The production results of half of offshore oil and gas fields are not meeting appraisal expectations when they go onstream, according to a Westwood Global Energy Group study of 70 producing fields. The appraisal benchmarking study shows that this is mainly due to unexpected subsurface reservoir issues encountered once field production begins. What’s more, these issues might have been identified earlier on, and prepared for, if companies had used better field appraisal practices.
James D. Woods, former chairman, president and CEO of Baker Hughes Inc., and noted philanthropist, passed away in Houston on Feb. 4. Woods retired from Baker Hughes in 1997, after joining Baker Oil Tools in 1955 and spending his entire career there. He was the guiding force behind the company’s 1987 merger with Hughes Tool Co. It was one of the first and largest oilfield service company mergers of that decade. Both companies were more than 100 years old at the time.
The AAPG Foundation was scheduled to honor Amoruso later this year with its highest award—the L. Austin Weeks Memorial Medal—at its annual convention in Salt Lake City in May. Amoruso had previously served as AAPG president in 1982-83 and was awarded the Michel T. Halbouty Outstanding Leadership Award from the organization in 2007, among many other industry awards and recognition. He also received the Col. Edwin Drake Legendary Oilman Award from the Petroleum History Institute in 2013.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".