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The Mangala and Bhagyam oil fields
13th November 2012

In the Spring of 2012 Cairn India got the go-ahead to increase output by another 25,000 barrels of oil/day from its producing Mangala fields in the Rajasthan block. Cairn’s Mangala field in Rajasthan is...
Enforcing environmental standards in the oil industry
12th November 2012

FracRock CEO: "Environmental sensitivity is not just responsible corporate management; it's an excellent business strategy."For many, the only knowledge of hydraulic fracturing for the stimulation of oil...
Not just video games
12th November 2012

Advanced seismic technology is essential to a form a picture of the oil and gas reservoirs deep underground. By interpreting the data produced by seismic imaging surveys, geoscientists can identify the...
Products from Coal
12th November 2012

Johnson Matthey Catalysts (JM Catalysts) and Davy Process Technology offer technology and catalysts for a range of products from coal, including sour shift and syngas purification, methanol, di methyl ether...
Western tech spurs BRICs to join heavy oil rush
7th November 2012

With energy demand on the rise, particularly in the world’s emerging economies and conventional oil supplies continuously decreasing, heavy oil has arguably become a strategic global hydrocarbon resource...
Are magnets and nanotechnology the answer to clean-ups?
7th November 2012

Memories of 2010’s fatal Deepwater Horizon disaster serve as a stark reminder of the consequences of human error and the importance of failsafe technology. The clean-up costs have been so astronomical for...
Shell Technology Centre Bangalore (STCB)
6th November 2012

Set up as Shell Technology India (STI) in 2006 it was the first of its kind in the country. Mandated to deliver high-end technical studies, projects, and services for Shell across the globe, the portfolio...
The race to the Arctic – is industry technologically ready?
6th November 2012

Oil and gas companies claim to be targeting the Arctic offshore as part of a so-called “all of the above” energy strategy in order to meet increases in future demand. But with this pursuit comes an...
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...