Innovative Thinkers

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July 30, 2020
Halliburton Company announced the creation of Halliburton Labs – a collaborative environment where entrepreneurs, academics, investors, and industrial labs come together to advance cleaner, affordable energy.
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July 22, 2020
Some of the high-impact technologies in 2019 no longer have the same economic punch in today’s Covid-19-battered market. At the same time, say some operators and innovators, some of the overlooked or low-impact technologies now are extremely useful, even transformative.
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July 17, 2020
“At a time when renewables have developed from niche technologies to global industries, Aker’s ambitions exceed the announced spin-offs in Aker Solutions,” Aker Chief Executive Officer Oyvind Eriksen said in a statement. “We take an active role to position ourselves in a broader and rapidly growing renewable energy industry.”
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July 08, 2020
North Sea nations and oil companies face costs of more than $100 billion to shut down old wells in the depleted region. Researchers in Norway believe they can cut that figure dramatically.
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July 06, 2020
Europe’s oil giants came into 2020 promising shareholders they can “do it all” -- maintain generous dividends, keep the crude flowing and make a historic shift toward clean energy. Only one of them may succeed.
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May 04, 2020
The Spotlight on New Technology Award recognizes companies that have created new and advanced technologies that play a role in advancing the offshore oil and gas sector into the forthcoming years.
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April 09, 2020
Trendsetter Vulcan Offshore (TVO), a developer of innovative solutions for the offshore industry, has collaborated with local pulmonary and critical care physician Luis E. Chug, MD, to introduce personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers fighting the coronavirus pandemic.
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April 02, 2020
ExxonMobil is applying its deep knowledge and experience with polymer-based technologies, in partnership with the Global Center for Medical Innovation, to facilitate development and expedite third-party production of innovative safety equipment that can be sterilized and worn multiple times.
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March 2020
Scientists at Rice University’s Brown School of Engineering show that microscopic saltwater droplets emulsify crude oil when each has the right composition. Understanding how they combine is important to enhanced oil recovery.
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January 09, 2020
The U.S. Department of Energy Small Business Innovation Research Program has awarded a Phase I grant to E-Spectrum Technologies and Dr. Eduardo Gildin, associate professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University, to create an advanced advisory system that accurately depicts underground conditions in real time during drilling operations.
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December 2019
Land rigs have evolved over the years, incorporating increasingly advanced technology with greater levels of digitization and automation. The evolution has been driven by the increased power/torque required for more complex borehole construction and extended-reach wells.
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June 2019
Leiming Li: Facilitating a more prosperous industry
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April 2019
Susan Agar: Resilience transcends the boundaries of progress
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December 2018
Sven Krueger: Learn, develop, and deliver
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February 2018
Rod Uchytil: Leaving an international impact
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October 2017
Dr. Jim Kaculi says he always “had a great desire to learn.”
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April 2017
Wells drilled offshore Sabah, East Malaysia, using conventional open wellbore technology, have experienced well control events and significant NPT. Problems encountered included kicks, stuck pipe, and lost mud circulation.
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January 2016
J. Blake Scott: Reducing the industry’s environmental footprint
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September 2015
Wallace E. Pratt: In the minds of men
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June 2015
Mario Ruscev: Innovation through empirical research
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