Blaine LaFleur

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7 Tips For Engineers Looking to Start A Consulting Firm

I used to be a mechanical engineer on salary, but I left my job because I wanted more proprietorship in my work.

For those of you who know my story, know that my loss of a salaried position was not a mutual decision.

So in other words, I was kicked...

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Texas Is Now The World’s 3rd Largest Oil Producer

That’s not a typo. It’s the truth about the world’s most dynamic energy superpower, and what the Eagle Ford and Permian Basin have done for Texas’ oil industry.

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WEBINAR: New Developments For Faster, More Cost-Effective DNV Container Certification

An introduction to planned updates to DNV GL’s 2-7.1 Standard for Offshore Containers and our new container certification service.

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Deep-Water Drilling Is Back

The picture above is Chevron’s huge Jack/St. Malo platform, a floating steel structure the size of three football fields about 200 miles off the Louisiana coast. Below it are underwater pipelines that carry crude from three oil fields about 15 miles away...

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Winning Bids: Using Technical Expertise and Relationship Skills to Build Success

Achieving technical excellence in a company’s chosen field is a commendable goal, but technical excellence means nothing if it doesn’t translate into business success. When a company’s goal is to provide technical services and products, especially ...

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Lafayette Engineering Firm Tries New Approach

There are a number of engineering firms in Lafayette.  One that is still relatively new on the scene has a little different approach that seems to be working for them. 

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New Robot Concept uses Self-Propulsion To Swim Through Water

 Engineers at Caltech and ETH Zurich have developed robots capable of self-propulsion without using any motors, servos, or power supply. Instead, these first-of-their-kind devices paddle through water as the material they are constructed from deforms...

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Oil Prices Could Hit $100 Per Barrel Next Year, Says Bank of America

Get ready for $100 oil as early as next year, says Bank of America. US$100 oil might have been a fantasy of oil traders as recently as three months ago, but it could soon be a reality if global supplies continue to tighten, according to a new report.

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Oil Closes Higher Today Than It Has In 3 Years

The oil and gas industry reached a new peak today on the market.

The price of oil closed at $66.74/barrel on Wednesday - up more than $3/barrel from the $63/barrel price tag it carried at the start of the week.

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