North Dakota dropped more than 10,000 bpd in September, the state Industrial Commission reports.

BLOG: Saudi Arabia Says Trump Vow to Cut Oil Imports Risks US Economy
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 Saudi Aramco CEO tells financial press free trade is healthy for a global, interconnected oil and gas industry.

Sarah Palin For Energy Chief? Trump Considers Cabinet Nominees
Tuesday, November 15, 2016 Oil and gas executives and Beltway insiders among the top names to be circulated to run US President-elect Donald Trump's America-first agenda.

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