Recent Developments

UTPB Engineers Graduating Career Ready

Posted on October 15, 2019

By Courtney Borchert – cborchert@oaoa.com The University of Texas Permian Basin College of Engineering is producing career-ready graduates at a rate higher than the national average. The Fundamentals of Engineering exam administered by the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying is used as a measure of workforce readiness and is one of the first […]

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UTPB Falcon enrollment sky high

Posted on October 15, 2019

“What we’re doing is really important to the quality of life and the future of this region.” Author: Sammi Steele ODESSA, Texas — The University of Texas of the Permian Basin has a lot to celebrate as more and more people are graduating as Falcons. The university saw a record number of graduates in 2019, with […]

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Permian Basin Association of Pipeliners aims to make industry safer

Posted on October 15, 2019

By Mella McEwen, MRT.com/Midland Reporter-Telegram A wide-ranging group of energy industry personnel make up the Permian Basin Association of Pipeliners. Speaking before the association’s monthly luncheon at the Petroleum Club, association president Jason Wolf said the group in April 2018. He said its members come from the producers who send their production through the pipelines to […]

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Area Oil Business Rapidly Changing

Posted on October 15, 2019

By Ruth Campbell – rcampbell@oaoa.com Hastings Equity Partners in Houston and the University of Houston have combined to research new pipelines coming into the Permian Basin, figuring out where all the oil would be going, who would be using the oil on the other side and what bottlenecks would occur when the lines were in place. […]

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UTPB Awarded Grant for Nuclear Engineering Program

Posted on October 15, 2019

By Odessa American – oanews@oaoa.com The University of Texas Permian Basin was awarded a grant from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to promote careers and research in nuclear-related fields. The NRC has provided 45 federally-funded grants to 33 academic institutions in 19 states and Puerto Rico, totaling $15 million in fiscal year 2019, a NRC news release […]

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Odessa Hospital Passes Trauma Test in Face of Massacre

Posted on September 10, 2019

Emergency physician Sudip Bose said “the system” is the hero in the aftermath of the shootings on Aug. 31. Perhaps that’s part modesty from the decorated war hero who founded a nonprofit to help injured veterans; perhaps it is really the case. Because the system put in place at Medical Center Hospital in Odessa might […]

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Permian Strategic Partnership Announces Grant Assistance for Two N.M. Counties

Posted on September 10, 2019

Odessa American – oanews@oaoa.com   The Permian Strategic Partnership announced a partnership with the JF Maddox Foundation and The Grants Collective and Community Development Consulting Associates LLC to provide professional grant writing, management and training expertise to local governments, school districts and non-profits in Lea and Eddy counties to strengthen their ability to successfully compete for […]

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Permian Basin Roads Gain $2 Billion in Additional Funding

Posted on September 10, 2019

ODESSA, TX. (KOSA) The Texas Transportation Commission voted unanimously on Thursday to provide an additional $2 billion in funding to improve Permian Basin roads. The commission awarded the funding to the Odessa District of the Texas Department of Transportation. Every year, the commission updates and improves the Unified Transportation Program, commonly referred to as the […]

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Perryman Recognized for Commitment to Economic Development

Posted on September 10, 2019

Economist Ray Perryman will be presented with the Chairman’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in Economic Development from the International Economic Development Council this fall. Perryman is the head of The Perryman Group and is being recognized for his decades-long commitment to economic development and providing the information corporations and communities need to optimize location decisions, a […]

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Permian Highway Pipeline Beginning Construction

Posted on September 10, 2019

By Paul Wedding – pwedding@oaoa.com Preliminary construction for the Permian Highway Pipeline kicked off Wednesday near Pecos, an approximately 430-mile-long natural gas pipeline expected to provide additional takeaway capacity to the region. The pipeline, being built by Kinder Morgan Texas Pipeline, will run from the Pecos area to the Katy area, near Houston, transporting natural gas […]

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