WorldOil Texas AandM researchers create advanced drilling advisory system that opens door to autonomous drilling The U.S. Department of Energy Small Business Innovation Research Program has awarded a Phase I grant to E-Spectrum Technologies and Dr. Eduardo Gildin, associate professor in the Harold Vance Department of Petroleum Engineering at Texas AandM University, to create an advanced advisory system that accurately depicts underground conditions in real time during drilling operations. Shell and Rice University partner on hydrocarbon-based zero-emissions technologies Rice University has launched Carbon Hub, a major research initiative to create a zero-emissions future in which oil and natural gas provide both clean energy and advanced materials that help house, move, clothe and feed people. Petroleum Economist reveals 2019 awards winners Honoring the global energy industry's most successful firms, projects and innovations, Petroleum Economist has announced the winners of its 2019 Petroleum Economist Awards in 10 categories. Additionally, five awards were given to outstanding individuals for their industry contributions. Hunting to seek innovative partnership opportunities at its Stavanger TEK-HUB Hunting’s TEK-HUB is opening the technology initiative in a bid to support energy industry innovators in Europe and beyond. LAGCOE keynote explores industry’s role in technical and social innovation Kevin Krausert, president and CEO of Canada’s Beaver Drilling, opened Day Two of the LAGCOE 2019 conference, with the goal of helping the oil and gas industry maintain its long-standing role as a source of both technical and social innovation. LAGCOE keynote speaker issues rallying call, to earn social license to operate Kimberly McHugh, vice president of drilling and completions at Chevron, kicked off LAGCOE 2019 Wednesday morning in New Orleans with a reminder that, while the rumors of the demise of the oil industry are greatly exaggerated, companies must adapt to continue to meet the world’s evolving energy needs. Eaton collaboration with San Jacinto College advances energy industry workforce development in the Gulf Coast “The energy industry needs a more skilled workforce and the new Center for Petrochemical, Energy, and Technology is designed by industry for industry,” said Dr. Brenda Hellyer, San Jacinto College Chancellor. API: U.S. supply, global efforts cushion global oil markets after weekend attack The U.S. energy revolution has fundamentally added to U.S. and global near-term deliverability of oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids, generally helping stabilize the global market against supply disruptions. Rockwell Automation expands program to help companies with machine safety “Working with qualified system integrators helps manufacturers keep systems compliant with current standards while improving productivity,” said Lee Lane, vice president and general manager, Sensing, Safety and Connectivity business, Rockwell Automation. LAGCOE 2019 New Technology Showcase winners LAGCOE’s New Technology Showcase was created to provide innovative oil and gas businesses with a forum to share new products and services with an industry audience. The winners of this year’s competition will present their innovations at the 2019 LAGCOE Technical Exposition and Conference in New Orleans, October 9-11.