Engineered Materials

Ramanan Krishnamoorti, director of the Subsea Systems Institute and chief energy officer at the University of Houston. Courtesy: University of Houston
Oil and Gas November 3, 2020

Subsea research group receives funding for research, economic development

The Subsea Systems Institute received $9.5 million for workforce training and economic development as well as improving energy efficiency and safety on offshore platforms.

By Jeannie Kever
Courtesy: Sulzer
Oil and Gas October 20, 2020

How to optimize offshore pump performance and reliability

Asset reliability and performance are the two most important factors for the oil and gas sector but as processes change and equipment ages, optimizing uptime can become a greater challenge.

By Daniela Haldenwang
Top row: Doug Sullivan, Peter Garvey; Bottom row: Joe Estrada, David Taylor. Courtesy: Dewberry
Energy, Power October 7, 2020

Energy roundtable on the industry’s future

Four industry experts discuss what they’re seeing in terms of trends, technology, challenges, and the future of the energy industry.

By Dewberry
Events and Awards August 3, 2020

Vote for the best products of 2020

Who will win gold in 2020? Oil & Gas Engineering announces the finalists for its 4th annual Product of the Year competition.

By Amanda Pelliccione
Reaction pathways for oxidative dehydrogenation of ethane facilitated by the molten carbonate shell modified perovskite redox catalyst. Courtesy: North Carolina State University
Energy Efficiency April 28, 2020

Ethylene catalyst for manufacturing, shale gas developed

North Carolina State University researchers engineered a catalyst that can more efficiently convert ethane into ethylene, which is used in a variety of manufacturing processes including plastics and shale gas.

By Matt Shipman
Courtesy of: Hammertech
Oil and Gas March 31, 2020

Technology provides greater insight into produced water

Multiphase fraction and conductivity meter offers a commercially viable alternative to traditional well testing 

By Finn Erik Mohn Berge
Courtesy: Burns & McDonnell
PPE March 27, 2020

Eliminate arc flash hazards upfront

Safe work practices and PPE has significantly decreased U.S. workplace electrical fatalities.

By Tim Howd
Rice University engineers studied the mechanism that allows low-salinity brine to emulsify with oil. The effect could aid enhanced oil recovery from reservoirs. Clockwise from left: Wenhua Guo, George Hirasaki, Jin Song, Sibani Lisa Biswal and Maura Puerto. Courtesy: Rice University
Oil and Gas March 5, 2020

Microscopic saltwater droplets enhance oil recovery

Rice University researchers have found microscopic saltwater droplets emulsify crude oil when each has the right composition, which can enhance oil recovery.

By Mike Williams
Illustration of carbon dioxide movement through a shale reservoir. Courtesy: Texas A&M Engineering
Oil and Gas March 4, 2020

Overcoming small organic barriers could reap larger oil recoveries in shale reservoirs

Texas A&M University researchers have found the presence of kerogen plays a vital role in how easily carbon dioxide can travel through shale reservoirs, which could help oil and gas companies reap larger oil recoveries.

By Nancy Luedke
Figure 3: The new control center was created quickly. Courtesy: Inductive Automation
System Integrators December 17, 2019

Short timeline for automation infrastructure

System integrator assembled a diverse collection of technologies to meet an aggressive schedule.

By Jim Meyers