Technology

Drilling Tools International acquires security, credentialing service company

Drilling Tools International, a rental tool company with three locations in Louisiana, has acquired WellFence LLC, a tech-enabled security and credentialing service offering for...

Houma-Terrebonne Airport gets $1.3M drone grant

The Houma-Terrebonne Airport has received a $1.3 million grant from the federal government to advance its unmanned aviation system. The airport commission has been working...

U.K. firm acquires Louisiana subsea equipment company

A U.K. firm has acquired an Acadiana subsea equipment rental and cutting services specialist as part of the company’s growth plans in the U.S. Aqua-Tech...

Two Louisiana schools top Shell’s regional science challenge

Two Louisiana schools have been named grand prize winners in the Shell Science Lab Regional Challenge. East Ascension High School in Gonzales was named the...

DEQ using drone technology to monitor the Louisiana skies

Jason Smith has flown more than 60 missions with a single drone since the 2017 creation of Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s Unmanned Aircraft...

Sasol’s polyethylene unit achieves ‘beneficial operations’

Sasol's new U.S. linear low-density polyethylene unit has achieved beneficial operations—the first of the seven LCCP production facilities to come online. Sasol is building a...

LSU research targets energy efficiency in chemical manufacturing

Researchers at LSU are working on a new process aimed at achieving greater energy efficiency in the U.S. chemical industry. University scientists are using neutrons...

Louisiana pioneers are fusing high tech with low tech to teach today’s worker

The drive to blaze new virtual trails in the world of industrial training is not restricted to Silicon Valley. There have been some recent...

What’s oil’s new hot spot in Louisiana? The Austin Chalk

LSU geology alumnus Kirk Barrell can’t contain his excitement these days. In recent months, the oil-rich Austin Chalk formation has captured the full attention...
Megaprojects

Megaprojects: Lessons learned

Keith Ackley of Jacobs Engineering gave attendees at the recent Downstream Conference & Exhibition in Galveston a painful gut check concerning industrial megaprojects. The vice...

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