Production & SCM

A $3 million cooperative agreement awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy to West Virginia University engineers John Hu and Xingbo Liu at the Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, aims to mitigate the emissions of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere caused by natural gas flaring and harness the gas into high-value solid carbon and hydrogen for fuel. Courtesy: West Virginia University
Oil and Gas October 2, 2020

Grant received to capture emissions at shale gas production sites

The Department of Energy has awarded a $3 million cooperative agreement to develop a new low-cost process to convert the natural gas that is commonly flared at industrial sites, which could improve energy efficiency and the environment.

By Paige Nesbit
Source: OOC Subsea Leak Detection Working Group, Advanced Monitoring Subcommittee
Oil and Gas September 29, 2020

Think leak first

How the oil & gas industry can mitigate catastrophic subsea leaks

By Raouf J. Hadad, P.E., MBA and Han Hsien Seah, MEng
Courtesy: Yokogawa
AI and Machine Learning September 28, 2020

Artificial intelligence identifies process abnormality causes

When other methods fail, AI is a critical finding and solving tool

By Dr. Hiroaki Kanokogi
Courtesy: GlobalData
Oil and Gas September 22, 2020

Oil and gas activity driven in 2019 by trends

Themes drove a majority of the oil and gas mergers and acquisitions throughout 2019, according to GlobalData.

By GlobalData
Prototype of the GRIN lens attached to a 4-inch steel pipe. Credit: Tol Lab, University of Michigan
Oil and Gas August 17, 2020

Harnessing sound to better monitor aging pipeline infrastructure

Phononics can help monitor aging pipeline infrastructure to give information infrastructure operators better data to work with.

By James Lynch
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
Courtesy: Steve Rourke, CFE Media
Oil and Gas July 21, 2020

Project enhances energy security in Eastern Mediterranean

Argonne National Laboratory's GoMed project is one of three U.S.-Israel Energy Center that will enhance energy security in the Eastern Mediterranean region.

By Gregory Hale
New membrane technology could reduce carbon emissions and energy intensity associated with refining crude oil. Georgia Tech Associate Professor Ryan Lively shows a module containing the new membrane material, while Professor M.G. Finn holds vials containing some of the other polymers used in this study. Courtesy: Christopher Moore, Georgia Tech
Oil and Gas July 20, 2020

Membrane technology to cut emissions, energy use in oil refining

Membrane technology developed by researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Imperial College London and ExxonMobil could reduce carbon emissions and energy intensity associated with refining crude oil.

By John Toon
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, demonstrated a novel fabrication method for affordable gas membranes that can remove carbon dioxide from industrial emissions. Courtesy: Zhenzhen Yang/UT
Energy Management July 17, 2020

Carbon-loving materials designed to reduce industrial emissions

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, are advancing gas membrane materials to expand practical technology options for reducing industrial carbon emissions produced by fossil fuel industries.

By Ashley C. Huff
3D reservoir models predict the amount of oil in shale wells, but they are usually very complicated and slow. Courtesy: Dharmesh Patel/Texas A&M Engineering
Oil and Gas June 25, 2020

Oil forecasting technique may cut shale operator costs

Texas A&M University researchers have developed an analytical procedure that can be used in spreadsheets to predict the amount of oil and gas that can be recovered from newly drilled wells.

By Vandana Suresh