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Setting Depth

Setting depth is the initial design task in planning a well. It is essential to figure out that the casing that will be run and cemented. The selection of the setting depth primarily depends on formation (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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Vapor recovery is a method of recovering the vapors of gasoline and other fuels to ensure that they do not get escaped and affect the environment. It is usually Read more

A compression is called adiabatic compression when a gas is compressed so speedily that it doesn’t get the chance to interchange heat with its environment. Even Read more

Variable area flow meter is a device that measures the flow of fluid and gasses by allowing the cross-sectional area of the device to vary in accordance with the Read more

Vaporization is a phase transition of an element or compound from liquid to vapor form. As the word suggests “vaporization” means turning into vapor. In simple Read more

Rocks are structured in different surroundings that can be both upon and within the earth’s remnant. Sedimentary rocks are shaped by the buildup of sediments. These Read more

Setting depth is the initial design task in planning a well. It is essential to figure out that the casing that will be run and cemented. The selection of the Read more

Service rig is a piece of equipment that is used for the servicing of oil and gas wells. These rigs are not used for the drilling but are used to accomplish other Read more

Shut-in drill pipe pressure is the pressure of a drilling fluid inside the drill stem. It is majorly used for measuring the difference between the formation Read more

Temporarily abandoned as used in the oil and gas industry is denoted as a well that is not in use because it has not produced natural gas. The well is not being Read more

A temperature device is a device that provides temperature measurement through an electrical signal. It uses an external diode-connected transistor as the sensing Read more

Thermowell is the most uncomplicated devices used for measurement of temperature. It is tubular fitting used to protect the temperature sensor which is installed in Read more

Dewatering is a technique used to remove water from hydrocarbon streams. At times it is also used to remove excess water in industrial equipment so as to save them Read more

A Cementing Plug is a separator that acts as a barrier between cement slurry and hydrocarbons present in a reservoir. This plug is made up of rubber and is also Read more

A BOP Stack is an installation style of blowout preventers which is useful in controlling the wellhead pressure from an oil well. In the stacking of BOP's, Read more

Valence Number is the number of valence electrons in an atom or combined group of atoms which can be easily given up or accepted to react with or bond to another Read more

Calcium Bromide is a chemical compound that is used along with calcium chloride in well completion operations to make the solids free from brines. After the process Read more

Hot Tapping is a well completion process in which a hole is drilled through a pressure barrier with the help of specialized set of procedures and equipment. These Read more

A Mud Cleaner is a desilter unit that is used to remove sand particles which have a grain size of 20 microns or less. This is a hydroclone that operates on the Read more

Density of Ethanol is the ratio of the mass of ethanol to its volume. Ethanol is commonly known as alcohol or ethyl alcohol (one that people consume while taking Read more

Calcium Chloride is a chemical salt which is used to make drilling and workover fluids or brines which have a density of between 8.33 and 11.6 lbm/gal at saturation Read more
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