Archive | 2012

The Dirtiest Jobs in the Oil Industry and Beyond

Look at any list of toughest jobs on the planet and you are sure to see the oil industry mentioned at least once – from extraction to refinement, no part of the process is a clean one. That said, we’ve decided to highlight some of the dirtiest occupations within the business and illustrate exactly why […]

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71 percent of voters favor more oil and natural gas development

August 15, 2012 Seventy-one percent of American voters favor increased access to U.S. oil and natural gas resources, 90 percent believe more oil and natural gas development could lead to more U.S. jobs, and 87 percent believe it could lower energy costs for consumers, according to a new poll released today. “Strong majorities of voters […]

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Baker Hughes Announces July 2012 Rig Counts

HOUSTON, Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Baker Hughes Incorporated (NYSE:BHI) announced today that the international rig count for July 2012 was 1,264, down 21 from the 1,285 counted in June 2012, and up 114 from the 1,150 counted in July 2011. The international offshore rig count for July 2012 was 286, down 19 from the 305 […]

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Caterpillar Signs on as Presenting Sponsor of the High Horsepower Summit 2012

“Industry leader to play prominent role in groundbreaking conference discussing the role of natural gas in high horsepower operations.” July 2, 2012—SANTA MONICA, CA — Caterpillar, Inc. a global manufacturer of construction and mining equipment and diesel and natural gas engines, today confirmed their commitment to participate in the HHP Summit 2012—Natural Gas for High […]

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Statoil Prepares for Complete Shutdown of Norwegian Shelf

Norway’s Statoil is preparing to shut down production on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) following a notice of lockout from the Norwegian Oil Industry Association (OLF), the company said Thursday in a statement. A lockout means a complete shutdown of Norwegian oil and gas production, highly possible government intervention and an end to the strike, […]

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Sightseeing – Stavanger’s Top 5

With Offshore Northern Seas 2012 just a few months away and many Oil and Gas Industry Professionals from around the globe planning to attend, we thought you may be interested in the Top 5 sights to see during your stay in Stavanger.   Stavanger`s destination company, Region Stavanger, gives you their top 5 list. Preikestolen […]

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