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Working on an Oil Rig
February 19, 2013 | Slate.com

Slate.com has a short article titled: “What its like to work on an oil rig” by Ryan Carlyle, BSChE Subsea Hydraulics Engineer. He says his experience isn’t typical because he works on the biggest, nicest rigs.


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Rig Count is no Longer the Natural Gas Production Metric
October 28, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
"In the past, the number of gas-oriented drilling rigs in a particular region has been a common metric for estimating the production of natural gas. However, technological advances have led the way to the widespread use of new oil and natural gas extraction techniques that have opened up a hydrocarbon resource base dramatically larger than previous estimates. Because of these new methods of extraction, generally in wide use since 2007, natural gas production has steadily risen, while the number of active rigs characterized as targeting natural gas has fallen dramatically." Quoted from the Energy Information Administration's Today in Energy

Natural Gas Stations for Big Rigs
March 20, 2013 | National Geographic
"The New Truck Stop" will feature natural gas pumps that will enable big rigs to take advantage of the abundant gas from shale.

Energy Trader as a New Career?
November 14, 2013 | Reuters
Five years ago the United States was importing 2 million barrels of oil per day. Now it is exporting over a million. Crude oil is shipped by train. Natural gas is displacing coal from power generation. LNG is being exported. Renewable energy generation is growing. All of these changes require people for logistics and transactions.


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