As the industry’s pipeline infrastructure ages and surrounding communities grow denser, operating companies have a growing need for advanced leak detection techniques and technologies. Oil and gas pipeline operators can determine if a leak exists by analysis of telemetry/SCADA data; computational pipeline monitoring (CPM) and software-based algorithmic detection methods; and through a number of direct observation methods, including aerial and ground surveys, physical inspections, and detection sensors.
Which of these technologies and methods is the best for your system? A panel of experts will offer their thoughts on the latest technologies for identifying, preventing and mitigating oil and gas pipeline leaks during a 40-minute webinar on July 29, 11 a.m. CST.
Proppant demand continues to run full-out, and supply continues to run tight or out - and when exploiting U.S. shale and tight natural gas is at the top of more and more E&P companies' capital-spending plans. What is the nature of the supply and demand balance currently of the various types of proppant? What types of proppant are required by play for the best initial and long-term results? What have been the trends in the quality of domestically produced proppant, and particularly as material from outside North America may increasingly land in U.S. wells? And, what is on the horizon for a "smart" proppant? Experts will answer these questions in the webinar "Seeking Proppant: The Outlook for Supply Capacity, Demand and Quality," March 11, 10 a.m. CDT.