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Having Global Impact

    December 2018 / Vol. 8 Issue 8 Saving the Planet By: Greg Kozera, Shale Crescent USA   Is it possible for a small non-profit organization based in the Marietta- Parkersburg area to have a GLOBAL impact? YES! When the Shale Crescent USA’s IHSMarkit Study comparing an ethane cracker built here in the Shale Crescent Region to one built on the US Gulf Coast was released in March of this year at the World Petrochemical Conference in Houston, Texas […]

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Mike Dewine Along with Most Republicans Win in Ohio

   December Vol 8 Issue 8 Mike Dewine Along with Most Republicans Win in Ohio By: Ken Collins, Orion Strategies   Republican Mike DeWine defeated Democrat Richard Cordray to become Ohio’s next Governor. Political pundits labeled the race a “toss-up” and pollsters had the race as a tie, within the margin of error leading up to Election Day. However, Governor-elect DeWine pulled away with a win of over 4 percentage points, 50.7% to Mr. Cordray’s 46.4%. With 52% of registered Ohioans voting, DeWine garnered the […]

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The Explosion of Edge Computing in Oil and Gas

   December Vol 8 Issue 8 The Explosion of Edge Computing in Oil and Gas By: Ian Eyberg, CEO, NanoVMS If there is one industry that has quickly adopted and embraced edge computing, it’s the oil and gas industry. In fact, oil and gas are quickly becoming leaders of edge computing. There are even conferences springing up on this very topic like the upcoming “Emerging Computing Technologies in Oil & Gas” in Houston in late January and there was a prior one in October of […]

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Petroleum Engineering at Slippery Rock University

   December Vol 8 Issue 8 Petroleum Engineering at Slippery Rock University By: Slippery Rock University Founded in 1889, Slippery Rock University has gained a trusted reputation for producing some of the best and brightest minds that strive to make a difference in the world. The Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering program was established in 2016 and is designed to produce highly skilled graduates equipped with solid scientific knowledge and professional skills to achieve a rewarding career in an industry of high demand. This is […]

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Five Reasons Why Organizations Are Outsourcing Pipeline Control Room Services

   December Vol 8 Issue 8 Five Reasons Why Organizations Are Outsourcing Pipeline Control Room Services By: Louis Krannich, CEO, Remote Operations Center A pipeline control room is the central nervous system of oil and gas operations – continuously receiving and processing tremendous amounts of sensory data, quickly highlighting important information requiring action and using that information to coordinate and control operations to mitigate risks and optimize performance. With heightened public attention on pipeline assets, growing regulatory oversight over operations, increased market competition amongst operators, and […]

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What Can Public Data Tell Us?

   December Vol 8 Issue 8 What Can Public Data Tell Us? By: Tom Foster, Foster Analytics You may be aware that each state makes data about oil and gas wells available to the public. In the Marcellus/Utica region they can be found at the WV Department of Environmental Protection, the PA Department of Environmental Protection, and the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. The information provided varies for each state but they all include the oil production and gas production for each well. Despite this information […]

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Infrastructure – The Key to Growth in the Tri-State Area

  October/November 2018 / Vol 8 Issue 7 Infrastructure – The Key to Growth in the Tri-State Area By: Bryce Custer   Along the Ohio River Corridor, in the “Shale Crescent” area from Monaca, PA to Marietta, Ohio drilling continues in the Utica and Marcellus Shale plays. Midstream companies continue to put in gathering lines connecting the wells to the rest of the United States. Natural Gas and Natural Gas Liquids are flowing north to Ontario Canada, East to Marcus […]

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Marcellus Utica Political Update

  October/November 2018 / Vol 8 Issue 7 Marcellus Utica Political Update By: Curtis Wilkerson is Principal at Orion Strategies   As the 2018 election comes to a close, there are a number of races and developments around the Marcellus and Utica region that are of interest to the industry. On a national level, prognosticators of the political landscape have suggested that Democrats are likely to take control of the United States House of Representatives, while the upper chamber most likely remains in Republican control. In […]

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State of the US Dot Urine Drug Screen in 2018

   October/November Vol 8 Issue 7 State of the US Dot Urine Drug Screen in 2018 By: Ray Keller Jr, DO, CEO, Spread Med, Inc. Introduction to DOT Urine Drug Screening (UDS) US Department of Transportation (DOT) drug testing was established by Executive Order No. 12564, Section 503 of Public Law 100-71, and 5 U.S.C. section 7301. These actions were initially taken in response to a January 4, 1987 Amtrak crash in which the engineer tested positive for marijuana. 14 people perished in addition […]

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West Virginia Governor’s Energy Summit

  October/November 2018 / Vol 8 Issue 7 West Virginia Governor’s Energy Summit The West Virginia Office of Energy sponsored the Annual Governor’s Energy Summit in early October.  The event was held at the Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, West Virginia over a three- day period from October 9th thru October 11th and featured many of the region’s energy leaders. Headlined the “Energy Innovation: Powering a Nation,” panel discussion topics included energy efficiency programs/policies, promoting the shale region, renewable energy, alternative […]

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