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Unloading a Well

Unloading a Well is a technique in which borehole pressure is reduced from a borehole in order to cause the suction of hydrocarbon fluids into the wellbore from perforations made in the casing. This is (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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A Finite-Conductivity Fracture is a crack disseminated from a well by hydraulic fracturing at nonzero pressure drop during the production phase. The finite Read more

Paraffin Wax is a solid form of paraffin which consists of a mixture of hydrocarbon molecules with 20 to 40 carbon atoms. It has a white and colorless solid Read more

Underground Injection Practices Council, abbreviated as UIPC, is a committee of professional that work together in forming certain rules and regulations for the Read more

Residue Gas is the natural gas that is left after thorough and complete natural gas processing. This residue gas is free from impurities, moisture, natural gas Read more

A Downhole Motor, also known as a mud motor is a positive-displacement motors that is used during field drilling operations to provide rotational power to drill Read more

Radioactive Iodine is a radioisotope of iodine that was developed by John Livingwood and Glenn Seaborg in 1938 at the University of California. It is also known as Read more

A Landman, also known as a leaseman is an individual, a group of people or a business entity that leases land and obtains oil-drilling rights for its use. They Read more

Refinery Gas is the natural gas that is required to power up various columns and units of a refinery. It is the feedstock for an oil refinery. This gas is a mixture Read more

Reservoir Oil is a hydrocarbon fluid which has been accumulated over a long period of time in a porous, permeable and sedimentary rock. The most common reservoir Read more

Rich Amine is a solution that has absorbed all the acid gases, i.e., hydrogen sulfide (H2S) and carbon dioxide (CO2) during the amine gas treating process from sour Read more

A Fatigue Crack is a fissure which is formed when a material experiences continuous and repeated force or load at various points on the material. Fatigue generally Read more

A Natural Gas Plant, also known as a natural gas processing plant is a facility designed for cleaning raw natural gas by isolating several non-methane fluids, Read more

Standard Cubic Feet is the output or total amount of natural gas produced from a gas or oil well. Similarly, if any other petroleum gases such as LPG and CNG are Read more

Ullage Rule is a strip of rigid material that is attached to a dip tape to facilitate the measurement of ullage. It is one of the measuring scales tied to the Read more

Sequestration is the seizure of certain chemicals and ions for the betterment of an industrial process. Sequestering agents are mixed in a working fluid so that the Read more

Ullage Tape-and-Bob Procedure is an established way of measuring petroleum in tanks. This procedure is carried out by measuring the leftover space between the Read more

A Valve is a device that is used in many industrial applications to control, regulate and direct the flow of liquids and gases in pipelines. It may be either hand Read more

Underground Injection Practices Council, abbreviated as UIPC is a body of professionals that creates certain rules and regulations which outline the disposal of Read more

A Truck-Mounted Rig is a drilling rig that is mounted on a truck and can be transported easily to any terrain on wheels. Also known as mobile drilling rigs, these Read more

A Semisubmersible Drilling Rig is a nautical vessel that is mobile in nature and can be floated to a mobile location to perform offshore drilling activities. During Read more
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