Featured this monthApps and the Digital Oil fieldThe oil and gas industry tends to be resistant to marketing fads. This may be why, of the hundreds of thousands of apps now publicly available, only a few dozen are devoted to the industry.
China’s Shale Gas Potential Looks Bright, But Development Raises Questions China ranks first in the world in shale gas in the ground, based on two massive basins. But the estimate is based on what is technically possible, not when, or if, anyone will produce that gas.
R&D Grand Challenges The energy industry faces a massive communications challenge in persuading the public all over the world that horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing can be conducted safely.
Deepwater Spill Control Devices Go Global Two years after the first capping stack was quickly developed to shut off the flow of oil from the Macondo well, the industry has more than 15 capping stacks in service and on order to use worldwide today.
Young Technology Showcase A new technology may have a huge impact on reducing the cost of gas drilling and improving drilling performance.
Guest Editorial If a potential new source of energy called low-energy nuclear reactions comes to fruition, it will change how the world uses energy.
Industry Focuses on Operational Integrity, Safety Issues at OTC Improving offshore safety and operational integrity through both technology and processes weaved its way through many of the panel and technical sessions at this year’s Offshore Technology Conference, held in May in Houston.