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    • Partnership: IKEA & Neste for a fossil-free future

      by Tina Olivero

      IKEA and Neste are now able to utilize renewable residue and waste raw materials, such as used cooking oil, as well as sustainably-produced vegetable oils in the production of plastic products. The pilot at commercial scale starts during fall 2018. It will be the first large-scale production of renewable, bio-based polypropylene plastic globally. IKEA wants […]

    • Digitization Can Decrease Production Cost

      by Tina Olivero

      Energy producers expected to do more with less while focusing on the environment. After a prolonged period of oversupply and low prices, Canadian oil and gas producers are turning to technology to reduce production costs by 10% to 20%, according to PwC Canada’s new report Energy Visions: Decade of disruption, launched today in Calgary at the […]

    • Maximize Water Injectivity Offshore U.K

      by Tina Olivero

      Cleansorb, a leading provider of chemical well treatments that enhance hydrocarbon production for the international oil and gas industry, today announced it is helping a major operator to enhance recovery from a maturing field offshore U.K. As part of field redevelopment, effective drilling damage removal in new water injector wells is critical to achieving target […]

    • SwRI Develops Superhydrophobic Pipe Coating

      by Tina Olivero

      Materials scientists at Southwest Research Institute have developed a superhydrophobic coating and a process for applying it to the internal surfaces of long tubular structures. The technology primarily is designed to mitigate or prevent hydrates and other deposits from adhering to subsea pipelines. Hydrates are ice-like solids composed of water and a gas, typically methane […]

    • Simmons Edeco Wins £multi-million Wellhead Contract

      by Tina Olivero

      SIMMONS EDECO, a leading supplier of wellhead and valve maintenance, asset integrity solutions and onshore drilling services to the global oil and gas industry, announced that it has been awarded a multi-million-pound contract by a major North Sea oil and gas operator. As a result of this two-year contract, SIMMONS EDECO will provide wellhead and valve maintenance […]

    • Atlantic Petroleum Show – June 20, 2018

      by Tina Olivero

      The Atlantic Canada Petroleum Show returns to Mile One Centre, St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador on June 20 – 21, 2018, with a refreshed focus on energy education. “It is time to reimagine the traditional trade show and focus on education and training for the energy industry,” says Wes Scott, President and CEO of EventWorx […]

    • SmartVac – The Future of Hydrovac Technology

      by Braydon Dowler-Coltman

      Is bigger really better? The consensus in Alberta for a number of years, mainly in the oil and gas industry is this; bigger is better. Large tanks allow for a truck to sit at a job for a long period of time before having to go to a dump site, and larger trucks typically have a higher capacity […]

    • Investment: A Must For Oil and Gas Demand

      by Tina Olivero

      New IOGP report tracks production in seven regions Oil & gas demand is stable or rising in all regions of the world, meaning additional investments are needed for production to keep up. Growing indigenous requirements reduce volumes available for exports in many regions, IOGP’s new Global Production Report shows. The report establishes an IOGP Production […]

    • Monsoons: Impacting Wind Energy Viability

      by Tina Olivero

      Indian monsoon wind speeds continue 20-year decline, but the impact on wind energy industry is mixed across regions Wind speeds during India’s annual monsoon season have fallen by as much as 9% over the past two decades, with three of the past four years also below average. This is according to research by Vaisala, a […]

    • Tank Inspection: Just got safer!

      by Tina Olivero

      SUITS AIMS TO MAKE CONFINED SPACE CASUALTIES AND DEATHS A THING OF THE PAST SUITS has been developed by Martek Marine Ltd to improve the safety of surveyors and crew members when inspecting tanks, eliminating the need to enter hazardous, confined spaces on board. SUITS combines the latest in enclosed space drone technology and VR software allowing the […]

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