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5 oilfield jobs still in demand in 2016

Oil workers on the floor of an oil and gas drilling rig operating in Alberta, Canada. (Image courtesy of Encana Corp)

Extended periods of plummeting oil prices have had a noticeable effect on the oil industry, with many oil companies decommissioning multiple rigs during 2015. While the oil industry is no longer being referred to as “booming” by most media outlets, it is not going away completely, and many oilfield jobs are still in demand. As current workers retire and leave ...

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Western states’ battle over coal royalties spills into House

The Western states’ battle over royalties that companies pay for coal, oil and gas taken from public lands spilled into Congress on Tuesday, where lawmakers and witnesses from Montana and Wyoming squared off. Former Montana Department of Revenue Director Dan Bucks told the House Natural Resources Committee that more needed to be done to ensure the public was getting its ...

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Oilfield firm donates $172M in software to School of Mines

RAPID CITY, S.D. — Oilfield services company Schlumberger has donated $172 million worth of software to the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology to strengthen the school’s energy resources initiative. The Houston-based company provides technology and other support services for the oil and gas industry in areas such as western North Dakota’s oil patch. School officials say the software ...

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Job Service wants more funding to cover rise in unemployment

An oil derrick is seen at a fracking site for extracting oil outside of Williston, North Dakota March 11, 2013. An oil derrick is a complex set of machines specifically designed for optimum efficiency, safety and low cost. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton (UNITED STATES - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS COMMODITIES)

BISMARCK, N.D. — Faced with an expected spike in unemployment claims due largely to a slowdown of oil drilling, North Dakota’s employment agency on Tuesday made an emergency request of $240,000 to maintain staffing through January, the agency’s busiest month. Cheri Giesen, who heads Job Service North Dakota, which administers state unemployment benefits and workforce training programs, told the state ...

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Falling gas prices put oil workers on edge

Despite making her commute to work every day cheaper, low gas prices put Port Lavaca resident Michelle Lessard on edge. “It helps because, of course, we’re not spending that much at the pump,” said Lessard, who works in Victoria. “But with our surrounding cities you know, if prices are going down, that means the economy is going down.” This week ...

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OPEC cracks, ready to talk with world producers

The stubborn drive of OPEC is finally weaning down as the crude cartel has stated that it’s ready to talk to other producers about crashing oil prices, according to a release from an OPEC publication on Monday. “Today’s continuing pressure on prices, brought about by higher crude production, coupled with market speculation, remains a cause for concern for OPEC and ...

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7 gifs from the oil field that prove even Joe Pesci couldn’t do the job oil

Without question, the oil and gas industry ranks among of the most tiring, intense and sometimes, dangerous fields of work. Flammable explosives are products at hand and the equipment used in the business looks more like industrial torture devices. It’s these elements that make oil and gas a prime candidate for internet insanity. Here are seven gifs birthed from the ...

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