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ExxonMobil takes Argentina shale farmout

August 31st, 2011

ExxonMobil Exploration Argentina SRL and a unit of Americas Petrogas Inc., Calgary, will explore and possibly exploit the Canadian company’s 163,500-acre Los Toldos blocks in the western Neuquen basin of Argentina for oil and gas in shales.

Occurrence of Iodinated X-ray Contrast Media and Their Biotransformation Products in the Urban Water Cycle

August 31st, 2011

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Environmental Science & Technology
DOI: 10.1021/es2018187

Water main replacement minimizes disruptions

August 31st, 2011
Horizontal directional drilling and restrained-joint PVC pipe help streamline massive northeast Indiana project.

County saves $45,000+ in force main repairs

August 31st, 2011
Hydraulic analysis and modeling reveal a viable solution to pressure surges at subdivision pumping station.

Tactical collection strategies for challenging times

August 31st, 2011
With the recent downturn in the economy and the resulting decline of cash flow, civil engineering firms that are lacking rigorous collection policies and process are seeing an amplification of financial pressure, which is creating enormous pressures for operating capital.

Getting paid

August 31st, 2011
Getting paid is so important, you would think civil engineering firms would do something meaningful about it, but few do. They send out standard invoices at the standard time of month and then hope for the best. When the best

Use valuation formulas with caution

August 31st, 2011
For many reasons, many firms the in the architectural, engineering, and environmental consulting space use a "valuation formula" to price stock. However, a formulaic approach to determine the value of a firm's stock does not constitute fair market value as

Managing earnings volatility in ownership transitions

August 31st, 2011
Many civil engineering firms, coming out of the worst of the economic downturn, have gone from peak earnings to losses and back to a modest profit. Such volatility in profitability can be a challenge from a valuation perspective, especially during


August 31st, 2011
A good friend and business associate, Kit Miyamoto, CEO of Miyamoto International, a structural engineering firm based in California, recently sent me a reference to a one-minute video by John Maxwell ( in which Maxwell makes the case for thinking

Boulevard of broken teams

August 31st, 2011
This industry is really big on teams, isn't it? We have internal project teams, subconsultant teams, and even proposal teams. There is also the larger team that includes the client and stakeholders we work with on projects, and everyone always
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