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Halliburton hiring in West Texas

Halliburton hiring in Permian, An oil and gas drilling rig operating in the Permian Basin near Farmington, New Mexico. (Image courtesy of Encana Corp)

According to FuelFix, Halliburton is set to hire 200 workers in the Permian Basin in West Texas and New Mexico. The Current-Argus reported that Halliburton spokeswoman Emily Mir said in late December there will be job opportunities throughout the Permian, including in Artesia. As the oil industry begins to see a small upswing, local businesses are crossing their fingers that ...

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US rig count drops 9 this week to 406

Permian Basin, Wolfcamp

HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. dropped by nine this week to 406, another all-time low amid depressed energy prices. A year ago, 888 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes Inc. said Friday 328 rigs sought oil and 86 explored for natural gas. One was listed as ...

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Top Eagle Ford news stories: April 22-29

Top Eagle Ford news stories: April 22-29

Review this week’s top Eagle Ford news stories all in one place. Ukraine marked the 30-year anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and ExxonMobil lost its coveted AAA credit rating. Find more stories below. 5. New Mexico sues Texas oil company for lease payments SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico State Land Office is suing a Texas oil ...

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Top 5 Eagle Ford stories of the week

Top 5 Eagle Ford stories

In this week’s headlines, Texas showed resilience in a challenging oil market. Russia met with several OPEC countries to discuss a cap on oil production, and Marathon Oil stated it will focus most of its resources on Eagle Ford shale. 5. Texas cities ask federal officials to cancel drilling leases LEWISVILLE, Texas — Some North Texas cities and environmental groups ...

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2015 year in review: The boom went bust

2015 year in review 2015: The boom went bust

When the New Year arrived, it was clear Odessa would not see another year of an oilfield boom. Instead, locals in the industry wondered just how bad it would get and for how long? As the year ends, those same questions remain. The Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries agreed on Thanksgiving Day 2014 not to cut production in the face ...

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First responder training program planned for West Texas

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In the next month, Dr. Dinesh Vyas of Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center of the Permian Basin plans to start a trainer-trainee program so people can help reduce mortality rates in remote work areas or accident scenes. Vyas, who is an associate professor, associate dean surgery research, associate program director at Texas Tech Health Sciences, said he will start ...

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Ministry connects workers, jobs


Times were good when First Baptist’s oilfield ministry began last October. It was the Permian Basin International Oil Show, and a group of Christians joined to distribute some 7,000 Bibles tailored specifically to oil men from nearby the event. An oil price slide during the following months would hammer the industry, and First Baptist “boom pastor” Jesse Gore — to ...

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Permian oil company cited for death of three workers


A West Texas oil service company will have to pay a total of $50,400 in fines for a well fire explosion that killed three workers earlier this year. The Texas Tribune reported that Andrews, Texas residents Arturo Martinez Sr., his son Arturo Martinez Jr. and Rogelio Salgado, who married into the Martinez family, died in March while trying to install ...

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One Texas company claims even $15 per barrel is profitable


Texas-based oil giant Carson Energy may have figured out a means to completely scoff at even the lowest of oil prices. The industry can’t remove its gaze away from Carson. This week, the company released new analysis that shows rich Texas oil fields can be profitable at just $15 a barrel. “Many investors feel you have to be getting over ...

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