Why Oil Prices Fluctuate

June 14, 2016

Supply and demand plays a big part in the rise and fall of oil prices.

Why Oil Prices Fluctuate

June 14, 2016

Supply and demand plays a big part in the rise and fall of oil prices.

How Oil Is Formed

April 4, 2016

Most people take oil for granted, pausing only to think about it when the tank runs low. Where does it come from and how is it formed...

Produced Water

September 15, 2015

Increasing water scarcity is driving the need for smart and efficient water treatment technologies. Oil and gas production generates significant volumes of wastewater. Due to its nature, treatment is necessary to...

Regulation and Beyond

October 30, 2014

The oil and gas industry in the United States is ever conscious of a shifting body of regulations that can affect production. Each state has its specific challenges, and some regulatory tussles spawn lawsuits....

The Eagle Ford

June 23, 2014

With an estimated 7 to 10 billion barrels of oil lying in wait, the Eagle Ford is one of the largest unconventional resource plays under development globally. Over 3,200 wells were completed in the region in 2013...

Pad Drilling

May 1, 2014

The oil and gas industry has a long-standing history of transforming itself through the development of new technologies. One of its most valuable innovations is pad drilling. This process enables operators to...

The Burgeoning Bakken

March 17, 2014

The Bakken is one of North America’s largest oil-rich shale plays. Longer horizontal well bores and widespread use of hydraulic fracturing spurred soaring production. North Dakota now ranks second among U.S. oil-...

Industry on the Rise with Marcellus-Utica

January 10, 2014

The Northeast United States is sitting on massive stores of natural gas. As our need for cheap energy expands, shale is the logical answer. Expanded drilling activities and massive infrastructure build outs in the...

Hydraulic Fracturing and Safety

November 28, 2012

Opponents say Hydraulic Fracturing (also called fracking) is dangerous, and causes lasting environmental damage. The energy industry says it's safe, tightly regulated and is the key technology that provides clean...

A Shift in the Energy System

October 16, 2012

As new technologies for the extraction of natural gas spread across the globe, many nations could tap abundant supplies of unconventional gas that occur within their borders.

The Potential of the Bakken Region

October 10, 2012

North Dakota’s Bakken Shale is providing a wealth of new oil production to the U.S., along with bountiful economic activity.