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Russia remains as top oil producer in 2013

Russia remained the largest global oil producer in 2013, increasing production 1.4% from 2012 to reach a post-Soviet Union high of 10.51 million barrels per day, Reuters reported.

Oil and gas industry actively recruiting women

NES Global Talent, a technical manpower specialist, said that it expects there to be a sharper focus on recruiting women into the oil and gas industry in 2014, as the war for talent continues to intensify.


Baker Hughes reports November 2013 rig counts

Baker Hughes Inc. reports that the international rig count for November was 1,311, down 4 from the 1,315 counted in October 2013, and up 44 from the 1,267 counted in November 2012.

Study: EU domestic shale gas production could add one million jobs

The development of shale gas in Europe could add as many as one million jobs to the economy, make industry more competitive and decrease the region’s dependence on energy imports, according to a new study released today.

IEA, partner companies join forces on mutual interests

The International Energy Agency and six “partner countries” – Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Russia and South Africa – have formed a multilateral cooperation agreement to work together regarding shared interests.

EIA forecasts oil prices for 2014

In its “Short-Term Energy Outlook,” the US Energy Information Administration forecast that prices for crude and oil-based fuels will continue to fall through the end of the year and will average lower in 2014.

Baker Hughes reports on October rig counts

Baker Hughes Inc. reports that the international rig count for October was 1,315, up 31 from the 1,284 counted in September, and up 56 from the 1,259 counted in October 2012.

WoodMac: Marcellus expected to dominate US gas supply

Improvements in drilling efficiency and well performance continue to drive production growth in the Marcellus Shale despite falling rig counts, according to new analysis by Wood Mackenzie.

Industry forecasts increase in robots, BP poll reveals

Oil and gas industry professionals believe that robots will be deployed at scale across the production industry in the next 15 years, according to a poll conducted by BP at the Society of Petroleum Engineers Intelligent Energy International 2013 exhibition in Dubai.

Target Logistics releases white paper on importance of sleep

Target Logistics, a provider of turnkey workforce housing in North America, has released a white paper titled “Optimizing Sleep for an Optimal Workforce in the Oil, Gas and Mining Industries” by Nancy H. Rothstein.