‘Shark’ Gives Oil, Gas Sector Advice

Velda Addison, Hart Energy

Mitigating Risks In Peru Requires Designing Effective ‘Shared Value’ Programs

James Sisco, ENODO Global

Although shared values is in its nascent stage, it is already finding ways into business models. It includes social impacts and societal problems along with sustainability objectives in investment, trade, and business platforms. 

FracFocus Enters Era Of Big Data

By Adam Peltz, Environmental Defense Fund

FracFocus, the nationwide state-run hydraulic fracturing chemical registry database, has made its chemical data publicly available as a raw data download—bringing FracFocus into the modern era of Big Data where large information sets can be analyzed for actionable patterns and trends.

To Buy Or Not To Buy? That’s The Oil Price Question

Velda Addison, Hart Energy

The barrel’s bounce back from lows of about $50 last year to about $60 today might have been enough to give shoppers confidence.

IADC Unveils New Well Control Training Program

Velda Addison, Hart Energy

On May 6, at the Offshore Technology Conference in Houston, the IADC launched a new training program, WellSharp, to make field operations even safer.

A Fresh Take On Operating In A Lower Oil Price Environment

By Charles Karren, Oracle

While boom and bust cycles are inevitable in the industry, oil and gas companies can adopt new, innovative strategic solutions and approaches that help them navigate lean times, mitigate damage to the bottom line and critically, avoid making the same mistakes that have riddled the industry in past low cost oil scenarios.  

Frack Water Challenge Win Lands UH Team $10K In Scholarship Money

Velda Addison, Hart Energy

By harnessing geothermal energy from decommissioned wells the UH team, which called itself GeoThermH2O, devised a winning way to lower the cost of water treatment.

Doomsday Water Cycle Threatens Nations Around Globe

Carl Pope, Bloomberg View

The energy-water feedback loop is even worse in emerging economies, where energy production siphons more water, and water delivery requires more power. 

US On Track To Becoming Net Natural Gas Exporter By 2017

Velda Addison, Hart Energy

The majority of the gas export growth is expected before 2030, and LNG exports will dominate.

California May Have Just Broken Methane Puzzle Wide Open

Tim O’Connor, Environmental Defense Fund

The California Air Resources Board has just released a draft of the most comprehensive and forward thinking regulations to cut methane pollution from oil and gas yet.

Good News Keeps Coming From Exxon Mobil

Velda Addison, Hart Energy

In all nearly 900 institutions received a total of about $47 million through the 2014 Educational Matching Gift Program, Exxon Mobil said in the release.