Offshore Rig Tours Debut In North Sea

Velda Addison, Hart Energy

As the downturn reduces some offshore oil and gas activity, a company that offers floatels for offshore workers is venturing into tourism.

Saudi Arabia’s Oil Reserves: How Big Are They Really?

By John Kemp, Reuters

Analyzing Saudi reserves and trying to predict when the kingdom’s production will begin to decline has been a graveyard for the reputation of analysts.

Subsea Sector Sees Growth Opportunities In Wind

Velda Addison, Hart Energy

The renewables sector can benefit from the expertise of subsea companies in a variety of areas, including engineering, procurement, construction and installation.

ExxonMobil’s InterOil Offer Is A Model For Buying At Bottom

By Clyde Russell, Reuters

The best option for ExxonMobil to expand its existing LNG capacity is to acquire sufficient reserves to justify building another liquefaction train.

What To Cut, Where To Invest: Developing A ‘Ruthless’ Approach To R&D Management

By Michael Sequeira, OTM Consulting

In today’s cost-driven environment, a great deal of benefit can be achieved through developing a simple tool.

As Oil, Gas Sector Layoffs Continue, Opportunity Awaits

Velda Addison, Hart Energy

While other jobs may not be immediately available to those without work, help is available - including for those thinking about becoming entrepreneurs.

Survey Points To Changing Business Models For Energy Companies

Velda Addison, Hart Energy

Lowering costs, increasing cash flow and focusing on growth are the top strategic priorities, survey says.

Will There Be A Workforce Crisis?

John C. Tobin, Natural Resources Education Program

A Colorado-based education program aims to build future interest in natural resources industry careers.

Oil Sector Sees Positive Signs

Velda Addison, Hart Energy

Some companies are planning to deploy more rigs and increase production as oil prices inch up. Will hiring pickup?

Saudi Arabia Appears To End Oil Market Share War

Clyde Russell, Reuters

There are signs that the pursuit of market share by the kingdom is no longer a top priority.


Expanded Panama Canal Nears Inauguration

Velda Addison, Hart Energy

The new lane can handle vessels up to 49 m wide, 366 m long and 15 m deep, a help for petroleum product transport but not crude oil.

Global Oil Demand Shows No Sign Of Peaking

John Kemp, Reuters

Most forecasters predict consumption will grow by another 1.5 MMbbl/d in 2016 and a similar amount in 2017.