Category: Technology

Wireless Seismic facing patent infringement suit

The Sugar Land-based company with investment from energy giants Total and Chesapeake is facing a federal lawsuit alleging that it’s infringing on a rival firm’s patents.  More »

Commentary: Solar to be leading source of electricity by 2050?

Schneider Electric’s CMO, Chris Hummel, pondered whether the IEA’s claim that solar energy could be the leading source of electricity by 2050 was achievable. Matt Smith’s initial reaction was hum-dee-dum…not a chance! Then he thought about it and grabbed his research shovel and started digging.  More »

First-of-its-kind carbon capture plant opens in North San Antonio

Austin-based Skyonic Inc. debuted its $125 million carbon capture plant on Tuesday.  More »

Nabors earnings rise after last year’s loss

Nabors Industries collected $61 million in profit in the third quarter on higher North American drilling activity, a year after it faced losses on asset impairments and other charges.  More »

FMC Technology profit rises 46 percent

FMC Technologies on Tuesday posted a 46 percent boost to its third-quarter bottom line, largely because of a rise in subsea technology sales and its North American high-pressure fluid control business.  More »

Houston co. invents wireless device to map underground oil and gas

Wireless Seismic could be a game changer in the way companies obtain critical seismic data.  More »

Energy Department: U.S. must act now on methane emissions

The EPA and the Interior Department are considering a combination of regulations that would rein in methane, a power heat-trapping greenhouse gas.  More »

Streamlining Transparency for the Energy Network

With growing populations across the U.S., energy demand is skyrocketing, driving innovation within the pipeline industry. Many companies have turned to Internet advancements, utilizing smart sensors and software, providing nearly immediate updates. Updating our aging infrastructure with new technological innovations will ensure continued safety throughout the energy industry, and streamlining the efficiency of energy distribution. […]  More »

Energy Day Festival Links Future Generations with Future Prosperity

The U.S. Dept. of Labor announced in October that the number of job openings in the U.S. has reached 4.8 million, the highest since January 2001. In addition, a recent report by Manpower, a worldwide staffing company, predicted that the number of jobs in the energy sector, unquestionably one of the nation’s fastest growing industries, […]  More »

KiOR fights ex-director as debt nears due date

A former director of biofuel maker KiOR says he tried to warn other board members about problems with KiOR’s technology to turn wood chips into an oil substitute, claims that could damage the company’s defense in shareholder lawsuits and a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation.  More »

Shell testing new laser-based sensor to find shale gas

Royal Dutch Shell is testing a new device that uses lasers to help identify natural gas reservoirs, Wyoming-based oilfield service company WellDog announced Tuesday.  More »

GE gets $500M price tag for gas turbines in Texas

General Electric’s new high-efficiency gas turbines, fired at temperatures 200 degrees hotter than an erupting volcano, will see their U.S. debut at two gas power plants near Houston and Dallas.  More »
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