Operations & Maintenance

The Innovators: Companies along the 10/12 corridor leaping into innovation

The industrial market is changing, and some Louisianans are finding opportunities in that change. Economic volatility, environmental mandates, geopolitics and a variety of other...

DOI awards $560 million for orphan well cleanup

The Interior Department is giving 24 states a total of $560 million to start cleaning high-priority derelict oil and gas wells abandoned on state...

New cranes increase handling capacity at Port of South Louisiana

The Port of South Louisiana has increased its capacity for handling bulk materials with two new Konecranes Gottwald Model 6 Portal Harbor Cranes. The...

ExxonMobil, LSU to research gas migration

ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, or URC, has joined forces with LSU Craft & Hawkins Department of Petroleum Engineering, or PETE, faculty to conduct gas...

How to manage the ‘data tsunami’

Technology is making great strides in enhancing the ability of maintenance workers to do their jobs more efficiently and safely, primarily through the manipulation...

Miracle Workers: Circumventing shortages, delays and inflation

It was unquestionably serendipitous. A few years back, Performance Contractors in Baton Rouge began an extensive self-assessment to gain better visibility into its procurement processes.  The...

ExxonMobil shuts down part of refinery for planned work

ExxonMobil Corp. shut a gasoline-producing fluidic catalytic cracker on Friday for planned work at its 502,500-barrel-per-day Baton Rouge refinery, Reuters reports. The firm also plans to shut...

A shortage of everything: A ‘perfect storm’ exposes the fragility of Louisiana’s industrial supply...

It came as a surprise to many that Louisiana’s industrial supply chain was so vulnerable. A series of unfortunate and unthinkable events in 2020...

Most Louisiana refineries are back up and running; production is another story

Most of the nine Louisiana refineries shut by Hurricane Ida have restarted or were restarting on Friday, nearly two weeks after the powerful storm...

Port Fourchon, refineries out for weeks, raising short- and long-term questions

When Hurricane Ida blasted ashore, its 150 mile per hour winds not only laid waste to southeast Louisiana but to the nation’s fossil fuel...

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