The renewable energy snowball has begun to roll, and power sources like wind and solar are increasing rapidly. It’s hard not to notice if you have to pass one of those giant wind turbine blades being trucked along the highway. In President Biden’s proposed budget, he has inserted a big...
Oil and gas operators are drowning in seismic data, and their ability to manage, access and collaborate on that data is of huge strategic importance. This is because improving those data metrics directly impacts reducing their “time-to-oil” — the time it takes to identify oil assets and extract in...
Sometimes it’s the smallest thing that makes a difference. The “discovery” of the number zero transformed science and math and paved the way for our current technology-enabled world. Modern epidemiology and GIS (geographic information systems) have their roots in John Snow’s seemingly straightforward work in 1850s London to plot...
Tom Wolf’s Bullying of Natural Gas Harms All Pennsylvanians
The truth can seldom be obfuscated for long. Despite myriad headlines advocating green new deals and attacking fossil fuels, natural gas is riding high and is very much still "King of the Hill" when it comes to energy. A recent Today In Energy post from the U.S. Department of Energy...
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...
The offshore oil and gas industry has been excited about developments in composite pipe for the past decade. Onshore, it’s easy to assume that managing corrosion and metrology are less challenging. Pipe inspection appears to be simple compared to subsea and corrosion-induced leaks, and they are likely to be...
In recent months, there has been an increased focus on the energy plans of oil and gas majors alongside a growing demand for cleaner energy and decarbonization. With three of the world’s largest companies Shell, ExxonMobil and Chevron all in the spotlight to reduce their emissions on accelerated timelines,...
Can the Oil Industry Avoid Drilling Itself out of Prosperity For Once?
In case you hadn’t noticed yet, the oil and gas industry in the U.S. has not only recovered from its terrible, COVID-generated bust of 2020, it is actually now in the midst of a modest boom. It is not the leasing, drilling and fracking boom the industry experienced from...
(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...
Blackouts Present Opportunities to Implement Reliability Solutions
Texas temperatures have normalized, and power has been restored, but the question remains how can future blackouts be prevented? Additionally, what can the rest of the country learn from the blackouts in both Texas and California? There are several lessons we can learn from these blackouts, which happened just seven...