April 2016 | Volume 5, Number 2
A Deeper Look At Modularization In Facilities Construction
As operators look to reduce the time and cost for projects, adopting a modular approach to facility design. While this approach may provide some benefits, it may not be the most efficient path.
Mature Oilfield Facilities Enhancement: Use of Two-Screw Multiphase Pumps To Stimulate Increased Well Production
In maturing oil wells, oil production is often restricted as reservoir pressure depletes. Two case studies highlight the application of two-screw multiphase pump systems in to extend well life.
How to Avoid Project Train Wrecks
Why do we as an industry do so poorly in executing large capital projects? Oil and gas is not alone. The many reasons for failure of megaprojects fall into five broad categories.
Information Management Essential to Efficient Facilities
The amount of data within industry continues to grow. Information management is a significant challenge, but it provides an opportunity for improved project performance.
Dialogue Takes Aim on Project Costs, Schedules
Panelists at CERAWeek discussed the numerous steps their companies are taking to achieve large-scale permanent, in addition to cyclical, capex reductions on major projects.
Efficient Water Management Strategies Could Help Lower Costs
As the cost to source, transport, store, treat, and dispose of water remains relatively high, water management programs will become a greater priority in the coming year.
Sealless High-Pressure Pumps
02 Apr 2016
Wenner Engineering’s Hydra-Cell D10 Series sealless pumps operate at discharge pressures up to 1,500 ...
Pneumatic Pipe Cutter
30 Mar 2016
The Model 5 8002 7000 pipe cutter from CS Unitec cuts and bevels pipes of diameters ranging from 12 ...
Hydrocarbon Leak Detection Camera
17 Mar 2016
Industrial Video and Control’s FV-3532-4 hydrocarbon leak detection camera incorporates proprietary ...
SAVVY SEPARATOR SERIES
Savvy Separator: Underperforming Gas Scrubbers: How to Fix Them and How to Avoid Them
The main drivers for sizing gas scrubbers have been performance requirements, process conditions, and project specifications. However, optimizing cost, delivery times, and weight is not the same as improving scrubber performance.
ON THE MOVE
02 April 2016
InterMoor hired Folabi Bolatiwa as general manager of its Nigerian operations. Bolatiwa joined the c.......Read More
01 April 2016
OPITO appointed Graham Gall as managing director. Gall was previously managing director at Falck Saf.......Read More
31 March 2016
BP promoted Lamar McKay to deputy group chief executive. McKay’s responsibilities will include strat.......Read More
31 March 2016
Bernard Looney has been promoted to chief executive for BP. Looney has been chief operating office.......Read More
30 March 2016
Ahmed Aboulfotouh was named general manager of AlMansoori Production Services at AlMansoori Speciali.......Read More
29 March 2016
Samir Brikho stepped down from his position as chief executive officer (CEO) at Amec Foster Wheeler........Read More
24 March 2016
Todd Story joined STV as vice president and operations manager in its energy services division, wher.......Read More
22 March 2016
MPG Pipeline Contractors hired Neal Jinkerson as a project manager. Jinkerson has nearly 50 years of.......Read More
PEER REVIEWED PAPERS
Peer Reviewed Papers - Overview
Report on experimental study to investigate characteristics of three-phase stratified wavy flow in horizontal pipelines.
Experimental Investigation of Three-Phase Low-Liquid-Loading Flow
An experimental study was conducted by use of a 6-in.-inner-diameter facility to analyze three-phase stratified wavy flow in horizontal pipelines.
ON THE COVER
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GLOBAL MARKET TRENDS
Decommissioning Market To Boom From 2016 to 2040
Many of the platforms in the North Sea are late in life, operating long past their initial design expectations due to costly life-extension work. Decommissioning has moved slowly, but the low price environment is likely to accelerate the trend.
Influence: Talk to My Elephant
Influence is an important part of engineering. It is not enough to develop a brilliant design; you have to convince someone to build it. Intuition and reason are important factors in influence.
FROM THE PFC TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
01 April 2016 |