Taking Action to Improve Onshore Safety

Safety is a core value for the natural gas and oil industry, which works tirelessly to improve safety in the workplace through ongoing research, standards development, training, information…

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New Workover Rig, Bound for Deep Basin Pay

First thought when you see the above will be, what new technology is coming to the field and where?  This is actually a reprint of an article Well…

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Production, Consumption Declines Strangle Shale Producers

In February, oil production in the U.S. was on a record-setting roll, topping 13 million barrels per day before it and the rest of the U.S. economy fell…

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AESC Scholarship Recipients

The AESC National Scholarship Committee is proud to announce the 2020 recipients. These scholarships are distributed to deserving students of the AESC membership who are pursuing a higher…

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Obituary: Truman Laro “Woody” Gregory

We are so very sad to say goodbye to our wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend, Truman Laro “Woody” Gregory of Odessa, TX. Woody was the finest man…

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Respirable Crystalline Silica and the Hierarchy of (New) Controls

Air sampling results describing worker exposure risks to respirable crystalline silica (RCS) during hydraulic fracturing (using quartz sand as proppant) were published by National Institute for Occupational Safety…

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Volatility: Thy Name is Energy

Yes, this is another article about the “state of the industry”. Because of my work representing oil & gas service providers to maximize their recoveries in the bankruptcy…

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Safety Award Winners Recognized by AESC

Each year, the AESC publishes their Safety Statistics for the preceding year in Well Servicing Magazine.  We also want to recognize the award winners for 2019 for their…

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Texas Oilfield Collections: Texas Property Code Chapter 56 – Liens Against Mineral Property

Texas Property Code Chapter 56 is a useful tool to get energy service companies paid in the Texas oilfield.  This article generally explains how Chapter 56 liens work…

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Wage and Hour Litigation is on the Rise: 6 Steps You Can Take Now to Protect Your Business

We are seasoned employment litigators and we know a thing or two about the plight of companies battling wage and hour class and collective actions in the oil…

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