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Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 252 yields more than $244 million in high bids

Joe Balash, Interior’s Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management, announced that region-wide Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 252 generated $244,299,344 in high bids for 227 tracts covering 1,261,133 acres in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. A total of 30 companies participated in the lease sale, submitting $283,782,480 in all bids...

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Expro announces two appointments for executive management

Expro has announced the appointments of two key executive management roles. Current Executive Vice President, Alistair Geddes, has been promoted to Chief Operating Officer (COO) with immediate effect. Mr Geddes has been with Expro for six years, having previously fulfilled leadership roles with Weatherford, BG Group and ExxonMobil. Keith Palmer has been promoted to Executive Vice President – Product Lines and will be responsible for Expro’s product lines, technology and group engineering. Mr Palmer has worked at Expro for over 13 years, previously leading the company’s North America and ECIS regions, before assuming responsibility as the President of Asia Pacific region. “I look forward to working with both Alistair and Keith in their new roles within Expro, as we continue ...

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ADNOC: Nearly half of millennial and Generation Z STEM talent interested in oil and gas Industry

The oil and gas industry is facing strong competition in attracting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) talent, with 44% of STEM millennials and Generation Zs (Gen Z) interested in pursuing a career in oil and gas, compared to 77% in the technology sector, 58% in life sciences and pharmaceuticals, and 57% in healthcare – according to the inaugural global “Workforce of the Future” survey released by the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) at CERAWeek by IHS Markit. Interest in oil and gas is on par with the marketing and advertising (48%), hospitality (47%), transport/logistics (46%) and retail (41%) industries. The survey was commissioned by ADNOC to examine future workforce and employment trends in the oil and gas industry, ...

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