(Written by Dave Taylor, the owner of rp², with input from Jason Lavis) A REAL Change In an industry well over 100 years old, examples of step-changes and/or paradigm shifts are...

Facilitation: What Will a Facilitator Bring to Your Next Meeting?

Introduction: This article was kindly submitted to us by a writer for a corporate facilitation company. It sparked some lively debate among our team, regarding...

Drill Well On Paper (DWOP) – The Gift of Foresight

Introduction: Before rigs and crews are moved into place to start drilling, the management and planning people will perform a 'Drill Well On Paper' (DWOP)....

Radial Jet Drilling

What is Radial Jet Drilling (RJD)? It's an enhanced oil recovery (EOR) method that can be used on existing wells to stimulate further extraction. It involves...

Cost Saving

Making the Invisible Visible – Delivering Clarity

  Cost Saving through Operational Optimisation Without exception, every Operator has the potential to reduce their operational costs significantly. I don’t think anyone would argue with...

Interviews

Lenin Diaz Interview

Oil and Gas Titan Interview #3 Q) You've been in the oil and gas industry a long time, how did you get started? Well that is...

Eric Roth Interview

Oil and Gas Titan Interview #2 INTRO: As drillers.com grows and evolves, we're constantly thinking of new ideas and resources that might bring value to...

Dave Taylor Interview

Oil and Gas Titan Interview #1 As drillers.com grows and evolves, we're constantly thinking of new ideas and resources that might bring value to our...

Press Release

Thunder Cranes Wins Chevron Contract

(PRESS RELEASE) The Thunder Cranes Group has been providing offshore lifting services since 1994 and it’s latest contract is a 3-year project with Chevron Corporation...

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Outlook

Nigeria Oil Industry Overview

The Oil Industry of Nigeria If anyone asks Chevron or Shell, for example,  how they feel about Nigeria, the response would probably be that they...

How Much Oil is Left in the World?

In the oil industry, We can get our data from a variety of sources, from the largest government bodies to small independent niche oil supply...

Gender Inequality in O+G Engineering

How to fight the gender imbalance within the offshore oil & gas engineering sector From the gender pay gap to increasing the number of females...

Offshore Oil Rigs: Power, Equipment and Technology

Introduction Offshore oil and gas production involves the extraction of oil and gas from often extreme depths under the sea. Land-based drilling is much easier,...

Advice
Career

Best Chemical Engineering Schools 2019

Before naming the best chemical engineering schools in 2019, some viewers may ask: What do Chemical Engineers do? Chemical engineers use chemical procedures for finding inventive...

Top 10 Mechanical Engineering Schools in the U.S. (2019)

  Before listing the Top 10 Mechanical Engineering Schools in the U.S. in 2019, there are a few things that you need to understand. First, oil...

Finding an Entry-Level Oil field Job

Finding an entry-level oil field job has been hard During the recent crash, finding an entry-level oil field job has been more difficult than during...

The 10 Best Petroleum Engineering Schools (USA 2019)

NOTE: This page was first published in November 2017. We've just reviewed, edited and updated it in December 2018 ready for the 2019 entrance...

Work Safe in Times of Uncertainty

I came back to the rig sick a few days ago and since I have been under the weather for these past days, I...

Sport

Work Safe in Times of Uncertainty

I came back to the rig sick a few days ago and since I have been under the weather for these past days, I...

Oil and Gas Drilling Job Shortage: We’re in the Same Situation

(Introduction: This blog post is directed towards those who are looking for work, and are severely affected by the current downturn. It is for...

Why you should be part of the new drillers.com

Goodbye old drillers.com Everyone knows that the old drillers.com had its day. At one time it was the most important jobs site for the whole...

Mud & Fluids

Quick Q&A regarding Dave Messler’s ACME Fluids Training Courses

Intro/Disclosure: Dave Messler is currently an advertiser with drillers.com. If you're reading this in the summer of 2017, you'll probably see one of those adverts...

Wellbore cleanups; the oilfield’s longest running drama

A wellbore cleanup roadmap... I have been involved in cleaning up oil and gas wells for over twenty years now, sometimes going from one to...

Announcements

Recent milestones and updates from drillers dotcom.

BEYOND VIDEO-CONFERENCING and TECHNICAL FACILITATION SERVICE

  After starting in October and November 2019… The global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic spread around the world in the first few months of 2020....

We’ve Launched Our Skills Pool Registration

Our Skills Pool is open for business! We're proud to announce that we've published the web-based sign-up registration for our skills pool database. Drillers.com has...

A Message From Dave

So, confidence is returning, and it’s very likely that the downturn is over. No one can predict the future... (Well, plenty can predict, but...

We’re live on the new platform!

First of all, if you are reading this, then the NEW drillers.com is live and receiving visitors! If you have visited in the last...

Welcome to the new Drillers.com!

Times have changed in the oil business This is the first blog post on the brand new Drillers.com site. The site was created almost 20...

Commentary

Fracking Vs Fracing – The End of the Debate?

A debate that has raged for a few years now... There are a number of topics in oil and gas that always seem to generate...

The light is at the end of the tunnel, but how long is it?

Still here? If you’ve been in the oil and gas business for more than a few years, and you’re still reading this then we feel...

How are oil and gas companies lowering production costs?

Introduction: Most of what we read online about the oil industry is written by journalists. They mainly get their information from 'official' sources, such...

Trends
Opinion

Rig Abandonment and Decommissioning for the Next 25 Years

Rig abandonment and decommissioning trends face disruption on a scale not experienced before. The normal lifetime of oilfield facilities are already calculated as part of the design remit prior...

Finding a job in the oilfield… It’s on you!

Some LinkedIn observations There are a lot of really smart people out there looking for a job, who don’t have the foggiest idea how to...

History of Turbodrills in the Oil and Gas Industry

Turbine technology has been around for thousands of years. The very first recorded usages were in the first century AD by the Greeks. The...

Deepwater Isn’t Dead. Signs Of Life Suggest The Stage Is Being Set For A Comeback

Over the past couple weeks, we read a half dozen transcripts of earnings calls from the oil majors and national oil companies (NOCs). The big...

Country Focus

Nigeria Oil Industry Overview

The Oil Industry of Nigeria If anyone asks Chevron or Shell, for example,  how they feel about Nigeria, the response would probably be that they...

Guyana: The New Star on the Global Oil Map

  Exxon Guyana Oil Discoveries When Exxon first started drilling off the coast of Guyana, it hardly anticipated the oil price crash of 2014. The supermajor...

History

Aubrey McClendon: Controversial Oil and Gas Industry Giant

Aubrey McClendon passed away in 2016 after leaving a legacy as a true giant in the oil and gas industry. However, along with his...

History of the American Petroleum Institute (API)

The American Petroleum Institute history begins with World War I. Overview This article relies on the information provided in a book published by the University of...

Mr. De In Mexico

Everett Lee DeGolyer (1886-1956) attended the University of Oklahoma beginning in 1905, worked for the United States Geological Survey while attending college, later formed...
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