Pallanich, Jennifer

Pallanich, Jennifer

Jennifer Pallanich is a veteran oil and gas journalist based in Houston. She writes about the technologies that move the oil and gas industry forward.
Houston • Email: pallanich@offshore-engineer.com

Outlook Challenge: More Energy, Fewer Emissions

Feb 14, 2019

Supplying the energy needed to support the growing prosperity of the global population yet reducing emissions enough to meet the Paris reduction goals is a major challenge, BP Chief Executive Bob Dudley said.It is, Dudley said, “a vast and complex problem…

Seabed Acquisition Seeing Healthier Spend

Feb 08, 2019

The seismic market is rebounding in fits and starts from its low point a year ago, and seabed acquisition is seeing a healthier spend than towed streamer acquisition, according to ION.“The seabed acquisition business was growing well before the downturn…

Downhole Data

Feb 04, 2019

Forewarned is forearmed, an adage that is particularly true when it comes to deepwater drilling. Offshore drillers are increasingly relying on existing and new downhole data technologies to make real-time decisions and keep operations safe.Complex…

Oil Spill Calculator Predicts Oil Movements

Feb 01, 2019

The Deepwater Horizon oil spill changed a lot of the thinking about subsea blowouts, including how to predict the movement of the oil and gas.“One thing that was clear early on during the Deepwater Horizon was that dissolution of oil into water was a major process…

IRM at Mad Dog

Jan 29, 2019

Keeping operations humming on an oil production spar with an integrated drilling rig requires a lot of planning. The inspections, repairs and maintenance plan for the deepwater Mad Dog facility adheres to BP’s risk-based approach but is tailored…

Wood Brings a Regional Focus Globally

Jan 25, 2019

Wood is using a global yet regional approach to complete offshore projects around the world.Kent McAllister, Wood’s president for capital projects upstream & midstream, called Equinor’s Peregrino 2 project a good example of that kind of global yet regional approach…

Safer Than Other Industries

Jan 18, 2019

The oil and gas industry’s relentless focus on safety is paying off. Earlier this week, the American Petroleum Institute (API) released its Workplace Safety Report, which revealed occupational injuries and illness for the oil and gas industry…

WoodMac Bullish on Gulf of Mexico

Jan 11, 2019

The outlook for the Gulf of Mexico for 2019 continues to improve.Earlier this week, BP made public plans to expand its Atlantis field, reported new discoveries near its Na Kika platform, and credited a breakthrough in seismic imaging with identifying…

Some Services Continue Despite US Government Shutdown

Jan 04, 2019

Despite stalled negotiations between the White House and Congress over funding for a border wall, forcing a shutdown of the government that started December 22, 2018, certain services remain active, if scaled-back, including some serving the oil and gas industry…

Offshore Wind Coming of Age

Dec 28, 2018

Eight competitive lease sales for offshore wind acreage have generated almost half a billion in revenue for the U.S. federal treasury. A dozen official leases have been awarded, with three more to be awarded following anti-competitive review…

Cutting Completions Costs with a Single Trip

Dec 21, 2018

While the offshore industry has focused on cutting costs, Weatherford – known primarily as a land-based completions company – has invested heavily in building an offshore completions line.Mark Hopmann, Weatherford’s Completions president, says…

Building Bridges of Trust for Oil Spill Response

Dec 14, 2018

An oil spill response workshop in Houma, La., earlier this month was the first of five such information gathering sessions the Sea Grant Oil Spill Science Outreach Program has planned in coastal areas. The year-long project, which began in July…

Improper Procedure Led to Platform Fire

Dec 07, 2018

A November 2017 explosion on an offshore production platform, a July 2018 platform diesel generator fire, and an August 2018 leak of 70 gallons of emulsion breaker into the Gulf of Mexico were the focus of a spate of safety bulletins and alerts…

Baker Hughes Rolls Out Subsea Connect

Nov 30, 2018

New lightweight, modular subsea technologies could reduce not just lead times for equipment delivery but lower the total cost of ownership for the full life of the field.Baker Hughes, a GE company, revealed its thinking on subsea developments during the launch event in Houston earlier this week…

Fieldwood Optimistic About Gulf of Mexico

Nov 23, 2018

Just a few short years ago, few had heard of Fieldwood Energy. In five short years, the privately-held company purchased properties and assets when Apache, SandRidge and Noble Energy exited the area.Now, Fieldwood says it is the largest leaseholder in the Gulf of Mexico…

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