Archive Articles | New Technology Magazine New Technology Magazine is the first word on oilpatch innovation. http://www.newtechmagazine.com/index.php/more/archived-articles 2016-06-09T14:35:23-06:00 New Technology Magazine web@junewarren-nickles.com Joomla! - Open Source Content Management Catching The Wavelength 2014-07-02T03:55:46-06:00 2014-07-02T03:55:46-06:00 http://www.newtechmagazine.com/index.php/more/archived-articles/11148-catching-the-wavelength Carter Haydu chaydu816@junewarren-nickles.com <p style="margin-top: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: large;"><strong>Company calibrates field spectrometry to satellite imagery for remote monitoring</strong></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: medium;">The colour spectrum is but a mere fraction of the total range of possible electromagnetic radiation wavelengths, and what a combination of field and orbital spectroradiometer readings can detect provides the energy sector with a powerful tool for environmental monitoring and reclamation, going far beyond what the human eye can see.</span></p> <p style="margin-top: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: large;"><strong>Company calibrates field spectrometry to satellite imagery for remote monitoring</strong></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: medium;">The colour spectrum is but a mere fraction of the total range of possible electromagnetic radiation wavelengths, and what a combination of field and orbital spectroradiometer readings can detect provides the energy sector with a powerful tool for environmental monitoring and reclamation, going far beyond what the human eye can see.</span></p> Dragging The Line 2014-06-02T03:35:39-06:00 2014-06-02T03:35:39-06:00 http://www.newtechmagazine.com/index.php/more/archived-articles/11146-dragging-the-line Elsie Ross eross816@junewarren-nickles.com <p> <p style="margin-top: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: large;"><strong>Drag-reducing agent improves heavy crude throughput on pipelines</strong></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 12pt;"><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">By Elsie Ross</span></strong></p> <p style="margin-top: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: medium;">With the growth in Canadian heavy oil and bitumen production has come the requirement for increased pipeline capacity to transport that crude to market. For oilsands producers contending with discounts for their product relative to light oil, it’s crucial that pipeline transportation be as efficient as possible, with the ability to increase throughput on existing systems.</span></p> <p> <p style="margin-top: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: large;"><strong>Drag-reducing agent improves heavy crude throughput on pipelines</strong></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 12pt;"><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">By Elsie Ross</span></strong></p> <p style="margin-top: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: medium;">With the growth in Canadian heavy oil and bitumen production has come the requirement for increased pipeline capacity to transport that crude to market. For oilsands producers contending with discounts for their product relative to light oil, it’s crucial that pipeline transportation be as efficient as possible, with the ability to increase throughput on existing systems.</span></p> Getting The Overall Picture 2014-06-02T03:26:09-06:00 2014-06-02T03:26:09-06:00 http://www.newtechmagazine.com/index.php/more/archived-articles/11145-getting-the-overall-picture Carter Haydu chaydu816@junewarren-nickles.com <p> <p style="margin-top: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: large;"><strong>Making use of unmanned aerial vehicles and remote sensing in the oilpatch</strong></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 12pt;"><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">By Carter Haydu</span></strong></p> <p style="margin-top: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Cenovus Energy Inc.’s unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)—with its 95-centimetre wingspan, 16-megapixel digital camera, maximum cruising speed of 57 kilometres per hour and 45-minute flight time—is helping measure stockpile volumes and borrow pit volumes, is providing a bird’s-eye perspective on operations, and is already saving the company money.</span></p> <p> <p style="margin-top: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: large;"><strong>Making use of unmanned aerial vehicles and remote sensing in the oilpatch</strong></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 12pt;"><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">By Carter Haydu</span></strong></p> <p style="margin-top: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Cenovus Energy Inc.’s unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)—with its 95-centimetre wingspan, 16-megapixel digital camera, maximum cruising speed of 57 kilometres per hour and 45-minute flight time—is helping measure stockpile volumes and borrow pit volumes, is providing a bird’s-eye perspective on operations, and is already saving the company money.</span></p> Bioreaction to the GHG Issue 2014-06-02T03:21:40-06:00 2014-06-02T03:21:40-06:00 http://www.newtechmagazine.com/index.php/more/archived-articles/11144-bioreaction-to-the-ghg-issue Carter Haydu chaydu816@junewarren-nickles.com <p> <p style="margin-top: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: large;"><strong>Technologies use micro-organisms to consume waste CO2</strong></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 12pt;"><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">By Carter Haydu</span></strong></p> <p style="margin-top: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Microbial life forms that gorge themselves on the carbon emissions from Alberta’s oil and gas industry would not only reduce the negative environmental impacts from the sector, but could also provide the province economic growth through refinement of valuable by-products of the bioreactor process.</span></p> <p> <p style="margin-top: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: large;"><strong>Technologies use micro-organisms to consume waste CO2</strong></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 12pt;"><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">By Carter Haydu</span></strong></p> <p style="margin-top: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: medium;">Microbial life forms that gorge themselves on the carbon emissions from Alberta’s oil and gas industry would not only reduce the negative environmental impacts from the sector, but could also provide the province economic growth through refinement of valuable by-products of the bioreactor process.</span></p> Driving Down Downtime 2014-06-02T03:14:55-06:00 2014-06-02T03:14:55-06:00 http://www.newtechmagazine.com/index.php/more/archived-articles/11143-driving-down-downtime Pat Roche proche816@junewarren-nickles.com <p> </p> <p style="margin-top: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: large;"><strong>Production at Canada’s biggest thermal oil project typically meets or exceeds design capacity—Imperial Oil explains the system behind the results</strong></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 12pt;"><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">By Pat Roche</span></strong></p> <p style="margin-top: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: medium;">About a quarter of a century ago, a young engineer named Rich Kruger was working at what was then Exxon Corporation when he was given an assignment by one of the U.S. oil giant’s top executives. Imperial Oil Limited (roughly 70 per cent owned by Exxon, which became Exxon Mobil Corporation after acquiring Mobil Corp. in 1999) was looking at a significant increase in its proved reserves bookings at its Cold Lake thermal oil project. The Calgary-based subsidiary was talking about increasing its estimate of recoverable Cold Lake bitumen to slightly more than 20 per cent from somewhere in the teens.</span></p> <p> </p> <p style="margin-top: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: large;"><strong>Production at Canada’s biggest thermal oil project typically meets or exceeds design capacity—Imperial Oil explains the system behind the results</strong></span></p> <p style="margin-top: 12pt;"><strong><span style="font-size: medium;">By Pat Roche</span></strong></p> <p style="margin-top: 12pt;"><span style="font-size: medium;">About a quarter of a century ago, a young engineer named Rich Kruger was working at what was then Exxon Corporation when he was given an assignment by one of the U.S. oil giant’s top executives. Imperial Oil Limited (roughly 70 per cent owned by Exxon, which became Exxon Mobil Corporation after acquiring Mobil Corp. in 1999) was looking at a significant increase in its proved reserves bookings at its Cold Lake thermal oil project. The Calgary-based subsidiary was talking about increasing its estimate of recoverable Cold Lake bitumen to slightly more than 20 per cent from somewhere in the teens.</span></p>