UT Permian Basin: Resiliency and an Innovative Spirit
UT Permian Basin Navigates the Uncertainties of the 2020 Academic Year Resiliency & an innovative spirit are part of what makes being a Falcon so special, and during this year at the UT Permian Basin exemplifies that! We’re only halfway through the year, but 2020 can be summed up simply: the...
Sending Your Child Back to School Amid COVID and Chaos
Back to School time is naturally stressful for everyone. It’s natural for parents and kids to feel a little apprehension as the first day of the new year of school approaches. In past years, there may have been butterflies in the stomach about making friends, getting good grades, being...
This past April, just ahead of futures contract expirations, the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil did something it’s never done—it went negative, all the way down to minus $37.63 per barrel. In short, U.S. exploration and production companies overwhelmed storage facilities, which essentially reached capacity. At the...
Much is at Stake in the Upcoming National Elections
Upcoming National Elections, we all know that a lot is at stake in this year. The U.S. presidency and Congress are up for grabs. Early polls suggest that President Trump is vulnerable in his race against Joe Biden to seek a second term. The slim Republican margin in the...
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,...
Back to School Health and Safety
Back to school health and safety is a priority for every parent this coming August, so we are here to share a helpful article from IDEA Public Schools. The safety, health and well-being of every IDEA scholar is always our top priority. As we gear up for another great year...
The oilfield needs to buy value, not widgets
If you’re interested in Texas history or just want a fun and interesting trip, I would suggest visiting the these Must-See Texas Oil Museums to learn more about the oil industry.Oil and natural gas are arguably the most important product in the world. In 2019 there were 96 countries...
The Future of Natural Gas
A look into the future of natural gas with excerpts from “The Future of Buildings, Transportation and Power” In the first two decades of the 21st century, natural gas has been the primary winner in the electric generation industry. Gas should continue its success in the near-term, both in meeting...
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...
Managing Safety Amid New Challenges
Managing safety is important every day, but the year 2020 has plagued the oil and gas industry with challenges. The onset of COVID-19, coupled with the record free fall of prices, left oil and gas personnel frantically searching for answers while recovering from this shocking new life. Although historical,...