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Top Oilfield Services Firms Signal Fourth-Quarter Uncertainty
Friday, October 20, 2017 The world's top two oilfield service firms warned of a slowdown in North America and a challenging year ahead.

How to Prepare for an Interview as a Drilling Consultant
Friday, October 20, 2017 From technical questions to soft skills, Rigzone shares tips on what drilling consultant job candidates can expect during their interview.

Baker Hughes: US Oil Drillers Cut Rigs For A Third Week In A Row
Friday, October 20, 2017 The US oil rig count fell for a third week in a row, extending a two-month drilling decline.

Oil Trades Above $51 as Heightened Risk Appetite Props Up Prices
Friday, October 20, 2017 Oil rebounded as a risk-on appetite is seen coming back into financial markets.

BLOG: What You Didn't Know about Millennials in the Workplace
Thursday, October 19, 2017 A new study by Deloitte paints a very different millennial worker than we've been conditioned to believe.

Oil Drops More Than 1% On Profit Taking After 4 Days Of Gains
Thursday, October 19, 2017 Oil prices fell more than 1%, breaking four days of gains.

Total CEO: US Shale Oil Industry To See Wave Of Investment
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 The US shale industry will see another production surge in 2018 as producers have sharply ramped up bets against a fall in oil prices, major oil executives and bankers say.

Republican Tactic Aims to Open Eastern Gulf, Arctic to Oil Rigs
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Congressional Republicans have found a way to use the federal budget to open the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling.

Oil's Biggest Rigs Headed to Junkyard as Daily Losses Mount
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Transocean's recent move signals just how bleak the future looks for deepwater drilling.

Oil Pares Gains Into Settlement; US Fuel Stockpiles Rise
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Oil prices settled slightly higher on Wednesday, with Brent touching three-week highs.

Shell Shale Leader Discusses the 'Non-Moonshot'
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Collaboration, repurposing tech will help company to achieve 'shale field of the future,' says exec.

Oil Near $52 After Industry Data Shows Crude Stockpile Draw
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 Oil was little changed after an industry report was said to show US crude stockpiles fell, while supplies of products gained.

One Person Still Missing Following Natgas Platform Explosion in Louisiana
Monday, October 16, 2017 Local authorities are performing a search and rescue for one person still unaccounted for after a natural gas platform explosion on Lake Pontchartrain.

Oil Rises 1% As Iraq Fighting Shuts Output In Kirkuk
Monday, October 16, 2017 Crude prices rises 1% as Iraqi forces entered the oil-rich city of Kirkuk.

Create the Perfect Resume for a Drilling Consultant
Friday, October 13, 2017 Rigzone details how to best tailor your resume to land a job as a drilling consultant.

Oil Rises to Two-Week High Amid Optimism on Re-Balancing Process
Friday, October 13, 2017 Might the global crude oil glut be eroding?

BLOG: Where's Oil and Gas Travel Getting Pricier (and Cheaper)?
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Read this if you're heading to Aberdeen, Houston or other oil and gas hubs in 2018.

Turning the Faucet Back On: OFS Rebuilding Workforce
Thursday, October 12, 2017 After a prolonged oil slump and hundreds of thousands of layoffs, oilfield service companies are having to hire talent again.

Dakota Access Helps Drillers But Isn't a Bakken Game-Changer
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Is the Dakota Access 'a game-changer?'

Oil Slips Despite Larger Draw In US Stocks
Thursday, October 12, 2017 Oil prices rebounded from earlier losses, but ended lower on the day.

Most US Oil Executives See Prices Below $60/Barrel Through 2018
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Nearly two-thirds of US oil executives see crude oil prices remaining below $60 per barrel through 2018, according to a Deloitte survey.

Oil Pares Gains After Industry Data Shows Crude Stocks Rising
Wednesday, October 11, 2017 Oil pared gains after an industry report was said to show a surprise increase in US crude inventories.

Ensco Acquires Atwood Oceanics, Lays Off Staff
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 After completing its acquisition of Atwood Oceanics, Ensco will be terminating employees.

Increasing the World's Oil Reserves with Digitization
Monday, October 09, 2017 As oil companies look to increase production, digitization can help them expand their reserves, which keeps prices down for consumers.

No More Free Lunch Is the Big Change Under Way in the Oil Market
Monday, October 09, 2017 For years, investors have played Popeye to the energy industry's Wimpy.

Seafarers Fret Over New Assault on Jones Act in Wake of Storms
Monday, October 09, 2017 Arizona Sen. John McCain called the Jones Act "an antiquated, protectionist law that has driven up costs."

Oil Dawdles Near $50 as Market Yawns at Efforts to Whittle Glut
Monday, October 09, 2017 Oil crept toward the $50-a-barrel mark after OPEC's chief dangled the possibility of prolonging supply curbs well into next year.

