Technology/R&D

Spotlight on Supply Chain: How Companies Can Avoid Uncertainty

Supply-chain uncertainty is a major headache for many sectors across the world. Minimizing supply-chain risks could help oil and gas firms better secure their labor and materials while cutting costs by up to 15%.

Saudi Arabia Commits to Diversified Energy Portfolio Beyond Oil Focus

Saudi Arabia is taking climate change issues seriously and has shifted its focus to all kinds of energy, not just oil. The country maintains that fossil fuel use can continue, provided it is coupled with measures to capture emissions.

Swiss Fossil Fuel Group Closes First Sale of Paris Agreement Carbon Offsets

A Thai electric bus operator said on Monday it had sold the first carbon offsets under a new system created by the Paris Agreement to a Swiss fossil fuel group, a major landmark for putting into action the eight-year-old United Nations climate accord.

U.S. Approves $189 Million Loan for Real-Time Methane Monitoring in Key Oil-Producing Basins

Houston-based Long Path Technologies will use the loan to deploy its Emissions Overwatch System across 24,000 square miles (62,160 square km) in several states. The technology uses lasers - placed on 50-foot (15-meter) towers - to monitor areas for methane leaks.

Real-Time Monitoring Helps Trans Mountain Expansion Stay on Track

(P&GJ) — Navigating diverse terrains for the $31 billion Trans Mountain Expansion Project posed challenges. Learn how obstacles like roads, rivers, and railroads impacted this major oil pipeline installation.

Crucial Role of Testing Labs in Pipeline Emergency Response

(P&GJ) — Emergency situations, like explosions due to pipeline ruptures, often happen instantly and without warning. Pipeline managers know about the risks that come with the job, but the aftereffects of pipeline ruptures and leaks are often secondary to protecting human life.

Oxygen Corrosion Control for Multiphase, Gas Phase Pipelines

(P&GJ) — The oil and gas industry is committed to driving greater production and transportation from existing infrastructure, and ensuring effective asset integrity and flow assurance is essential to this objective.

Smart Tech Takes Aim at U.S. Methane Emissions

(P&GJ) — It’s hardly surprising that major gas leaks hit international headlines. Known as super-emitter events, these leaks cause plumes of methane to escape into our atmosphere — sometimes for days on end. However, these leaks are often spotted by satellites orbiting our planet before they are even known about on Earth.

CNX Resources Pulls Out of Adams Fork Ammonia Project

CNX Resources said on Friday it had pulled out of the Adams Fork ammonia project and is evaluating several alternative sites in southern West Virginia for clean hydrogen projects.

Climate-Tech Firm Climeworks to Sell Carbon Credits to BCG

It is an important step toward building credibility for the nascent direct air capture (DAC) industry - which uses minerals and chemicals to suck carbon dioxide out of the air - as it ramps up commitments that will help it attract new funds for expansion.

Creating Efficiencies with Turn-Key Integrity Solutions

(P&GJ) — As countries around the globe work to reduce emissions, the transition from coal to natural gas is an important step that many pipeline operators are pursuing, as part of their strategy to meet emission targets and move to lower carbon energy sources.

U.S. Allocates Up to $890 Million for Carbon Capture Projects at Gas Facilities in Texas, California

Natural gas and coal plants in Texas, California and North Dakota will share up to $890 million in U.S. funding for projects to demonstrate the viability of carbon capture technologies, the U.S. Energy Department said on Thursday.

Aramco Expands Big Data Unit to Drive M&A Decisions and Profit Optimization

Saudi oil giant Aramco is boosting its big data and artificial intelligence unit that links up its assets to help maximize profit, assisting on decisions from trading to acquisitions, a senior executive told Reuters.

Implementing the New Pipeline Security Directive

(P&GJ) — The digital era has ushered in unprecedented opportunities and new vulnerabilities that can create ripple effects across our nation’s critical infrastructure. Nowhere is this more evident than in our essential pipeline systems.

