Women in the Oil and Gas industry

Women in the Oil and Gas industry In the first quarter of 2013, more women than men entered the oil and gas industry. Specifically, about 3,900 positions were added in the oil and gas sector with about 46 percent of these positions, or 1,800 positions filled by women, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Oil and gas companies are actively recruiting women with many launching internal goals for gender representation among senior leadership. BP plc has a goal of raising its percentage of female…

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Pneumatic actuators in the arctic

Pneumatic actuators in the arctic   “Sub-arctic climates experience temperatures from 100° F (38° C) in the summer to –60° F (–51° C) in the winter. While there is nothing spectacular about the high end of the range, the low end impacts the functionality of pneumatic actuators” You may ask, how exactly does the temperature impact the pneumatic actuators that are in the fields right now? There are a few things you have to consider. First, the actuator housing is steel, thus the housing becomes…

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Shell fined for air quality violations while drilling

Shell fined for air quality violations while drilling MersShell has agreed to pay $1.1 million for air-quality violations from the vessels it used to drill two oil-exploration wells in Arctic waters off Alaska last year, federal regulators said Shell will have to pay the civil fines for Clean Air Act violations that were discovered during inspections of the Discoverer and Kulluk drillships. The agreement requires Shell to pay $710,000 for 23 violations that inspectors said occurred on the Discoverer. Shell has spent about $5 billion on its…

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Workers needed in the Oil and Gas industries

Workers needed in the Oil and Gas industries Estimates suggest that the UK alone will require in excess of 120,000 skilled personnel over the course of the next decade to fully realize the renewed investment in the North Sea and recent shale discoveries. The United Kingdom is currently struggling with finding skilled workers for the open positions they currently have. As many as 120,000 more positions will open up in the future for the new North sea shale findings.     http://www.scotsman.com/news/uk/worker-shortage-warning-for-oil-and-gas-industry-1-3072837

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