May 2024, Vol. 251, No. 5

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Editor's Notebook

Editor’s Notebook: M&A Appears Here to Stay

It appears likely that the wave of midstream merger-and-acquisition activity of the past few years hasn’t reached its peak yet. In fact, to hear some insiders tell it, a full-on tsunami may not be far away.

Features

Ultra-Slow Speed Control Technology: The Solution to Efficient Drilling in Rock

When it comes to directional drilling in rock, operators often face numerous challenges. The hardness and unpredictability of rock formations require precise control and consistent power from the drill. Too much or too little force can lead to inefficient drilling, equipment damage and even project failure.

Spotlight on Marcellus: Prolific Gas Play Keeps Rolling as Caution Persists

At the end of the first quarter of 2024, with natural gas prices depressed, the prolific Marcellus Shale gas play rolled along, albeit at a slower pace than usual with some producers cutting back production in March with a wait-and-see attitude toward prices.

Challenges to Growth Remain Key Story in Appalachian Basin

The Marcellus Shale and Point Pleasant-Utica Shale formations of the Appalachian Basin contain an estimated mean of 214 Tcf of undiscovered, technically recoverable continuous resources of natural gas, according to the United States Geological Survey.

Global News

Global News May 2024

Latest industry developments from around the world!

Projects

Projects May 2024

Trans Mountain expansion expected to ship oil in June; Enbridge investing in Gray Oak, other pipeline assets; Croatia gains $566 million to build 4 gas pipelines; Williams delays Louisiana Energy Gateway amid Energy Transfer dispute; and more!

Tech Notes

Hydrogen Blending Study Underway in British Columbia

DNV is executing hydrogen blending feasibility studies for Enbridge and FortisBC Energy. The two individual studies will determine the percentage of hydrogen that can be safely transported through existing natural gas pipeline infrastructure.

Subsea Decommissioning Pays Off in North Sea

The ambitious project involved the removal of pipelines, control umbilicals and various other subsea structures from the seabed in water depths of up to 590 feet (180 meters), each requiring precise and efficient cutting.

Valve Exerciser Test Can Provide Help with Preventive Maintenance

In process control, availability of all control elements is crucial to maintain smooth operation without unexpected final control elements failures. One of the most important final control elements used in today’s industry are valves.

What's New

What's New May 2024

Process Vision, PipeWizard, Decom, Sensirion, and more!

Guest Perspective

Report Highlights Challenges in Attracting Talent to Oil and Gas Sector

The oil and gas sector is at risk of failing to deliver the 28,000 skilled engineering construction workers needed by 2030 — unless it better understands what motivates new entrants, according to a report out today.

Business

Business

Stay informed about the latest appointments, expansions, and industry insights in this concise business column. From new executive roles at leading companies to strategic manufacturing ventures, get key updates shaping the corporate landscape. Plus, stay in the loop with association initiatives and industry events.