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Survey Projects Shortage of Skilled, Competent Contract Workers for 2018
Friday, December 15, 2017 What's driving demand for more outsourced work in oil and gas?

Oil Hovers Below 2-Year Highs With Focus On US Output
Friday, December 15, 2017 Oil prices were mixed, lingering below two-year highs.

The Oil and Gas Industry Wakes Up to Blockchain
Thursday, December 14, 2017 Blockchain has emerged as a powerful ledger platform that reduces enormous complexities in the supply chain.

BLOG: Attitudes About Age Cut Both Ways
Thursday, December 14, 2017 What are two ways that you can protect yourself against age discrimination?

Oil Prices Up Slightly On Pipeline Outage Support
Thursday, December 14, 2017 Oil prices rose almost 1% as a pipeline outage in Britain continued to support prices.

Will Oil Producers Do As They Say Or Do As They Sell?
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 North America's oil producers have adopted a meek tone of late. But the numbers suggest they're locked and loaded heading into 2018.

Oil Slips As US Gasoline Stock Build Overshadows Crude Draw
Wednesday, December 13, 2017 Oil prices slipped for a second straight day.

Rigzone Poll: Age Discrimination a Concern in Oil and Gas
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Two-thirds of poll participants report first-hand experience with age discrimination.

Crude Slips as Worries Soften Over North Sea Oil Pipeline Crack
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 Fears subsided that a hairline crack in one of the world's most important oil pipelines would cause a major supply disruption.

Robotics Process Automation Benefits and Challenges Oil, Gas Workforce
Monday, December 11, 2017 The oil and gas industry has used RPA to solve many workforce problems following the downturn, but challenges still exist.

Nodding Donkeys Fail as Long Shale Wells Make Pumping Oil Harder
Monday, December 11, 2017 Some of oil reserves may get stuck underground if the industry's pumps keep failing.

Brent Reaches Highest Since 2015 After Forties Pipeline Shutdown
Monday, December 11, 2017 Brent crude jumps to its highest since June 2015 as a key North Sea pipeline shut down.

US Jobs Report: Slight Increase in Oil, Gas Jobs
Friday, December 08, 2017 After a month of slight declines, oil and gas employment inches up in November.

S&P Director of Analytics: Energy Sector Balanced on a Knife Edge
Friday, December 08, 2017 From the prolific shales of the Permian to the prevailing peace within OPEC, the global oil industry seems to have come to a place of balance.

Oil Rises Nearly 2% On China Demand, But Weekly Losses Loom
Friday, December 08, 2017 Oil prices rose almost 2%, helped by rising Chinese crude demand and threats of a strike in Africa's largest oil exporter.

Chevron Capital, Exploratory Spending to Total $18.3B in 2018
Thursday, December 07, 2017 Chevron Corporation's capital and exploratory budget will be $18.3 billion in 2018, down from $19.8 billion in 2017.

Texas' Austin Chalk Booms While Shale Plays Remain Mostly Dormant
Thursday, December 07, 2017 New technology applications are breaking records in the Austin Chalk.

BP: 2017 'Massive' Year for Global Upstream Projects
Thursday, December 07, 2017 Senior leaders from BP's Global Projects Organization say the company's project performance was positive for 2017 and have high expectations for the future.

Crude Oil Inches Back Up Amid Dearth of Negative Data Points
Thursday, December 07, 2017 The bad news bears took a deep breath on a day when there was no price-rattling data to agonize over and oil inched up as a result.

Executive Search in Oil and Gas, Part 2: Regional Differences & Challenges
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 In the final part of this two-part series, executive search professionals discuss unique challenges and the role technology will play in the future energy workforce.

JPMorgan Calls $60/Bbl Magic Number for New Shale Surge
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 For America's shale drillers, the tipping point to boost production looks to be $60 a barrel.

Crude Drops in Face of Gasoline Hoard Traders 'Can't Hide From'
Wednesday, December 06, 2017 Oil had its worse day in two months.

Executive Search in Oil and Gas, Part I: Young Leaders & Diversity
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 In the first part of this two-part series, Rigzone speaks with executive search professionals about young leaders in the industry and diversity initiatives.

Oil Climbs as OPEC Tightening Dovetails With US Supply Drop
Tuesday, December 05, 2017 Crude rose as lower OPEC production and signs of shrinking US oil inventories bolstered expectations for an end to the global surplus.

Big Shale Turns OPEC Ally From Foe With Focus on Oil Returns
Monday, December 04, 2017 Don't expect Big Shale to rush and fill the hole left by OPEC in the oil market.

