Technology
Israel’s plan to wean the world off oil with technology
7 July 2011
The Israeli government hopes technology will green the country – and weaken its oil-rich neighbours
Canadian biodiesel requirement stirs fuel vs food debate
4 July 2011
New requirements for renewable content in fuel have been implemented by the Canadian government
Strong upturn for chemicals business
9 June 2011
The worldwide chemicals business has bounced back from its recession – and US producers are set for a resurgence on new feedstock availability
Chemicals sector cycling up as profitability increases
9 June 2011
The chemicals business is in a powerful up-cycle as the market fundamentals turn favourable
Gas golden age hinges on frack standards
6 June 2011
IEA sees unconventional future depending on wider acceptance
Oilfield services sector hoping for a global upswing
27 April 2011
The big oilfield services companies are upbeat about 2011, with unconventional energy projects the main driver of demand for their technical know how
Upfront science cuts upstream dry-well odds
31 March 2011
Although advanced upstream technologies are expensive, early adopters significantly reduce the risk of drilling a dry hole
Microsoft wants to make information more manageable
31 March 2011
Microsoft is teaming up with the oil industry and other IT suppliers to create common standards for upstream software
Controversial Redwater upgrader advances
31 March 2011
Alberta needs the Redwater upgrader project to succeed to prove its case that CCS technology can clean up the oil-sands
Josh Fox's Gasland film versus the shale-gas industry
24 February 2011
A film about shale-gas fracking in the US is up for an Oscar
Shell's Pearl promises a new dawn for GTL
24 February 2011
Market fundamentals have never looked better for GTL and if Shell's Pearl plant works as expected, it will be a huge breakthrough for the industry
A new twist on an old EOR technique
24 February 2011
The IEA expects enhanced oil-recovery to be applied to 20% of production by 2030. Shell is developing a number of new techniques to boost the flow of oil
GTL: A glut-inspired idea for North America's shale-gas abundance
28 January 2011
UNCONVENTIONAL gas from Canada's Montney shale play could be converted into synthetic oil products to exploit the dramatic structural divergence of North American oil and gas prices
Cancun's climate change talks boost carbon capture and storage
27 January 2011
CCS could be included in the UN CDM, in a move that would provide much needed financing for this nascent, some say vital, technology in the fight against climate change, writes Ian Lewis
Statoil plans first use of subsea compression
14 December 2010
The company plans to install the world's first subsea gas-compression facility by 2014
Shale-gas producers target natural gas liquids
14 December 2010
RESIGNED to a drawn-out period of low natural gas prices, North America's big producers are finding solace in natural gas liquids (NGLs), especially where their shale-gas deposits are liquids rich
Abu Dhabi takes on the CCS challenge
14 December 2010
Plans for combined CO2 capture and enhanced oil recovery could help relieve the UAE's gas-supply shortfall. But making CCS profitable could take a while
Shale-gas drilling boom props up oilfield services sector
14 December 2010
North America's shale-gas plays supported the oilfield services industry during the economic downturn, but the boom times won't last forever
Shale gas: A risk worth taking for abundant resources
14 December 2010
Most of the world's shale gas lies outside of North America. But companies must manage the risks if they are to capitalise on the abundance elsewhere
Shell puts its faith, and money, behind innovation
14 December 2010
In an exclusive interview, Shell's head of IR&D says the company is well equipped to meet the "energy challenge" of rising demand and increased efficiency
Geoengineering: From science fantasy to reality
28 October 2010
Risky geoengineering solutions are increasingly seen as a viable option for combating global warming
CCS: Just do it
28 October 2010
Carbon capture and storage is making progress, but governments will need to accelerate its deployment significantly
Hydrogen Energy California: One of the most do-able projects in the US
28 October 2010
"If all goes well, it could be in service by the middle of the decade," Gardiner Hill says
Don't discriminate against oil and gas – Saudi Aramco
30 September 2010
Saudi Aramco has called for "complete and rational assessment" of alternative energy sources as it outlines plans for boosting its own oil and gas reserves
IEA: Make carbon-capture part of the UN's Clean Development Mechanism
29 July 2010
CARBON capture and storage (CCS) must urgently be included in the UN' Clean Development Mechanism (CDM), says Nobuo Tanaka, executive director of the IEA
Ghana: Jubilee area grows and grows
1 July 2010
The firm said geoscience and engineering studies are under way "to advance development planning" for the Southeast Jubilee area