[Editor's note: This article originally appeared in the January 2020 edition of E&P. Subscribe to the magazine here.]
Innovation is the lifeblood of the oil and gas industry. However, innovation requires invention. Invention requires ideation. Ideation requires inspiration.
The value of an idea is found in how it is used, as Thomas Edison, the inventor of the modern-day lightbulb and more, once noted. Ideas and all of their possible uses become reality when the brightest minds transform inspiration into innovation.
In recognition of the oil and gas industry’s brightest minds, inventive innovators and leaders of cutting-edge technology development, E&P is proud to announce the 2020 Energy Innovators.
These men and women, nominated by their peers and colleagues, have demonstrated leadership and made significant contributions to advancing oil- and gas-related technologies. It is in their hands that the next generation of innovations and the industry will thrive.
—By Jennifer Presley, Executive Editor, E&P
For complete details on all the
2020 Energy Innovators honorees,
please visit hartenergy.com/energy-innovators.
2020 ENERGY INNOVATOR HONOREES
U.S. crude oil production is expected to fall by 600,000 bbl/d in 2020 to 11.63 million bbl/d, the EIA said July 7, a smaller decline than the 670,000 bbl/d it forecast previously.
The RRC said July 6 it issued 312 drilling permits in June, compared to 1,001 in June 2019.
Brazilian oil major Petrobras said July 7 it has started to decommission its platform P-12 in the Campos Basin after receiving permission from the Navy and environment and oil agencies.