Technology

PG&E Partnering to Detect Methane Leaks, Carbon Capture Repurposing

PG&E Partnering to Detect Methane Leaks, Carbon Capture Repurposing

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) is partnering in research that executives said could shift the paradigm for methane detection and carbon capture/repurposing. Reducing PG&E’s carbon footprint is a major focus of its Gas Operations Research, Development and Innovation team that is supporting California’s goal to reduce methane emissions by 40% below 2015 levels in…

February 24, 2021
Liberty Adds Heft in North American Land with Schlumberger’s OneStim

Liberty Adds Heft in North American Land with Schlumberger’s OneStim

Denver-based Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. has completed its takeover of Schlumberger Ltd.’s OneStim, the massive U.S. and Canada onshore hydraulic fracturing business, in exchange for 37% equity. The transaction, completed on the final day of 2020, moved Liberty into the top tier of onshore completions experts. OneStim provides expanded opportunities in pressure pumping, pump down…

January 5, 2021
Texas A&M Enters Digital Oil, Gas Deal to Create Modern Learning Opportunities for Students

Texas A&M Enters Digital Oil, Gas Deal to Create Modern Learning Opportunities for Students

Texas A&M University’s (A&M) petroleum engineering school is partnering with Houston-based software firm Tachyus to enhance access for students to cutting-edge technology such as machine learning and predictive modeling.  “Our platform aims to be a tool that allows students, early on, to become accustomed to modeling and optimization software so that upon entering the workforce…

December 29, 2020
Penn State Gains Funding to Expand Work on Supercomputer-Aided Natural Gas Turbines

Penn State Gains Funding to Expand Work on Supercomputer-Aided Natural Gas Turbines

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently granted a Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) team of scientists $1.2 million to build an integrated computational and experimental framework for manufacturing ultrahigh-temperature refractory alloys.  These refractory alloys would contribute to an increased operating temperature on top of higher efficiency in natural gas turbines.  The DOE’s Advanced Research…

December 23, 2020
Digital Expansion Accelerates at Halliburton, Aided by Accenture

Digital Expansion Accelerates at Halliburton, Aided by Accenture

Halliburton Co., the largest Lower 48 completions expert, is accelerating its digital supply chain and extending it into manufacturing in another collaboration with consultancy Accenture. The Houston-based oilfield services (OFS) giant has been working to advance digital deployment and integrate its systems across the value chain to enhance customer service. Plans now are to launch…

December 3, 2020
Halliburton Advancing Digital Supply Chain in Another Collaboration with Accenture

Halliburton Advancing Digital Supply Chain in Another Collaboration with Accenture

Halliburton Co., the largest Lower 48 completions expert, is accelerating its digital supply chain and extending it into manufacturing in another collaboration with consultancy Accenture. The Houston-based oilfield services (OFS) giant has been working to advance digital deployment and integrate its systems across the value chain to enhance customer service. Plans now are to launch…

December 2, 2020
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
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