Transforming Academic Research: Solving Previously Complex Oil and Gas Problems Using Machine Learning
This article highlights interesting applications of machine learning in the oil and gas industry in drilling, formation evaluation, and reservoir engineering. Each project uses a data-driven model to solve a previously complex problem using machine learning to augment an existing solution.
Cognitive Study of Human Factors for Safe Drilling Operations: Eye-Tracking Technology
Considering most of the rigs deal with human-machine interface systems, the role of human factors is at the heart of any successful operation. Eye-tracking technology can be useful in real-time operation centers where ocular movement data can improve the professionals’ performance.
The State of Petroleum Engineering Academia in Its Post-Centennial Years
As the petroleum engineering discipline embarks on its second century of existence, what changes will academia make to keep up with the times?
Mitigating Riser Gas Migration in Deep Water
A key concern in offshore well control is riser gas migration. At the DGD Laboratory at Texas A&M, investigations are being conducted both computationally using dynamic multiphase flow software, and experimentally using a scaled model of a marine riser to find ways to mitigate gas-in-riser events.
A Behind-the-Scenes Look: Managing the Mountain of Data for the BP Statistical Review of World Energy
The BP Statistical Review of World Energy is an institution in the energy world. Who's behind assembling and managing the mountain of data that goes into it?
Sustaining Technical Excellence: The Importance of Continual Learning for Professionals and Students
For technical innovation and skill progression for individuals and institutions, continual learning and exposure to new ideas is vital.
Internet of Things in the Oil and Gas Industry
IoT is the next step in the evolution of the oil and gas industry. Changes have already begun in the field installations, in the corner office, and across the oil and gas value chain.
Master Limited Partnerships: The Financial Engine to US Energy Renaissance
Currently, midstream is the fastest growing sector in the oil and gas industry. Master limited partnerships have provided one important means of financing this explosive growth.
Gas Hydrates: An Unconventional Resource Horizon for India
Gas hydrate resources in India are huge and potentially represent a global energy game changer if the technologies for production from hydrate reservoirs are techno-economically established. Several initiatives have been undertaken by NGHP in India for gas hydrate exploration in deepwater offshore.
Nanotechnology Solutions for the Oil and Gas Industry
An overview of the Advanced Energy Consortium’s nanotechnology innovations and target applications in the oil and gas industry.
Conquering Change: Lessons From the Past
One of the key aspects to remember is to keep moving forward while not losing sight of what you truly expect yourself to achieve. Seize opportunities, yes, but bear in mind what your motivation is.
Microfluidics and Their Macro Applications for the Oil and Gas Industry
David Sinton, University of Toronto, discusses how microfluidics is gaining traction in the oil and gas industry and how this field of study can be used for understanding pore-scale transport.
Turbulent Commodity Prices and the Turmoil for Young Professionals
For young professionals, understanding the governing principles of oil price and connecting them with facts is key to facing the price turmoil.
Crafting the Career of Your Dreams
Just entering the oil and gas job market? Heriot-Watt University’s Eric Mackay tells you how to carve out a career and create a niche for yourself.
The Way Ahead for US Unconventional Reservoirs
How to understand the complexities of unconventional reservoirs.
Preparing Engineers to Be Job Makers, Not Job Takers
Entrepreneurship can open the door to job creation within the industry. Two professors from Rice explain their efforts to train engineers in entrepreneurship as part of their curriculum.
Upstream Petroleum Economic Analysis: Balancing Geologic Prospectivity with Progressive, Stable Fiscal Terms and Instruments
Wumi Idelare, LSU, provides a primer on petroleum fiscal systems worldwide and discusses how the terms and requirements may potentially affect the attractiveness of a country's resources for development.
Using Soap to Revive Mature Oil Fields
A discussion of how surfactants (soap) can improve recovery and revive mature oil fields.
Deepwater Brazilian Presalt: The Way Ahead for Research and Development
Exploiting deepwater resources in a cost-effective manner presents a number of challenges for the industry, In the deepwater Brazilian presalt, research and development may provide solutions.
Academia and Independent E&P Companies: A Win-Win Partnership
This article presents three important R&D realms that demonstrate good collaborative efforts between independents and academic research institutions.
Current Research and Challenges Pertaining to CO2 Flooding and Sequestration
A review of the current status and research on CO2 flooding and CO2 sequestration.
Emerging Oil Regions: Brazil, the Arctic, and West Africa—and the Role of Fluid Properties
A brief introduction to the subject regions, highlighting some key differences with respect to other known basins as well as the size of the prize, is followed by a focus on fluid properties’ role in terms of field development and uncertainty reduction.
Continuing Education: Making the Most of All the Opportunities
Stuart Burley, head of Geoscience at Cairn Energy India, on taking advantage of continuing education opportunities and why learning should be an integral part of everyone’s career.
Energy and Oil—A Personal Journey
Nansen G. Saleri reflects on his career in the oil and gas industry.
Would You Know a Good Decision if You Saw One?
Decision analysis is not a cookbook or series of boxes that must be checked before a project is approved, argue professors Reidar Bratvold and Steve Begg, who share some pointers on how to map out the likely consequences of decisions, assess the importance of individual factors, and choose the best.
Young Professionals and Academia: What’s Ahead?
We've changed the Student Link section to Academia. This will widen its coverage to the research, extension, and linkage functions of colleges and universities. A variety of academic topics will be covered, especially research.
Confessions of a Distance-Learning Student
Pursuing a graduate degree at night can be very beneficial. But it requires trade-offs and dedication and should not be entered into without considering both what you'll have to give up (while in school) and what you'll gain.
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