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All Hands Aboard for Historic Offshore Hiring 'Spree' Share your comments
Wednesday, May 08, 2013Amid the global offshore drilling boom, oil and gas companies look to hire more employees, focusing on experienced professionals and rig workers.

First Movers in Eco-Drilling: Going 'Dope'-less Share your comments
Wednesday, April 25, 2012"Dope," a thread compound used to bind together huge strings of tubular goods in O&G drilling operations, can now be replaced with safer, environmentally benign "dopeless" connection technology to eliminate related hazardous waste and more.

The Great Crew Change: Is Too Much Textbook-Only Training Risking Safety? Share your comments
Wednesday, April 18, 2012With many new hires replacing the retiring "baby boom" generation, do too many newer hires have little or no field/rig experience before moving into safety-critical supervisory positions?

First Movers in Eco-Drilling: What to Do with Those Pesky Drill Cuttings Share your comments
Wednesday, March 21, 2012Faced with historically difficult waste disposal challenges, researchers now turn drill cuttings into road surfaces, construction materials and more.

Are We Developing and Retaining Rig Workers 'Well' Enough? Share your comments
Wednesday, March 14, 2012Incentives for career development are "where it's at" in the upstream professional petro-world, but is the same trend afoot in the rig worker sector?

Is Saudi Aramco Becoming a Role Model for Corporate Social Responsibility? Share your comments
Monday, February 27, 2012Might we all learn from Saudi Aramco's example about how to take ownership of the CSR concept and put it into action in our everyday work and personal lives?

What's Happening in the February 2012 World Oil Market, Anyway? Share your comments
Monday, February 20, 2012China is gaining fast on the U.S. as an oil-guzzling Leviathan. Who-all in the Middle East really serve as petro pub-meisters? to whom? What might this portend in months and years ahead? The answers might surprise - and shock - you.

The Great Crew Change Meets Eco-Drilling: Disappearing Roads Share your comments
Wednesday, February 15, 2012The author of the "Great Crew Change" series takes a closer look as a group of students from the "Now" generation research and design disappearing roads.

API Top Dogs to Maybe Join with Obama on 'American-Made Energy' Share your comments
Tuesday, January 24, 2012Jack Gerard and John Felmy said that API will tentatively march with President Barack Obama on the happy-sad story of "American-made energy."

Why Iran's President Wants to Bully the Oil World Share your comments
Thursday, January 19, 2012Like a powder keg with gasoline too nearby, Big Guns pile up in and around the Persian Gulf as President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad keeps making warlike noises about blocking the vital Strait of Hormuz.

Biosensors to Prevent Heat Stroke Unveiled as Petro-Safety Tools Share your comments
Monday, January 09, 2012In an unusual technology transfer trend, biosensors originally developed for the game of American football offer life-saving potential for workers in the petroleum industry.

Petro-Scholarships and Grants Proliferate Share your comments
Wednesday, December 28, 2011Students seeking scholarships to study oil and gas-related disciplines have an almost-dizzying range of options from which to choose.

First Movers in Eco-Drilling: Greener Results to be Clicks Away Share your comments
Wednesday, December 21, 2011New GIS programs aim to help stakeholders in booming shale areas better discern the impact natural gas shale development has on the environment.

BOURBON Profits from Modernization, Safety Emphasis
Friday, December 16, 2011France-based BOURBON, the marine oil and gas offshore supply and service company, is taking a calculated risk.

The Great Crew Change: Petro-Opportunities for Veterans Abound Share your comments
Thursday, December 08, 2011While hiring veterans of the U.S. armed forces is hardly a new trend in the O&G industry, there's probably more opportunity than ever before thanks to shale gas and "Baby Boomers" retiring.

API Blasts New EPA Fracking Proposal Share your comments
Thursday, December 01, 2011The EPA should not try to rush to finalize by this coming April a newly proposed rule on air emissions from fracking and other production operations, said the API.

Canadian Rig Worker Shortage Prevails, Despite Innovative Training Share your comments
Tuesday, November 29, 2011Due to a severe shortage of rig workers, Canada expects limited growth in drilling next year.

NiMin Finds Technique to 'Super-Enhance' Oil Recovery Share your comments
Wednesday, November 23, 2011A California company has developed a technology to super-enhance enhanced oil recovery (EOR) from fading fields.

First Movers in 'Green' Drilling: Low-Footprint Rigs Share your comments
Thursday, November 17, 2011Ecologically-friendly oil and natural gas drilling might sound like an oxymoron, but the specialty is growing briskly and also proving to be a way to cut operating costs.

The Great Crew Change: Generation Now Share your comments
Thursday, November 10, 2011With the gradual retirements of the "baby boom" generation, young people in the O&G industry are needed but must hone their skills rapidly.

Can America Use All This Natural Gas from Shale? Share your comments
Monday, November 07, 2011Are we headed for the very same sort of surplus from the '80s, or can America find worthy uses for all this natural gas?

Toreador to Kick-Off French Shale Section Exploration Share your comments
Monday, October 24, 2011Toreador is an emerging kingpin player in France's shale picture and plans to launch its exploration in the Liassic shale section by year-end without using fracking.

Shale Gas a Major Contributor in Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions -API Share your comments
Friday, October 21, 2011N. gas from shale formations represented $37B of the overall $108B that the petroleum industry invested in technologies to reduce GHG emissions between 2000 & 2010, according to a new API report.

What's Happening in the Autumn Oil Market, Anyway? Share your comments
Tuesday, October 18, 2011As autumn leaves change in many parts of the world, OPEC and IEA are predicting that weaker eco. performance in developed nations will result in duller demand.

The Great Crew Change: 'Honey, How Are We Going to Train All These Kids?' Share your comments
Monday, October 10, 2011Looking back, Rigzone recalls 15 key news stories that have shaped the upstream oil and gas industry.

The Great Crew Change: 'Wolf Cries' or Reality? Share your comments
Friday, August 12, 2011For more than a decade, the Great Crew Change has generated deep concern among many and skepticism among some in the oil and natural gas industry.

The Great Crew Change: Bridging the Generation Gap in Effective Ways Share your comments
Monday, July 04, 2011Possum Bellies, Devil Pictures and "Party Bus" Make Basic Drilling Class Unforgettable.

The Great Crew Change: Making a Difference in Schools Share your comments
Friday, June 03, 2011With about half of the industry nearing retirement age, concerns remain high that there won't be enough skilled personnel to replace those who are departing.