Skip to main content

Energy Tomorrow Blog

U.S. Energy Innovations Help Argentina

horizontal drilling  hydraulic fracturing  shale formations  technology innovation  argentina  bolivia 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted December 10, 2010

Here's a prime example of how good old-fashioned American ingenuity is helping people around the globe. This good news story involves Argentina and the U.S. innovation that combines horizontal drilling with hydraulic fracturing to produce natural gas locked in hard shale formations.

More »

A Walking Drilling Rig

domestic energy  energy production  north dakota  oil drilling  oil production  oil rig  onshore  technology  technology innovation  continental resource inc  drill site  drilling rigs  oil wells  walking drilling rig  walking rig 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted November 12, 2010

Did you know that drilling rigs can walk? At least this one can. It's the ECO-Pad being used by Continental Resources Inc. to drill for oil in North Dakota.

More »

Diesel Vehicles Cleaner Than Ever

air quality  diesel  diesel vehicles  domestic energy  efficiency  emissions  energy policy  environmental protection agency  fuel  gasoline  technology innovation  ultra-low sulfur diesel  clean diesel  diesel exhaust fluid  emission requirements  trucks  ulsd diesel cars 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted August 25, 2010

Did you know that today's diesel-powered light-duty vehicles must meet the same stringent emission requirements as gasoline-powered models? 

More »

New Gas Plays Hold Promise

domestic energy  fracking  hydraulic fracturing  natural gas  ohio  onshore  pennsylvania  technology innovation  utica shale  virginia  west virginia  mit 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted July 8, 2010

Interest is rising in a relatively new natural gas discovery called the Utica Shale. It lies beneath the Marcellus Shale and stretches from Canada's Quebec Province through Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio, western Virginia and into West Virginia. 

More »

Deepwater Rigs Pass Inspections

deepwater horizon  drilling rigs  technology innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 18, 2010

A few days after the Deepwater Horizon explosions and fire, Interior Sec. Ken Salazar ordered Minerals Management Service (MMS) personnel to inspect 30 deepwater drilling rigs and their blowout preventers (BOPs). 

More »

Insertion Tube Siphons Oil from Deepwater Horizon Well

bp  deepwater horizon  gulf of mexico  gulf oil spill  insertion tube  oil collection system  spill cleanup  spill response  technology innovation  cofferdam  containment dome 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted May 17, 2010

BP succeeded yesterday in connecting a 4" pipe to the broken riser to siphon oil and gas from the leaking Macondo well a mile beneath the Gulf of Mexico's surface. 

More »

The Benefits of Royalty Relief

deepwater drilling  domestic energy  energy policy  offshore drilling  royalties  technology innovation 

Jane Van Ryan

Jane Van Ryan
Posted April 21, 2010

Two new studies commissioned by API illustrate the benefits of the 1995 Deep Water Royalty Relief Act. As we explained on Monday, the act purposefully created financial incentives for drilling in the deep waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and it led to new technologies and huge investments in the production of domestic oil and natural gas.

More »