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Where Do We Go From Here? Attend Pipeline Opportunities Conference to Find Out

January 2016, Vol. 243, No. 1

With the future of the oil and gas industry on everyone’s mind, the 12th annual Pipeline Opportunities Conference on March 22 will bring together industry experts who will explain the challenges facing the energy sector, but will more importantly discuss an active future that awaits them. The conference is titled “Where Do We Go From Here?” and will be held at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Houston’s Galleria district. It is sponsored by Pipeline & Gas Journal and co-sponsored by the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America, which represents North America’s pipeline transmission companies. “If […]

Iran Prepares Oil Sector for Life after Sanctions

Iran says it is ready to offer more than 50 projects for energy exploration and production to investors so that it can return quickly to the global oil market as soon as it is free from Western sanctions.

Seyed Mehdi Hosseini, the chief negotiator for Iran’s Oil Contracts Restructuring Committee, said Iran will introduce the contracts in Tehran in November and at an energy conference in London next February. He made the announcement on Oct. 6 at the Oil and Money conference in Britain’s capital.

Tough Decisions Ahead for LNG Project Developers

Editor’s note: Larry Persily, assistant to the Kenai Peninsula Borough mayor in Alaska, was invited to participate in a global LNG conference and prepared this report as part of the borough’s ongoing efforts to share information about LNG market developments.

The frustrations of an oversupplied LNG market and low prices were evident as about 100 liquefied natural gas buyers, sellers, lenders, advisers and goods and services suppliers gathered in London last month.

NAPCA Workshop Looks at Changing Energy Environment

NAPCA held its annual one-day workshop Thursday in Houston as the industry struggles to find solutions amid market conditions that can be characterized as anything but certain.

As one speaker, Dolty Cheramie, president of Pipe Exchange, put it, ““No CEO or anyone else has one single minute of experience in the market we are in today.”

During his presentation, “A Look at the Oilpatch,” Cheramie didn’t pull any punches in what he saw a rough sledding for at least the next couple of years.

Key Issues Taken on at Pipeline Conference

August 2015, Vol. 242, No. 8

Pipeline & Gas Journal’s 11th annual Pipeline Opportunities Conference brought in 400 attendees from throughout North America, all focused on getting the most up-to-date information regarding the oil and natural gas industry.

In addition to a full day’s worth of conference presentations and roundtables, guests had ample time to network during the even held March 24 at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston’s Galleria district.

NAPCA Convention Hears of Need for More Gathering Pipe

August 2015, Vol. 242, No. 8

The 51st annual convention of the National Association of Pipe Coating Applicators (NAPCA) was held April 15-18 at The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale, AZ Gainey Ranch, with over 200 attendees.

The convention’s business sessions heard updates from several speakers, including Rich Hoffman, executive director of the INGAA Foundation, who stressed to the group that “even in a downturned economy, safety has got to be the most important thing that we do.”

Initial Caspian Conference Attracts 500 Attendees

January 2015, Vol. 242, No. 1

The inaugural SPE Caspian Technical Conference and Exhibition (CTCE) – the first technical oil and gas conference ever to take place in the region – attracted more than 500 industry professionals at the Korme Exhibition Center in Astana, Kazakhstan. The three-day event, hosted last month by Shell in partnership with the Kazakh Ministry of Energy and KAZENERGY Association, was the first one on this scale that SPE had organized in the region.

Editor’s Notebook: Public Relations

July 2014, Vol. 241, No. 7

Do you want to know who the real faces of the oil and gas industry are? It’s not the Koch boys, Rex Tillerson, Boone Pickens or Aubrey McClendon.

It’s this middle-aged guy named Jim who makes his living driving a cab in Pittsburgh that runs on natural gas. It’s Nick Jentzsch, a 25-year-old service man for Questar Gas in Utah who happened to save a life during what was supposed to be a routine leak check.