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Tips for Writing an Oil and Gas Resume

The recent downturn in the oil and gas industry has made the competiveness of resumes even more challenging as employers in these fields seek more-experienced workers to fill more-versatile roles. If you have not yet written your oil and ...
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Oil and Gas Graduates: Tips for Finding Work in a Downturn

The downturn in the gas and oil industry has created many challenges for recent graduates who are searching for work in these fields. Although the outlook may look bleak for graduates, understanding the current environment and knowing some ...
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Self-Employment 101: Tax Return Tips for Landmen

With every new year comes a new tax season, sending chills up independent contractor's spines across the US. Unlike most people who enjoy a refund this time of year, landmen can usually expect to be emptying their bank accounts and forking ...
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What to Expect at NAPE Summit 2016

Every February, thousands of people in the oil and gas industry gather at the NAPE Summit in Houston. It’s an assembly of some of the best minds in the business. Industry professionals come from all over the country (and the world) to ...
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Oil and Gas Events to Look Forward to in 2016

Every year, the oil and gas industry hosts expos, conferences, and other events for industry professionals who want to stay current with energy trends. They connect important professionals in the industry to one another and are a great ...
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Oil and Gas Businesses: Beating the Competition in a Downturn

To describe the current oil and gas industry as “competitive” would be an understatement. But intense competition need not be seen as a disadvantage. Learning from the mistakes of others lets a business reap all the advantages of the ...
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What Certifications Do Right of Way Agents Need?

A Right-of-Way (ROW) agent works with oil and gas companies and other industries that need to secure property right to tracts of land. They obtain rights to use property on behalf of third-party companies, like oil drillers, government ...
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Oil and Gas Leasing: Everything Landmen Need to Know

The oil and gas industry is undergoing a lot of changes to regulations and the prices of oil. It was once thought employees in the industry couldn’t make significant wages, but the truth is quite the opposite now. Landmen have the ...
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Everything You Need to Know About the Rule of Capture

The rule of capture may not sound like it should apply to underground substances like oil, gas, and water, but it does. The oil and gas industry is unique in that it combines elements of contractual law, property law, and tort law. The ...
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The Texas Railroad Commission and Oil and Gas Regulations

Oil and gas regulations change often at the federal and state level. The purpose of these regulations is to manage how the industry handles certain issues like exploration, spills, permitting, and other processes. The oil and gas ...
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