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PESA, AESC merge to establish the new Energy Workforce & Technology Council The Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association (PESA) has merged with the Association of Energy Service Companies (AESC) to form a new organization, the Energy Workforce & Technology Council. The combined organization will represent more than 600 member companies in energy services, supply, manufacturing and drilling, and will focus on enabling its members to safely, profitably and sustainably produce the energy needed to meet rising demand.  The new council will continue to deliver workforce development opportunities through trainings, certifications, best-practice sharing and standards development. It will also continue to seek to elevate and foster the vital role the oilfield service sector plays in the economy. Current PESA Chair Rod Larson, ...

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Young Professionals survey: 70% of respondents have considered leaving oil/gas industry since March 2020 A whopping 70% of respondents to a recent survey conducted by the IADC Young Professionals (YP) Committee said they have either somewhat or strongly considered leaving the oil and gas industry since March 2020. Approximately 60% of the 200-plus responses came from young professionals ages 40 or under. The results of the survey were presented during a panel session at the 2021 IADC Sustainability Conference on 10 February by YP Committee members Amanda Colyer, Technical Sales Manager at Helmerich & Payne, and Travis Weaver, Marketing Manager at Cactus Drilling Company. To pinpoint the reasons for why such a high percentage of people would consider leaving the ...

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RRC, TCEQ team up to streamline permitting process in Texas

In the years since unconventional drilling became more common, oil, gas, and pipeline operators have had an increased need to discharge produced or other sources of waste water. To obtain a permit for surface water discharges, operators may have needed to apply to both the Railroad Commission (RRC) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). For related environmental activities,

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HPOG provides resources to help companies establish human performance programs

Since 2019, the Human Performance in Oil and Gas (HPOG) initiative has provided a platform for industry stakeholders to promote the application of human performance in every aspect of oil and gas operations, including drilling. In this interview with DC, Chris Parker, Human Performance Lead Adviser at BP and a member of the HPOG Steering Committee, speaks about the development of the initiative. Among other things, Mr Parker discusses the launch of HPOG’s website, which provides a wealth of resources that can assist companies as they work to develop their own human performance management systems, even if they lack the in-house expertise or framework to guide their decision-making.

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Precision’s Kevin Neveu named 2020 IADC Contractor of the Year Kevin Neveu, Precision Drilling President and CEO, was named the 2020 IADC Contractor of the Year in November. Mr Neveu served as IADC Chairman in 2019. A key initiative during his term was the expansion of IADC’s student chapters. He also led the association to bring the industry together to collaboratively address common challenges and to continue its focus on advocacy with regulators and governments worldwide. Mr Neveu, who has nearly 40 years of experience in the oilfield services sector, joined Precision Drilling in 2007. Previously, Mr Neveu was President of the Rig Solutions Group of National Oilwell Varco (NOV) and held senior management positions with NOV and its predecessor ...

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BOEM holds lease sale 256, proposes new sale for March The US Bureau of Ocean Management (BOEM) announced that region-wide Gulf of Mexico Lease Sale 256, held 18 November, generated $120,868,274 in high bids for 93 tracts covering 517,733 acres in federal waters of the Gulf of Mexico. A total of 23 companies participated in the lease sale, submitting $135,558,336 in total bids. Lease Sale 256 included 14,862 unleased blocks located from 3 to 231 miles offshore, in the Gulf’s Western, Central and Eastern Planning Areas in water depths ranging from 9 to more than 11,115 ft. Lease Sale 256, livestreamed from New Orleans, was the seventh offshore sale held under the 2017-2022 National Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) Oil and ...

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