Technology

NextTier, NOV Testing E-Fracking Prototype for Lower 48 Well Sites

NextTier, NOV Testing E-Fracking Prototype for Lower 48 Well Sites

Oilfield services operator NexTier Oilfield Solutions Inc. is collaborating on field tests of National Oilwell Varco Inc.’s (NOV) electric fracturing, aka e-fracking, system to reduce emissions and equipment at well sites. The Houston-based operators plan to test NOV’s Ideal eFrac fleet, which was introduced in the third quarter. NextTier, a completions provider, works in the…

November 23, 2020
Schlumberger Joins IBM, Red Hat to Advance Digital Platform for E&Ps, Suppliers

Schlumberger Joins IBM, Red Hat to Advance Digital Platform for E&Ps, Suppliers

Schlumberger Ltd. is collaborating with two technology wizards to push digital transformation across the natural gas and oil industry. The joint initiative with IBM and Red Hat would provide global access to Schlumberger’s exploration and production (E&P) cloud-based environment and cognitive applications. The world’s No. 1 oilfield services (OFS) provider offers technology for reservoir characterization,…

September 11, 2020
Halliburton Partnering with Microsoft, Accenture to Build Cloud-based Digital Platforms

Halliburton Partnering with Microsoft, Accenture to Build Cloud-based Digital Platforms

Halliburton Co., considered the No. 2 oilfield services (OFS) operators in the world, has clinched a five-year strategic agreement with Microsoft Corp. and Accenture to improve digital capabilities.  Through the agreement, Halliburton would be able to finalize its transition to cloud-based digital platforms. The Houston-based operator is also expanding its customer offerings through enhancing real-time platforms…

July 23, 2020
SoCalGas Turning to Fuel Cells to Produce Electricity

SoCalGas Turning to Fuel Cells to Produce Electricity

Sempra Energy’s Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is producing near carbon-free electricity at two of its largest Los Angeles area facilities with fuel cell microgrids that operate on natural gas, renewable natural gas or hydrogen. SoCalGas is using Bloom Energy solid oxide fuel cells that reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), air pollutants and the cost…

July 22, 2020
NARUC Partnership with DOE to Explore Emerging Natural Gas Technologies

NARUC Partnership with DOE to Explore Emerging Natural Gas Technologies

To share information on novel technologies and investments in natural gas, the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) has announced a partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The partnership follows the success of the NARUC-DOE Natural Gas Infrastructure Modernization Partnership (NGIMP) in 2016, which created numerous educational handbooks on natural gas.  The…

July 21, 2020
Exelon Funding 10 Startups to Advance $20M Climate Change Investment Initiative

Exelon Funding 10 Startups to Advance $20M Climate Change Investment Initiative

Exelon Corp. and the Exelon Foundation plan to spend a combined $1 million for 10 startups working to develop technologies to mitigate and build resilience to the effects of climate change. The utility and its philanthropic group’s funding are part of a $20 million Climate Change Investment Initiative (2c2i) planned over 10 years for early…

July 20, 2020
LNG Q&A: Emsurge Founder Talks Technology, Better Connecting Global Natural Gas Market

LNG Q&A: Emsurge Founder Talks Technology, Better Connecting Global Natural Gas Market

Editor’s Note: The following segment is one in a series by NGI’s LNG Insight focused on exploring how the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market works. The conversations in this series will also analyze news and the issues that matter most to the industry in North America and beyond. Melissa Lindsay is the founder of…

July 14, 2020
BP Finds New Market for Natural Gas in California Startup

BP Finds New Market for Natural Gas in California Startup

BP plc has found another way to make use of its natural gas via a $30 million investment in a California startup that produces protein for fish, livestock and pet feeds.

July 2, 2019

DOE Funding More Oil, Natural Gas Technology Projects

The Department of Energy (DOE) is providing up to $39 million for research and development projects aimed at improving oil and natural gas technologies, including those for offshore wells, methane mitigation and transmission.

April 18, 2019

ExxonMobil, Microsoft Say Sky’s the Limit as They Take Permian Ops into Cloud

ExxonMobil Corp., whose Permian Basin leasehold holds an estimated 9.5 billion boe resources base across 1.6 million acres, has launched a partnership with Microsoft Corp. to create the largest oil and natural gas acreage ever to use cloud technology.

February 25, 2019
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