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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...

The Significance of Porosity to Original Hydrocarbon in Place


After a successful hydrocarbon discovery, the decision to complete or not will rest on how commercial the discovery is. To determine this hydrocarbon potential, the...

The Truth about the Drilling Break


Every so often, drillers encounter a sudden increase in the rate of penetration. This is referred to as a drilling break. The actions taken by the driller at this time...

The Unique Challenges of Coal Bed Methane Production


Coal bed methane is basically natural gas produced from coal beds. Conventionally, natural gas is produced either from gas wells or as associated gas from oil wells....

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 as it helps to protect our...

Oil Sands: An Emerging Black Gold


Oil sands are a potential source of hydrocarbon based products such as heavy crude oil, heavy bituminous base oil, etc. Oil sands are a mix of bitumen, water and other...