In its original place; in position; in situ recovery refers to various methods used to recover deeply buried bitumen deposits, including steam injection, solvent injection and fire floods.
InSAR - Interferometric Synthetic Aperture Radar
The technology is used to protect people, wildlife and the environment by monitoring areas threatened by landslides and earth fissures.
Basic physical and organizational structures needed for the operation of a society or the services and facilities necessary for an economy to function. The term typically refers to the technical structures that support a society, such as roads, water supply, sewers, power grids, telecommunications, and so forth.
Processes that go beyond simple separation and dehydration, but are typically not as advanced as refinery processes. Generally involving LNG, LPG, GTL, CTL, CTM, etc.
Any of several compounds containing potassium, especially soluble compounds such as potassium oxide, potassium chloride, and various potassium sulphates, used chiefly in fertilizers.
The process of managing multiple ongoing inter-dependent projects. Programme management provides a layer above project management focusing on selecting the best group of programs, defining them in terms of their constituent projects and providing an infrastructure where projects can be run successfully but leaving project management to the project management community.
Project Management or PM
The application of modern management techniques and systems to the execution of a project from start to finish, to achieve predetermined objectives of scope, quality, time and cost, to the equal satisfaction of those involved.
A unique process that chemically breaks down organic materials, literally cracking their molecules, by heating them up in an oxygen-starved chamber. It's a closed process that doesn't involve combustion, so emissions are strictly controlled, and three materials emerge at the end of it: a synthetic methane-like gas, a diesel-like oil and carbon-rich char.
Energy generation from natural resources such as sunlight (solar), wind, rain, tides (water), biomass and geothermal heat, which are renewable (naturally replenished).
Subsea is a general term frequently used to refer to equipment, technology, and methods employed to explore, drill, and develop oil and gas fields that exist below the ocean floors. This may be in “shallow” or “deepwater” to distinguish between the different facilities and approaches that are needed.
Subsea Umbilicals, Risers and Flowlines (offshore project piping)
Facilities for processing oil, water and gas; the upper processing section of an offshore oil or gas production platform.
Unconventional oil is petroleum produced or extracted using techniques other than the conventional (oil well) method. Oil industries and governments across the globe are investing in unconventional oil sources due to the increasing scarcity of conventional oil reserves. The oil sands are a type of unconventional oil deposit.
Underground hard rock mining refers to various underground mining techniques used to excavate hard minerals, mainly those minerals containing metals such as ore containing gold, silver, iron, copper, zinc, nickel and lead but also involves using the same techniques for excavating ores of gems such as diamonds.
The exploration, production and transportation of oil and gas.