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Intrastate Pipeline

An Intrastate Pipeline is a large diameter steel pipeline that is used to transport crude oil, natural gas and petroleum products within a country. These pipelines are spread strategically within a (Read on)

Past Terms: Depleted ZoneOil Based MudIron Sulphide

Oil Sands An emerging Black Gold

Oil sands, a bituminous mixture are a potential source of hydrocarbon base products such as heavy crude oil, heavy bituminous base oil, etc. Oil sands are a mix of bitumen, water and other solids such as silica sands.
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.
Earth Matters in Oil and Gas

The earth is the source of oil reserves. Deep understanding of earth and its formations are needed to assess the presence of hydrocarbon reserves. This article provides basic information and a good starting point in understanding relevant aspects of ea
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.
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Tungsten Carbide Insert Bit, also known as a tungsten carbide bit is a cutting tool that is primarily used in drilling applications to crush or cut rocks. Tungsten Read more

A Dissolved Load is a sediment mineral that contains ions, grains and geological sediments carried by a water stream. These ions and sediments are carried in the Read more

Optimization is the action of bringing down the operational costs of oil and gas processes by making the processes work smoothly and effectively. This is done so as Read more

Combustion is the process of burning petroleum products, coal or any other material that produces heat energy. For industrial purpose, this heat energy is converted Read more

Equatorial Circumference, also known as earth’s equatorial circumference is the linear distance of the earth around the equator. As per research performed by Read more

An Extra-tropical Cyclone is a tropical storm that is created due to pressure difference between two areas. Cyclones do not occur in high-pressure areas; they occur Read more

Expansion Coefficient, also known as coefficient of thermal expansion is the change in the size of an object (could be solid, liquid or in gaseous state) with the Read more

Oil Emulsion Mud, also known as water-based mud or oil in water emulsion is an oilfield emulsion which is used as a drilling fluid while performing drilling Read more

Tungsten Carbide Bit, also known as a tungsten carbide bit is a cutting tool that is primarily used in drilling applications to crush or cut rocks. Tungsten carbide Read more

Saltwater Disposal is a technique used for the disposal of saltwater and brine which are produced along with the crude oil and natural gas during the production Read more

A Salinity Log is a record that contains detailed logged information on the salinity level in a hydrocarbon formation in a reservoir. The primary purpose of Read more

Revolutions Per Minute is a measure of frequency of rotations performed by an equipment in one minute. It is a technical term which is associated with any equipment Read more

Reflectance is the ability of a material to reflect the energy incident on its surface. The reflectance of a material is determined when light and solar radiation Read more

Reforming Process, also known as catalytic reforming is a chemical process that breaks down the molecules of low octane rating naphtha into high octane gasoline Read more

Heat of Hydration, also known as hydration enthalpy is the amount of heat that is dissipated or absorbed when one molecule or ion undergoes the hydration process. Read more

Elasticity Modulus, also known as modulus of elasticity or young's modulus is the measure of rigidity or stiffness of a material. In terms of the stress-strain Read more

A Tungsten Carbide Insert, also known as a tungsten carbide bit is a cutting tool that is primarily used in drilling applications to crush or cut rocks. Tungsten Read more

Deepwater Play refers to exploration and production activities that are associated with offshore locations where the depth of water from the ocean bed is Read more

Pressure Control is the act of restraining hydrocarbon fluids from entering into a wellbore unexpectedly due to an increase in pressure surge or kick. If the Read more

Deep Seismic Sounding is the process of preparing a seismic profile of the layer of rocks located in the earth's surface near the earth’s crust. This seismic Read more
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