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A Solution to Fracking’s Water Problems?

Chris Sutton – Partner, Clover Global Solutions, LP Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking has helped spark U.S. oil and gas output in the past five years, but the practice also uses massive amounts of fresh water.  Millions of gallons of water are needed to frack just one well.  A lack of water can easily hinder fracking,…

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The Rise of Women in the Oil & Gas Industry

Amal Abdallah – Social Media & Marketing Coordinator, Clover Global Solutions, LP One thing can be said about the career-oriented woman; no longer is there a typical job or a ‘suggested’ career path for the young female professional. Long gone are the days of basic office roles and run-in-the-mill positions for the driven woman. This fact…

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OPEC On The Rebound

Chris Sutton – Partner, Clover Global Solutions, LP It’s safe to say that few acronyms have carried as much global economic weight over the past 50 years as OPEC. When The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Companies – OPEC – was organized in the early 1960’s, its goal was to coordinate and unify petroleum policies among…

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Competence Assurance Gaining Momentum in O&G Industry

Chris Sutton – Partner, Clover Global Solutions, LP An increasing number of companies in the oil and gas industry are looking to the Competence Assurance process to help them achieve some of their most fundamental goals: protecting their employees, promoting safety and ensuring quality. Competence Assurance is a very structured practice that allows companies to…

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Facing the Future: Challenges Ahead for the Oil & Gas Industry

Chris Sutton – Partner, Clover Global Solutions, LP Our industry has come a long way since oil was first discovered in Texas. Although there are numerous opinions about what the future holds for the Oil & Gas Industry, there is one very irrefutable fact that affects not only our industry, but the world as a…

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Knowing Your Worth: How is Your Salary Matching Up?

Chris Sutton – Partner, Clover Global Solutions, LP The Great Crew Change has continued to create an age gap in oil and gas personnel.  That’s a tricky situation for oil and gas companies, but what about for the professional workforce? The age gap has left experienced, well-qualified engineers in huge demand now that the economy…

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Preparing for Change: Surviving in the Oil & Gas Industry

Chris Sutton- Partner, Clover Global Solutions, LP The nature of the energy industry can bring frequent changes that result in professionals reentering the workforce.  Some of these changes are beneficial for oil and gas companies.  For example, acquisitions and divestitures (A&D) are a part of the asset allocation strategy for oil and gas companies and…

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Real Possibilities: New Horizons for Shale Drilling

Chris Sutton- Partner, Clover Global Solutions, LP Although shale plays like Marcellus, Barnett, Bakken, and Eagle Ford have captured the most public attention, they represent just a portion of the potentially oil and gas-bearing shale formations around the world. A June 2013 US Energy Information Administration (EIA) report concluded that shale oil and gas resources…

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Domestic Oil Reserves Reach Historical Levels

United States domestic oil production is steadily increasing.  This surge is largely attributed to two factors.  For one, lower natural gas prices – and the ensuing lower profits for those ventures – are forcing companies to increase the oil mix in their drilling efforts to remain competitive.  Additionally, two important unconventional arenas (tight oil shale…

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The Hottest Oil and Gas Jobs of 2013

The future is bright for those looking for new opportunities in the U.S. oil and gas industry.  Rigzone, a leading source of current events for the oil and gas industry, conducted its first national survey in May 2013 to gauge the current hiring environment in domestic O&G.  The report — compiled of the responses of…

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