Unconventionals at a Crossroads: Where Do We Go From Here?
URTeC 2020’s opening plenary session panel shared insights into how the shale industry can scale technology, fiscal restraint, and social responsibility into a sustainable business case for a new energy landscape.
Operator Consortium Pledges Emissions Cuts as Proportion of Production
Although based on “intensity” and not “absolute” emissions, oil giants say it’s a step toward net-zero goals for 2050.
ExxonMobil Field Tests New Methane Leak Detection Systems
As studies point to increased emissions, ExxonMobil is stepping up efforts to detect and mitigate methane release.
Innovators Seek To Transform Flaring Into Money and Power
Instead of burning money, why not make electricity? This is the big pitch being made by a growing number of technology companies who see green every time they see a red-hot flare burning associated gas.
Study Detected Methane in Water Wells But Not From Booming Oil Drilling Nearby
When methane is found in water wells near an unconventional well, fingers point to facturing as the liklely suspect. But a study of wells in the Utica Shale named other sources.
Do Not Forget the Methane Leaks
Methane monitoring using improved methods is detecting more gas in the atmosphere, increasing the need for better ways to eliminate releases.
Producers’ Commitments Keep Methane Emission Reduction in the Spotlight
With the API and a multi-operator group passing separate programs aimed at reducing methane emissions, the discussions on what defines an acceptable level of regulation continues within the industry.
Panel Examines Methane Regulations and Opportunities
Three experts from different sectors discussed the challenge of methane and regulation at the first panel session of the 2017 SPE Health, Safety, Security, Environment, and Social Responsibility Conference–North America in New Orleans.
Plume Modeling Establishes Efficacy, Safety of Gas Extraction From Lake Kivu, Rwanda
A floating gas-extraction facility was constructed to extract gas-laden water, separate the CH4 and some of the CO2, and reinject the degassed water, thus increasing the safety of the lake and simultaneously providing CH4.
World Must ‘Tighten Valves’ on Methane Emissions
The importance of reducing emissions of methane, a short-lasting but powerful atmospheric greenhouse gas (GHG), received close attention from panelists at an IHS CERAWeek strategic dialogue, Tightening the Valves on Global Methane Emissions.
What Is All This Talk About Emissions?
Emissions are in the air and in the headlines every day. With growing regulations around all types of air emissions, are there ways that industry can deploy technologies cost-effectively in the current environment?
Pressure to Reduce Methane Emissions Highlights the Need for Better Monitoring
The US government is working on regulations to reduce oil industry methane emissions by more than 40% over the next 10 years.
Studying the Sources of Methane Migration Into Groundwater
The rapid development of shale formations over the past decade has led the United States to become the world’s undisputed leader in natural gas production.
Displacing Diesel: The Rising Use of Natural Gas by Onshore Operators
Seizing on historic margins in domestic prices, North American oil and gas companies are increasing their efforts to use more natural gas and less diesel fuel to power their field operations.
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23 July 2020
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