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Industrial Electric Gas Boosters Promise Quieter, Cleaner, Hassle-Free Operation in Oil and Gas
In the oil and gas industry, gas boosters are ubiquitous products working hard and with little fanfare behind the scenes to pressurize liquids and gases to several thousand bar (30-50,000 psi) for leak testing of vessels, valves or piping; charging gas-operated actuators; and high-pressure gas transfer, cylinder charging and...
An Innovation Journey: Advanced Lead Batteries
Innovation in advanced lead batteries has been a constant theme in the long history of this technology. Lead batteries have served as the world’s primary source of rechargeable batteries for more than a century, and their journey of innovation has been just as long. From ushering in carbon-reducing start-stop technology,...
Pro – Or No – Rationing?
There is really only one subject currently occupying the undivided attention of each and every person affected in any way by the oil and gas industry. To write about anything else would be about as nonsensical as trading favorite recipes during the final moments on the Titanic. This industry...
Coiled Tubing Drilling Offers Rising Opportunities for Oil and Gas Recovery Worldwide
In 2019, the Coiled Tubing Drilling (CTD) market was valued at more than $3 billion, with well intervention services accounting for more than 60% of the market in North America and Europe. In the Middle East and Africa, oil and gas companies are investing in well intervention to increase...
A major report finds pregnant women living near frequent and large flaring facilities are at a higher risk for premature birth and lower birth weights.
A remarkable thing happened at the Texas Railroad Commission these past few weeks. Throughout the contentious debate over proration, a growing chorus of voices on both sides was calling on the commissioners to address flaring — an incredibly wasteful, environmentally damaging practice that has been giving producers a black...
Three Telehealth Tips Connected to COVID-19
As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to mount, many Americans may be considering where to go for care if they develop potential symptoms. One important — yet potentially overlooked — resource is telehealth, which may enable people to connect 24/7 with a health care provider via a digital...
LWD vs. Wireline Logging:
In oilfield drilling operations, “logging” is the process that enables the operators to collect data about the formation through which they are drilling. The graphical representation of the geological data acquired in the process is called a log. Before drilling begins, operators must decide which type of data to acquire...
Crude prices fell by almost 5% overnight in response to increases in U.S. inventories for oil, gasoline and heating oil.
During hydraulic fracturing well stimulation, one of the costliest setbacks that can occur is a screen out, a condition in which pump pressure levels unexpectedly rise rapidly in excess of the safe-operating parameters of the wellbore or wellhead equipment. This condition, which occurs in up to 25% of well completions,...
Global Investment Slowdown Set to Hike Oil Prices
The COVID-19 pandemic will leave not only short-term, but also long-term, scars on the oil market. Even though the world is currently facing what is arguably the largest oil glut ever recorded, the tables will turn dramatically in coming years. The lack of activity and investments currently planned by...
Oil Boom Reaches Sudden End
Oil Boom Reaches Sudden End Concerns over the spread of the coronavirus and its dampening effects on global crude demand combined with the irrational actions of Saudi Arabia and Russia in early March caused crude prices to crater. With analysts like Goldman Sachs, along with the U.S. Energy Information Agency...
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