Technology - Exclusives

No Place For Good Ol' Boys

Oil and gas companies are often run by good ol’ boy networks, meaning that some finance leaders aren't on—or anywhere near—the leading edge of technology.

2016/11/08

Drones Are Commercial, But Just Barely

New government regulations help but still tie down the midstream’s potential uses of drones.

2016/08/16

LyondellBasell To Build HDPE Plant On US Gulf Coast

LyondellBasell's new HDPE plant on Gulf Coast to feature its new 'hyperzone' PE technology.

2016/08/03

Subsea Change: Processing Industry Finds Itself In Transition

The subsea processing industry is at a pivotal point as it transitions from mostly niche, one-off projects to mainstream field developments, where its value is now largely accepted.

2016/07/29

Technology - Automation

Technology Does A Lot—But Can Do More

ABB study finds that ROI can benefit by optimizing technology.

2017/03/13

Digital Optimization Makes Midstream Management More Efficient

The midstream market is an expensive endeavor, but by aligning finance departments, companies can effectively manage cash, cost and risk.

2016/07/12

Gas Plant Customization: What’s The Difference?

Gas plant engineers offer take on profitability of standardized vs. customized designs.

2016/05/31

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.

2015/04/23

Technology - Compression

Archrock Partners Will Acquire Compression Assets In Dropdown

The transaction was approved by the conflicts committee of the board of directors of Archrock Partners’ managing general partner. 

2016/11/01

Subsea Change: Processing Industry Finds Itself In Transition

The subsea processing industry is at a pivotal point as it transitions from mostly niche, one-off projects to mainstream field developments, where its value is now largely accepted.

2016/07/29

J-W Energy Exits Upstream, Midstream To Focus On Compression Services

The Dallas company sold substantially all of its assets, which included about 95,000 net acres and 380 miles of associated gathering and processing infrastructure in North Louisiana and North Texas, to Aethon United for an undisclosed amount.

2016/07/21

Preparing For EPA’s New Methane Regulations

EPA’s new emissions rule requires midstream operators to be prepared by Aug. 2, legal experts warn.

2016/06/13

Technology - Corrosion

Gas Price Spikes In LA Tied To Aliso Canyon Troubles

Southern California gas prices this summer have careened wildly as a result of restrictions on Aliso Canyon storage facility, EIA said.

2016/09/23

PHMSA’s Proposed Rules: Welcome Regulatory Certainty Or Just Unwelcome?

API, INGAA unhappy with expanded reach of PHMSA’s natural gas pipeline proposed regulations.

2016/07/26

Underground Gas Storage Wells: The Front-Line For Integrity Management

Real-time data evaluation critical to integrity management of underground natural gas storage.

2016/07/22

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.

2015/11/13

Technology - Leak Detection

California Approves Nation’s Toughest Methane Emissions Rule

Environmental backers believe California’s methane regulation could be a model for other states.

2017/03/24

California Cap-And-Trade Revenue Case Heads To Sacramento Court

Revenue from the cap-and-trade program funds clean energy programs, especially in poorer communities, and helps finance the state's ambitious high speed rail project.

2017/01/24

Analysis Of PHMSA’s Proposal To Revise Volatility Regs For Crude Oil

Bracewell attorneys assess response to NY request for vapor standard in transportation of Bakken crude.

2017/01/23

BSEE, Coast Guard Respond To Pipeline Release In GoM

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) and the U.S. Coast Guard are responding to a release of gas and condensate from a pipeline at West Cameron 165 in the Gulf of Mexico.

2017/01/19

Technology - New Equipment

Keystone XL Faces Short-Term Fury, Long-Term Demand

The controversial pipeline will fill a takeaway need as Canadian heavy oil production surges and Mexico’s output declines.

2017/03/24

Non-Binding Open Season Announced For Kinder’s Gulf Coast Express Pipeline Project

Pipeline provides more takeaway capacity for prolific Permian Basin

2017/03/23

Kinder Morgan Secures Commitments For Trans Mountain After Dip

Open season for pipeline succeeds in filling capacity

2017/03/23

Magellan, Trafigura Agree To Splitter Deal

The contract ends a lawsuit brought by Magellan.

2017/03/22

Technology - SCADA

Managing Midstream's Business Cycle: The Capex Question

What’s going to happen? Midstream executives try to set realistic spending plans for an uncertain year.

2017/02/17

Combating Security Threats Via The Digital Oil Field

New technologies are increasing the industry’s situational awareness of cybersecurity threats, experts tell the crowd at DUG Permian Basin.

2016/06/15

Jaggi, LeBlanc Join EnLink’s Senior Leadership Team

Cynthia Jaggi was promoted to senior vice president of engineering and operations services, and Michael LeBlanc was promoted to senior vice president of liquids business unit operations.

2016/01/12

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. 

2015/11/12