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Pre-salt: the new frontier
6th November 2012

The discovery of Brazil’s pre-salt fields in the past decade has catapulted the nation into the pantheon of emerging global oil powers.Since the discovery of the Tupi oilfield in the Santos Basin, it has...
Australia’s largest single resource project
6th November 2012

The Gorgon Project will develop the Gorgon and Jansz/Io gas fields, located within the Greater Gorgon area, about 130 km off the north-west coast of Western Australia. It includes the construction of a 15...
At the cutting edge
2nd November 2012

OGT: How is NETL working to improve technology used to extract shale gas?DoE: Over the past five years NETL has actively engaged in research to develop more efficient and more cost effective methods for...
Managing economies of scale - micro LNG plants
2nd November 2012

GE’s Micro LNG plant produces in the range of 50 to 150 k/tonnes per year of LNG. The biggest difference between traditional large plants, which produce in excess of 1 million tons per year, and Micro LNG...
7th August 2012

Matthias Bichsel became Director of the Projects & Technology business in 2009. His responsibilities include project execution, global technical expertise, research and development, third-party services...
6th August 2012

OGT: What technologies are helping companies mitigate costs and risks associated with fracking? EID: Hydraulic fracturing is an innovative technology that is changing, and advancing by the minute.  In...
6th August 2012

Canada has been producing natural gas from shale in the Appalachian Mountains since the late 1800s but it is only in the last six decades, as the extraction technologies have evolved, has the potential of...
6th August 2012

Located in the Gulf of Mexico approximately 300km from New Orleans in Louisiana, lies the Caesar Tonga oil field. It is situated at a water depth of about 1,500m in blocks 683, 726, 727 and 770 of the Green...
6th August 2012

As oil consistently trades north of USD 80 per barrel and with natural gas coming more to the fore, a good deal of the easily accessible supplies are gone or dwindling. Production from the hard to reach...
2nd August 2012

Two million wells have been fractured since the late 1940s in North America alone. But it is not just here where technological opportunities for the shale industry are heating up. Areas in the Asia Pacific...

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