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Significant Water Recycling Achieved in Eagle Ford
Friday, September 19, 2014 A partnership between Dow and Omni Water Solutions allows for the treatment of over 700,000 barrels of per day of water at an oil and gas project in South Texas' Eagle Ford play.
Oil Companies Eye Crude Price Drop But Keep Drilling
Friday, September 19, 2014 A 13% slide in crude oil prices since June has eroded some of the allure of drilling US shale resources and raised investor concerns, but companies push ahead.
Wartsila Covers The Full Scope Of Making Gas A Viable Fuel
Friday, September 19, 2014 The general consensus of predictions is that the demand for natural gas will grow at a steady rate over the coming few years.
The Next Logical Step For Natural Gas Supplies?
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Natural gas-based processes could be alternative for ethane crackers, oil refineries, California-based technology developer tells Rigzone.
Malaysia's Special Purpose Acquisition Companies Expands Upstream
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Four special purpose acquisition companies have listed in Malaysia since 2011, making upstream acquisitions from Australia to Norway.
Unconventional Oil, Gas to Lift US Energy Exports
Tuesday, September 16, 2014 Domestic unconventional oil and gas production will help raise US energy exports by about 5% per year through 2030, according to HSBC's Global Connections Trade Forecast.
Douglas Westwood, Canary Provide Views on Asia Pacific Oil, Gas Industry
Friday, September 12, 2014 Douglas Westwood's chairman and Canary's CEO provide their views on Asia Pacific oil and gas industry to the organizer of the OSEA2014 conference.
China's CBM Sector Gets Lift from Higher Energy Use, Clean Air Drive
Thursday, September 11, 2014 Sustained rise in domestic energy demand and a government drive to curb air pollution have provided a boost to China's coalbed methane industry.
Execs: Offshore Oil Drilling Market To Suffer Through 2015
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 A sluggish offshore drilling market could deteriorate further next year due to weak demand and a flood of new vessels, even though a few places such as Mexico and Brazil remain promising for exploration.
Musings: Can You Trust The Financial Data Used To Analyze Energy?
Wednesday, September 10, 2014 G. Allen Brooks takes a closer look at the data used in a recent article claiming shale E&P companies will be generating free cash flow next year.
Musings: After Hiatus, Keystone XL Pipeline Battle Resumed Friday
Tuesday, September 09, 2014 In light of the number of high State Department proponents of Keystone who have departed this year, G. Allen Brooks examines the issues which could change the dynamics of the approval process.
Russia's PM Signals $40B State Help for Rosneft Possible
Monday, September 08, 2014 Russian PM Dmitry Medvedev says Rosneft may receive more than $40 billion for the state to help services its debt.
Offshore Block A Provides Buzz to Cambodia's Petroleum Industry
Monday, September 08, 2014 A tinge of optimism has returned to Cambodia's petroleum industry amid recent developments at its sole commercial oil discovery offshore Block A.
SD School of Mines Uses Shale Plays to Advance Research, Teach Students
Friday, September 05, 2014 Students in the shale research program at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology are studying the program's first core samples.
Challenges of the Internet of Things
Friday, September 05, 2014 The implementation of Internet of Things technology in oil and gas can bring benefits, but will bring challenges as well.
Video A Growing Part of Internet of Things Technology
Thursday, September 04, 2014 Video may not be the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Internet of Things technology, but it has a role to play in the space.
Internet of Things Can Increase Effectiveness of Field Crews
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 Internet of Things technology can increase the effectiveness of field crews, according to an official with Digi International.
Norway's 2015 Oil, Gas Investment To Fall More Than Expected
Wednesday, September 03, 2014 Norway's oil and gas investments are expected to fall more than expected in 2015, according to a new survey.
Russian Oil Production Rises in August, Sanctions Yet to Bite
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 Russia's oil output increased in August, helped by an increase in condensate production at Gazprom, showing that energy supplies have ben been yet affected by sanctions over Ukraine.
Oil, Gas Companies Laying Groundwork for the Internet of Things
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 Oil and gas companies are starting to lay the groundwork for the Internet of Things, industry officials tell Rigzone.
RGU Launches 'Big Data' Center for Oil & Gas Industry
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 Robert Gordon University launches a data technologies center that is aimed at using "Big Data" analytics to help the oil and gas industry.
Three Mission-Critical Applications of Big Data in Oil, Gas
Tuesday, September 02, 2014 Leaders in the oil and gas industry are already implementing Big Data solutions into their everyday operations and reaping the rewards of this long-term investment.
Internet of Things Technologies Could Transform Oil, Gas Industry
Monday, September 01, 2014 Internet of Things solutions could transform how the oil and gas industry focuses on safety, efficiency and maintaining operations as the Great Crew Change occurs.
Floating Production Sector Stays Healthy, FLNG Generates More Interest
Monday, September 01, 2014 Global demand for floating production systems remains strong as some industry participants are showing greater interest in floating liquefied natural gas units.
Aviation Logistics: ExxonMobil's PNG Air Bridge
Friday, August 29, 2014 Rigzone talks to Volga-Dnepr about the "air bridge" the Russian aviation logistics firm came up with to help ExxonMobil's Papua New Guinea LNG Project.
