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Over the next three fiscal years, nearly $300 million in federal oil and gas royalties generated by production in the Gulf of Mexico will fund construction of 12 Louisiana coastal protection and restoration projects. Read more

Offshore & Marine

In a perfect world, we would all work in weather-controlled environments where heat wouldn't be a factor and comfort could be maximized. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

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Jeff Fitlow

Leaders often find their businesses bucketed into neat categories for review, analysis and benchmarking. Industries are assumed to be asset intensive, capital heavy, high or low margin, or cyclical. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

Unplugged or poorly plugged wells are an environmental hazard, as they provide the potential for natural gases or fluids to escape into the atmosphere, creating health or fire hazards and contaminating freshwater zones. Read more

Drilling & Exploration

Think word-of-mouth marketing is dead? Think again. According to research from Nielsen, 92 percent of consumers around the world say they trust recommendations from people in their network more than any other source. Read more

Current Issue

You roll into work on a Monday morning and learn your network has been infected with ransomware. The attackers have encrypted 100 percent of your data and demand a ransom paid in Bitcoin. Read more

From BIC Alliance Members

The growth of female representation in construction could be a powerful win-win for operations and female workers alike. Read more

Current Issue

Forty years ago, Americans found themselves on the lookout for green flags at gas stations and jockeying for position in line just to fill up their tanks. Read more

Natural Gas/LNG

OSHA's walking-working surfaces standard has been revised and published. Whether you call them swing gates, safety gates, ladder-way gates, drop bars or chains, the new OSHA standard is in effect and it's time to address the changes. Read more

Regulations

Have you had a package delivered to your home recently? Were you asked to digitally sign for it on a handheld device once the mail service delivery representative scanned the barcode on a package? Read more

Current Issue

Bearing failures are the highest root cause of failure in triple-offset butterfly valves (TOVs). Read more

Current Issue

Gasoline's volatility is better described as its tendency to evaporate at a specific temperature and measured by the Reid Vapor Pressure (RVP) in units of psi. Read more

Current Issue

When the tool is pushed, that deflection goes into the workpiece, and when the tool is pulled or dragged, that deflection goes away from the workpiece. Read more

Current Issue

You already understand that wearing a hard hat is essential for protecting your most valuable tool: your brain. The effects of traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be devastating -- not just for the injured, but for their families as well. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Implement participative management and transformational leadership that goes beyond basic supervision. This is one of 14 key points Dr. W. Edward Demings offers to improve effectiveness in operations. Read more

Plant Management & Operations

It is a daunting task for a newly graduated student of a technical college program to immediately enter the workforce as a viable answer to our industry's current manpower shortages. Read more

Training & Human Resources

The shale revolution is entering a new stage of maturity, and we must be prepared. These massive plants are on a construction scale we haven't seen in generations. Read more

Training & Human Resources

Today's world is full of systems, gadgets and devices that are inevitably made by different manufacturers in geographically dispersed regions of the world. Read more

From BIC Alliance Members

The offshore oil and gas industry employs tens of thousands of Louisiana workers, supports hundreds of locally owned oilfield service companies, and pays millions in state and local taxes that fund our schools, roads and other public services. Read more

Health, Safety & Environmental

Frederick Heard of HCC, Dennis brown of Lee college, Brenda Hellyer of San Jacinto college. Prentice Wilson of Dow, and golf tournament chairman Todd Monette of Lyondellbasell at EHCMA golf tournament. Read more

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