We’re coming up on 40 years of OPEC trying to set the price of oil as high as they can manage.  The oil market is finally at a turning point, non-OPEC production is up, demand is down, and international economics may have finally found a bright spot in ‘globalization’. This week the EU’s embargo on […]

Till now the understanding of the regulatory mechanisms controlling oil biosynthesis and storage in micro algae and details of the oil biochemistry was rather limited.  Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists are now showing corrections for two long-held misconceptions about oil production in algae by proving that ramping up the microbes’ overall metabolism by feeding them more […]

The Reservoir-on-a-Chip (ROC) is a novel miniaturization approach to study oil recovery in a microfluidic device, mimicking the pore structure in an etched silicon substrate of a naturally occurring oil-bearing reservoir rock. University of Alberta researchers have developed ROC as a way to replicate oil trapping rock layers and show energy producers the best way […]

Disruptive Governing

August 23, 2011 | 2 Comments

Whatever one might think of the Obama presidency and the progress of the country or the direction the country is headed, the question is coming up more and more on whether the President has the best interests of the country in mind or serves his ideology first – a way to describe one kind of […]

More American Oil

November 19, 2010 | 2 Comments

The rapidly getting famous Bakken Shale of the Williston Basin that stretches across a large portion of central North America is what most people consider as the latest great American oil field.  But the Bakken is just one of the reservoir formations in the Williston. There are more. The Williston Basin is a vastly prolific […]

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