Reading Roundup - February 12, 2024

Guest Editorial: Hydraulically Fractured Horizontal Wells: A Technology Poised To Deliver Another Energy-Related Breakthrough of Enormous Scale

By Greg Leveille, Journal of Petroleum Technology, Feb. 1, 2024

Former CTO of ConocoPhillips, Greg Leveille, makes the case for why more oil and gas professionals should move into the geothermal space. The process of hydraulically fracturing horizontal wells has opened the door for major oil & gas players to also include geothermal energy production in their portfolios thanks to factors like quick scalability, new data, and cheap optionality.

Source: US EIA, Energy Insights, and BP.

Electric Vehicle (EV) Technology

By Christopher J. Barker, Coffman Engineers, Mar. 10, 2023

Feeling lost in the ever-changing world of electric vehicles and EV charging? Not all of us have time to stay up to date on electrical engineering technologies. Coffman Engineers, a national innovative engineering firm, takes us through the various types of EV chargers and charging stations.

An electrifying new ironmaking method could slash carbon emissions

By Robert F. Service, Science, Feb. 4, 2024

The process of making iron produces around 8% of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions, but a team of chemists has found a potentially carbon-negative way to make the material. By using electricity to convert iron ore and saltwater into metallic iron and other chemicals, the process works well with electricity provided by wind and solar farms. However, this has solely been tested in a lab setting and would need some serious scaling up in order to be used in industrial settings.

Clean hydrogen is driving the next Gulf Coast energy boom

By Julian Spector, Canary Media, Feb. 1, 2024

Texas, the epicenter for oil & gas production, is being seriously considered to be the future home of a booming clean hydrogen center. While there’s not yet clean hydrogen production at industrial-scale, there are currently 35 projects in the Gulf Coast region in the works. While traditional hydrogen production is fairly “dirty” due to its use of methane, it becomes cleaner when paired with carbon capture technologies or produced through electrolysis.

A New Investment Record

By Will Wade, Bloomberg Green

Total spending on clean energy deployment surged 17% last year to $1.8 trillion, according to a report Tuesday from BloombergNEF. These include investments to install renewable energy, buy electric vehicles, build hydrogen production systems and deploy other technologies.


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