EIA: Tight Oil Stabilizes Brent Crude Prices
Friday, August 29, 2014 Production from US shale formations is making oil imports from OPEC countries less important.
Russia's Lukoil Says 1H Hydrocarbon Production up 3.2% Year-on-Year
Friday, August 29, 2014 Russia's Lukoil says hydrocarbon production during its first half improved by 3.2 percent year-on-year.
Kemp: Why The Shale Revolution Is Not About To End
Friday, August 29, 2014 Doubts about the sustainability of the North American oil and gas boom center on rapidly declining output from many shale wells after they are initially drilled.
Flaring Of Natural Gas Raises Questions
Friday, August 29, 2014 Many people outside the oil and gas industry wonder why producers seem to be wasting natural gas by flaring it into the air for no apparent reason.
PacWest: Considerable Growth Expected for US Shale Formations
Friday, August 29, 2014 Shale plays in the US are expected to show significant growth between 2014 and 2016, PacWest says.
New Zealand Pushes Ahead to Grow Upstream Sector, Reap Economic Gains
Thursday, August 28, 2014 New Zealand continues with plans to boost its upstream petroleum sector as it is a potentially important contributor to the local economy.
Kemp: Joint Petroleum Development In The South China Sea
Thursday, August 28, 2014 Shared development of oil, gas and possibly other natural resources is the most promising option for reducing tensions in the South China Sea.
Kemp: Free Cash Flow Says Little About The Future Of Shale
Thursday, August 28, 2014 The independent companies at the forefront of the US shale boom will finally earn enough from selling oil and gas to cover their capital expenditures next year, for the first time since 2008.
Musings: Further Proof Of Industry Change Due To Era of Austerity
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 In an Era of Austerity, changes reflect management views of the challenges in dealing with the capital cost/commodity price/investor return trifecta, as they assess business opportunities.
Germany's Energy Transition Dream at Risk of Becoming Nightmare
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Germany's "Energiewende" (or Energy Transition) dream of pursuing an economy powered by renewables is in danger of turning into a nightmare, says Wintershall exploration and production director.
US Energy Boom Better Than Sanctions Against Russia
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 Competition in the form of increased US energy exports is the last thing Russian President Vladimir Putin wants to see, so that's exactly what we should do.
Wood Mac: 10B Barrels of Undeveloped Resources on NCS
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 Research firm Wood Mackenzie says there are 10 billion barrels of hydrocarbons on the Norwegian Continental Shelf, of which 60% could be commercialized.
Kemp: East And South China Sea Disputes Need Creative Diplomacy
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 China and the United States appear headed for a damaging confrontation over the extent of China's territorial claims in the South and East China Seas.
Aker Solutions CEO: Oil Sector Should Simplify Tenders To Cut Costs
Tuesday, August 26, 2014 The oil industry could cut down costs by simplifying the process of tendering for contracts, Aker Solutions CEO Luid Araujo says.
AWI Offers Alternative to Conventional Well Intervention
Monday, August 25, 2014 Alternative Well Intervention officials say its technology addresses the safety issues surrounding conventional hydraulic work over and well intervention solutions.
Wood Mac: Norwegian Incremental Projects Growing in Importance
Monday, August 25, 2014 Wood Mackenzie shows that favorable project economics compared to greenfield developments are driving incremental projects in Norway's upstream sector.
Wood Mackenzie: Shale to Keep US Dominant Oil, Gas Player
Friday, August 22, 2014 Shale formations are expected to keep the US in a prominent position over the next decade, Wood Mackenzie says at NAPE.
UK Oil Output Threatened By Platforms Running Out Of Juice
Friday, August 22, 2014 The UK's oil industry is facing the threat of a cascade of North Sea rig closures.
Consultancy: LatAm Attitude Shift Bodes Well for Upstream Investors
Friday, August 22, 2014 Two countries are at the leading edge of a new wave of upstream investment in Latin America, observes Wood Mackenzie.
Will Widodo Succeed in Reforming Indonesia's Upstream Sector?
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Indonesia's upstream petroleum sector is poised for interesting times as the new president may introduce investment-friendly policies to boost domestic petroleum production.
Premier Oil Awaits End Of Summer Work Before Production Upgrade
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Premier Oil may upgrade its 2014 production forecast after better-than-expected output during the first half.
Orion: Finding Oil, Gas Talent from the Ranks of Military Veterans
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Orion is matching military veterans to career positions in the oil and gas industry.
North Sea Reserves Debate Heats Up Ahead of Scottish Vote
Thursday, August 21, 2014 Sir Ian Wood disputes Scottish government's North Sea reserves estimates while business group N-56 questions UK Office of Budget Responsibility's oil and gas revenue figures.
Wood Mackenzie: Third Wave of US Shale to Show Europe the Way Ahead
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 Wood Mackenzie believes the third phase of unconventional oil and gas development in the US could show the way ahead for shale gas and oil projects in Europe.
Rigzone's CV/Resume Dos and Don'ts
Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Rigzone talks to three recruitment professionals about how best to prepare your CV (or resume) for a job in the oil and gas industry.
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