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Daniel Sawyer, Computer Task Group

Opportunities to reduce costs and improve safety with digitization are created every day.

Weatherford Labs, Enthought to analyze crater core tied to dinosaur extinction event

Weatherford Labs and Enthought announced that they are participating in the study of a 2,725-ft (830-m) core recovered from the central area of the Chicxulub Crater.

Wärtsilä Ship Design to supply design for offshore vessel conversion

Dutch ship owner C-Bed has contracted Wärtsilä Ship Design to supply the design for rebuilding its Seismic Survey Vessel, the 'Viking II', for use as a hotel vessel.

ExxonMobil Foundation gives nearly $2 million to Texas A&M University

The ExxonMobil Foundation presented a $1.9 million check to the Texas A&M Foundation on Nov. 13 at an event on campus at the Jon L. Hagler Center.

Oil theft soars as downturn casts U.S. roughnecks out of work

The moon was a waning crescent sliver Sept. 9 when a man emerged from an oil tanker, sidled up to a well outside Cotulla, Texas, and siphoned off almost 200 bbl.

Low oil prices taking toll on exports from Western Canada: EDC

Alberta and Saskatchewan will have lower exports this year due to depressed oil prices but will rebound in 2016 through a partial price recovery and volume gains, according to a new global export forecast released by Export Development Canada.

Halliburton golf tournament sets new charity fundraising record

HOUSTON -- The 22nd annual Halliburton Charity Golf Tournament raised a record of more than $3 million for 43 nonprofit organizations across the U.S., making it one of the largest non-PGA golf tournament fundraisers in Texas.

Blowtorch beach, Turkey: Where old offshore rigs go to die

When offshore oil rigs reach the end of their useful lives, many head for their final resting place at blowtorch beach.

OPEC serves as unlikely ally for the greater sage grouse

The greater sage grouse may have found an unlikely ally: OPEC.

Petrotechnics launches new competency and training centre

Petrotechnics celebrates the opening of its state-of-the-art competency and training centre. Located at the company’s Aberdeen headquarters, the new facility will address changing demands for operations excellence training in hazardous industries, including oil and gas, chemical and rail.

Subsea tech helps solve riddle of lost World War II ship

An Aberdeen-headquartered firm has donated specialist subsea equipment to help solve one of the most tragic mysteries of the Second World War.

Shell to sell its equity interest in the Elba LNG JV to Kinder Morgan

Kinder Morgan and Shell have reached an agreement for Kinder Morgan to purchase 100% of Shell's equity interest in Elba Liquefaction Company (ELC), the owner of the Elba Liquefaction Project, which is proposed to be constructed and operated at the existing Elba Island LNG Terminal near Savannah, Georgia.

Halliburton hosts opening of St. Louis Primary School Nfiengong-Njap in Cameroon

An opening ceremony was held June 19 for the newly rebuilt St. Louis Catholic Primary School Nfiengong. Aided by a donation from Halliburton and the Amom Foundation, students in the village of Nfiengong near Bamenda, Cameroon, have a new primary school to attend in their village.

Saint-Gobain Seals opens new Houston office

Saint-Gobain Seals has announced the opening of its new technical and sales office in Houston, with a district sales manager and application engineer on staff, which will reinforce the support to local oil and gas customers.

Oklahoma woman blaming fracing for quake can sue oil firms

New Dominion LLC can be sued by an Oklahoma woman injured when her fireplace fell on her during an earthquake that she blames on disposal wells tied to fracking.

Sonomatic announces agreement to acquire Tube Inspection Division of Archipax

Sonomatic has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Tube Inspection Division of Archipax. The acquisition is expected to broaden the range of capabilities and services available to Sonomatic’s current and future clients.

Oil & Gas UK launches video celebrating 50 years of UKCS activity

Oil & Gas UK’s annual conference, which focused on the next 40 years of the offshore industry and attracted more than 500 people, featured the launch of an animation celebrating the sector’s achievements to date.

Houston’s filet mignon special shows oil collapse is no problem

Thirty years ago, times were so tough in Houston that Steve Zimmerman introduced the Oil Barrel Special, a three-course lunch tied to the plummeting price of crude.

Hackers’ favorite target: Big oil and that deadly equipment

Hackers have made the energy industry a favorite target.

Saudi Arabia isn’t trying to curb U.S. oil firms, Petraeus says

Saudi Arabia is trying to maintain its share of the global oil market rather than use its power in OPEC to curb U.S. producers, according to David Petraeus, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency.