Big Data in Oil and Gas 2015 July-August Joseph P. DeWoody 

Big Data in Oil and Gas

Traditionally, data acquisition in the oil and gas industry has been a cost center and not a revenue-generating asset for exploration and production (E&P) companies. Most E&P companies have collected rooms of filing cabinets full of logs, completion data and maps. However, with computing technology and the continued employment of Moore’s law throughout the hardware spectrum, the ability to accumulate,… Read More
2015 July-August Mark A. Stansberry 

Oil Patch Warriors

From 2003 to 2009, I had the honor of serving as president of The International Society of The Energy Advocates. For over 40 years, The Energy Advocates organization has been an energy education voice throughout America. A few years before I became president, The Energy Advocates led the effort to erect two seven-foot statues, one in England and one in… Read More
2015 July-August Energy Scene 

Energy Scene: 2015 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference

The Williston Basin Petroleum Conference takes place in Saskatchewan and North Dakota on alternating years, and is co-hosted by the Government of Saskatchewan, the state government of North Dakota, the North Dakota Petroleum Council and the Petroleum Technology Research Council. The Williston Basin is a major oil-producing region including portions of southern Saskatchewan, North and South Dakota, Montana and Manitoba,… Read More
2015 July-August 

Building Trades Leadership Supports National Energy Corridors Bill

Sean McGarvey, president of North America’s Building Trades Unions, in mid-May testified in support of legislation proposed by Rep. Tom MacArthur (R-N.J.) and Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-La.) that would establish National Energy Corridors on federal lands for the purpose of constructing critical natural gas pipeline infrastructure. In remarks given during a hearing by the U.S. House of Representatives Natural Resources… Read More
2015 July-August Louisiana Texas 

Ceona Wins Mirage Contract

London-based Ceona in May was awarded a new deepwater contract in the Gulf of Mexico with Houston-based Bennu Oil & Gas. Offshore work for the new contract is scheduled to begin in the second half of the year. For the contract, Ceona will deploy its newest vessel, the Amazon, to install a flexible flowline of approximately 2.4 miles and an… Read More
2015 July-August Louisiana Texas 

W&T Makes New Discovery at Ewing Banks 910

W&T Offshore Inc. in May made a new discovery at Ewing Banks 910 with the successful drilling and evaluation of the Ewing Banks 910 A-5 ST well. The company said in a May 28 statement that it logged 160 feet of gross hydrocarbon interval and expects that recovery from the well will exceed pre-drill estimates. W&T has a 50% working… Read More
2015 July-August Louisiana 

Kansas City Southern, Sasol Sign Agreement

Kansas City Southern subsidiary Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), has reached an agreement with Sasol Chemicals for the construction and long-term lease of a storage-in-transit (SIT) rail yard to support Sasol’s new ethane cracker and derivatives project in Lake Charles, La. KCSR also will replace and expand its existing rail car classification yard in Mossville, La. “We are very… Read More
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