The Impact of a Strong Industry Partnership Partnering Community College with Oil and Gas Industry

Oil and gas companies are always on the lookout for highly skilled talent when looking to fill open positions. Where do they look for a strong talent pool? How do they generate positive leads to fill those positions? What are the skills they look for? These are some questions that recruiters, human resources, and talent acquisition departments ask every time they must either replace a person or hire for a new position. Midland College (MC) Energy Technology and Diesel Technology Programs have developed strong partnerships with local oil and gas companies to help answer some of these questions and fill the employment gap here in the Permian Basin. There is representation from upstream, midstream, and downstream companies. The partnerships are made up of large corporations such as Chevron, Oxy, Ovintiv and SM Energy as well as independents such as Endeavor and CrownQuest, just to mention a few. These companies are a very integral part of the educational process. Where do th…
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Archrock, Inc. donates compressor package to Midland College Diesel Technology and Energy Technology Programs

On Monday, June 7, at 2:00 p.m., Midland College (MC) President Dr. Steve Thomas and Archrock, Inc. President and CEO Mr. Brad Childers will announce the donation of a compressor system to MC Diesel Technology and Energy Technology programs. Archrock, is the leading provider of midstream natural gas contract compression services in the U.S. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Archrock has approximately 1,700 employees and operates in every major oil and gas producing region in the United States, including the Permian Basin. The donation to Midland College, worth approximately $200,000, represents the company’s commitment to support education and career development in the West Texas region. “We are extremely grateful to Archrock for this very generous donation,” Pete Avalos, MC program chair of Automotive, Diesel and Energy, said. “Students in our Diesel Technology and Energy Technology programs will be able to receive hands-on training using this gas compression system, …
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List of Petroleum Engineer Universities and Schools

The University of Texas at Austin Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering 200 E. Dean Keeton St., Stop C0300 Austin, TX 78712-1585 P: 512-471-3161 https://www.pge.utexas.edu/   Marietta College 215 Fifth Street, Marietta, OH 45750 1-800-331-7896 https://www.marietta.edu/program/petroleum-engineering     Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering Texas A&M University 3116 TAMU College Station, TX 77843-3116 Phone: 979-845-2241 https://engineering.tamu.edu/petroleum/index.html   Montana Tech 1300 West Park Street Butte, MT 59701 Information: 800-445-8324 https://www.mtech.edu/petroleum-engineering/index.html     UNIVERSITY PARK JOHN AND WILLIE LEONE FAMILY DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY AND MINERAL ENGINEERING 113 Hosler Building University Park, PA 16802 814-865-3437 eme@ems.psu.edu http://www.eme.psu.edu   Universit…
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How Can the Oil and Gas Industry Improve Its Project Management

The oil and gas industry has drastically changed in the past decade. The vast majority of Earth’s oil and gas deposits have been already uncovered years ago while modern-day technologies allowed us to mine them faster than ever. The resources are rapidly becoming scarcer while finding a decent team of engineers is challenging for a number of reasons. Even so, there are ways to improve the governing aspect of any project if one knows what to look for. Today we’ll talk about how can the oil and gas industry companies and their employees improve their project management skills and execution, so let’s dive in. Redefined contracts and forms The first area where oil and gas industry managers are lacking is contractual in nature. According to dr. William Wallace, most contractor companies actually know very little about contract laws, which combined with the interest of protecting their prospects oftentimes leads to disaster. The first way to improve the efficiency of applie…
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List of Oil and Gas Recruitment Companies

List of Oil and Gas Recruitment Companies, we did the work so you don't have too. List of emails so you can send your CV/Resume and links to job boards . Quick Easy way to get your information out . If you are a Oil and Gas Recuirment Company and would like to get your information listed please email all your contact to info@oilpatchsurplus.com . FrontLine 1980 POST OAK BOULEVARD, #1500 HOUSTON, TEXAS 77056 (713) 960-6300 HOUSTON.OILGAS@FRTLINE.COM Professional Business Services, Inc. 807 G Street, Suite 200 Anchorage, AK 99501 Telephone: (907) 279-7679 Facsimile: (907) 276-5758 HR@pbsjobs.com http://www.pbsjobs.com/job-listings/index.html Murray Resources 800 Gessner Road, Suite 170 Houston, Texas 77024 713.935.0009 candidates@murrayresources.com https://murrayresources.com/ Kaye/Bassman cmelillo@kbic.com https://www.kbic.com/executive-search-professional-recruiting/energy-oil-and-gas/ AirSwift Offices in Houston, Denver, Midland and Ancho…
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Using your Natural Gas in the Oilfield to create Power To the Grid

