Trent Jacobs

JPT Senior Technology Editor Society of Petroleum Engineers

Trent Jacobs has been a journalist and communications specialist for 15 years, most of which have been spent covering the upstream oil and gas industry. He reports from his hometown of Houston and highlights new trends from the SPE’s largest technical conferences in North America, Europe, Middle East, and Asia. Areas of special focus include emerging technologies, advancements in reservoir engineering, and the energy transition. He can be reached at

  • A three-story subsea BOP stack stands outside the NRG Center in Houston, Texas this month where the Offshore Technology Conference was just held. If you’ve been going to OTC long enough, then you know that the conference is never complete without a giant BOP on display. It is one of those pieces of equipment that encapsulate all the things that make the oil and gas in…