#OilmanNEWS 2015 July-August Texas 

ONEOK, Fermaca File Application for Roadrunner Pipeline Cross-border Facilities

ONEOK Partners subsidiary ONEOK Storage and Fermaca RR Holdings have filed an application with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to build cross-border facilities associated with the Roadrunner Gas Transmission pipeline project. The companies, as members of Roadrunner Gas Transmission LLC, are seeking authorization to construct a pipeline that would export natural gas from the Permian Basin in Texas to… Read More
2015 May-June 

A Tech Shift in Oil & Gas

Innovative technologies applied all along the oil and gas supply chain have dramatically changed the industry over the past decade, and companies have learned to turn to new techniques that make every well, every inch of pipeline, and even every employee as efficient as possible. Risks associated with lower oil prices, however, are forcing companies to work smarter to cut… Read More
#OilmanNEWS 2015 May-June 

Interior Department Releases Fracking Rule

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell in March released final standards for hydraulic fracturing on public and American Indian lands. The standards update requirements for well-bore integrity, wastewater disposal and public disclosure of chemicals. The new rule applies only to development on public and tribal lands and includes a process so that states and tribes can request variances from provisions… Read More
#OilmanNEWS 2015 May-June 

Cruz, Bridenstone Introduce Energy Reform Bill

After the U.S. Senate in early March failed to override President Obama’s veto of legislation that would have approved TransCanada’s proposed Keystone XL Pipeline project, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rep. Jim Bridenstone (R-Okla.) reintroduce a measure to approve the project as part of a sweeping energy bill, called the American Energy Renaissance Act – S. 791/H.R. 1487. The bill… Read More
#OilmanNEWS 2015 May-June 

Senators Urge Oil Exports to Mexico

U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources committee, and Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), joined 19 of their Senate colleagues on a bipartisan letter to U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker encouraging the administration to authorize oil exports to Mexico under the same conditions established for exports to Canada. “Part of our commitment to a multifaceted… 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
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