OILMAN Magazine Featured Articles

  • 2016 Product Review

    2016 Product Review

    A look at some of the technologies that are helping the industry stay safe and be compliant By Jennifer Delony Throughout the year, we dedicate a significant amount of column inches in Oilman to the policies and market dynamics that drive the fortunes of companies in the oil and gas industry. […]

  • Ambitious Engineer at Exxon Offers Positive Message for Industry

    Ambitious Engineer at Exxon Offers Positive Message for Industry

    By Timothy McNally Nate Burkhalter, a three-time American Ninja Warrior contestant, is a prime example of how not giving up will eventually yield positive results. Nate works full time for Exxon as a production engineer,  but he also finds the time to train for the gameshow American Ninja warrior. In […]

  • Hydro-cutting Tool Slices Costs  On Well Abandonments

    Hydro-cutting Tool Slices Costs On Well Abandonments

    By Tim Sharp Cut-and-cap well abandonment procedures are generally dangerous, time and resource intensive processes relying on cooperative weather, and they become more complicated the worse the weather becomes. A new, innovative technological approach to an old oil and gas problem is to employ a hydro-powered-cutting tool to cut and […]

  • Valuable Safety Training Available Online

    Valuable Safety Training Available Online

    By Richard Perkins Tighter budgets have led many companies to curtail training expenses in an effort to save money for their organization. No one knows this better than those who are managing budgets for safety training in the oil and gas industry. But the need for safety training persists and […]

  • Best Practices for Cost Control and Capital Management

    Best Practices for Cost Control and Capital Management

    By Marsha Vigil While other industries have adopted software technology to automate and optimize business processes, the oil and gas industry has been slower to respond. The companies that aren’t behind are using software to eliminate waste, identify areas of efficiencies and undertake best practices to better control costs and manage […]



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Oceaneering Acquires Blue Ocean Technologies for $30 Million

October 19, 2016 at Oilman Headquarters

By Tim McNally Houston-based Oceaneering International on Oct. 17 said that it has acquired the assets of privately owned Blue Ocean Technologies, LLC. The purchase price of $30 million includes three riserless light well intervention (RWLI) systems. Only one system is functional at this time, but the two systems under […]

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GE’s First Industry-focused R&D Center Unveiled in Oklahoma City

October 14, 2016 at Oilman Headquarters

By Tim McNally GE recently unveiled its Oil and Gas R&D Center in Oklahoma City, Okla. The 125,000 square foot facility will be used for creating new technologies for the oil and gas industry. The center is GE’s first sector-specific global research facility, a place where scientists and engineers will […]

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Massive Find in Alaska Made by Texas-based Firm

October 7, 2016 at Oilman Headquarters

By Tim McNally A large concentration of light-oil has been discovered in the North Slope region of Alaska by privately owned exploration and oil production company Caelus Energy LLC. The Dallas-based company announced its findings on Oct. 4, saying that the discovery will be a stronghold for the oil industry […]

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OPEC Announces Potential Production Freeze

September 30, 2016 at Oilman Headquarters

By Tim McNally OPEC has announced the formation of a preliminary deal to cut the production of oil, the first agreement of its kind since 2008. The cartel revealed it intends to cut production down to 32.5 million/bpd from a previous high of 33.2 million/bpd in August. Some analysts are […]

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SEC Investigating Exxon’s Questionable Asset-Evaluation Practices

September 23, 2016 at Oilman Headquarters

Exxon is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regarding whether the company properly values its assets, the Wall Street Journal reports. This is not the first time the company’s accounting practices have come into question. The New York Attorney General’s office initiated an investigation into Exxon last […]

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LARTC 5th Annual Meeting

LARTC 5th Annual Meeting

September 23, 2016 at Oilman Headquarters

Global Technology Forum are pleased to confirm the Projects Director, Pemex Industrial Transformation, will be giving the keynote presentation at the LARTC 5th Annual meeting on 5-6th October, Mexico City. Make the connections that will advance your business in Mexico As the only event dedicated to developing Latin America’s downstream […]

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Well Site Facilities Onshore 2016

Well Site Facilities Onshore 2016

September 19, 2016 at Oilman Headquarters

10% More E&P Companies Represented Than In 2015 Even More Reason To Attend This Year The Well Site Facilities Onshore 2016 Summit (September 28-29, Houston, TX) continues to build momentum with more E&P facilities professionals registering to attend the only industry event dedicated to facilities engineering. With over 200 attendees expected, and with […]

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EIA Predicts Deteriorating Oil Market into 2017

September 16, 2016 at Oilman Headquarters

By Tim McNally The EIA on Tuesday released its adjusted estimates of global demand and supply for oil, and the adjustments were not for the better. The EIA released its findings in the September version of its “Oil Market Report.” The EIA expects that oil will see a continuing slowdown […]

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Russia and Saudi Arabia Join Forces to Stabilize Oil Market

September 9, 2016 at Oilman Headquarters

By Tim McNally Energy Ministers from Russia and Saudi Arabia agreed in September to work together in a commitment to stabilize the oil market. The talks occurred in tandem with the G-20 Summit hosted in China. The Associated Press reported that Minister Alexander Novak and Minister Khalid  al-Falih agreed in […]

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