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Match Game: Companies Push Training to Close Skills Gap

Summary
  • Industry struggles with operator selection and training
  • Well paid professional blue collar jobs cannot be filled without additional training expense.
  • Inexperience Operators can lead to more human errors
  • ERM / HSE training and compliance proving to be more expensive
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Flood Of Shale Gas Spilling Into Communities Across America

ERM Considerations:
  • “We believe the shale gas revolution is a game-changer for energy intensive industries and the entire manufacturing sector”
  • “Low natural gas prices are spurring new manufacturing investment and creating jobs.”
  • “Shale gas and energy have changed the whole manufacturing dynamic”
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Midstream Carries The A&D Load In Shale Deals

ERM Considerations:
  • Consolidation in Midstream sector change risk appetite of acquirers
  • Larger Strategics value sophisticated risk management programs
  • Increased risk due diligence by larger buyers
  • D&O claims with exit transactions from public shareholders
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Chesapeake to Pay $25 Million to Settle Michigan Charges

ERM Considerations:
  • Internal controls
  • Risk communication
  • Regulatory impacts
  • Reputation impacts
  • Administrative Cost Drag
  • Minimal if any Insurance Coverage (D&O)
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USGS Report: No Significant Water Quality Impacts in West Virginia Shale Gas Field

A      new study of water quality in a West Virginia Marcellus shale gas field shows “no significant difference was found in comparison of groundwater survey data and historical data.” In other words, there were no water quality impacts due to hydraulic fracturing.… Read More >

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Crude train derailment prompts evacuation of North Dakota town

BISMARCK, N.D. — An oil train derailed and caught fire early Wednesday in a rural area of central North Dakota, prompting the evacuation of a nearby town where about three dozen people live.… Read More >

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