How Women in Oil and Gas are Shaking Things Up

While the boardrooms of major oil and gas companies were once dominated by men, businesses are tossing this trend and opting to employ women in high-power positions. These changes are more than just efforts to increase gender equality, but rather bolster the innovative work done within the industry. “Almost every country in the world has… Read more »

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A History of Oil and Gas in the 20th Century

In 1860, Colonel Edwin Drake became the first American to successfully drill for oil. With his major strike in Titusville, Pennsylvania, he launched the modern oil and gas industry. Now, 156 years later, the oil and gas industry is a multi-trillion dollar a year enterprise that provides thousands of jobs and fuels the economy. Following… Read more »

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Top Numbers in Oil and Gas Production by State

While it’s no surprise that Texas is the number one state in both oil and gas production, the other states that top the lists for crude oil and natural gas might surprise you. For example, North Dakota’s production of crude oil increased by 251{335c974e2d9974e4ac278ecec6a6684801c17d5ab958c4405bc55dcadc20c6a8} from 2010 to 2014 and is now the second largest state… Read more »

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Choose the Best Company to Purchase Your Oil & Gas Royalties

Owning oil and gas properties can be an expensive asset to maintain. “The most common reason for selling interests is that oil and gas properties are depreciating assets,” Royalty Clearinghouse reports. “Instead of waiting for the eventual production to cease, selling your interests eradicates the uncertainty surrounding these types of assets.” When you’ve decided to… Read more »

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Best Oil and Gas Conferences of 2016: Part II

With 2016 halfway done, the remaining six months of the year are ripe with opportunities to learn and network at oil and gas conferences. Hosted in regions across the country, these industry events give oil and gas employees and investors the chance to get hands-on and up-close with the latest technology and information. Make your… Read more »

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Working Interest Oil and Gas: Explained!

“[Working interests are] by far the riskiest and most involved way to participate in an oil and gas investment,” according to an article on Investopedia. Yes, a working interest in oil and gas can be a risky endeavor but as any successful investor will tell you, with great risk comes great reward. But what is… Read more »

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What is Upstream Oil and Gas Production?

The massive petroleum industry is divided into three distinct sectors: upstream, midstream and downstream. Each area focuses on key aspects of oil and gas processing: from exploration and drilling to transportation, production and sales. The first link in the chain is upstream oil and gas production. What is Upstream Oil and Gas Production? Before you can… Read more »

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Planning for Tomorrow: When Will Oil Prices Go Back Up?

  Oil and gas investors are in an ongoing, long-time low point for oil prices. First quarter earnings are dismal. Europe’s largest oil company, Royal Dutch Shell, reported an 89 percent decrease when compared to the same period in 2015. ExxonMobil Corp. followed suit with $1.8 billion in earnings for the first quarter, a steep… Read more »

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