Oil Field Jobs -Energy executives warned Wednesday that the oil and gas industry will lose a public relations war unless it takes a more proactive approach to environmental concerns as it attempts to capitalize on a massive natural gas supply. Speaking at the IHS CERAWeek energy conference in Houston, chief executives of Anadarko Petroleum, Royal Dutch Shell and other energy giants appealed to global industry leaders to improve their transparency and better address criticisms of hydraulic fracturing and other oil field jobs operations.“We need to do a better job of listening and responding,” Shell CEO Peter Voser said during a midday keynote speech. “As an industry, we should insist on strong regulation and enforcement to ensure everyone in the industry does the job right.”
The 31st annual conference has attracted energy leaders and experts from around the globe for a weeklong discussion of worldwide energy issues. Cambridge Energy Research Associates started the annual CERAWeek conference in 1982 and the event continued after CERA was acquired in 2004 by IHS, formerly Information Handling Services.
During a morning speech, Anadarko CEO James Hackett stressed the energy industry should improve transparency on water usage, well construction, methane emissions and hydraulic fracturing fluids.“We need to fully disclose chemical compositions,” Hackett said, adding that the public shouldn't be expected to trust the industry that the materials are safe without knowing what they are.“Responsible parties on every side should make sure that science is what leads us as opposed to emotion,” he said. “The risk we run in making politics the driver is you lack and lose credibility.”
Hackett and other energy leaders praised the industry's voluntary chemical disclosure registry, FracFocus, but none voiced support for federal mandates. Some states, including Texas, already require the disclosures.Efforts for improved public awareness of energy company operations(Oil Rig Jobs) will help advance production of the abundant supplies of natural gas that have many at the conference excited, said Greg Ebel, president and CEO of Spectra Energy.“We need to maintain that because the public's criticism of us has been pretty significant these days and we better not blow that one,” Ebel said.
Several energy executives argued for federal approval of liquefied natural gas exports, citing the surplus in the U.S. market and varying projections on jobs and economic benefits associated with the move. The government is weighing the possibility of allowing liquefied natural gas exports to take advantage of booming domestic gas supplies, Deputy Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman said during a panel discussion.For more detail visit this Alberta Oil Careers.