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Nondestructive Testing Methods

Nondestructive Testing Methods (NDT) are a broad group of analytical methods used in industries and science in order to assess properties of metals, systems or components without causing damage. This form (Read on)

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The Challenges Of Shipping and Distributing Liquefied Natural Gas

LNG is a liquid form of natural gas. It is converted into liquid form by cooling it below minus 163 degrees Celsius. It is a green fuel of our generation as it helps to protect our environment due to lower emissions.
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 or limestone formations that are unusually nonporous, also known as tight sand.
FCCU: A Real Value Add To Refineries

FCCU is the resultant technological upgrade from the basic catalytic process which was first developed during 1920s by Eugene Houdry for upgrade of residue. This process was commercialized later in the 1930s and it was based on cyclic fixed bed.
Cyber Security Practices in The Oil and Gas Industry

The oil and gas industry is facing complex challenges on various fronts from depleting reserves and falling prices to information and data management systems. Other challenges include environmental, health and safety concerns and geopolitical pressures.
Flare Management for Efficient Operations

Flares act as relief devices when a production plant faces an emergency situation and there is a need to quickly dispose of the excess product in order to avoid a possible catastrophic situation like an explosion.
Coal Seam Gas An Unconventional Alternative?

With the depleting conventional oil and gas reserves in the world on one hand and increasing guzzling energy needs on the other, the energy industry is constantly looking out for unconventional gas sources.
Gas Hydrates: Untapped Fossil Energy

As an alternate fuel, gas hydrates promise to be an environmental friendly fuel which can help in achieving green energy proposition. They key composition in gas hydrates is methane which is the cleanest fuel as it releases minimum residues.
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 transportation value chain and they help in adding value to the products.
Is Big Data Transforming The Oil & Gas Industry?

While the oil & gas industry is known for handling voluminous data akin to its nature of operations, what has changed in recent times is the advancement in handling the data.
Macros of Oil & Gas Trading

The inspiration for trading of a product is essentially determined by demand supply situation of that product. There has to be an interest in sourcing the product and equally there has to be a will to sell the product for a gain.
Steering Smart Operations Through Digital Oil Field

DOF is a capability framework that Oil & Gas organizations strive to acquire whereby they are able to manage business critical production assets in real time to maximize their efficiency and production.
Mobility A disruptive technology in Oil & Gas Operations

All major Oil & Gas organizations have embraced mobile technology though initially some had apprehension about it from safety and security perspective. Today one can find mobility applications being used in the entire value chain of the oil industry.
Bunkering Powering Marine Liners

Before we get into details of the standard operating procedure relating to bunkering, let us briefly see what are the different types of vessels available in the market that are used for fuel transportation across globe.
Oil & Gas Retailing  Secondary Distribution Processes

Retailing & Marketing are key links in the Oil & Gas supply chain process that aims at reaching oil products to individual consumers in an efficient way.
Refinery Configurations: Changing Dynamics

Refineries are classified into four key categories: Topping, Hydroskimming, Conversion and Deep conversion refineries.
Asset Integrity Management Key for Smart Operations

Why is it important to identify integrity-critical equipment?
Is Shale Gas Losing Its Sheen?

Conventional gas reservoirs are created when natural gas migrates toward the earth's surface from an organic-rich source formation into a highly permeable reservoir rock, where it is trapped by an overlying layer of impermeable rock.
Mobile Offshore Production Units vs. Floating Production Storage and Offloading Units: What's the Difference?

Drilling is broadly classified into two categories namely onshore and offshore drilling.
Upstream, Midstream, Downstream: A Look at the Petroleum Industry

With oil accounting for close to 10% of the total world’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the industry is crucial for the functioning of world economy.
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Occupational Safety and Health Administration Act, also known Occupational Safety and Health Act is a set of guidelines that ensures safe working conditions for all Read more

An Overriding Royalty, also known as overriding royalty interest is a concept of monthly royalty payments made to the overriding royalty owners by oil and gas Read more

Lyophobic is a term that is used to refer to solvents that are not soluble in liquids. The term Lyophobic comes from “Lyo” which means solvent and “Phobic” which Read more

Oil Emulsion Mud, also known as oil-water emulsion mud or oil in water emulsion mud is a type of emulsified mud used in the drilling operations which is formed when Read more

Lyophilic Colloid is a substance which contains molecules that dissolve completely in liquids. The term lyophilic is a combination of two words, i.e., “Lyo” which Read more

A Paysand, also known as a producing zone is a formation or a reservoir bed from where hydrocarbons are produced in exploitable quantities. It can either be a Read more

Mineral Estate is the ownership of mineral rights by an individual in a real property estate. At certain circumstances mineral estate is also referred to as mineral Read more

Lyophilic is a term that represents substances that dissolve completely in liquids. The word lyophilic is a combination of two words, i.e., “Lyo” which means Read more

Bottomhole Assembly, abbreviated as BHA, is a complex combination of several drilling tools including directional drilling assembly. It is one of the components of Read more

Offshore is a term used to refer to all oil and gas activities that take place away from land, i.e., in ocean or sea. These activities include exploration, Read more

Occupational Safety and Health Act, abbreviated as OSHA is a set of guidelines that ensures safe working conditions for all workers by empowering various standards. Read more

Nondestructive Testing Methods (NDT) are a broad group of analytical methods used in industries and science in order to assess properties of metals, systems or Read more

An Offshore Production Platform, also known as an offshore rig is an oil drilling rig that is installed in an offshore location. The offshore rig primarily consists Read more

Nonassociated Gas is the gas that is present in a hydrocarbon reservoir alone. In such hydrocarbon reservoir, neither crude oil nor condensates are present, only Read more

A Nonferrous Alloy is a mixture of two or more metallic elements that does not contain iron. A distinguishing feature of nonferrous alloys is that they are highly Read more

Liquefied Petroleum Gas, abbreviated as LPG is a highly combustible compressed gas obtained from refining crude oil in a refinery. Since it is the lightest of all Read more

An Overriding Royalty Interest is a concept of monthly royalty payments made to the overriding royalty owners by oil and gas operators who own working interest Read more

The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, also known as Occupational Safety and Health Act is a set of guidelines that ensures safe working conditions for all Read more

Naphtha is a product which is obtained through the dry distillation of organic substances such as shale or crude oil in a refinery. Since it is the second lightest Read more

A Liquefied Natural Gas Carrier, abbreviated as LNG carrier is a vessel specially designed to carry natural gas from one location to another in liquid form. Read more
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