News tagged with oil company

Searching for the perfect chemical

Researchers at the University of Stavanger have taken on a nearly impossible task. With support from Total E&P Norge AS, they will attempt to develop new chemicals that combat scaling better than any substance ...

dateMar 20, 2015 in Materials Science
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Taking a production well's pulse

Oil companies are having problems finding out how much each of their wells is producing. Researchers believe this can be solved by providing each well with its own frequency.

dateDec 12, 2014 in Environment
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Researchers stymied by hackers who drop fake clues

It's a hacker whodunit. Researchers say they have a wealth of clues—but no clear answers—as to the identity of those behind a series of newly discovered cyberattacks targeting Russian and Eastern European embassies, oil ...

dateDec 10, 2014 in Security
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Halliburton buying Baker Hughes in $34.6B deal

In a deal that shows just how quickly falling prices can upend the energy industry, Halliburton is buying rival oilfield services company Baker Hughes in a cash-and-stock deal worth $34.6 billion.

dateNov 17, 2014 in Business
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What do we do when a well blows out?

Oil and gas companies are worried about gas discharges at the sea bed. Recent field experiments can now quantify the volumes of gas reaching the sea surface and how they spread in the atmosphere.

dateJun 16, 2014 in Environment
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