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Industry-led effort designed to cut costs through digital oilfield revolution

Digital technology advances creating an almost unlimited range of possibilities – and risks Industries ranging from health care to oil refining have been radically changed by the digital revolution, according to a University of Houston press release. A new initiative has been launched to help accelerate the same digital transformation for exploration and production of […]

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University of Houston researchers launch carbon capture to help boost India’s oil production

India imports over 80% of its crude oil Researchers from the University of Houston have begun a $1.4 million project to demonstrate using carbon capture from nearby petrochemical plants to boost recovery in an oil field in the Indian state of Assam, a project they hope will help to reduce the country’s carbon footprint. The project

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Researchers discover more efficient way to split water, produce hydrogen

Researchers say inexpensive, nontoxic catalyst could help reduce global reliance on fossil fuels Hydrogen is often considered a fuel for the future, in the form of fuel cells to power electric motors or burned in internal combustion engines, according to researchers at University of Houston. But finding a practical, inexpensive and nontoxic way to produce

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New, better method to boost oil recovery discovered by University of Houston

 A new nanotechnology discovered by U of H achieves 15% tertiary oil recovery at lower cost, with  lower volume of chemicals needed As oil producers struggle to adapt to lower prices, getting as much oil as possible out of every well has become even more important, despite concerns from nearby residents that some chemicals used to boost

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Univ. of Houston students work with industry on powerful new blowout preventer

Read says his design can deliver five million pounds of shear force, more than twice as much as the most powerful rams shears available today University of Houston engineering students are expected to complete a CAPSTONE project in their senior year. For one group of seniors, that means working on cutting-edge designs for the next

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