Oil, Gas Jobs Moves from Shale to Offshore
With offshore market gaining momentum the main driver of employment is shifting from shale to offshore.According to new analysis by energy research firm Rystad Energy, increased activity in onshore shale basins such as the Permian in the US held employment in the oilfield service industry steady from 2016 to 2017.However, the offshore industry has now taken the lead, gradually increasing the overall headcount of the top 50 oilfield service companies from 2017 to 2018, the report said.“This is a clear effect of the increase in offshore sanctioning. We expect offshore commitments to nearly double
Corpus Christi Gearing Up to Handle US Shale Export Boom
loading the tankers offshore, he said. The project will deepen the channel to 54 feet for larger tankers, he said.Oil export capacity from the Corpus Christi area is expected to rise to 3.3 million bpd by 2021 from 1.3 million bpd this year, keeping its rank as the top oil export port, according to energy research firm Wood Mackenzie.This year, the south Texas port received $36 million from the U.S. federal government to start work on a $335 million expansion that would allow Corpus Christi by 2021 to accept tankers with capacity of 1 million barrels of oil . The port contributed another $44 million and
Marcel van Galen Joins CG/LA Infrastructure
over 25 years of sales and business development experience, Van Galen brings to his new role an extensive background in building businesses around data, analysis, market insights and developing long-term strategic business relationships. Prior to joining CG/LA, van Galen was a partner at Emerging Energy Research (EER), a company he helped build from start-up to a leading provider of business intelligence for the global renewable energy industry and where he managed the commercial integration into IHS Inc. post-acquisition.
FORCE Expands Tidal Energy Project Team
Nova Scotia's efforts to harness the power of the highest tides in the world are accelerating this year, and more people are joining the project to help ensure its success. Today, speaking to industry, science, and government representatives at the Nova Scotia Energy Research and Development Forum, Tony Wright, general manager of FORCE (the Fundy Ocean Research Center for Energy), announced two new staff members and two new volunteer board members have joined the team to help realize the clean energy potential in the Bay of Fundy. "As we build on the success of installing