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Shopping for New Ideas Outside the Oil Business As oil and gas exploration and service companies face new challenges, the best solution is often achieved by adapting technologies from outside the industry. Examples of such technologies are digital solid state propulsion, fluid imaging, polymer aging concepts, special conductive coatings, and rapid high temperature heat treatment.
Management As the topic of "the cloud" has attracted much attention in recent years, several competing definitions of it have emerged. A comprehensive definition put forward by the US National Institute of Standards and Technology seeks to clarify the issue.
Young Technology Showcase The Baker Hughes MaxCOR rotary sidewall coring service provides fast, accurate 3.8-cm-diameter core samples with 213% more volume than the company’s standard PowerCOR rotary sidewall coring samples. The system improves accuracy of rock and fluid analysis and is capable of acquiring larger, higher quality samples while operating at the highest industry temperature and pressure ratings.