International news for oil and gas professionals
A group of University of Minnesota students were scheduled to join other students in boarding diesel-burning buses recently for Washington, DC.
The Obama administration has issued the newest "sky-is-falling" climate change report, suggesting that global warming and the "climate disruption" from unusual weather events call for "the need to take urgent action."
The subject line of the message read "Engineering Personality."
While implementing energy reform of historic importance, the Mexican Congress should learn from a Latin American oil producer further along in the process.
In high-level fights over political spending, more is at stake for the oil and gas industry than tiresome hypocrisy.
Congressional Republicans from four Rocky Mountain states rallied behind legislation introduced May 22 that would delay a court-ordered decision on whether the Greater Sage Grouse should be listed as an endangered species for 10 years.
New US gas processing and fractionation projects that were in the pipe for the 18-24 months before Jan. 1, 2014, began showing results in 2013 as Oil & Gas Journal's plant-by-plant survey of global gas processing on that date reflects nearly a 6% growth in US processing capacity.
Surging ethane extraction capability in US shale plays has given it a price advantage relative to naphtha and made it a viable export commodity.
With its strategic location along the US Gulf Coast, proximity to major refining complexes, underground storage capacity, and access to onshore and offshore transportation for shipping liquids to market, Mont Belvieu, Tex., continues to attract plans for fractionation expansions alongside North America's flourishing shale gas production.
Large projects, increasingly complex and technologically demanding, confront oil and gas companies with an expanding barrage of challenges.
Successful project managers rely on a collection of essential skills.
Lackawanna College, an accredited private nonprofit institution with a main campus in Scranton, Pa., and five other schools and centers across the state, "took a leap," in its president's words, when it established its School of Petroleum & Natural Gas (SPNG) in 2009.
TransCanada Corp. is considering rail as an alternative to its proposed Keystone XL pipeline, Chief Executive Officer Russ Girling said for the first time on May 21.
Chesapeake Energy Corp., Oklahoma City, has decided to proceed with spinning off its oil field services business, currently conducted through its wholly owned subsidiary Chesapeake Oilfield Operating LLC (COO), almost 3 months after reporting that a spinoff or outright sale of the business was under consideration.
Total US petroleum deliveries, a measure of demand, increased 2.3% from April 2013 to average 19 million b/d this April, the highest April deliveries in 4 years, the American Petroleum Institute said in its monthly statistical report.
The US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has issued its environmental assessment (EA) for the Cove Point LNG liquefaction and export project in Lusby, Md..
A 2010 ordinance enacted by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) requiring Japanese refiners to raise their mandatory cracking-to-crude distillation capacity ratio has succeeded in slashing the country's refining capacity, but further cuts are likely to occur by 2018, says Facts Global Energy (FGE).
Australia is drilling two thirds fewer offshore exploration wells than in 2003, but the total costs of drilling those wells has increased fivefold.
Atlantic LNG (ALNG) says it is not concerned with impending competition from the US because it is the most reliable LNG producer in the world, ALNG Chief Executive Officer Nigel Darlow told OGJ.
The fold and thrust belt play that extends through eastern Nevada and western Utah remains largely underexplored.
Seismic characterization can be costly. In standard surface acquisition, data are collected well beyond reservoir boundaries. These results are used to map reservoir geometry but often have little effect on individual well performance.
The Permian Khuff carbonate reservoir in the Ghawar structure of Saudi Arabia produces nonassociated gas and condensate.
The first article in this series introduced some of the efforts to identify leading and lagging indicators for process safety in offshore drilling operations.
This article is the first in a series that will broadly focus on the US midstream industry, and it supplants the series that since 2005 has focused on supply-demand and pricing trends in US propane markets.
Establishing and operating a custom emergency pipeline-flowline repair system (PRS) for offshore deepwater projects can reduce repair times enough to justify the additional expense.