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Total Hosts Climate Talks with Big Oil Companies
Friday, May 22, 2015 France's Total is hosting a meeting of the world's biggest oil firms over the sector's action plan ahead of the UN climate talks in Paris at the end of the year.

Liza Discovery Could Put Guyana on Oil, Gas Map
Friday, May 22, 2015 ExxonMobil's Liza discovery offshore Guyana could put the country on the map as a player in the global oil and gas industry, Wood Mackenzie reports.

Report: Oil, Gas IT Spending Cuts 'Lower Than Expected'
Friday, May 22, 2015 A study finds that oil and gas industry cuts to IT spending are lower than expected as companies eye potential spending on data services technology.

Alberta Oil Faces Tough 2015, May Rebound Next Year
Friday, May 22, 2015 Low oil prices and new leadership combine to create uncertainty in Alberta's oil and gas sector.

Military Vets in Oil, Gas: Transitioning and Recruitment Strategies
Friday, May 22, 2015 Rigzone speaks with military veterans about their experiences transitioning into oil and gas and addresses the challenges facing transitioning vets today.

More Buyers than Sellers Idles Upstream M&A Market
Thursday, May 21, 2015 Many upstream companies are interested in M&A, but want to hold off activity until stability returns to commodity markets.

Public Perception Still a Barrier to More Women Pursuing STEM
Thursday, May 21, 2015 Senior female leaders in science and engineering discuss how to change the public perception of women in STEM at a KPMG Global Energy Conference breakfast.

Petrobras Turns to China for $10 Billion to Avert Crunch
Thursday, May 21, 2015 What do you do when you're burdened with the oil industry's biggest debt, credit is drying up and some of your main suppliers are under the gun? Call China.

Azerbaijan Lines 20,000 PSI Drill Bit to Test Caspian New Frontiers
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Caspian Drilling Co. is poised to undertake 20,000 pound per square inch blow-out-preventer drilling with its newbuild semisub to be delivered by Keppel FELS in 2016.

Slow Oil Price Recovery Heightens Upstream Default Risk
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 Oil price collapse is putting dozens of E&P companies at risk of debt default.

Flood Of New Cash Sustains US Oil Firms; Energy Dealmakers Gripe
Wednesday, May 20, 2015 US oil companies are attracting a wave of new investment from unlikely sources - hedge funds and private equity firms flocking to the energy market for the first time to bet on a rebound.

Russia's Gazprom Trims 2015 Gas Production Plan Again
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Gazprom cuts its 2015 gas production plan after warmer weather hits demand.

BHP Billiton: New Production Sources Needed to Meet Future Demand
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 BHP Billiton has urged the global oil and gas industry to make significant new discoveries to avoid a significant gap in long-term demand.

Wood Mackenzie: Bakken, Eagle Ford Not Past Prime
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Bakken production will keep growing, albeit at a slower pace, and the Eagle Ford still has running room within high-return portions of the play, according to recent analysis by Wood Mackenzie.

Galp Energia Sticking with Strategy for Stronger E&P Business
Tuesday, May 19, 2015 Investment bank Jefferies says Portuguese firm Galp Energia will continue with its strategy of strengthening its production activities, while supporting these with competitive downstream operations.

Lower 48 Oil Production to Keep Growing, but At Slower Pace
Friday, May 15, 2015 A sustained oil price of $50/barrel would be needed to halt production growth in the US Lower 48, recent analysis finds.

Israeli Gas: Much Progress Ahead of UOG 2015 Meet this November
Friday, May 15, 2015 Ahead of the second Universal Oil and Gas conference in Israel this November, Rigzone learns there is progress in discussions to resolve a dispute between the government and gas field developers.

Two Texas Oil Towns, 38 Miles Apart: One Still Booms, One's Dead
Friday, May 15, 2015 Karnes City and Smiley provide polar-opposite glimpses into what life in a US oil boom town looks like in the wake of last year's price collapse.

The 'Gig Economy': A Good Fit for Oil and Gas?
Friday, May 15, 2015 Roundtable panelists offer varied opinions on mobile apps' suitability for helping individuals find work in the oil and gas industry.

Low Oil Prices Not Holding Back Frontier Drilling Technology Research
Friday, May 15, 2015 Shell intensifies rig research for Arctic projects while Anadarko and BP explore next generation floaters for high pressure high temperature field developments despite low oil prices.

Providence Obtains Evidence of Hydrocarbons Near Polaris Prospect
Thursday, May 14, 2015 Providence Resources obtains evidence of oil seeps some two miles from its Polaris prospect offshore Ireland.

The 'Gig Economy': An App-based Spin on an Old Idea
Thursday, May 14, 2015 Roundtable discussion examines what the "gig economy" is and how it's influencing the world of work.

Battered US Oil Firms Scramble to Delay Looming Retirement Wave
Thursday, May 14, 2015 The Baby Boomer generation that formed the backbone of the US oil workforce mulls retirement as energy firms cut spending and shelve projects.

MLPs May Be Losing Midstream Favor
Thursday, May 14, 2015 Two major pipeline companies have rolled up their MLPs into corporations, and others appear positioned to follow suit.