Oil Eases 1 pct on Profit-Taking as U.S. Output Eyed
Monday, December 04, 2017 Oil falls more than 1 percent on profit-taking as the market eyed signs of rising U.S. production, though prices remained close to recent two-year highs thanks to last week's decision by OPEC and other producers to extend output cuts.

US Vastly Overstates Oil Output Forecasts, MIT Study Suggests
Friday, December 01, 2017 Turns out, America's decade-long shale boom might just end up being a little too good to be true.

Oil Settles Up But Off Highs As Flynn News Spooks Wall St
Friday, December 01, 2017 Oil prices settled up slightly on Friday, but came off session highs.

BLOG: Does Energy Hit High Marks with Diversity in Leadership?
Thursday, November 30, 2017 A recent report by Owler reveals how diverse energy leadership is perceived.

TECH SHOWCASE: Virtual Rock Analysis Lab
Thursday, November 30, 2017 Could the days of lengthy physical lab tests of reservoir rock core samples be numbered?

Oil Rises As OPEC Extends Cuts To End Of 2018
Thursday, November 30, 2017 Oil rose after OPEC and non-OPEC producers led by Russia agreed to extend output cuts until the end of 2018.

Beware of the Dip: Oil Prices Could Go Lower
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Without high geopolitical risk or an actual supply reduction, oil prices have a downside risk.

Oil Drops For Third Day, Awaiting OPEC Decision
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 Oil prices dipped in a volatile session buffeted by conflicting statements from oil ministers a day ahead of OPEC's meeting.

HOW COOL IS THAT!: An Accidental Oil and Gas Career
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Globe-trotting oil and gas consultant has guarded embassies and Hollywood celebs; initially dreamed of becoming diplomat.

Pressured For Profit, Oil Majors Bet Big On Shale Technology
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 The technological push comes amid worries that US shale gains are slowing as investors press for higher financial returns.

Oil Slips as Industry Report Said to Show Surprise Storage Build
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 Oil extended its drop after an industry report was said to show a surprise increase in US crude stockpiles.

Supply Chain Pro Foresees 2018 Oil and Gas Ramp-up
Monday, November 27, 2017 Oil and gas companies seeking more value closer to consumer, DHL exec tells Rigzone.

Oil Slips From Two-Year High as Doubts Over OPEC Meeting Linger
Monday, November 27, 2017 A rising U.S. rig count and continuing uncertainty over OPEC's strategy to extend supply cuts pushed oil prices lower following a week in which they hit their highest close in more than two years.

Oil, Gas HSE Podcast: How the Downturn Affected the Workforce
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Rigzone's senior editor sits down with Oil and Gas HSE podcast to discuss the number of workers who left the industry during the downturn.

US Crude Settles At 2-Year High After Pipeline Disruption
Wednesday, November 22, 2017 Oil settles at a two-year high.

Oil Rises Ahead Of OPEC Meeting, Capped By Rising US Output
Tuesday, November 21, 2017 Oil edged up, supported by expectations that OPEC and other producing countries next week would extend output cuts.

Oil Eases As Traders, Investors Grow Edgy Ahead Of OPEC
Monday, November 20, 2017 Oil prices fell 0.8%, extending recent weakness ahead of next week's OPEC meeting.

Q&A with Sudhir Pai, Schlumberger Robotics Services' Managing Director
Friday, November 17, 2017 Schlumberger's Sudhir Pai talks robotics, the downturn and more with Rigzone.

Oil Rises Over 2%, But Shows First Weekly Fall In Six
Friday, November 17, 2017 Oil rebounded more than 2% on Friday after falling for five straight sessions.

Four Trends to Watch in Artificial Lift
Thursday, November 16, 2017 'Artificial lift first' mindset will help companies win in unconventionals, says ASME Fellow.

BLOG: Your Belly Might Not Be the Only Thing Full Around Thanksgiving
Thursday, November 16, 2017 Trade group expects strong holiday sales at c-stores.

Shale King Hamm Wants to Give Oil Forecasters a Reality Check
Thursday, November 16, 2017 Hamm blames overly optimistic government production predictions for depressing US oil prices.

Oil Extends Losing Streak On US Oversupply Worries
Thursday, November 16, 2017 Oil prices ended lower again on increased concerns about growth in US production and inventories.

Robotics and Automation: The Oil, Gas Skillsets of the Future
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 What are oil and gas companies doing to embrace robotics and automation and what type of workers do they need to execute these missions?

Report: African Americans Face Higher Health Risks from Oil, Gas Pollution
Wednesday, November 15, 2017 A new report suggests that African Americans face disproportionate health risks than other races due to pollution from oil and gas.

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