Why are women leaving the Engineering field?

For years, researchers have struggled to understand why so many women leave careers in science and engineering. Women are consistently underrepresented in high-tech fields. Despite making up about half the U.S. workforce, they’re a mere quarter of American STEM workers. And their numbers have been stalling. It’s not that women aren’t getting STEM degrees; they make up 41 percent of those graduating from engineering or science programs. But when they leave school, they’re not always going into the workforce for which they’ve been trained. Previous…

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What does the Carribean have to offer in terms of Oil and Gas?

Have you ever wondered what the Caribbean has to offer in terms of oil and gas?  The islands of the Caribbean basin are predominantly net energy importers, with the exception of Trinidad and Tobago. Some islands, such as Aruba, Curacao, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, are important centers for oil refining and storage, due to their proximity to the U.S. market. Did you know that Trinidad and Tobago contains the majority of the Caribbean’s oil production. The largest oil producer in the country is the…

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Truth about Eagle Ford Shale

Facts about the Eagle Ford Shale: 1. The Eagle Ford Shale alone is the largest oil and gas economic development in Texas. 2.  The name Eagle Ford Shale takes its name from where it is located. Eagle Ford Texas. 3.  It is the most active shale in the world with roughly about 200 rigs constantly running. 4.  Unlike other shale plays, the Eagle Ford does not have natural fracturing within its formation. 5.  Petrohawk Energy is the first company to have drilled in the play.…

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Needle Valves

Needle Valves These days industries forget about the classic little valves that are offered from manufactures.  What valve is small but very useful?  The needle valve.   A Needle valve is used to control the fine adjustments of the flow of Liquid or Gas.  They are frequently used for plumbing applications outside the home, but can also be used for smaller applications for the bigger industries. “The Needle Valve is similar to the Globe Valve but created with a long tapered shaft in the middle…

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