Engineering

Moorburg Power Plant Under Construction

The piece I wrote last week on doing more to protect the title of “engineer” drew a really heated response, so much so that I thought the matter merited a follow up post with some clarifications. Everyone in the oil & gas industry plays an important role To me, one of the best aspects of the oil… Keep reading →

Grangemouth Petrochemical Plant Saved From Closure

I’m on vacation this week, and so far I’m enjoying not doing anything much other than staring at the beautiful view out of my window, and taking long walks in the countryside. Once I touch down back in Houston, I’m back to work, and back to the process of studying for the Professional Engineer (PE)… Keep reading →

British Bombing Suspect Studied Chemistry In U.S.

The New York Power Authority recently posted a series of interviews with their female engineers. This entry features a Q&A session with NYPA Chemical Engineer Kaela Mainsah. 1. How did you enter the engineering field? How did you decide on your specialty? I decided on chemical engineering because I like chemistry and was interested in the industrial processes that… Keep reading →

New York City School Bus Drivers On Verge Of Strike

A serious problem facing humanity is the destruction of the environment. I think the biggest problem isn’t the actual problem–it’s how we are looking at the solutions. At GreenShields we think we should start small. It is small, feasible innovations like GreenShields that can contribute significantly in the future. The challenge is to think creatively… Keep reading →

sweden trash

Sweden burns about as much household waste as it recycles – 2 million tons – and generates energy from the garbage. The country’s waste to energy incinerators have spare capacity, causing them to occasionally import trash from other nations. [Video: Swedish Government] Environmental group EDF is teaming up with 7 oil and gas companies to… Keep reading →

Wincono Wind Farm In Larnaca Cyprus

The New York Power Authority recently posted a series of interviews with their female engineers. This entry features a Q&A session with NYPA Account Executive Tabitha Robinson. 1. How did you enter the engineering field? How did you decide on your specialty? I really loved math throughout school, it was like another language to me. There really was… Keep reading →

Wincono Wind Farm In Larnaca Cyprus

The New York Power Authority recently posted a series of interviews with their female engineers. The first entry features a Q&A session with NYPA Senior Electrical Engineer Mei Lee. 1. How did you enter the engineering field, and how did you decide on your specialty? I attended Brooklyn Tech High School, where I majored in… Keep reading →

Kazakhstan Oil Industry Is Booming

The hits keep on coming for companies invested in the North Caspian Operating Company, the consortium developing Kazakhstan’s giant Kashagan oil field. One of the world’s largest and most complex oil field development projects, Kashagan has been plagued by delays and cost overruns for years. The project briefly came on stream late last year only… Keep reading →

China Plans New Energy Strategy

China’s race to meet rapidly rising energy demand is driving a scramble to find experienced talent to staff its booming energy sector. China is among the world’s top ten producers of oil and gas, and is the world’s largest coal producer, according to BP’s latest Statistical Review of World Energy. And an Energy Information Administration… Keep reading →

Louisiana Oil Industry Recovers From Katrina Devastation

The US oil and gas industry has seen tremendous growth over the past several years, following a period of low oil prices and declining production. And job growth in the sector reflects a robust and growing need to both replace retiring workers and fill new positions. Forbes’ latest rankings of the 15 most valuable college… Keep reading →

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