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Energy Industry Streamlined Scientific Data Management Solutions

LabAnswer, the market leader in laboratory informatics and related scientific services, has a unique understanding of the energy industry’s specific laboratory informatics requirements and extensive experience in providing enterprise laboratory informatics solutions to meet the needs of energy production. LabAnswer works with many of the leading global energy producers to streamline laboratory processes and maximize efficiency in manufacturing. 

Partnering with LabAnswer provides the security of working with a company dedicated to making laboratory and exploration, extraction, processing, refining and generation operations more efficient and productive with enterprise-level integration, application life cycle services and instrument interfacing solutions. Efficient laboratory systems, automation and integration are key components of the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Process Information management Systems (PIMS) technical platforms which support optimized business operations and are essential in achieving a streamlined scientific data management solution.

Energy Industry

The energy industry is the totality of all of the industries involved in the production and sale of energy, including fuel extraction, manufacturing, refining and distribution. In particular, the energy industry is comprised of several categories, including the petroleum, gas, electrical power, coal, nuclear power and renewable energy industries.

The petroleum industry, comprised of oil companies, petroleum refiners, fuel transport and end-user sales at gas stations, includes the global processes of exploration, extraction, refining, transporting, and marketing petroleum products. The largest volume products of the industry are fuel oil and gasoline (petrol). Petroleum (oil) is also the raw material for many chemical products, including pharmaceuticals, solvents, fertilizers, pesticides, and plastics. The industry is usually divided into three major components: upstream, midstream and downstream.

Natural gas is an energy source often used for heating, cooking, and electricity generation. It is also used as fuel for vehicles and as a chemical feedstock in the manufacture of plastics and other commercially important organic chemicals.  Natural gas is found in deep underground rock formations or associated with other hydrocarbon reservoirs in coal beds.  Before natural gas can be used as a fuel, it must be processed to remove impurities, including water, to meet the specifications of marketable natural gas.

The electric power industry, including electricity generation, electric power distribution and sales, provides the production and delivery of electric energy, often known as power, or electricity, in sufficient quantities to areas that need electricity through a grid connection. The grid distributes electrical energy to customers. Electric power is generated by central power stations or by distributed generation.

The coal industry extracts coal from the ground by coal mining, either underground by shaft mining, or at ground level by open pit mining extraction.  Coal, the largest source of energy for the generation of electricity worldwide, is primarily burned for the production of electricity and/or heat, and is also used for industrial purposes, such as refining metals.

Nuclear power, or nuclear energy, is the use of exothermic nuclear processes to generate useful heat and electricity.

The renewable energy industry is comprised of alternative energy and sustainable energy companies, including those involved in hydroelectric power, wind power, and solar power generation, as well as the manufacture, distribution and sale of alternative fuels.