Brian Freed EPIC
A Life of Work and Service “I probably have had the furthest thing from a straight-line path to where I am now that you’ll ever find,” Brian Freed, CEO of EPIC Midstream, told us when we sat down for our interview in September. “I started working when I was 12...
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...
INSTEAD OF A PREDICTION, HERE’S A PLAN
After the introduction of unconventional extraction techniques in the 1990s with the Barnett Shale near Fort Worth, Texas, natural gas production began to rise significantly in the U.S. Prior to the widespread use of unconventional methods — specifically during the early period of deregulation from 1990 to 2010 —...
steam turbines
The global oil and gas industry is facing challenges due to modern energy processes. This is leading the industry to scout for technologies that maximize the energy efficiency of the production process. This drastically helps petroleum refineries and chemical and petrochemical plants to reduce their carbon footprint and operating...
Wyoming’s Powder River Basin Sees BLM Approval for 5000 New Oil Wells
For very valid reasons, oil companies have turned a corner and are more concerned than ever before with their public images, especially pertaining to their environmental impact. They are held to the most stringent environmental standards and are mandated to provide guarantees of transparency in the environmental management of...
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...
customers
Who are today’s most “competitive” fuel retailers? The obvious answer is: the ones that get the most customers. What makes a customer choose them? That answer is less obvious. Selling more gallons and c-store items in today’s market environment is only becoming more difficult. The typical U.S. fuel retailer has...
3D CAD
As remote working and online learning became the norm, the coronavirus pandemic exposed a growing gap in our nation’s digital divide, the gulf between those who have ready access to computers and the internet and those who do not. Without access to computers or reliable Wi-Fi, students in low-income communities...
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