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Bright future for oilfield service companies with innovative technology

By Paul Puri
Managing Partner and Chief Development Officer

When crude prices plummeted three years ago, oil companies sliced jobs, cut rig counts and buttoned down the hatches to survive, but they also embraced technology and cost-saving innovations.

Oil prices have begun to...

Global oil & gas market moves toward equilibrium

By Paul Puri
Managing Partner & CDO

The International Energy Agency expects U.S. oil production to be 680,000 barrels per day higher at the end of this year than it was at the end of 2016 as cuts by OPEC have brought the global market back toward equilibrium.

It’s the...

Companies providing pipeline safety services set for sustained growth

By Bryan Livingston
Managing Partner and CEO

Demand for experienced third-party oil & gas pipeline integrity services is at an all-time high, as pressure on pipeline operators to address public safety concerns, the costs of maintaining in-house integrity staff and other factors...

Momentum builds in oil & gas sector as drilling increases

Technology innovators especially attractive as M&A targets

By Paul Puri
Managing Partner and Chief Development Officer

Oil & gas activity rose during the first quarter in Texas, Louisiana and southern New Mexico, according to energy...

Guest Post: Three reasons to consider global employment outsourcing

By Eric Snethkamp
SafeGuard World International

While each international M&A transaction is different, many divestitures, spinoffs and asset-based purchases include a transfer of human capital, which can be complicated by different rules and regulations in each country where a...

Trump’s support of energy sector should boost oilfield M&A

By Paul Puri
Managing Partner

President Trump’s commitment to domestic energy production, combined with a promise to reduce financial regulations, should expand the opportunities for North American merger and acquisition deals in the oilfield services and manufacturing subsector....

Staffing demand could grow in 2017, but industry faces challenges

By Neal England
Managing Director and HCM Practice Leader

With the U.S. economy at full employment, staffing firms will be challenged again this year to find candidates with the skillsets demanded by today’s businesses while they face internal challenges on how best to compete in an...

Small business optimism under Trump could spur growth for PEOs and staffing firms

By Brad Buttermore
Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer

Business optimism has risen to its highest level since 2004, as Main Street prepares for business-friendly policies under President Donald Trump that could be good for the PEO and staffing industries.

The Index...

Alpine High discovery holds promise for many in the oil industry

By Paul Puri
Managing Partner and Chief Development Officer

Apache Corp.’s discovery of Alpine High — a new oil and gas field in West Texas — has raised interest in a region once written off as undevelopable and could boost merger and acquisition opportunities for U.S. oilfield...

White paper examines pros and cons of HEDIS

The Health Effectiveness Data and Information Set, or HEDIS as it’s commonly known, is an important and evolving set of data that informs health plans, consumers and employers, allowing them to compare the performance of health care plans.

In a just-released white paper, Mark Lee, a...


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