Kemp: Who Wants To Be A Swing Producer? No One
Thursday, May 14, 2015 US shale producers are the new "swing producers" in the oil market, but the status of swing producer is hugely misunderstood.

IEA: Oil Glut Worsens As OPEC Market-Share Battle Just Beginning
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 IEA warns of a global oil glut building due to Saudi Arabia pumping at near-record highs in an attempt to win a market-share battle against US shale production.

Kemp: US Set To Get More Accurate Oil Production Data
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 It will take a few months for the EIA to vet the results but the first US oil production figures could be published in the next few months.

Saudi Arabia Increased Oil Output in April as US Pulled Rigs
Wednesday, May 13, 2015 Saudi Arabia boosts crude oil production for a second month to the highest level in at least three decades, helping to raise OPEC output as US supply growth showed signs of slowing.

McDermott International Cuts About 1,700 Jobs
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 McDermott International eliminates about 1,700 positions in response to 1Q losses.

Study: Low Oil Price Gives Industry Chance to Pursue Digital Transformation
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Oil and gas companies see today's turbulent oil price market as a chance to gain competitive advantage by harnessing new technologies, a Cisco survey found.

Rex Leans on In-House Technologies to Realize E&P Ambitions
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 Rex International Holdings is relying on its proprietary technologies to search for oil as the junior exploration and production firm grows its upstream asset portfolio.

Porcupine Prospect Could Contain 1.5B Barrels
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 The Porcupine Prospect offshore Ireland could contain 1.5 billion barrels of prospective resources, according to a competent persons report from ERC Equipoise.

EIA: Shale Oil Production Cuts to Get Bigger Next Month
Tuesday, May 12, 2015 The U.S. lost about 1 percent of the oil production flowing from its shale formations this month, and the decline is just starting.

'Stepchange' Compressor Technology Planned for Field Tests 2016
Monday, May 11, 2015 HICOR will conduct field trials early next year into a technology officials say offers a "step change" in compressor technology.

Baker Hughes: Permian Basin Sees First Rig Increase Since Oil Rout
Friday, May 08, 2015 After weeks of idling rigs on slumping crude prices, US oil drillers added rigs to the Permian Basin for the first time this year, industry data shows.

Young, Female and Fearless: A Geotechnical Engineer's Story
Friday, May 08, 2015 Rigzone speaks with Scarlett Mummery, a young offshore geotechnical engineer, who shares her experiences in the oil and gas industry.

From the Mind of A New Grad...
Thursday, May 07, 2015 Exploring the top questions asked by graduates entering the oil and gas industry.

Baker Hughes CEO: Turn Adversity into Opportunity
Thursday, May 07, 2015 Baker Hughes CEO encourages young leaders to think unconventionally and embrace change at a YPE event during OTC week.

Successful Career Development Strategies: The Intangibles' Toolbox
Thursday, May 07, 2015 A checklist of the most important soft skills and emotional intelligence characteristics desired by oil and gas employers.

Oil Producers Cast Aside Gloom as Rally Spurs Drilling Plans
Thursday, May 07, 2015 Oil producers battered by the steepest market collapse in a generation are signaling for the first time that they believe the worst is behind them.

Getting Social: Oil, Gas Finding Success Using Social Media in Recruiting
Thursday, May 07, 2015 Rigzone explores the use of social media in recruiting strategies by oil, gas companies.

Despite Layoffs, Oil, Gas Companies Still Active in College Recruitment
Thursday, May 07, 2015 The industry is still interested in growing its talent pipeline through the recruitment of college students for internships and jobs.

Surviving the Downturn in Drilling
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 A closer look at how drilling professionals can survive the current market.

Private Equity Seeks Solace in Midstream amid Oil Price Slump
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 Despite volatile market conditions, private equity firms are still raising and offering millions of dollars in capital investment to midstream entities that haven't been affected by the crude price slump.

OTC 2015: Controlling Costs and Enhancing Worker Safety
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 How can an oil and gas company address the need to control costs during a downturn while maintaining productivity and, most importantly, a high level of worker safety?

2015 O&G Global Hiring Trends: Candidates Proceed with Caution
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 Rigzone takes a closer look at the industry's thoughts on the current hiring market.

OTC 2015: An 'Uncertain' Time for Scotland's Offshore Industry
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 The head of oil and gas for Scottish Development International tells Rigzone it's been a difficult time for Scotland's oil and gas sector, but plenty of international opportunities for Scottish firms remain.

Working for Asian National Oil Companies - An Attractive Choice?
Wednesday, May 06, 2015 With job security a major preoccupation for most Asian employees in the current downturn, NOCs appear to be an attractive employment option.

Oil, Gas Discoveries Today Can Lead to Jobs Tomorrow
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 Although the oil and gas industry is currently undergoing challenging market conditions, operators still need to develop discoveries in order to replace reserves.

OTC 2015: Data, Analytics Could Unlock Huge Prize of Global Oil Supply
Tuesday, May 05, 2015 Data and analytics could play a major role in boosting enhanced oil recovery efforts, GE officials said.

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