Featured this monthA Warehouse of Defective Pipe, A Wonderland for EngineersWhat looks like a rusty collection of old pipes in a Houston warehouse is a repository of carefully selected objects cared for as if they were part of a research library.
Guest Editorial Tom Whalen, vice president of water management for Baker Hughes, explores why the oil and gas industry has been slow to embrace reusing produced and flowback water.
Young Technology Showcase A modern oleophilic sieve removes bitumen and oleophilic minerals from the fluid tailings of mined oil sand tailings ponds.
Salary Survey Compensation in the petroleum industry in 2012 is continuing to follow the growth trend of recent years, with professionals reporting an overall increase in total compensation of 9.3%, according to the annual SPE Salary Survey.
Stress Management Could Change Tune for Shale Completions New research is shedding light on the most productive ways to handle stages and spacing in hydraulic fracturing.
Switch: The New Documentary on Energy’s Future What will the future of energy look like? Scott Tinker, director of the Bureau of Economic Geology, explores this issue in the new film Switch.
IOCs, NOCs Discuss Common Challenges, Developing Local Content How resource-rich countries can build sustainable economies through partnerships with the oil and gas industry was the focus of a recent industry/government summit in Dubai.
Conference Review: New Challenges for HSE Coverage of the 2012 SPE International Conference on Health, Safety, and the Environment in Perth.
University R&D Roundup The latest R&D projects at leading petroleum engineering universities worldwide.
Talent and Technology Oil and gas companies today are more challenged than ever to develop innovative strategies to find and train new talent and are trying a variety of approaches, from poaching from other industries to canvassing for job seekers among returning veterans.