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Asset Integrity Management Key for Smart Operations


Ensuring asset integrity is an extremely important function in upstream operations. It forms an integral part of the overall enterprise asset management strategy.

Cyber Security Practices in the Oil and Gas Industry


The oil and gas industry is facing complex challenges on various fronts. Cyber security is a key concern in the oil and gas industry.

Macros of Oil & Gas Trading


There are fundamental and unique tenets that make oil and gas trading a distinctive line of business when compared to trading in other commodities.

Mobile Tools: A Disruptive Technology for Oil & Gas Operations


All major oil & gas organizations have embraced mobile technology, though initially some had apprehension about it from a safety and security perspective. Today one can...

Gas Hydrates: Untapped Fossil Energy


This article discusses the emerging alternate source of energy called gas hydrates, which are composed of water and methane. The developments, technology, commercial...

picture of refinery oil gas flare


Without a flare, refineries do not exist. It helps to burn off unwanted gases and hydrocarbons generated in the refining process. This article looks at flare management...

FCCU: A Real Value Add To Refineries


FCCU is the resultant technological upgrade from the basic catalytic process that was first developed during the 1920s. This process was commercialized later in the...

Oil & Gas Retailing Secondary Distribution Processes


Oil and gas retail outlets are actual touch point for consumer interaction. Managing retail operations requires effective systems and processes to ensure sustained...

Pipelines: Lifelines of the Oil & Gas Industry


Pipelines play a key role in the transportation of petroleum products across continents in a more efficient and economical way. They are a vital link in the...

Earth Matters in Oil and Gas


The earth is the source of oil reserves. A deep understanding of the earth and its formations are needed to assess the presence of hydrocarbon reserves. Here is basic...

The Lowdown on Oil and Gas Lease Contracts


Oil and gas lease contracts are the start of any exploration, development or production from any potential oil and gas field. The contract type may either encourage or...

How Big Data is Transforming the Oil & Gas Industry


Large volumes of data from different areas of operations of the oil & gas industry are generated. They reveal significant insight in the performance enhancement...

All You Need To Know About Tight Gas


Tight gas refers to natural gas reservoirs embedded in extremely impermeable hard rock, making the underground formation extremely tight. It is also trapped in sandstone...

Refinery Configurations: Changing Dynamics


Refineries are classified into four key categories: topping, hydroskimming, conversion and deep conversion refineries.

Seismic Mapping: Technology that has Changed Oil Production Surveys


When it comes to mapping the physical properties of both the onshore and offshore sub-surface formations, the uncertainties and possibilities are endless. Different...