Technology

The oil and gas industry is always working towards the development of new, innovative, and efficient technologies to reduce environmental impacts and to streamline development and production of energy resources. This page is focused on highlighting new and exciting technological developments in the industry, click on any of the links below to learn more.

Basics: Hydraulic Fracturing

Hydraulic fracturing is the process of creating small fissures, or fractures, in underground geological formations to allow natural gas and oil to flow into a wellbore and up to the surface where it is collected and prepared. It is part of the final stages of the overall drilling procedure, called the completion phase. It occurs thousands of feet—often more than a mile—below ground surface and groundwater aquifers, separated by multiple layers of impermeable rock or shale.Hydraulic fracturing is critical to the development of unconventional oil and gas reservoirs that would otherwise be uneconomical. Read More »

Oil Shale vs. Shale Oil Basics

The difference between oil shale and shale oil: It’s not like the two ways you can say “tomato”. It’s more like the distinction between apples and oranges. Let’s break their differences down to the basics. Read More »