Earthquakes in Oklahoma

There is something special about Oklahoma, as it is now one of the most “earthquake prone states according to the U.S. Geological Survey”.  It is where the state geographically sits; this where the problem lies. The cause of these earthquakes are all related to the hydraulic fracturing also known as fracking and its wastewater. Fracking is a method that is used to extract oil from the ground, and has been used around the world for many years.  “According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA), the…

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Dakota Access Pipeline

There is a new pipeline in the works, led by Energy Transfer, The Dakota Access pipeline is a pipeline that is almost 1200 miles which will connect the Bakken shale and The Three Forks production area. This pipeline will carry crude oil safely from North Dakota to Illinois. Currently, this process is done by rail and sometimes truck, which will indefinitely replace. The Dakota Access pipeline will be built to carry 470,000 barrels per day. “Which represents approximately half pf the Bakken current daily crude…

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Valves in the Pipeline

Valves in the Pipeline   The valve manufacturing industry is very competitive. There are thousands of different brands out there. Knowing what type of valve, you need for your application will save you tons of time and money in the end. For example, pipelines are being built everywhere these days and if you are looking for pipeline ball valves, then you will need to know what type of valves you need for the pipeline, depending on what the pipeline will carry. What kind of valves…

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How do UAV’s help the Oil and Gas industry?

The oil and gas industry is at a high right now. There are many O&G projects under way, even in the most unpopulated areas. Unmanned aerial vehicles are being used mostly in the upstream oil and gas sector. The use of these robots are very helpful in looking for future pipeline sites as well as taking a look at current sites and detecting any problems if there are any. Exxon Mobil is one of the many companies that uses these robots.  For instance, in March…

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