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Oil sheds gains after Trump turns down heat in Saudi dispute

Oil surrendered most of its early gains after tensions appeared to ease between the U.S. and Saudi Arabia amid growing international outrage over the disappearance of one of the kingdom’s most prominent critics.

Fragile pipelines pose an increasing risk in gas-hungry U.S.

The kind of dramatic scenes that played out in suburban Massachusetts last month following a series of explosions and fires may serve as a warning of what lies ahead for the U.S., where an increasing reliance on natural gas is running up against aging infrastructure.

Canada's energy deal logjam seen buckling amid dismal oil prices

The recent collapse in Canadian oil prices may have a silver lining.

McDermott awarded EPC contract for CB&I storage tanks in South Texas

McDermott International, Inc. has announced a sizeable* contract award for CB&I Storage Tanks for the engineering, procurement, fabrication and construction of three external floating-roof tanks in Taft, Texas.

SUEZ opens one of the world's largest R&D labs in Texas

SUEZ has opened one of the world’s largest, most advanced analytical laboratories to serve its growing client base, including the booming refining and petrochemical market, as well as oil and gas operations along the Gulf Coast and beyond.

Colorado House Majority Leader says Proposition 112 unlikely to pass

A ballot measure that could curb oil and gas development in Colorado is unlikely to pass in November, according to Colorado House Majority Leader KC Becker, a Democrat representing liberal Boulder county. Still, the measure’s success thus far will force the statehouse to take action on the issue in 2019.

Oil majors offload Gulf of Mexico fields to hunt bigger finds

Big Oil is giving up looking for singles and doubles in the Gulf of Mexico: Now it’s home runs or bust.

TGS, Schlumberger announce new multi-client nodal seismic project

TGS and Schlumberger today announced a new multi-client nodal seismic project in the U.S. Gulf of Mexico.

World Oil Award 2018 Winners Honored at Houston Gala

More than 350 of the upstream oil and gas industry’s brightest minds gathered Thursday to find out, and celebrate, the winners of the 2018 World Oil Awards. The awards ceremony, now in its 17th year, seeks to recognize and honor the upstream industry’s top innovations and innovators.

Petrobras, Murphy E&P form JV with Gulf of Mexico assets

Petrobras informs that today its subsidiary, Petrobras America Inc., has entered into a definitive agreement with Murphy Exploration & Production Company – USA, a wholly owned subsidiary of Murphy Oil Corporation, to form a joint venture company comprised of producing oil and gas assets in the Gulf of Mexico.

Texas Alliance, IPAA announce two new joint projects

The Texas Alliance of Energy Producers (Alliance) and the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA) have announced their joint effort on two new projects for the benefit of the oil and gas industry. The first project is the 2018 White Paper on water use in the energy industry.

Trump still doesn't like the price of oil, even as it falls

President Donald J. Trump is again saying oil prices are too high, even after West Texas Intermediate crude dropped from a four-year high last week.

PDC Logic becomes Taurex Drill Bits in major company rebrand

PDC Logic LLC has gone through a major rebrand, including a new name. The company has announced that PDC Logic is now Taurex Drill Bits, LLC. The change comes on the heels of ownership and management changes that have led to expanded growth initiatives for the company.

New products and services

Michele Cowart, World Oil

Nine Energy Service has rolled out enhanced SkyView wireline trucks.

Companies in the news

Michele Cowart, World Oil

Norway’s largest and longest pipeline, laid by the vessel Saipem Castorone, has reached Johan Sverdrup field.

People in the industry

Michele Cowart, World Oil

Hal J. Goldie has been appointed to the board of Enpro Subsea, based in Houston. With a career that spans almost 50 years in the industry, Goldie was previously president at Cameron Subsea Systems.

Innovative thinkers

Emily Querubin, World Oil

John Costagna: Fostering the industry’s human intelligence

What's new in production

Don Francis, Contributing Editor

Let’s party

What's new in exploration

William (Bill) Head, Contributing Editor

Where are the oil reserves?

First oil

Kurt Abraham, World Oil

A job done well