Bloomberg Markets - Drillers Remove Five Rigs From Service in American Oil Fields

Drillers Remove Five Rigs From Service in American Oil Fields

U.S. crude posts weekly loss for first time since mid-December International Energy Agency warns of 'explosive' U.S. growth U.S. oil explorers shut down rigs this week as concerns mounted that American drilling has expanded too much too quickly. Working rigs drilling for crude in the U.S.

To Embrace Digital, Water Needs to Tackle Fundamentals - Automation World

To Embrace Digital, Water Needs to Tackle Fundamentals

In the early days of David St. Pierre's career in process control, he had plenty of exposure to old pneumatic systems and single-loop controllers-by the late 1970s in oil refining, there were banks and banks of single-loop controllers. Not unlike what control software does today in a digital format, those controllers had to be precise.

Aspect Engineering Group Appears on the Inc. 5000 List for the Second Time

Inc. Magazine Unveils 36th Annual List of
America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

For the 2nd Time, Aspect Engineering Group Appears on the Inc. 5000 list, 
Ranking No. 3501 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 89%

BAKERSFIELD, August 16, 2017 – Inc. magazine today ranked Aspect Engineering Group NO. 3501 on its 36th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and midsized businesses. Companies such as Microsoft, Dell, Domino’s Pizza, Pandora, Timberland, LinkedIn, Yelp, Zillow, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees of the Inc. 5000.

“Aspect Engineering has been delivering excellent industrial control system services to our clients for more than 17 years.  We realize we don’t do it alone. Our success is rooted in the loyalty, innovation and unfaltering dedication of rare individuals.
Making the Inc. 5000 list for a 2nd time, by any measure, is a significant milestone that deserves thanks and celebration.
Our team has overcome the prevailing pressures in our industry and have made a valuable contribution to the success of our organization.  I really enjoy working with each of them and am inspired to be part of a team that puts company achievements ahead of personal credit.”  - Jeff Jones, General Manager

The 2017 Inc. 5000, unveiled online at and with the top 500 companies featured in the September issue of Inc. (available on newsstands August 16) is the most competitive crop in the list’s history. The average company on the list achieved a mind-boggling three-year average growth of 481%. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue is $206 billion, and the companies on the list collectively generated 619,500 jobs over the past three years. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company ha and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

"The Inc. 5000 is the most persuasive evidence I know that the American Dream is still alive,” says Inc. President and Editor-In-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “The founders and CEOs of the Inc. 5000 tell us they think determination, risk taking, and vision were the keys to their success, and I believe them.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring all the companies on the list will be held from October 10 through 12, 2017 at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort & Spa in Palm Desert, CA. Speakers include some of the greatest entrepreneurs of this and past generations, such as former Ford president Alan Mullaly, FUBU CEO and founder and “Shark Tank” star Daymond John, Dollar Shave Club founder Michael Dubin, researcher and #1 New York Times bestseller Brené Brown, and Gravity Payments’ founder and CEO Dan Price.

Aspect Engineering is headquartered in Bakersfield California and has been developing industrial control systems in for over seventeen years. During this period, we have served many of the major oil & gas exploration and production companies, and water and wastewater treatment districts.  Providing solutions for oil/gas production, well testing, steam generation and injection, water disposal and subsidence mitigation, cogeneration, electrical monitoring, communications, offshore platform safety systems, combustion/Emission Controls (SCR), Regulatory Compliance (CEMS), and many other of the complex processes required by the industry.

More about Inc. and the Inc. 5000


The 2017 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2013 to 2016. To qualify, companies must have been founded and be generating revenue by March 31, 2013. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2016. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2013 is $100,000; the minimum for 2016 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.'s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at

About Inc. Media

Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Winner of the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in both 2014 and 2012. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 18,000,000 today.  For more information, visit

The Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest-growing private companies in the nation. Started in 1982, this prestigious list of the nation's most successful private companies has become the hallmark of entrepreneurial success. The Inc. 5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony is an annual event that celebrates their remarkable achievements. The event also offers informative workshops, celebrated keynote speakers, and evening functions.

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International Society of Automation - ISA - Automation Federation - What Is Automation?

Automation Federation - What Is Automation

Automation professionals are responsible for solving complex problems in many vital aspects of industry and its processes. The work of automation professionals is critically important to the preservation of the health, safety, and welfare of the public and to the sustainability and enhancement of our quality of life.

Bloomberg Markets - Options Traders' `Butterfly' Bets Signal Oil Rally Not Over

Options Traders Place `Butterfly' Bets That Oil Rally Not Over

Options trading is signaling that the longest rally in U.S. crude oil since December has a few dollars to go. Volume in West Texas Intermediate call options, which give the holder the right to buy crude in the future at a set price, surged on Tuesday to the highest since March.

Energy Business Review - API: Oil And Gas Drilling Sees 35% Increase Over 2016 Levels

API: Oil And Gas Drilling Sees 35% Increase Over 2016 Levels

Published 07 April 2017 American Petroleum Institute (API) has announced that estimated total wells drilled and completed in the first quarter of 2017 saw an increase of 35 percent compared to the first quarter of 2016. This is a drastic improvement from 2016 levels which saw a 59% decrease in total wells drilled and completed from the previous year.