What's New December 2023

Caterpillar, Denios, Dekotec, OleumTech and more!

Drones Used to Improve Safety of Pipelines

(P&GJ) — There’s no way around it — infrastructure inspection is as risky and dangerous as it is vital. For the past few years, companies have begun experimenting with unmanned aerial systems (known as UAS, or drones) to help improve worker safety, among other benefits.

DIMP-Related Replacement Work Continues in U.S.

(P&GJ) — While the amount of work to replace cast-iron and bare-steel pipe has declined in volume – following the implementation of the Gas Distribution Integrity Management Program (DIMP) in 2009 – there is still plenty of construction left to be done.

RSI Verifies Validation Results for Pipeline Tool

(P&GJ) — Plastometrex, a provider of advanced mechanical testing technologies, received a successful independent review of the pipeline validation testing data from its novel material verification tool.

Canada Initiates Financing for Carbon Capture Advancements

Canada will finance investment tax credits for carbon capture and storage (CCS) and for net-zero energy technologies, following through on previously announced subsidies meant to attract more green investment, its Fall Economic Statement (FES) said on Tuesday.

EACOP Unveils 897-Mile Heated Oil Pipeline with Advanced Environmental Safety Technology

Due to pump its first crude oil in 2025, the EACOP integrates a sophisticated fiber-optic network for continuous online connectivity, ensuring real-time monitoring via satellite along its entire length.

Indonesia's Pertamina, Chevron Agree to Share Data to Develop Carbon Storage Facility

Indonesian state oil company Pertamina signed agreements with U.S. oil company Chevron to share data aimed at developing a carbon capture facility in East Kalimantan, Pertamina said in a statement on Tuesday.

BKV, EnLink Start First Carbon Capture Project in Texas

Energy firms BKV and Enlink Midstream said on Monday the first injection of carbon dioxide at a carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility in Texas was completed ahead of schedule.

Climate Tech Company Heirloom Opens US Commercial Carbon Capture Plant

California climate technology company Heirloom on Thursday unveiled what it says is the first U.S. commercial direct air capture (DAC) plant to suck planet-warming carbon dioxide from the air, a milestone in the effort to scale up nascent carbon removal technologies and hit global climate goals.

Glenfarne Energy Transition’s Texas LNG Selects Baker Hughes Gas Technology

(P&GJ) — Texas LNG and Glenfarne Energy Transition chose Baker Hughes to supply gas compression technology, including electric motor drives, for their four MTPA LNG export terminal in the Port of Brownsville, Texas.

BlackRock to Invest $550 Million in Occidental's Carbon Capture Project

BlackRock Inc, the world's biggest money manager, will invest $550 million in Occidental Petroleum Corp.’s direct air capture (DAC) plant in West Texas, the two companies announced on Tuesday.

Increasing Gas Pipeline Capacity Using Nanocomposites

(P&GJ) — Even as the world needs energy desperately — particularly natural gas — takeaway capacity has been proved insufficient in several natural gas fields in the United States.

Empowering the Oil and Gas Midstream Industry

Unlocking the Power Behind the Oil & Gas Midstream: Discover how Aggreko's innovative solutions are driving efficiency, sustainability, and reliability in this critical industry. Dive into the world of temporary power, advanced control systems, and rapid response capabilities. Join us on this journey to see how Aggreko is shaping the future of the midstream sector.

What's New November 2023

Esco, Juniper, Dinkle, Fecon, Sensirion, and more!

FEED Awarded for QatarEnergy LNG’s CO2 Sequestration Project

Worley will develop the FEED and EPC scope of work for QatarEnergy LNG’s CO2 sequestration facility, in Ras Laffan, Qatar, capable of capturing 4.3 mtpa of CO2.

Massive Gas Power System Brings a New Cryogenic Gas Plant Online

When these extremely large-scale cryogenics plant asked for our help processing huge gas streams and getting them onto the power grid, we realized this would be our biggest power project yet in North America.