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In 1956, Hollywood released the classic film “Giant.” It was an adaptation of a novel by Edna Ferber, telling the story of “big oil” in Texas. It was loosely based on Ferber’s impressions of the iconic King Ranch (a ranch in Texas that is larger than the entire state...
Through a series of reactionary blunders, the current administration has served to drain our country’s strategic petroleum reserve (SPR) to levels not seen since the 1980s. A far cry from energy security amid global conflict, releasing reserves has thus far exceeded domestic refining capacity and therefore necessitated exporting. At...
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...
Construction and oil and gas exploration sites are not oblivious to the risk of deaths from scalds or electrical burns caused by fire outbreaks. Therefore, the implementation of fire safety measures has become imperative across industries, especially those at higher risk of such accidents. According to a recent report by...
RSS
It’s been a quarter of a century since Rotary Steerable Systems (RSS) displaced mud motors as the energy industry’s premium directional drilling tool of choice, and the basic design has incrementally been improved upon over the years.But the fundamental approach has remained unchanged. The technical and commercial realities of...
Petroleum: Renowned Oil Professor Proposes Fracking Alternative
Dr. George V. Chilingar & Tomer (Tom) Tamarkin at the Chilingar LA. CA homeDr. George Chilingar is truly the Renaissance man of the petroleum and gas industry. As professor emeritus of the University of Southern California, he has over sixty years of research and teaching behind him. In the...
Woman Oilfield worker
How did a woman, born and raised in Florida, with a degree from prestigious Smith College in Massachusetts find her way to the Bakken oil patch and fall in love with western North Dakota? As I found out, it’s an interesting story. Job opportunities in the Bakken are numerous and growing...
(Thermo) Plastic Fantastic The advantages of non-metallic pipe – and where it could go next
There are 4,023,360 kilometers laid in the United States. Nearly 25,000 kilometers are planned in the Middle East. The world’s longest stretches for around 10,000 kilometers over China and Central Asia. We’re talking about pipelines, and in total, there are enough to wrap around the equator more than eight...
The Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system implies a supremely customizable and configurable set of commercial and industrial software applications. The system can be used to support the management of any process chain in the midstream and downstream oil and gas sectors. The midstream oil and gas sector requires...
While the oil and gas industry has long harbored innovative thinking and technological advancements, many of the improvements have been birthed in response to incidents and injuries. Responding to crush and pinch points, among other hazards, Tubular Rollers LLC exercised its version of innovation in 2014 when it introduced...