Technology - Exclusives


Report Highlights Growing Need To Combat Cyber Security Threats

Ninety of the 159 successful cyber intrusions targeted the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Science, which directs scientific research and heads 10 federal energy laboratories.

Mon, 09/14/2015 - 15:51

Data Science Moving To Midstream

The extreme uncertainty prevailing in the energy sector can be counteracted by deploying analytics, according to a senior data scientist with SAS.

Mon, 08/31/2015 - 09:45

Honda Discontinues The CNG Civic

The company says it simply didn’t see the market demand justify the continued production of what was one of the only dedicated natural gas-fueled consumer vehicles.

Fri, 07/17/2015 - 16:54

Wolfcamp Leads Pack Of Permian Trends

Panelists discuss roles, potential of technology and collaboration for upstream, midstream operators in prolific basin.

Fri, 06/05/2015 - 11:01

Technology - Automation


Companies That ‘Weave Technology Into Operations’ Boost Profit Margins

Interlacing specialized software through operations cuts down on inefficiencies and helps companies prevent profits from slipping through the cracks, technology expert says.

Caryn Livingston
Thu, 04/23/2015 - 07:57

Technology - Compression


NOVA Gas Transmission Signs Transportation Contracts

Russ Girling, president and CEO, said more capacity will support Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin gas resources. Unconventional natural gas supply growth in Alberta and British Columbia drive these new contracts.

Erin Pedigo
Mon, 11/16/2015 - 10:59

Emera Receives Final CNG Export Authorization From Energy Department

Emera can export CNG up to the equivalent of 0.008 billion cubic feet per day of natural gas for 20 years from its proposed Port of Palm Beach, Fla., facility.

Erin Pedigo
Tue, 10/20/2015 - 11:58

Sanchez Completes $345 Million Midstream Divestiture

Sanchez Production Partners, owned by Sanchez Energy affiliates, also completed amendments to its $500 million credit facility which increased the borrowing base to $200 million from $110 million.

Emily Moser
Thu, 10/15/2015 - 08:25

Despite Cash Crunch, Rice Forms Utica Midstream JV With Gulfport

Rice and Gulfport team up to build Utica midstream assets in the dry gas core of the Utica, but Rice faces an estimated $424 million spending deficit in 2016.

Darren Barbee
Fri, 10/09/2015 - 13:45

Technology - Corrosion


Plains Must Purge Crude From Line 903 Pipeline

Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration said surveys reveal Line 903 has similar corrosion characteristics as Line 901, which ruptured and spilled crude along Santa Barbara County, Calif., coast, Reuters said.

Erin Pedigo
Fri, 11/13/2015 - 16:41

Corrosive California Oil Put On Tankers To Asia

“Orphaned oil,” corrosive and contaminated with organic chlorides, is now shipping out after sitting three years in tanks outside San Francisco. Chevron loaded it onto two Asia-bound tankers, Bloomberg said. 

Tue, 04/28/2015 - 09:05

FOX-TEK Provides Corrosion Monitoring Systems For A Technology Development Project

Fiber Optic Systems Technology Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada, has reported that the corporation will provide corrosion monitoring systems for a technology development project for the pipeline industry supported by the Alberta government.

Tue, 08/02/2011 - 09:47

Specialty Pipelines To Become $3 Billion Business By 2015

Renewables pipelines will need remediation equipment, due to inherent corrosion, reports a new study by SBI Energy. In Washington, SBI Energy has recently published a report on specialty pipelines, titled “Specialty Pipelines for Renewable and Alternative Energy Substances.”

Sun, 03/20/2011 - 14:22

Technology - Leak Detection


Study Examines Pollution Potential Of Fossil Fuels On Government Land

Oil, coal and gas under federal government-owned lands constitute up to half of the potential emissions from all remaining U.S. fossil fuels, according to the analysis by EcoShift, Reuters reported.

Erin Pedigo
Thu, 08/20/2015 - 09:36

NuVista Energy Pipeline Spills Oil, Water Emulsion In Northern Alberta

A NuVista Energy pipeline leaked about 629 barrels of oil and water emulsion. The leak, 31 miles northeast of Rainbow Lake, Alberta, was identified Aug. 14, Reuters said.

Wed, 08/19/2015 - 16:03

EPA's Proposed Emissions Regulations Create Opportunities For Companies

Some companies and labor groups see opportunity to create demand for new technologies and jobs focused on methane and pollutant leak prevention under the EPA's proposed regulations, Reuters said.

Erin Pedigo
Wed, 08/19/2015 - 09:10

New Greenhouse-gas Emissions Standards Proposed By EPA

Proposed methane standards are expected to reduce the equivalent of 7.7 million to 9 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2025, according to the Environmental Protection Agency, Reuters said.

Tue, 08/18/2015 - 11:14

Technology - New Equipment


PennTex Continues To Grow Terryville Complex In Louisiana

The Houston company expects this to increase its natural gas processing capacity to 400 MMcf/d in the region's Terryville Complex.

Emily Moser
Mon, 09/14/2015 - 11:18

Eclipse Makes Utica Midstream Deal, Posts Massive Production Increase

The company sold a condensate stabilization facility as part of a contractual agreement and continued to drive down drilling and completion costs in the Utica.

Darren Barbee
Thu, 08/13/2015 - 13:34

NuStar’s North Beach Terminal Loading Dock Lease Approved

North Beach Terminal is scheduled for completion in the second quarter of 2017. In NuStar’s development plans, second dock will load Suezmax-class vessels, carrying about 1 million barrels of oil. 

Thu, 07/23/2015 - 09:12

KCS Subsidiary Will Build Sasol’s Louisiana Ethane Cracker Rail Yard

The ethane cracker and derivatives complex will cost $8.1 billion. The cracker will produce 1.5 million tonnes of ethylene per year. There are six chemical manufacturing plants. 

Tue, 06/09/2015 - 11:01

Technology - SCADA


Pantera Energy Implements Modern SCADA System

New system provides real-time remote data acquisition, monitoring, and control of assets in the field. Wells can be operated at higher efficiencies by analyzing site-specific, day-to-day processes. Offsite adjustments available. 

Erin Pedigo
Thu, 11/12/2015 - 15:16

Redline Communications Unveils Super High-Speed Wireless System for Industrial SCADA

RTG Connect systems availability will begin in November 2013.

Wed, 11/06/2013 - 14:17

Valerus Introduces New Monitoring, Analytics Tool

Valerus partnered with Enbase Energy Technology to develop the performance monitoring and analytics portion — or predictive SCADA — which automates real-time data, notifications and daily reports within the system.

Thu, 09/19/2013 - 16:02

Carlson Debuts Second Generation White Space Radio

Carlson debuted its second-generation white space radio, the RuralConnect IP Version II (RCIP VII), at the Super Wi-Fi Summit in Austin, Texas on September 13. Carlson and spectrum-database administrator Telcordia came together to demonstrate the compatibility of the RCIP VII and Telcordia’s database system with resounding success.  Not only did the demo show without doubt that the two technologies work harmoniously, but the positive reaction to Carlson’s newest product evolution exceeded everyone’s expectations.

Tue, 09/27/2011 - 10:00