Hi-Tech Drones Take Flight for Inspections
A closer look at recent unmanned aerial vehicle regulations and sensor technologies shows how the industry is already benefiting, and the promise of future cost-effective, expanded opportunities.
Examining the Effect of Human Factors on Drilling Safety
The application of human-factor principles and practices lags dangerously behind that in the military and in nuclear and other industries, one white paper finds.
The Financial Engine to US Energy Renaissance
Master limited partnerships have provided an important means of financing explosive growth in the midstream sector.
Marketing Oil and Gas Education to Future Generations
The oil and gas industry has a remarkable story to tell. SPE’s Energy4me program highlights how energy works in everyday life and promotes the career opportunities in the upstream sector.
Initial Impressions of Wells May Be Misleading
A new study questions whether the most widely reported production data is the best indicator of future output.
Think-Tank Founder and Author Gives Morale Booster to Fracturing Conference Attendees
In the keynote speech at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference, author and founder of the Center for Industrial Progress Alex Epstein explained the moral case for fossil fuels.
Fatal Injuries in Oil and Gas Industry Dropped in 2015
In 2015, the oil and gas industry reported fewer work-related fatalities than in 2014, according to a report released by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics in December. The 2015 combined total for oil and gas extraction industries was the lowest since 2009.
Applying Drone Technology to the Oil Patch
Drones can access remote locations easily and can be used in the upstream industry for inspections, which can lead to reduced maintenance work.
Fossil Fuels To Take Forefront Under Trump
Fossil fuels will probably be at the forefront of energy and environmental policy under the new Trump Administration, says Rice U's executive director of Energy and Environment Initiative.
Macondo Contractor/Operator Gaps Identified by CSB
The investigations into the Deepwater Horizon have produced a wealth of lessons for the industry years after the fact, and the learning process will likely continue into the foreseeable future.