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Production & SCM

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Oil and Gas March 27, 2020

Permian Basin production has been negatively affected by oil price war, coronavirus

GlobalData reports that permian operators will remain forced to reduce their capex given the uncertainty generated by low oil demand and the coronavirus (COVID-19) related economic downturn as well as an oil flood by Russia and Saudi Arabia.

By GlobalData
Flanges are a key part of pipeline systems. The normalizing heat treatment makes a metal more ductile and tough following its subjection to thermal or mechanical hardening processes.
Oil and Gas March 27, 2020

Flanges recall puts U.S. pipelines’ integrity in doubt

Unanimous verdict returned in favor of the plaintiffs

By Kevin Parker
Midstream projects and capital expenditure (capex) projections are being slashed in the wake of coronavirus and the oil price crash. Courtesy: ICIS
Oil and Gas March 24, 2020

Chemical, oil companies slashing capex, slowing investment wave

The coronavirus and collapse in crude oil prices, chemical, and oil and gas is forcing midstream companies to slow investment and project startups for the next several years.

By Joseph Chang
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology COVID-19 engineering impact survey, March 12-17
Research March 19, 2020

Poll results: Coronavirus, COVID-19 impact on engineers and industry

Coronavirus impact data was collected from March 12 to 17 from visitors to Control Engineering, Plant Engineering, Oil & Gas Engineering, and Consulting-Specifying Engineer websites. Half of respondents’ business have negative effects; half have supply chain problems. Results cover impact on business, company responses, travel, future outlook, government strategies and other topics.

By Mark T. Hoske
Courtesy: Steve Rourke, CFE Media
Oil and Gas March 18, 2020

Crude oil price collapse to crush U.S. petrochemical advantage

The recent crude oil price collapse is affecting the US petrochemical advantage, while the spread of coronavirus is hindering global demand.

By Joseph Chang
Courtesy: Chris Vavra, CFE Media
Automation March 18, 2020

Coronavirus will force manufacturers to enhance automation, digitalization

COVID-19 is forcing manufacturers to rely more on automation and digitalization for long-term operations to reduce the financial impact from epidemics and other potential economic challenges.

By Jan Zhang
Courtesy: CFE Media and Technology
Business of Engineering March 9, 2020

Supply chain’s role in controlling coronavirus

The supply chain is being impacted by coronavirus, but manufacturers can keep their supply chain going by improving visibility and taking advantage of automation technologies.

By University of Houston
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
UW-Madison researchers have found a way to speed up the process of finding suitable biofuel reaction conditions using machine learning. Courtesy: University of Wisconsin-Madison
AI and Machine Learning March 3, 2020

Machine learning speeds up biofuel production process development

Researchers at UW-Madison have found a way to speed up the process of finding suitable reaction conditions using machine learning, which may help the era of biofuels come a little bit sooner.

By Jason Daley
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Oil and Gas February 24, 2020

Oil and gas deals drop in January

Oil and gas deals dropped almost 12% in January compared to the 12-month average, according to GlobalData.

By GlobalData