Corrosion Control in Hydrocarbon Facilities 2019 March-April Downstream 

Corrosion Control in Hydrocarbon Facilities

This article focuses on the corrosion control techniques to be applied in hydrocarbon facilities and its implementation by proper materials selection and requirements for new project installations. This includes flow lines, production lines inside process facilities including all associated utility pipelines. The primary objective for establishing appropriate corrosion control strategies and materials selection is to ensure the safe and profitable… Read More
Critical Success Factors for Field Service Apps 2019 March-April Technology 

Critical Success Factors for Field Service Apps

In 2018, America became the world’s top crude oil producer for the first time in 46 years, and the country is on track to become a net energy exporter by 2022 for the first time since 1953. That phenomenal growth also extended to the U.S. natural gas industry, which became the world’s fourth-largest last year. What’s been dubbed the American… Read More
Drill Floor Robot DFR-1500 - Photo courtesy of Nabors 2019 March-April Innovation Technology 

How Much Has the Oil Industry Been Robotized and What Would It Gain in Taking This Further?

The continuous changes in the oil industry lead us to start searching for new technologies, and one of these is the processes automation in oil facilities. Automated drilling systems mitigate the risk caused to drilling equipment, reduce costs and improve efficiency. Operating these systems remotely will be the next step in the oil industry, allowing operators to use their most… Read More
Sodium chloride removed during the final step in the separation process using Clean Water LLC’s patented technology 2019 March-April Environmental Exploration & Production 

Managing Water for a Profit

Removing salts from produced water can be one of the most challenging and costly endeavors facing those in the oil and natural gas exploration business. While “saltwater” has always been a by-product of traditional oil and natural gas production, shale gas production has created excess water volumes sufficient to support a wastewater treatment industry all its own. Not only does… Read More
Promoting Water Management: How Technology and Eco-Conscious Drilling Practices Can Conserve Water 2019 March-April Environmental Technology 

Promoting Water Management: How Technology and Eco-Conscious Drilling Practices Can Conserve Water

Water plays a key role in the production of oil and gas. In fact, unconventional oil and gas exploration typically relies on vast amounts of water. With water being utilized so frequently in the oil and gas industry, it is important that water is used efficiently and wisely during production processes, as to not disturb or deplete the natural resource.… Read More
Interview: Arun Santhebennur, CEO, Petasense 2019 March-April Interviews 

Interview: Arun Santhebennur, CEO, Petasense

Below is an interview with Arun Santhebennur. The interview text has been left intack, with only minor grammatical adjustments. Tonae’ Hamilton: How/why was Petasense created and what is the overall goal of the company? Arun Santhebennur: My cofounder, Abhinav Khushraj, and I saw that the next wave of connectivity was going to help “things” in the real world get connected… Read More
Engineering and Maintaining Pipelines with Software 2019 March-April Pipeline Software 

Engineering and Maintaining Pipelines with Software

In today’s modern and more-complex-than-ever oil and gas fields, pipelines are the backbone of the industry. Pipelines allow for the most efficient transport of gas and oil, eliminating costly and environmentally unfriendly trucks and rail cars to get the hydrocarbons from points A to B. As the digitization of the oilfield is now more prevalent than ever, pipelines are seeing… Read More
Interview: Ashley Gilmore, CEO, Tracts.co 2019 March-April Interviews 

Interview: Ashley Gilmore, CEO, Tracts.co

Below is an interview with Ashley Gilmore. The interview text has been left intack, with only minor grammatical adjustments. Tonae’ Hamilton: What is the overall mission of the company and how do you hope to benefit other businesses with your products? Ashley Gilmore: Our mission is to help our customers improve their business by providing the most timely and accurate… Read More
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