SPE meeting explores ways to cope with change

Oil and gas companies continue to wrestle with the problems of consolidation, new technology, an evolving workforce, and other issues that are reshaping their business.Many of those issues were addressed during the annual meeting of the Society of Petroleum Engineers in Dallas last week. And while no pat answers have been provided, some new perspectives have been explored.Is bigger better?Mark Papa, chairman and CEO of the newly independent EOG Resources Inc., presented probably the best perspective of the industry's continual concerns about consolidation at the Oct. 2 plenary session."When a lion wakes up each morning, he knows that sometime during the day he's going to have to r...

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