Offshore Wind

Offshore Wind

In the battle for energy production, there’s often the clashing of two familiar heads. The sustainable power, and the oil and gas industry. It has always been the case that renewables are at polar opposite ends to O&G, with no signs of budging either way. Well, major companies such as Shell and Equinor are beginning […]

AR for Worker Productivity

A picture of AR

Yes, it may seem like any form of extended reality (XR) is something out of a sci-fi novel or Tom Cruise film but it is truly something that can become part of a daily routine for many processes in the oil and gas industry. Augmented reality (AR) is the addition of technology to our existing […]

How Abandoned Oil Wells Can Be Used For Geothermal Energy

Abandoned oil wells are being used to generate geothermal energy (as represented in the image)

Geothermal energy is one of the hottest (no pun intended) prospects within the world of energy. At its heart, the Earth is one big hot rock and globally we’re beginning to realise just how much we can tap into that heat as a source of energy production. But how is this linked to the oil […]

How Can Aviation Fuel Be Made Cleaner?

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Over the past twelve months, international travel has been reduced massively as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. Whilst business and freight transport has continued – albeit sometimes at a reduced capacity – personal international travel all but came to a standstill for a large part of the year. Aviation is one of humankind’s greatest […]

The Curious Case Of The Darvaza Gas Crater…

The Darvaza gas crater at night.

The media have a tendency to over-egg things; it would be fair to say that they have a penchant for hyperbole, of that there’s no doubt. When they coined Turkmenistan’s Darvaza gas crater the Gates of Hell, it’s fair to say that they had a point. Still visited by countless tourists today – though perhaps […]

What Is A Commodities Supercycle?

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In economics, a supercycle refers to an extended period of financial market growth, within which there’s a sustained increase in demand for certain commodities (like oil and gold). How long this period of appreciating prices goes on for depends, but according to the Elliott wave principle (from which the term originates) supercycles tend to last […]

The Increasing Usage Of LiDAR Within The Oil And Gas Industry

An image of laser light to represent LiDAR technology.

LiDAR stands for Light Detection and Ranging. It’s one of the most impressive modern-day mapping technologies and is seeing increasing usage within the oil and gas industry. It’s primarily been used to map slope and vegetation height maps, as well as elevation plans, flow accumulation models and derived slope angles. The team here at TriStone […]

The Role Of Water Within The Oil & Gas Industry

Water plays an important part within the oil and gas industry.

Water. It’s essential to life as we know it and forms the major component of both the human body and the globe. Without it, we wouldn’t exist, and thanks to it we’re able to do incredible, innovative things. Water has also always played an important role within the oil and gas industry. The team here […]

Cybersecurity Within The Oil And Gas Industry

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Cybersecurity threats have become increasingly prominent over recent years. Recent studies have shown, for instance, that 88% of global organisations were targeted by spear phishing cyber-attacks in 2019. Similarly worrying is the fact that in the first half of 2020, data breaches exposed 36 billion records. The oil and gas industry hasn’t been exempt from […]

What Are Crude Oil Inventories And Why Do They Matter?

A laptop and data to represent the data of crude oil inventories.

Also known as crude stockpiles, inventories are the reserves of crude oil (unrefined) available to a nation. Typically, oil inventory figures help dictate global supply and demand of crude oil. But why do they matter so much? And why is it that they exert such controlling influence over the broader market conditions? The team here […]