What’s Next for America’s Biggest Oil & Gas Producing States: Wyoming


The oil and gas boom may be relatively new to Wyoming, but energy most definitely is not. Just as Texas dominates America’s oil production, Wyoming is No. 2 in the country for total energy production, accounting for roughly 40 percent of total U.S. coal production in 2012 and further ranking as America’s leading producer of uranium for nuclear power. In fact, the Wyoming State Geological Survey (WSGS) estimates that if Wyoming were to cease production of coal, natural gas and uranium, much of the country would go dark within a couple of months.
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“Great Crew Change” Affecting Offshore E&P and at Greater Numbers than Onshore


As Cuba is no longer focusing on offshore development and with many operators, especially US firms, foregoing any possibilities of keeping the offshore talent close to home in the Caribbean with development opportunities due to the embargo, this lack of needs does not alleviate them from a brutal war for talent as there is an overall increase continuing to grow in offshore development. This also spreads the talent needs geographically, without very much concentration in one area as there are very few regions that are decreasing output or exploration.
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Independents Reshape the Playing Field – Why it’s a Good Thing.


We’ll soon see big changes in Oil and Gas. Risky exploration, spearheaded by emerging independents, is the inevitable future of this industry that has spent years exploring only existing reserves.
 
One of the most talked about trends of the last decade has been the rise of the independents. According to a recent audit by EY, U.S. oil and gas reserves increased 9 percent last year and almost all of it was due to independent exploration and production (E&P) companies — not the large integrated oil companies.
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Oil & Gas Services: The Place to Be?


In a recently held roundtable discussion with executives in the oil and gas industry, the issue of increased demand in this sector was raised. This sentiment was echoed by attendees and presenters at the International Energy Capital Forum that was held during the Global Petroleum Show in Calgary, Alberta.
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