TXOGA’s New Landowner Handbook: Pipelines 101 to Serve as a Resource for Landowners, Local Officials, Infrastructure Companies

AUSTIN-Texas is one of the fastest-growing states in the nation and essential infrastructure is needed to meet the demands of our booming population. At the same time, private property ownership is a bedrock principle in Texas and balancing the expansion of critical infrastructure like roads, internet and electricity lines, and pipelines for oil, natural gas…

November 18, 2021 With the U.S. EPA Administrator planning a visit to industrial sites in Texas tomorrow, the Texas oil and natural gas industry reiterates its commitment to prioritizing the safety, health and wellbeing of surrounding communities and our workforce. This is paramount in all that the Texas oil and natural gas industry does. Just…

June 4, 2021 By Todd Staples, President of the Texas Oil & Gas Association  Created in Spring 2019, the Permian Road Safety Coalition (PRSC) works to make roads safer and road infrastructure better across the Permian Basin. By convening private sector companies, researchers, agencies, and concerned citizens to collaborate on improving road safety and road…

The following appeared in the Odessa American on February 22, 2019. Texas oil and natural gas companies are fueling our lives and funding our state and local budgets. From production to pipelines, to refineries and ports, new technologies and innovations allow for safer, more efficient, and less impactful energy production, all while employing hundreds of…

Oil and Gas is a highly regulated industry, but even routine oil and gas operations can be inherently dangerous due to exposures to moving equipment, high pressures, flammable / hazardous materials and environmental conditions. TXOGA Safety Group provides resources and presentations to spread awareness. Topics range from safety in the oil field, seatbelts, rig inspections,…

Jessica joined Chevron as a cyber threat intelligence coordinator where her job was to read and edit reports written by cybersecurity analysts. As she learned more about cybersecurity and got on the job training, her interest in the role of a cyber threat intelligence analyst grew. A big part of her job entails researching and accurately writing…

Kelsey Prestidge, a drill site manager, oversees personnel on location, logistics and safety for Chevron’s midcontinent business unit. As a drill site manager, she oversees personnel on location, logistics and safety. The personnel aspect entails ordering equipment, the cement product, casing, cleaning supplies, etc. The safety aspect entails working with safety representatives on location to…

TXOGA Safety Group meets in conjunction with Texas Mutual to discuss the best practices for the industry. The last meeting took place on June 8th. The topics discussed ranged from road work zone fatalities increase in Texas, conducting routine workplace inspections, and the SSE (Short Service Employees). The focus topic was centered around hydrogen sulfide…

Safety is a priority of the oil and natural gas industry in Texas! Wells are highly regulated to ensure the protection of air and ground water. Watch the video below as TXOGA President Todd Staples explains the regulations that keep Texans safe.  

Here is an article by Merrion Oil and Gas Investment Manager, George Sharpe. This article was published by Farmington Daily Times in March of 2017 and describes the fracking process. It explains permeability and the different factors that effect fracking such as flow rate and reservoir pressure. The article also writes of why we frack, stating…

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