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2019 World Oil Awards finalists announced

For 18 years, these prestigious awards have recognized and honored the upstream energy industry’s leading innovators and innovations and recognized step changes in technology that have made a lasting impact.

Upwing Energy awarded 10 new downhole rotating device patents

Upwing Energy has been awarded 10 new patents, for critical enabling technologies in the company’s downhole rotating tools, and proprietary methods used to increase hydrocarbon production and recovery.

Texas A&M, petrochemical companies partner to train emergency responders

In a new approach to help protect their facilities and the citizens who live nearby, several petrochemical companies are partnering with the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) to provide emergency response training to the agencies surrounding their plants to protect community safety.

Saipem Sonsub begins final tests on industry’s first underwater intervention drone

Saipem Sonsub has launched its Hydrone-R underwater intervention drone to start endurance and qualification tests prior to its commercialization by year’s end.

Industry economist sees “headwinds” inhibiting U.S., Texas upstream expansion during 2H-2019

Several factors will combine to make it difficult for U.S. and Texas E&P activity to grow during the last six months of 2019, said Karr Ingham, economist for the producers’ association, Texas Alliance of Energy Producers.

LAGCOE announces winners of 2019 new technology showcase

LAGCOE leadership has announced the winners of its New Technology Showcase, which will be featured at the 2019 Technical Exposition and Conference, October 9-11 in New Orleans.

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Michele Cowart, World Oil

Susan Agar: Resilience transcends the boundaries of progress

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Michele Cowart, World Oil

Sven Krueger: Learn, develop, and deliver

Women's Global Leadership Conference 2018 - Day One

Day One of the Women’s Global Leadership Conference (WGLC) was held at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, in Houston, on Oct. 29, 2018.

WGLC 2018: Living your best life in the oil, gas industry

Day One of the Women’s Global Leadership Conference (WGLC) was held at the Royal Sonesta Hotel, in Houston, on Oct. 29, 2018.

BP's tech gurus borrow ideas to drive billions in savings

In Oman, temperatures are so high, roads melt. The searing heat triggers sensors that roughnecks extracting natural gas from a BP well are wearing across their chests.

Life2018 sparks ethics conversations, future best practices in oil & gas

Bringing together the upstream oil and gas sector, Halliburton’s Life 2018 is a collaborative digital conference that focuses on technology advances in E&P.

LIFE 2018 sparks ethics conversation, future best practices in oil & gas

Bringing together the upstream oil and gas sector, Halliburton’s Life 2018 is a collaborative digital conference that focuses on technology advances in E&P. In its sixth year, the goal is to leverage advances in science, technology, digital, and the community, to drive the industry forward.

Drilling advances

Jim Redden, Contributing Editor

Opening the Gen Z pipeline

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Emily Querubin, World Oil

Rod Uchytil: Leaving an international impact

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Emily Querubin, World Oil

Dr. Jim Kaculi says he always “had a great desire to learn.”

MPD and continuous circulation technology overcome deepwater challenges

Henry Pinkstone, Michael Chandra, AFGlobal Corporation; Rick Doll, MPD consultant; Wade Babcock, PE, Vince Tilley, Benjamin Choo, Murphy Oil

Wells drilled offshore Sabah, East Malaysia, using conventional open wellbore technology, have experienced well control events and significant NPT. Problems encountered included kicks, stuck pipe, and lost mud circulation.

AADE 2017: Senior drilling engineers urged to continue student mentorship

Every great drilling engineer, at one time, most likely had a great mentor, who provided him or her with help and support when it was needed most.

RGU launches new online learning portal for the oil and gas industry

Robert Gordon University (RGU) has today launched a new set of online short courses to help professional development and address skills needs within the oil and gas industry.

AAPG kicks off 100-year anniversary celebration at ACE 2017 in Houston

HOUSTON -- AAPG President-elect Charles Sternbach opened the society’s Annual Convention & Exhibition in Houston on Monday morning ,in the Discovery Thinking session, saying that “geology is a science” but “exploration is a business.” In 1917, the AAPG was originally conceived as a “technology transfer” society, with learnings captured in the field translated to paper media and distributed to the geological community for application in analogous situations.