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The History of Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking)

Hydraulic Fracturing, or Fracking, has a much longer history than many might assume. In fact, versions of the technique date back to the United States Civil War, specifically, April 25, 1865. Today, fracking represents about 30% of oil and natural gas reserves in the United States. This represents seven billion barrels of recoverable oil, and 600 trillion cubic feet of natural gas in large shale deposits such as the Bakken shale. Continue reading

Thursday Podcast: Interview with John Parsons of PML Exploration Services on Mud Logging and Gas Analysis for Oil and Gas Drilling

This week, we are pleased to introduce John Parsons. John has over 35 years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry. John was VP of Engineering at Varco (now NOV), and has worked for some notable companies such as Baker Hughes as director of engineering, Dresser Rand as General Manager, and is currently the President & CEO of PML Exploration Services. PML provides mud logging services for oil & gas companies in the United States. It offers one and two technician mud logging services, remote mud logging services, and digital recording services. The company was formerly known as Petroleum Mud Logging, Inc. and changed its name to PML Exploration Services LLC in November 2006. The company was founded in 1964 and is headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. John has introduced innovation and modernization to a traditional industry by utilizing an IIoT application for servicing its customers. Continue reading

Visit InduSoft Partner Eleinca in Venezuela this November at the Latin American Petroleum Show

InduSoft Certified System Integrator Eleinca will be participating in the 2013 Latin American Petroleum show, taking place November 6th-8th in Maracaibo, Venezuela. Visit them for a live demonstration of InduSoft Web Studio, and how it can be an effective HMI platform for the oil and gas industry. Continue reading

Join InduSoft and InduSoft Certified Hardware Manufacturer Systel at OTC 2013

InduSoft certified hardware manufacturer Systel will be present at OTC (the Offshore Technology Conference) May 6th – 9th to demonstrate Systel hardware. Join Systel at their booth to see hardware such rack mounted extreme industrial computers, and small form factor compute elements designed to withstand rugged environments. This hardware has been certified for compatibility with InduSoft Web Studio SCADA software, and an InduSoft representative will be present to demonstrate the capabilities of the InduSoft SCADA platform on Systel’s equipment. Continue reading