Archive for the ‘Event’ Category

Finding Permian Basin Oil-Filled Packstones

Posted in Event, Oil & Gas on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018. No comments yet
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I read an article today about how the Texas/New Mexico Permian Basin shale region is driving extreme frack sand demand. This article references an IHS Markit study indicating the value of this market has grown from $1.3B to $4B USD over the past two years. This growth also likely means that a lot of geologists, […]

Advanced Startup Automation in the Power Industry

Posted in Event, Power on Monday, July 30th, 2018. No comments yet
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At the 2018 Ovation Users’ Group Conference, a power producer shared their story of how they improved their unit startups through the application of advanced technology. The US electrical power grid is evolving rapidly as it adds more renewable generation from solar and wind energy sources. This trend is driving the need for large generating […]

Improving Control System Alarm Effectiveness for Operators

Posted in Event, Power, Water & Wastewater on Friday, July 20th, 2018. No comments yet
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During the week of July 29 through August 3, I’ll be attending the Ovation Users’ Group Conference in Pittsburgh. This users’ group is composed of people working in the power, water and wastewater industries. If you’re in one of these industries and an Ovation distributed control system user, I look forward to seeing you there. […]

Natural Gas Distribution Smart Stations and Networks

Posted in Event, Oil & Gas on Thursday, June 21st, 2018. No comments yet
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Earlier this week we previewed Emerson’s Marc Buttler’s presentation on reducing lost and unaccounted-for gas to be presented at next week’s World Gas Conference. Also presenting will be Emerson’s Sergio Pasquali. His presentation, New Technologies Drive Operational Performance by Connecting Smart Stations to Distribution Networks, will be on Friday, June 29 at 1pm. Sergio collaborated […]

Reflections from CERAWeek

Posted in Energy, Event on Sunday, March 11th, 2018. 3 comments so far
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The IHS Markit team gathered in a panel to share reflections from things they heard this week at 2018 CERAWeek. James Burkhard noted that confidence is returning to the oil markets. The new math of oil is that the US is a swing producer for the world with price being the lever in supply. The […]