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Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Trump offshore oil drilling plan draws protest in California

February 8, 2018

Via: Reuters

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) – Environmental activists in California on Thursday plan to protest a Trump Administration proposal to vastly increase offshore oil drilling in the United States. The protest was planned to immediately precede a public meeting by the U.S. […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Process, Production

U.S. monthly crude oil production exceeds 10 million barrels per day, highest since 1970

February 2, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

U.S. crude oil production reached 10.038 million barrels per day (b/d) in November 2017, according to EIA’s latest Petroleum Supply Monthly. November’s production is the first time since 1970 that monthly U.S. production levels surpassed 10 million b/d and the […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

California sues Trump administration over fracking rule

January 25, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s attorney general sued the Trump administration yet again Wednesday, this time for rolling back a fracking rule that the state says is designed to protect public health and the environment. The suit challenges the federal […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Multi-Well Pad Solution for Oil and Gas Producers Boosts Data, Cuts Cost

January 24, 2018

Via: Industry Week

Drilling advancements, including horizontal drilling techniques, have transformed oil and gas operations from simplistic single-well pad fields to more complex multi-well pads. In turn, operators and equipment builders can modify their control systems approach to optimize these changing applications. The […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Process, Production

Data and Analytics Take Hold in Oil and Gas Production

January 9, 2018

Via: Industry Week

The oil and gas industry, like many others, is embracing and intensifying its use of data and analytics. And it is no surprise. The industry has learned what other manufacturing industries have long known: tapping into the power of data […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Process, R&D

Multi-Company Alliance Provides Digital Oilfield Expertise

January 8, 2018

Via: Automation World

There are tremendous opportunities in combining Industry 4.0 sensibilities with oil and gas production. But getting the industry to the realities of the digital oilfield still has work ahead of it, with cooperation needed on all fronts. Endress+Hauser has elicited […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

New Mexico delegates renew push to limit drilling

December 22, 2017

Via: Penn Energy

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic members of New Mexico’s congressional delegation are renewing their pleas for federal land managers to limit oil and natural gas drilling in the northwestern corner of the state over concerns about archaeological and cultural sites […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Michigan panel to discuss future of underwater oil pipelines

December 11, 2017

Via: Penn Energy

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A government panel is scheduled for a briefing on a recent agreement between Michigan officials and the company that operates twin oil pipelines in the Straits of Mackinac. The Michigan Pipeline Safety Advisory Board will discuss […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

GE’s 12,000 Job Cuts Highlight Uneasy Shift to Renewable Energy

December 8, 2017

Via: Industry Week

After spending years building up its gas-power business, General Electric Co. is trying to figure out how to keep pace in a world that’s no longer all that interested in fossil fuels. The plan to cut 12,000 jobs — almost […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas

Atlantic Coast Pipeline signs Project Labor Agreements with four leading construction trade unions

December 8, 2017

Via: PR Newswire

RICHMOND, Va., Dec. 8, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Atlantic Coast Pipeline, LLC announced today it has signed Project Labor Agreements with the nation’s four leading building and construction trade unions. The agreements reaffirm the Atlantic Coast Pipeline project’s commitment to hiring […]