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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...
Blockchain in energy
Blockchain in Energy Blockchain technology is the simplest form of the public ledger and shared database that assists in identifying, tracking and tracing every transaction on the enterprise blockchain network. These transactions are recorded in the form of blocks. These blocks are added to the blockchain in a linear and...
Developing Nations, Large Investment Will Help
Investments Will Change Lives in Developing Nations Three billion dollars will make a radical difference in the lives of people in developing nations needing electricity. Ventana Tek (VentanaTek.Com), an American company, finalized a major agreement with Nigeria. The green energy company will provide badly needed electricity with high-efficiency vertical wind...
NEPA Reforms
NEPA Reforms and Their Impact on Shale Environmental activists who have been critical of President Trump’s proposed regulatory reforms have engaged in abusive litigation practices that delay vital infrastructure projects making it necessary to revisit the federal rulemaking process, according to congressional figures and energy policy analysts. In January, Trump detailed...
Newsom Wants to Ban Fracking and Gas-Powered Cars
Permian Strategic Partnership (PSP) - Nineteen oil and gas companies came together in 2018 and pledged $100 million to help Permian Basin communities. There is something about getting older — age brings experience, which can often appear to be wisdom. Wisdom can also come from intelligence and education. But, in...
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