My first project with Google Glass applied to the oil & gas industry was a simple demonstration of some of the information engineers could potentially pull up in the field. A few weeks ago I gave a demonstration of a related project I’m working on in my free time, called “the Digital Tally Book”. I […] More »
BAYTOWN — Chevron Phillips Chemical Co. broke ground — ceremonially, at least — on the first component of a $6 billion expansion Wednesday that executives say could be transformational for the company. More »
Exxon Mobil Corp. on Monday cast aside speculation it would retreat from oil sands and deep-water reservoirs, saying it believes that none of its fossil fuel reserves will be stranded because of potentially stringent carbon regulations in the years to come. More »
Houston-based Hilcorp seeks to use a 1961 Pennsylvania law to drill under the property of four holdout landowners in New Bedford, near the Ohio border an hour north of Pittsburgh. The concept, known as “forced pooling,” means that people who don’t sign leases get bundled in with those who do, to make drilling more efficient and compensate all the landowners.
Houston-based Micro- Seismic uses instruments called geophones on the surface or buried underground to capture and analyze sounds from a well while it’s being fractured. The technology, called surface microseismic, allows operators to customize the fracturing while it’s in progress, improving the efficiency of the resulting hydrocarbon extraction. More »
The Ukraine crisis and the possible use of natural gas as a weapon against the Ukraine and Western Europe is an unintended consequence of EU excessive focus on emissions reduction and green energy. By focusing on its green agenda to the exclusion of energy and economic security, European nations have made their current energy problem […] More »
Rigs targeting oil in the U.S. jumped to a record as energy producers used the most in a year to drill for crude in Texas’s Eagle Ford shale formation. Oil rigs increased by 14 to 1,487, the highest level since Baker Hughes split the oil and gas counts in 1987, data posted on the company’s […] More »
The White House on Friday unveiled a broad strategy for curbing greenhouse gas emissions, including regulations clamping down on methane tied to oil and gas development. More »
Total SA plans to seek shale gas with China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. by drilling in Anhui province, moving the third-largest European oil company closer to exploiting Chinese reserves that are the world’s biggest. Total and Sinopec, as the Chinese refiner is known, will search for gas in the 4,000 square-kilometer (1,500 square mile) Xuancheng […] More »
Woodside Petroleum, Australia’s second-largest oil producer, missed its target for completing a deal to buy a stake in a natural gas project in Israel, 15 months after signing an initial accord.
Schlesinger, who died Thursday at the age of 85, built an impressive national-security resume under Republican presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford and served as the nation’s first energy secretary under Democratic President Jimmy Carter during the energy crisis of the late 1970s. More »
Exxon Mobil’s Baton Baton Rouge gasoline terminal shipped out tainted fuel that has clogged up car systems, the state’s commissioner of Agriculture and Forestry told The Advocate. More »