Oil and Gas Exploration: The Role of the Lab and LIMS Software

Oil and natural gas are fossil fuels, formed underground from the remains of plants and animals. Since the mid-1800s, the United States has been drilling wells and extracting oil and gas. The oil is refined into gasoline and diesel for vehicle and jet fuels, and distillates are extracted as petrochemicals used for a range of manufacturing products. Natural gas is …

What is Energy Independence and Is It Attainable?

When a US election season is in full swing or gas prices at the pumps start to rise, the discussions among partisan politicians and constituents alike turn to the phrase “energy independence.” But what does energy independence mean, and is it reasonable to expect that the United States will ever achieve it? Who was the first to coin the phrase? …