The Australian mining industry must accept “the new normal” and accelerate its ability to implement innovative thinking in order to survive the higher volatility of the global market, says a report released by Deloitte. The report details the 10 key trends facing the global mining industry in 2015, highlighting the imperative for companies to break […]
Something new from Russia may make fracking superfluous. Unlike hydraulic fracturing, Plasma Pulse Technology doesn’t use chemicals, water or pressurization. PPT uses vibrations, or electrically generated plasma impulses to reduce viscosity, increase permeability and improve flow of oil and gas to the surface for extraction. There is a small tubular device on the end of […]
FalconRidge Oil Technologies is releasing products its management says could revolutionize the oil and gas industry when it comes to recovering product from dead wells. The technology called Terra Slicing Technology (TST), provides an alternative to hydraulic fracturing. The company claims its TST can restore the capacity of a well to up to 80% of its original […]
American entrepreneurs Peter Davis and Doug Kruep think they have come up with a way to help you drive your vehicle without leaving a carbon footprint. It’s called GreenPrint, LLC , it’s based on their invention of Carbon Neutral Gasoline. “Across the U.S. in one week, more than 100 million people will commute to work […]
A waterless fracking company is having its innovative method put to work in Ohio’s Utica shale play. GasFrac Energy Services Inc. has started fracturing its first trial well in the Utica shale. Multiple oil and gas companies have ownership in the well and are waiting on the results . The Calgary headquartered company uses gelled […]
Ernst and Young handed out its annual Entrepreneur of the year awards on October 16th. The winner of the energy services category for the prairie region is Quinn Holtby from Katch Kan. It’s the second time Holtby has been honoured with the award. The former rig hand has developed numerous devices, including the Kelly Kan, […]
Whether you call it oil money, or the more recent term petro-dollars, the hydrocarbon sector has long been a by-word for wealth. Countries with oil revenues are rich, and oil and gas companies have resources aplenty. It’s easy to assume, they can find the funds to do pretty much whatever they like. In the dream […]
Rob interviews accelerator physicist Arden Warner of Fermilab about his new concept for cleaning up oil spills in water.
Rob chats with EMPA researcher Philippe Tingaut via Skype about the oil-only absorbing sponge they’ve developed.
Cleaning up oil sands tailings may become a little greener thanks to the work of University of Alberta civil engineering professors. They use solar energy to accelerate tailings pond reclamation efforts by industry. Instead of using UV lamps as a light source to treat oil sands process affected water (OSPW) retained in tailings ponds, professors […]