Women took half of new US oil jobs at start of year

The oil industry is notoriously male-dominated – but there was a surge in the number of jobs given to women earlier this year. Women made up nearly half (46%) of all new jobs in the US oil industry in the first three months of 2013, according to new analysis of data from the Bureau of […]

Heading to the great rig in the sky

US onshore oil and gas firm Patterson-UTI Energy is retiring 31 drilling rigs this December. While some rig parts may be auctioned, the firm plans to use distribute most to spare parts inventory to support other rigs in the fleet. The firm works in American states such as Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Colorado.