Using Natural Gas Generators to Power a Grid When it comes to backup generators, both diesel and natural gas generators are well-known for being used in a variety of applications to provide backup power to businesses and facilities in the event of power outage or even serve as the primary source of power for operations and applications that take place off the main power grid, but what about using natural gas generators to serve as a remote or temporary power grid? Why Natural Gas Generators? Natural gas generators make a great solution for grid applications, because out of all the current alternative power solutions available (alternative meaning not part of the main power grid), these generators are one of the most reliable sources of constant power. Depending on build and configuration, natural gas generators can run in continuous or prime applications to act as a primary power supply and kW output can be added to meet power requirements by running generators in parallel. …
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The Importance of Health Insurance for Oil Patch Workers

There are many reasons that a company should offer health insurance to their employees that work in the oil patch industry. Besides the obvious dangers from flammable gases, fire, explosion and equipment malfunction, workers need to know that if they face an illness or family crisis it is not going to cause them to go deep into debt or risk losing their home or other assets. The petroleum industry operates on a global level and whether a company is in operation in Oklahoma, Kansas or overseas, workers need to be protected from injury and illness. While companies will often perform random drug testing in the oilfield to help ensure safety on the job, it’s also a good policy to offer health benefits that will ensure workers have access to care when needed whether due to illness or injury at work or when off the clock. This is not only an important benefit for workers, but it’s also something that companies need to offer to help benefit the company overall. Why Should Oil Pat…
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How To Pick The Right Transportation Company To Haul Your Oilfield Equipment

There are many professional transportation companies around the globe. Each company claims to be the best in the industry, which can make choosing one seem a lot more complicated than it should be. Not all transportation companies are created equally, though. Some of these companies only specialize in specific types of transport services. So, how do you know if you are choosing the right company to help with your company’s oilfield equipment shipping? What Should You Look For In A Transport Company? Different types of equipment require different types of transport. You wouldn’t call a residential moving company to transport a fleet of forklifts, or an auto transporter to pack up your house for you. The only time these scenarios would be feasible is if the transport company offered multiple transport and moving solutions. Otherwise, you are wasting your time and the company’s time obtaining a quote. The hardest part of your oilfield equipment transport experience should be r…
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Tips for Transporting Heavy Duty Oil Field Equipment – Know Before You Ship!

If you’re working in the oil & gas industry, you may occasionally need to move drilling equipment and other heavy machinery between oil fields and work areas – and whenever you’re moving such valuable equipment, you need to make sure you’re taking every step you can to keep your property safe during the transportation process. In this blog, we’ll be taking a look at a few tips and best practices you should follow whenever you’re shipping heavy-duty oil field equipment. 1. Start By Shopping Around With Different Logistics Providers First and foremost, you’ll want to make sure you use a qualified logistics and shipping provider that has previous experience in the field of shipping heavy equipment, including oil field equipment like pumps, drills, and other machinery used in the oil & gas industries. When you are consulting with a logistics provider for a heavy-duty oil field equipment shipping project, there are a few basic questions you should ask to make sure the…
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The Uses of Turbine Flow Meters in the Oil and Gas Industry

The Uses of Turbine Flow Meters in the Oil and Gas Industry   There are a lot of types of flow meters, and trying to find the one class that you need for your operation can be an overwhelming task to do. However, there is a versatile flow meter, which can be used to measure liquid and gas flow across multiple industries especially the Oil and Gas industry.   Turbine flow meters' various applications are beneficial. For this reason, a lot of industries use this type of flow meter in their primary operations. But what is a turbine flow meter, and how does it work? What is a Turbine Flow Meter? A turbine flow meter is a type of meter that measures a gas or liquid flow by the use of a rotor. It is created with a rotor and blades that utilize the mechanical energy that the flow creates. The blades of the meter use the flow stream to transfer power to rotational energy.   As the current increases its pressure, the spins proportionally get faster…
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