Technology

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...
LSU Professor Guoqiang Li

Scientists are on the trail of new solutions to oil seepages

As owners go to extraordinary lengths to prevent environmental impacts in their offshore oil and gas operations, science is taking a laboratory-based approach to...

Infrared cameras detect leaks at industrial sites across the Gulf South. Will they gain...

Thanks to the ingenuity of some early visionaries, the use of infrared technology for leak detection is gaining a foothold at industrial sites in...

Novel carbon capture project in Lake Charles takes a major step forward

Louisiana has moved closer to becoming the site of what will be the world’s largest manufacturing carbon capture facility. The U.S. Energy Department in December...

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