To the debate over US President George W. Bush's proposal for a cabinet-level Department of Homeland Security, the history of energy regulation offers a useful question: How much does it matter to energy conditions in the US that in 1977 the government created the cabinet-level Department of Energy?
Dallas, has announced that its founder and managing director, Edward W. Blessing, has been appointed vice-chair of the Independent Petroleum Association of America Wild catter's Fund. Blessing will work with IPAA member companies to provide tools to communicate issues important to the industry, and to encourage employees, retirees, and their families to participate in the political process.
Occidental Petroleum Corp. said it does not support a pending US Senate proposal that calls on the company to pay the US government $1 million for future costs connected with improving security of a Colombian oil pipeline frequently subject to guerrilla attacks.
Russian and US energy officials will meet in Houston Oct. 1-2 to help solidify an energy cooperation pact made between Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President George W. Bush last month in Moscow.
The petroleum industry must develop oil and gas reserves where it finds them. Exploration and development drilling have moved to harsher environments and deeper waters, and developing reservoirs that are deep below the mudline creates severe operational and well design challenges.
A hydrocarbon condensate pump in Oil & Natural Gas Corp. Ltd.'s Uran, India, processing plant was experiencing considerable rotodynamic instability. During many pump modifications from December 1995 to May 1999, a honeycomb-type wear ring proved to increase pump rotodynamic stability better than plain or serrated wear rings.