2015 May-June Technology 

Drilling Wastes: Recovery & Beneficial Reuse

While the oil and gas industry may fluctuate, the presence of drilling waste remains consistent – as does the need to dispose of that waste. Operators are often on the lookout for innovative ways to handle, treat and even reuse waste from oil and natural gas drilling processes. Drilling mud, also known as drilling fluid, is one of those common… Read More
2015 May-June Don Briggs Louisiana 

Keystone Pipeline Still Makes Sense

Take your pick as to the reason why the Keystone XL pipeline is necessary for the future of the U.S. Most of the following items could be reason enough to finish the construction of the pipeline: jobs, economic impact, national security, safety, and finally, imported resources from non-Middle Eastern countries. It does not take rocket science to see the obvious… Read More
2015 May-June Mark A. Stansberry 

U.S. Oil Exports Revisited

Forty years ago, in the spring of 1974, a group of oilmen and business leaders came together in Tulsa to form The International Society of The Energy Advocates. The reason the organization was primarily formed was to counter the Organization of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) embargo. The 1973-1974 oil embargo sent a shock throughout the world – oil production… Read More
2015 May-June Interviews Jason Spiess 

Q & A with Jason Spiess: Lynn Helms

Lynn Helms is considered North Dakota’s top regulator, serving as director of the North Dakota Industrial Commission Oil and Gas Division since July 1998 and director of the Department of Mineral Resources since July 2005. He earned his B.S. degree in engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in 1978, but his oil field career began as… Read More
2015 May-June Contributors Steve Burnett 

Always Wear Clean Underwear to Work

The audience for CRUDE cartoons is growing more all the time. The cartoon CRUDE can not only be seen in the Oilman magazine, but also in the Lamesa Reporter, Marshall News-Messenger, Panola Watchman, Weatherford Democrat, Mineral Wells Index, My Big Lake, My El Dorado, Levelland News, Edmond Sun, Kingfisher Times, Longview News, Corsicana Daily, Victoria Advocate, Artesia News, Del Rio… Read More
#OilmanNEWS 2015 May-June Technology 

ABB Advances Oil Field Networking

ABB has introduced the Tropos 6420-XA, a fourth-generation outdoor broadband mesh router that is an oil well pad communications hub for all life cycle phases from lease to production. Using the Tropos 6420-XA, upstream oil and gas companies can own a single wireless network to meet all their communication needs throughout the oil well pad life cycle. According to ABB,… Read More
#OilmanNEWS 2015 May-June Technology 

BP Deploys Schlumberger’s Petrel Software

BP has agreed to use Schlumberger’s Petrel E&P software platform to support BP’s new digital technology roll out. The first deployment of the two-year global implementation has been successfully completed for staff at the company’s business unit in Aberdeen, Scotland. “The Petrel platform is replacing an existing software toolkit to help upstream technical staff optimize work processes, improve efficiency and… Read More
New Oil-Gas Certificate Prepares UTSA Students To Enter Booming Industry #OilmanNEWS 2015 May-June Technology 

Mtell, MapR Release Mtell Reservoir

Mtelligence Corp. (Mtell) and MapR Technologies Inc. have released a big data platform, called Mtell Reservoir, which uses the MapR Distribution, including Hadoop, Mtell Previse Software, and Open time-series database software technology. The system ingests and analyzes real-time sensor and historical data alongside maintenance data that are generated from industrial equipment for oil rigs. Designed specifically for data center user… Read More
FERC Hears State of the Markets Report #OilmanNEWS 2015 May-June 

FERC Hears State of the Markets Report

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Office of Enforcement Division of Energy Market Oversight presented the 2014 State of the Markets Report during a March 19 FERC open meeting. The report provided FERC staff’s assessment of natural gas, electric and other energy market developments during the past year. According to the report, extreme cold temperatures stressed the country’s natural gas… Read More
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