oil boom Articles

  • Gulf Oil Spill Sparks Boom At Cooley

    Article covers Cooley fabric being manufactured furing Gulf oil spill. In a typical year, the Cooley Group would churn out between 30,000 and 40,000 linear yards of a membrane the company calls Coolthane, a highly durable material designed to contain hazardous spills. But this is not a typical year. For the last two months, the Pawtucket manufacturer’s factory on Esten Avenue has cranked ...


    By Cooley Group

  • The Growing Threat To Canada`s Oil Sands Boom

    The Alberta Oil Sands reserves are among the top three oil reserves in the world, and are being aggressively developed by the world's largest energy producers; The Oil Sands are being counted on to replace falling production elsewhere in the world, and are strategically important to the energy industry; Extracting oil from the sands is highly water-intensive and ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Pumps for the Booming FPSO Sector

    In the last few years, several new offshore oil fields have been discovered. The current findings from Petrobras and other companies in the pre-salt province, located in the Brazilian continental shelf, suggest reserves of over 50 billion barrels of oil. Extracting the pre-salt oil is challenging and done increasingly with floating production storage and offloading units (FPSOs). Sulzer offers a ...


    By Sulzer

  • Innovation in Renewable-Energy Technologies is Booming

    Original story at MIT News New study shows that from 1970 to 2009, Japan led the world in the number of patents related to photovoltaics (solar cells), with the United States second and China third. Over the last five years of that period, the number of solar patents worldwide increased ...

  • Canada’s Other Energy Boom – Energy infrastructure is on the move.

    When it comes to energy infrastructure, Canada is on the move. Of course, that may seem like nothing new, given Canada’s lengthy energy history, particularly in the oil and gas industries. In this latest chapter, however, electricity is playing a major role. A confluence of factors have helped spur the need for more generation, which in turn is driving still another form of energy ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Can Nigeria expect an investment boom in its mining sector?

    “Nigeria has all the prerequisites to enjoy the benefits of building a mining industry” “Nigeria is perhaps the last remaining frontier for mineral investment in the region. With the wide occurrence of minerals and a history of mineral production, Nigeria presents a rare opportunity for serious investors and that opportunity is worth exploring.” This is according ...


    By Clarion Events Ltd

  • Halliburton hunts new bacteria killer to protect Shale-gas boom

    Halliburton Co. and Schlumberger Ltd., trying to forestall a regulatory crackdown that would cut natural-gas drilling, are developing ways to eliminate the need for chemicals that may taint water supplies near wells. At risk is hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a process that unlocked gas deposits in shale formations and drove gains in U.S. production of the fuel. Proposed regulations might slow ...


    By Biolargo, Inc.

  • Skimall Oil Skimming Systems

    For over 12 years, SkimTech’s Skimall Tube Type Oil Skimmers have solved industrial oils, grease and fats problems. Used by companies throughout the world, SkimTech’s hard-working oil skimmers can be found in applications from large indoor and outdoor oil/water separators to small settling tanks. Our customers have found the reliable operation and ease of maintenance make them the ...


    By SkimTech Inc.

  • If we quit oil, then what?

    Ditching oil would hugely increase electricity demand. Here’s why that’s a good thing for the environment. The recent oil pipeline spill in Santa Barbara has been an unfortunate case of déjà vu, bringing back collective memories of oil-slicked seabirds and blackened beaches. It came ...


    By Ensia

  • The role of speculation in crude oil prices

    The primary objective of the paper is to investigate if the 2007–2008 crude oil price shock was caused by speculation or changes in fundamentals. First, the history of crude oil prices and energy trends are presented. By evaluating empirical findings and introducing a representative agent model with perfect foresight, the second part of the paper discusses how the 2007–2008 price shock could have ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Oil Spill Technologies Heat Up

    The highly successful, widespread deployment of PyroBoom® fireboom for controlled burning in the Gulf represented a crowning achievement in a development journey spanning more than 30 years. The concept of burning spilled or leaked oil on the sea’s surface has been known for many years, offering an extremely effective way of reducing the spill by as much as 90 percent with minimal ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • Peak Oil: The nightmare scenario of the oil drying up, could be close

    The ultimate conclusion of the peak oil theory is rather disastrous, in that it suggests that the single most important energy resource is soon going to be unusable. Through either the complete depletion of the reserves of this finite resource or the economic impossibility of extracting the most difficult to reach remaining reserves, human society will have to find new, alternative resources. ...

  • Oil Spill Eater, Solution Oil Spillage in Niger Delta

    Oil Spill Eater II is the name of a non-toxic product which provides the means for moving oil spill response out of its 19th Century methodology into the realm of advanced technological 21st Century breakthroughs for addressing and remediating 100% of any spill in any environment.  In comparison, current response methods employed by three major oil companies - BP, Exxon and Shell - are ...

  • Oil on wild ride; How will it end?

    The price of oil is on a wild ride, and there is little agreement on where it's headed. After falling nearly 60 percent from a peak last June, the price of oil bounced back more than 20 percent as January turned to February. Then, on Tuesday, it sunk 5 percent, closing just above $50. Oil has fallen or risen by 3 percent or more on 14 of 27 trading days so far this year. By comparison, the stock ...


    By Associated Press

  • Offshore oil spill clean up case study

    In the event of a major incident occurring offshore, for example a tanker casualty running aground or breaking up for any reason, it is of paramount importance to deploy emergency response to protect and save human life. Once this has been done an assessment of the casualty should be made on whether it is possible to salvage the vessel and its contents and to assess the type and amount of oil ...

  • What is `Fishing`? SRS Crisafulli Studies Oil and Gas

    What is "Fishing"?   SRS Crisafulli Studies Oil and Gas Residents of Eastern Montana and Western North Dakota are fortunate to have access to many natural resources. Outdoor recreation is a popular past time here, with fishing at the top of the ...


    By SRS Crisafulli, Inc.

  • How Do I Get That Oil Out of There?

    It is a common question asked every day by people in all fields of industry. Machine shops, steel mills, industrial manufacturers, and many others are faced with the problem of removing oils from coolants and wastewater on an everyday basis. They are faced with high disposal and maintenance costs. Some manufacturers are charged extreme amounts to have their contaminated water treated properly by ...


    By Abanaki Corporation

  • Cable shovel health and longevity and operator efficiency in oil sands excavation

    Cable shovel excavation in the Athabasca oil sands formation is carried out with little or no pre-fragmentation. The stress loading of a shovel's front-end assembly must continually be monitored and managed to prevent fatigue failure. In this paper, the authors advance the reliability of the cable shovel boom through dynamic and stress modelling using rigid and flexible multi-body dynamics theory ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Questions and answers about oil and gas wastewater spills

    Nearly 3 million gallons of briny water generated by crude oil production has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline and reached two creeks, making it the biggest spill of this type of wastewater since the state's Bakken formation oil boom began in 2006. Here are some questions and answers about oil and gas saltwater spills: Q: What does this liquid consist of, and where does it come from? A: ...


    By Associated Press

  • Canada Oil and Gas Industry Report Q1 2013

    Production from oil sands will continue to drive Canada’s oil production growth in the short term, although we note that liquid-rich shale’s could be the new engine of crude output. Exploration in the country’s offshore acreage and unconventional resources could unearth more oil and gas reserves to support the country’s long-term growth prospects. The outlook for ...


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