Oil and Gas 2020 Market Outlook Oilman Podcasts 

Feature Podcast: Oil and Gas 2020 Market Outlook

We all want to possess the ability to predict the future. This is something we covered in a previous feature article on artificial intelligence and it applies here, but in a slightly different way. The start of a new year brings new things, a little of the unexpected. The unknown brings with it some apprehension because when you’re talking about… Read More
Oilman Magazine 2020 January-February OILMAN Publisher 

Letter from the Publisher (January-February 2020)

Investors and banks have indicated they are cutting back on investing and lending money to the booming shale market. Financial firm’s site the reason for the funding cutback is shale companies are producing less than forecasted and their reserves are less than anticipated. Shale producers receive funding based on the value of reserves, which are held for collateral. The pullback… Read More
Spinning Straw into Gold: Using Expertise to Leverage Your Data and Gain Insight into Your Business 2020 January-February Data Technology 

Spinning Straw into Gold: Using Expertise to Leverage Your Data and Gain Insight into Your Business

Leveraging data, analytics and relying on the expertise of your team can unlock new insights into your business and supply chain. Stop me if you’ve heard this story before. The Board sets a growth target for the upcoming year. The deal team is assembled from a cross-functional section of the business. They’re on the prowl for the best asset(s), looking… Read More
Project Controls Software Fuels Digitization for Oil and Gas Companies 2020 January-February Software Technology 

Project Controls Software Fuels Digitization for Oil and Gas Companies

The oil and gas industry is no stranger to uncertainty, but with incongruity of supply and demand, organizations have found a game changer in getting better margins through efficiency rather than overproduction. The companies in the industry that are coming out on top are those who are embracing digitization (the automation of existing manual and/or paper-based processes). While collecting, analyzing… Read More
Alejandro Perez, programmer, programming the end bell in ESPRIT. 2020 January-February Software Technology Texas 

New CAM Software Boosts Production, Saves Time and Money for Houston Seismic Equipment Maker

For the oil industry, efficiently finding and developing hydrocarbon resources is essential. In the ongoing search for new energy reserves, seismic data acquisition has emerged as one of the petroleum industry’s most reliable and commonly used technologies for finding subsurface oil and gas deposits. And the need for accurate and cost-effective seismic data acquisition technology continues to grow. GeoSpace Technologies,… Read More
Know Your X’s + O’s in the Oil and Gas Business’s New Math, Experience Matters as Much as the Molecule 2020 January-February Business Upstream 

Know Your X’s + O’s in the Oil and Gas Business’s New Math, Experience Matters as Much as the Molecule

“Customer first. Our people always.” TechnipFMC’s stated philosophy isn’t just a passing nod to the Experience Economy, it’s an indication of the company’s wholehearted embrace of a business strategy suited to the post-commoditized oil and gas industry, where profitability is connected to a company’s ability to deliver an elevated experience to customers and employees. A subsea, onshore/offshore and surface project-management… Read More
Technicians remove the crack in the seam weld with a grinder to prepare the surface of a carbon steel crude oil pipeline for a composite repair. Photos courtesy of CSNRI 2020 January-February Midstream 

Composite Solutions Improve Midstream Asset Integrity

Keeping pipelines operating safely and efficiently is critical to the world economy, so diligent maintenance and effective repairs are critical for the millions of miles of lines transporting oil and gas around the world. While traditional repairs often are the first choice, they are not always the most effective or cost-effective options. Many standard repairs require hot work and other… Read More
Standard Protocols Enhance Cost Savings and Safety Value of Wireless Gas Detection Systems 2020 January-February Downstream Safety Technology 

Standard Protocols Enhance Cost Savings and Safety Value of Wireless Gas Detection Systems

Detection of methane, hydrogen sulfide, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons and other gas leaks, is becoming increasingly critical to gas plant safety and emissions monitoring in the heavily-regulated oil and gas industry. Reducing costs, improving safety and complying with regulations require the ability to monitor hard-to-reach areas and many oil and gas producers are augmenting gas detection capability with wireless instruments because… Read More
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