Oil Industry Networking Site Creator Gets One Year in US Hack Case
Monday, October 09, 2017 David Kent, 41, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Denise Cote in Manhattan.

API Panel Member: Voluntary Methane Program Forthcoming
Friday, October 06, 2017 Shell exec who sits on API panel discusses voluntary program.

How to Become a Drilling Consultant
Friday, October 06, 2017 Rigzone gives you the rundown on the education and experience requirements to become a drilling consultant.

US Jobs Report: Mining Remains Steady
Friday, October 06, 2017 Despite a tumultuous hurricane season, oil and gas employment remains steady in September.

Oil Posts Biggest Weekly Drop Since May as Storm Concerns Ease
Friday, October 06, 2017 Oil took a downward turn as concerns eased about Tropical Storm Nate's threat to offshore crude platforms and coastal refineries.

Dirty Water in U.S. Shale Patch Drives Investment in Water Handlers
Thursday, October 05, 2017 Huge volumes of dirty water produced by U.S. shale firms are driving up investment in water-handling specialists, as cash-conscious oil and gas companies try to trim costs.

Oil Edges Higher as Saudi-Russia Encounter Reassures Oil Bulls
Thursday, October 05, 2017 Oil climbs as Saudi Arabia and Russia, the world's biggest oil exporters, signal continued cooperation on efforts to erode a global crude glut.

Congressmen: Oil and Gas Industry Needs a Better Narrative
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 Industry needs to better define itself in face of opposition, say panelists at Washington, D.C., conference.

Trump Admin Plans To Delay Methane Controls From Oil, Gas
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 The US Interior Department will propose this week delaying parts of an Obama-era rule to limit methane emissions from oil and gas production on federal lands.

Oil Slips After Surprising Increase In US Crude Exports
Wednesday, October 04, 2017 Oil prices fell after a surprising jump in US crude exports to a record 2 million barrels per day fanned worries about global oversupply.

Shale Boom's Dark Secret, Ruined Old Oil Wells in Oklahoma
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 Not every oilman is gaining from the US shale boom.

EPA Asks Drillers, Miners for Advice on How to Regulate Them
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 President Trump's EPA is asking miners, oil drillers and manufacturers to collaborate with the government on how best to regulate their industries.

Oil Prices Dip On Profit-Taking And US Production Fears
Tuesday, October 03, 2017 Oil prices dipped as speculators took profits for a second day after big 3Q gains and on concerns that higher prices might spur increased US shale production.

HOW COOL IS THAT!: Early Career Mentor
Monday, October 02, 2017 Mechanical engineer Madeleine Kopp advises aspiring oil and gas engineers.

Oil Falls More Than 2% On Signs Of Higher Output
Monday, October 02, 2017 Oil fell more than $1 a barrel as a rise in US drilling and higher OPEC output put the brakes on a rally.

Baker Hughes: US Drillers Add Oil Rigs for First Week Since mid-August
Friday, September 29, 2017 US energy companies add oil rigs for the first week in seven after a 14-month drilling recovery stalled in August as crude prices were on track for their strongest third quarter in 10 years.

Investors Push US Shale Firms to Separate Executive Pay from Drilling
Friday, September 29, 2017 Activist investors are taking aim at U.S. shale producers, pushing them to stop rewarding executives for spending billions of dollars on new wells when crude prices are depressed.

Oil's September Surge Propels Bull Market Run on Demand Optimism
Friday, September 29, 2017 "We're playing a little bit of catch up," said one market observer.

Chevron Hands Mantle to Ex-Refining Boss Wirth as Watson Retires
Thursday, September 28, 2017 The 56-year-old Chevron lifer brings 35 years of experience to the c-suite.

TECH SHOWCASE: Digital Process Improvement Mentor
Thursday, September 28, 2017 Wellsite data technology aims to put seasoned vets and rookies on near-level playing field in terms of following standards.

BLOG: Survey Reveals Gaps Between Process Safety Management, Daily Ops
Thursday, September 28, 2017 Petrotechnics report sheds a light on how process safety professionals feel about what's needed to attain operational excellence.

It'll Take Oil Above $50 for Shale Boom, Oil Sands to Pay Off
Thursday, September 28, 2017 Shale drillers and oil sands producers have posted some healthy profits so far this year, but it'll take oil consistently above $50 a barrel for their investments to pay off in the long run.

Oil Slips 1 Percent as Extends Pullback from 2015 Peaks
Thursday, September 28, 2017 Oil prices slip, further backing off from 2015 peaks hit earlier in the week as tension around northern Iraq following the Kurdistan region's vote in favor of independence spurred fresh supply concerns.

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