PF&C Summer Series: Five Things You Wanted to Know About Subsea Production Systems

In July, the Gulf Coast Section PF&C Study Group will offer a series of topics, presented by industry-recognized experts, to provide attendees with a general understanding of the challenges of subsea production and the methods implemented to address these challenges. Each session is scheduled as a one-hour presentation followed by a 30-min Q&A session.


Attend SPE Web Event—Foaming in Separators: Handling and Operation by Wally Georgie

Learn what foam is, how it is generated, and the effects of foam in a separator. Designing for foamy crudes in a new horizontal separator will be discussed in this 90-minute webinar from an expert with 35 years’ experience in oil and gas processing.


Project Management Networking Event at OTC

Join us at OTC for a project management networking event on 8 May, “Assuring Technical Competence in Major Infrastructure Projects,” sponsored by Oil and Gas Facilities magazine. A moderator and panel of offshore industry project managers will discuss potential problems in assuring the technical quality of facilities projects.

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Oil and Gas Facilities—April Issue Now Available

A feature covers advancements in mercury removal from crude oil, discussing an upstream mercury removal plant in Argentina. Further development of the technology aims to reduce its footprint to allow for installations on offshore platforms.

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PFC Discipline Members Now Receive Oil and Gas Facilities at No Cost

SPE members who have designated Projects, Facilities, and Construction as their primary or secondary discipline receive Oil and Gas Facilities magazine at no cost. Subscriptions are also available to nonmembers and members who select other disciplines.

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Attend SPE Web Event on Level Control Detection Selection by Roar Fjøsne—Wednesday, 3 April

Subsea Processing in general requires maintenance free reliable high-end instrumentation. In a subsea multi-phase separator, the operators control the process by monitoring the oil and water interface levels as well as the emulsion layer and sedimentation of sand using a nucleonic density profiler. In addition to having the monitoring features, subsea instrumentation needs to go through comprehensive qualification tests in order to run continuously and without maintenance. The design life is 20 years.


Projects, Facilities and Construction Members—collaborate online with SPE Connect

A virtual place where you can meet, collaborate, and discuss specific technical challenges and resolutions, SPE Connect is now your link to SPE members in the Project, Facilities and Construction (PFC) discipline worldwide.


OTC Names 2013 Distinguished Achievement Award Recipients

The Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) will present its 2013 Distinguished Achievement Awards at the Annual OTC Dinner. Awards for individual achievement and corporate achievement are being presented along with the Heritage Award. Read more about the event, the award recipients Ken Arnold, Total Exploration and Production, Professor E. Dendy Sloan and Professor James Brill, discover what they have accomplished, and why they are being honored!


February Oil and Gas Facilities Now Available

Features cover managing subsurface uncertainties in facilities design, strategic shifts in well abandonment services, and an engineering perspective on rapid rise hydrocarbon fires involving structures. Read the latest developments in low-salinity water technology for use in IOR/EOR projects. Subscribe to Oil and Gas Facilities magazine or view the first issue for free.

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